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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2013


Your decision to learn English for life is an investment in your future.


Welcome to ESE – a school where you are made to feel at home as you study and work hard to reach your goals. At ESE we understand that your decision to learn English for life is an investment in your future. Whichever academic or career path you have chosen to follow, our team of academic staff and qualified teachers offer you the necessary support and guidance to help you achieve your objectives. Our long list of prestigious accreditations and our academic track record of successful students’ results are your guarantee that we are committed to high standards and quality teaching across all our academic courses.

Sean Sean LeGault Chief Executive Officer & Director


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Contents Why choose ESE?

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Why Malta?

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Academics

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Exam Preparation Courses

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Academic Year Course

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University Foundation Programme

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Tourism and Hospitality Courses

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CTH Diploma Level Programmes

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Work Placement

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International Computer Driving Licence

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

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Accommodation

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Your Social Experience

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ESE Facilities and Services

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Course Comparison Grid

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Why choose ESE? You may have decided to learn English for life for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you need to pass an English exam to gain admission into university or you hope to improve your job prospects by becoming fluent in ‘global English’. Whatever your reasons, at ESE we understand that, as an individual, you have specific learning objectives, your own preferred learning style and that you bring your own rich history of language learning experience to the classroom.

ESE Methodology places you at the heart of your learning As an ESE learner of English, you are an active participant in your learning process. Our courses are student-centred and are designed to equip you with the linguistic tools necessary for you to develop your skills holistically. This means that you develop all your core language skills equally: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

To maximise your learning opportunities, you are exposed to language in use in natural and authentic contexts and given activities with real communicative value to carry out in small groups or pairs. This, followed by personalised feedback, remedial and further practice opportunities by our qualified and experienced teachers, is the key to your success.

ESE e-learning Free access to our e-learning programme allows you to combine face-to-face teaching with online self-study from the moment you book your course till 3 months after your course is over. It is up to you to determine your own study plan, focus on the skills you need most, work extra exam practice papers for that upcoming English exam, choose topics that tweak your interest at the right language level for you and monitor your own progress.

ESE – How blended will you go? By blending face-to-face teaching with online self-study, you reach your learning goals quicker. The online learning programme allows you to work at your own pace after

As an individual, you have specific learning objectives.

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school hours and frequent use teaches you how to take responsibility for your own learning. Our teachers give you regular tutorials on how to use the e-learning site as well as tips on how you can maximise your learning experience through this blended mode of study. It’s all about learning for life.

Learning for Life – your social learning experience Your language learning experience isn’t confined to the classroom. Your ESE social experience gives you more opportunities to practise English in a real-world context and to process language in real time. By joining ESE-organised social activities, you are immersed in an English speaking context with endless opportunities to interact with other multilingual language learners like yourself and make new friends. You can continue to practise your core skills and interact with other ESE language learners by networking socially online and chatting to others through our ever-growing Facebook database of fans. Studying at ESE means learning for life from an experience you choose to shape... Our Team is here to welcome You!


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Why Malta? What better way to learn English than to study on a sunny island in the heart of the Mediterranean where English is an official language? Mostly known for its crystal clear waters,

If you enjoy the clubbing scene, drop in at

all year-round mild Mediterranean climate

one of the nightclubs or casinos dotting the

and the locals’ hospitality, Malta has been

streets of Paceville, the island’s entertainment

welcoming English language students for

hub. If you prefer something quieter, you may

more than half a century and has earned a

prefer to stroll along the Spinola waterfront

reputation as a centre of excellence in the

or eat at one of the upmarket restaurants

EFL industry.

offering international cuisine.

Malta boasts one of the lowest crime rates

If you are more of the adventurous type, you

in Europe, making it a safe language study

could trek to one of the bays on the Northern

destination. It is easy and relatively cheap

and Western shorelines such as Mellieha Bay

to get around by public transport and the

or Golden Bay, go rock climbing or abseiling

distances you have to travel are quite short.

along the rugged coastline, scuba diving in

In fact, it won’t take you more than an hour

waters renowned for their visibility, sailing

to get from one tip of the island to the other!

or maybe even discover Malta and its sister

Yet despite Malta’s small size, you will be With over 7000 years of history, there is

may be tempted to hop on a plane and visit

no shortage of historical sites to visit. Just

one or two European cities which are no

walk through the streets of the capital city

more than a 2 and a half hour flight away

Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and

from Malta.

experience a sense of history, make sure you visit some of the oldest temples in the world – Ggantija, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and the Hypogeum – the only prehistoric

Me d i te rran e an Se a

THE MALTESE ISLANDS NORTH AFRICA

Me d i te rran ea n S ea GOZO COMINO

MALTA

If you are following a long-term course, you

all over the city. And if you really want to

ITALY

islands by bicycle.

amazed by what the island has to offer.

admire the numerous architectural treasures

EUROPE

Whatever your reasons for learning English, you will find that Malta is a fascinating base where you can learn English. And for just a short while, you’ll be happy to call this little island your home.

St Julian’s

Valletta

And for just a short while, you’ll be happy to call this little island your home.

underground temple in the world.

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Academics Understanding our Language Levels ESE Level

CEFR Level

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C2

You can understand almost everything you hear or read. You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently on most topics, including abstract and complex ones.

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C1

You can express yourself fluently, effectively and accurately in most situations.

B2

You can communicate easily and effectively on a wide range of topics and easily understand the main ideas of complex texts.

B1.2

You can understand and interact in a variety of social situations but may sometimes find that your vocabulary range and ability to use more complex structures accurately and fluently is limited.

B1.1

You can interact in everyday social and travel situations and understand some of what you hear or read. You have a reasonable vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammar structures.

A2

You have basic vocabulary and can communicate in everyday situations such as shopping, meeting people and travelling.

2

A1

You can interact in a simple way and understand a few basic English words and phrases for immediate situations as well as familiar topics.

1

Starter

You can use and understand rehearsed situationspecific phrases and a few basic English words on very familiar topics

Proficiency

Advanced

6

Upper Intermediate

5

Intermediate

4

Low Intermediate

3

PreIntermediate

Elementary

Starter

CEFR refers to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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Our Teachers

Accredited Trinity Examination Centre

Our pool of permanent EFL teachers are friendly, experienced and well-qualified to teach you and offer you all the support you need. Native-level speakers, our teachers are adept at helping you define and reach your learning objectives. Whatever your language level, you follow classes at the right level for you.

ESE is an accredited Trinity examination centre for GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) and ISE (Integrated Skills in English). Teachers are trained by Trinity to deliver GESE and ISE examination courses in preparation for the exams.

Continuous Professional Development

Small classes ensure that you are given personalised attention, feedback on your progress and numerous opportunities for interaction with your teacher.

Every year our teachers participate in Teacher Training courses as part of their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and follow workshops in a range of EFL teaching areas such as how to: use Interactive Whiteboards effectively to bring the real world into the classroom, make lessons dynamic, create in-house teaching resources to make lessons more interesting and encourage you to become an independent and lifelong learner of English once you finish your course. CPD ensures that our teachers are always up-to-date with new teaching trends and technology so that you experience the highest standards of teaching.

Methodology ESE methodology places you, the learner, at the centre of your lessons. Teachers develop their lessons to ensure that you are actively involved in your learning process and that you are given maximum opportunities for interaction. Small group activities and pair work mean that you don’t have to wait too long for practice opportunities and most activities have real communicative value so you feel that you are learning in a real world scenario.

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Personal Attention

Our School Facilities ESE school is a large modern school with 60 well-lit classrooms. Classrooms are air-conditioned and many are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school. The school houses 2 computer labs where you can log onto the ESE e-learning programme for self-study and research after your lessons. A Self-Access Centre/Library is available for you to borrow learning tools such as dictionaries, DVDs and graded readers which allow you to consolidate your class-based learning and progress to more challenging readers as you become more confident in your use of English.

Additional Support At ESE we have an open door policy so our Director of Studies and Academic managers are always available to discuss any academic concerns you have. After lessons are over, one of our experienced Learning Support teachers is available in the library to assist you with any advice or guidance you may need.

“I believe this programme is the perfect stepping stone to my academic pathway in future.” Elmira Suleymanova Azerbaijian

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Exam Preparation Courses At ESE you will find all the support necessary to obtain the result you need.

You may need to sit for an internationally-recognised English exam because you are planning to study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level or perhaps you need an exam result to get a job or improve your career prospects. Whatever your reason, at ESE you will find all the support necessary to obtain the result you need.

“Six months studying English at ESE on the AYC programme is like 7 years of studying English in China! This is my true feeling. I really appreciated all my teachers at ESE – without them I wouldn’t have improved my English so quickly.” Yiyuan Chen (Yasar) Guangdong, China

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Our qualified teachers give you the opportunity to practise answering a wide variety of question types including multiple choice, gap fills, matching and mock exam practice followed by personalised feedback. You can work extra exam practice exercises through the ESE e-learning programme as part of your blended learning study plan. Depending on your reasons for taking an English exam, you may choose from the following popular English tests:

IELTS

(International English Language Testing System) If you want to study at a university in Britain, Australia or New Zealand, you will probably need a 5.5 or better in the IELTS Academic option. The General Training option is often required for immigration purposes, by students who intend following vocational or non-academic training and by employers as proof of your level of English proficiency. The exam is held every month.

Entry level:

B1/Intermediate

Min. age:

17

Length of course:

Min. 6 weeks

Start dates:

Every Monday

Lessons/week:

30 (22.5 hours)

Class size:

Max. 10

You can work extra exam practice exercises through the ESE e-learning programme.

Cambridge Main Suite You can prepare for any of the Cambridge range of exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE) at ESE although the exam you sit for will depend on your level of English. By following this course, you improve your overall level of English and obtain a certificate which certifies the language level you have achieved. Exams are held three to four times a year.

Entry level:

Min. levels apply per exam KET – A2 PET – B1 FCE – B2 CAE – C1 CPE – C2

Min. age:

17

Length of course: 8 weeks Start dates:

8 – 10 weeks before exam dates

Lessons/week:

30 (22.5 hours)

Class size:

Max. 10

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TOEFL iBT

(Test of English as a Foreign Language administered via the Internet) If you are planning to study in Canada or the U.S., you will probably be asked to present a TOEFL score. A TOEFL iBT score may also be required for Visa purposes.

Entry level:

B1/Intermediate

MIn age:

17

Length of course:

Min. 6 weeks

Start dates:

Every Monday

Lessons/week:

30 (22.5 hours)

Class size:

Max. 10

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Academic Year Course Morning classes: Language Stream

Afternoon classes: Specialist Stream

You concentrate on improving your 4 core language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and improving all areas of language knowledge (vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation) around a wide variety of topics.

You can choose to concentrate on your preferred learning pathway depending on why you need to improve your English.

CHOOSE A STREAM

AYC Academic Stream

If you want to sit for the IELTS, Cambridge or TOEFL iBT exam or intend furthering your studies at university, this stream allows you to concentrate on Academic English such as study skills, summarising, planning & writing essays and other skills which you need for academic success. ●

If you need to improve your overall level of English across the core language skills for career or study purposes, the Academic Year course gives you the flexibility of choosing your start date, your preferred area of focus in the afternoons (you can choose every six weeks) as well as which internationally-recognised certificates you want to obtain by the end of your course. This means that the AYC allows you to personalise your course according to your learning objectives. 14

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AYC Business Stream

If you want to improve your English for work purposes, this stream allows you to concentrate on using English for business such as writing a good CV, applying for a job, writing business correspondence, answering questions in an interview and other skills which are beneficial for career advancement in any sector. It is also ideal for students who want to prepare for a business exam such as BEC or BULATS. ●

AYC Hospitality & Tourism Stream

If you intend working in the hospitality and tourism industries, by following this stream you develop vocabulary and improve your English language skills around hospitality and tourism-related topics. It is also an ideal stepping stone onto the CTH (Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality) diploma qualifications in Hotel and Tourism management offered at ESE. ●

AYC Fluency Stream

This stream gives you a more structured alternative to long-term General English. By following the Fluency Stream in the afternoons, you develop fluency and become a confident speaker of English as you engage in oral communication activities based on recent and interesting topics in multinational classes.


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AYC Flexible Learning Pathway 13:00 – 14:30 ● ACADEMIC STREAM 09:00 – 12:30 ● LANGUAGE STREAM

Course Benefits

13:00 – 14:30 ● BUSINESS STREAM 13:00 – 14:30 ● HOSPITALITY & TOURISM STREAM

(all students) 13:00 – 14:30 ● FLUENCY STREAM

AYC Sample Timetable MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Grammar in Context

Speaking & Writing & Pronunciation Writing Portfolio

FRIDAY

● LANGUAGE STREAM 09:00 – 10:30

Situational English

Independent Learning & ESE’s e-Learning

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 11:00 – 12:30

Situational English

Vocabulary to go & Listening

Vocabulary to go & Reading

Grammar in Context

Extensive Reading

When you book the Academic Year course, you benefit from regular tutorials with a member of our academic staff, Free After School club, daily student support group, access to the ESE e-learning programme and study plan and use of the Self-Access Centre so that you can continue your studies after school hours. Our academic staff encourage you to make use of all our selfstudy facilities and resources to maximise your opportunities for blended learning and faster results. For more information visit our website

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Project Work

12:30 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK ● ACADEMIC STREAM 13:00 – 14:30

Academic English Language

Study Skills

Academic English Reading/ Listening

The World Around Us

Intercultural Awareness

Business Skills Interpersonal Skills

Academic English Reading/ Writing

Min. age:

● BUSINESS STREAM 13:00 – 14:30

Business English Language

The World Around Us

● CTH HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STREAM* 13:00 – 14:30

Telephoning Techniques

Vocabulary The World for Around Us Reservations and Check-Ins

Public Presentations

The World Around Us

Intercultural Awareness

Writing Letters of Confirmation

● FLUENCY STREAM

13:00 – 14:30 Task-based Learning

Entry level: Starter + Min. A2 to join Academic/Business/ Hospitality and Tourism Stream

Information Gap Activity

Debate Teams

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Length of course: 24/30/36 weeks Start dates:

Every 6 weeks 07.01.2013 / 18.02.2013 / 01.04.2013 / 13.05.2013 / 01.07.2013 / 12.08.2013 / 30.09.2013 / 11.11.2013

Lessons/week:

30 (22.5 hours)

Class size:

Max. 12

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University Foundation Programme If you want to further your academic studies in an English-speaking country such as the UK, the US or Australia, you can fast track your progression onto an undergraduate course by following the ESE University Foundation Programme. The University Foundation Programme guarantees you entry into some universities in the UK provided that you meet all other entry criteria. The UFP is a one-year programme which helps you develop your level of English proficiency, prepares you for the English exam you need for university admission (IELTS / Cambridge / TOEFL iBT) and allows you to develop the skills necessary for academic success in your chosen academic field. The UFP prepares you for the following subject routes: Accounting, Architecture, B u s i n e s s , Co m p u t i n g , E c o n o m i c s , Engineering, Hospitality Management, Humanities, Information Systems, Law and Social Science. The subjects you study on the University Foundation Programme are various. Compulsory subjects include: English for University Studies, Exam Preparation, Research & Study Skills, Core Mathematics and Core Computing. You can choose from the optional Academic Subject modules that are being run each term. Optional modules include Accounting, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Law, Further Mathematics,

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Physics, Government and Politics and Business Studies. When you enrol on the University Foundation Programme, you benefit from regular tutorials with a member of our academic staff to discuss your language development, ongoing guidance from the Programme Director with your choice of course, university application and personal statement. You also benefit from the ESE daily student support group, ESE e-learning programme and study plan as well as the use of the Self-Access Centre so that you can continue your studies after school hours. For more information visit our website

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Entry level:

B1/Intermediate level of English

Min. age:

17

Length of course:

30 weeks (Standard Course) 20 weeks (Intensive Course)

Start dates:

4 times a year October / January / April / June

Hours/week:

25 – 30 including self-study

Class size:

Max. 12


University Foundation Programme Sample Timetable MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

09:00 – 10:30 General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

General & Academic Language Input

Study Period

Critical & Analytical Thinking

Essay Writing

Study Modes

Core Maths

Study Period

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10:30 – 11:00 BREAK 11:00 – 12.30

General & Academic Language Input

12:30 – 13:00 LUNCH 13:00 – 14:30 Presentations

15:00 – 16:30 Core Maths

Core I.T.

“The ESE-Twin Foundation programme has been a great experience for me. It has opened my mind to new subjects and experiences. Everyone here is very helpful and friendly.” Jerioth Wambui Ndungu Kenya

Core I.T.

Your Study Progression Chart A-LEVELS 2 YEAR PROGRAMME Traditional Routes

International Routes

GSCE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 2 YEAR PROGRAMME

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

MASTER’S DEGREE

4 5 6

7

HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION 1 YEAR PROGRAMME

NQF*

2

3

* The NQF (National Qualifications Framework) sets out the level at which qualifications are recognised in the UK. It helps learners make the right decisions about the qualifications they need to follow their chosen career path.

This programme is run in conjunction with Twin UK.

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Tourism and Hospitality Courses If you intend working in the hospitality and tourism industry or you want to further your education by following a diploma or degree and improving your job prospects in this sector, you can enrol on one of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) courses being offered by ESE. Established in 1982, CTH is one of the world’s leading hospitality and tourism professional bodies which provides the highest standards of qualifications. Following a CTH pathway guarantees you personal progress and career achievement in this ever-growing global industry.

Certificate in English for Hospitality and Tourism The Certificate in English for Hospitality and Tourism (NQF Level 2) gives you English language training based on topics which are relevant to the industry such as hotel departments, restaurant personnel, tour operators, resort representatives and travel agents. In addition, you

Depending on your level of English, you

Entry level:

Level 1: B1/Intermediate level of English Level 2: B2/Upper Intermediate

can follow the Certificate in English for

Min. age:

17

develop your core skills in English and become more confident in the use of the language.

Hospitality and Tourism at Level 1 or Level 2. The Level 1 certificate takes you up to B1/Intermediate Level while the Level 2 certificate takes you up to B2/Upper Intermediate Level. For more information visit our website

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Length of course: 6 weeks Start dates:

Twice a year April / November

Lessons/week:

30 (22.5 hours)

Class size:

Max. 12


Following a CTH pathway guarantees you personal progress and career achievement Foundation Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management The Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management (NQF Level 3) is an independent qualification if you wish to enter the tourism

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The course is demanding and practical in nature. CTH Modules include: Essentials of human resources and business computing in hospitality and tourism Essentials of marketing and customer relationships in hospitality and tourism Hospitality and tourism industry Essentials of hospitality and tourism operations Additional core modules include: Study Skills and IELTS preparation

Intensive Programme Entry level:

B2/Upper Intermediate

Requirements:

High School certificate

Min. age:

17

Length of course: 6 months/24 weeks

industry at team member level. Alternatively, if you intend furthering your studies in this

Start date:

March 2013

interpersonal, extensive self-study and

Lessons/week:

Average 30 (22.5 hours)

year of a relevant university degree such

research and presentation skills throughout

Class size:

Max. 12

as Hospitality and Tourism Management or

the course.

sector, this foundation certificate prepares

You are expected to demonstrate sound

you for direct admission on to the first

the Level 4 CTH Diploma in Hotel or Tourism management programmes.

Depending on your level of English proficiency, you may take this course over

The course is also a valid pathway to training

2 terms (Intensive Programme) or 3 terms

at leading specialist institutions such as Les

(Standard Programme). Students who follow

Roches International School (Switzerland),

the Standard 9-month Programme complete

University of Surrey (UK) and Bournemouth

the Certificate in English for Tourism and

University (UK).

Hospitality (Level 2) in the first term.

This foundation certificate prepares you for direct admission to the first year of a relevant university degree.

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Standard Programme Entry level:

B1/Intermediate

Requirements:

High School certificate

Min. age:

17

Length of course: 9 months/36 weeks Start date:

January 2013

Lessons/week:

Average 30 (22.5 hours)

Class size:

Max. 12

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CTH Diploma Level Programmes

CTH Diploma level programmes provide you with an in-depth understanding of the operational side of the tourism and hospitality sector and an awareness of the core management principles involved. The CTH Diploma level programmes integrate practical career-focused skills with knowledge of management skills which are essential for a career in this ever-growing industry. The diploma courses are taught at NQF Level 4 (equivalent to first year undergraduate study), are challenging and require considerable self-study. Successful completion of a diploma course means that you can either join Year 2 of an undergraduate degree course, join the sector at trainee level or obtain credit entry into the second stages of either the CTH Advanced Diploma or Graduate Diploma courses.

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Diploma in Hotel Management Subjects for detailed study include:

Diploma in Tourism Management Subjects for detailed study include:

• Food and Beverage Operations

• Travel Geography

• Food Hygiene, Health and Safety

• The Tourism Industry

• Front Office Operations

• Business Computing

• Housekeeping and Accommodation

• Travel Agency & Tour   Guide Operations

• Finance for Hospitality & Tourism • Business Operations in  Hospitality and Tourism • Marketing for Tourism   and Hospitality

• Tourism Economics • Special Interest Tourism • Destination Analysis

• The Tourism Industry

• Business Operations in   Hospitality & Tourism

• Business Computing

• Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality

• The Global Hospitality Industry

• Finance for Hospitality & Tourism

Entry level:

B2/Upper Intermediate Level of English

Entry level:

B2/Upper Intermediate Level of English

Requirements:

High School certificate

Requirements:

High School certificate

Min. age:

18

Min. age:

18

Length of course:

1 year

Length of course:

1 year

Start date:

7th October 2013

Start date:

7th October 2013

Total learning hours: 1200 including self-study

Total learning hours: 1200 including self-study


Work Placement

An ESE work placement package gives you the opportunity to experience practical, work-based learning which is relevant to your area of study or interest. You start your stay in Malta with a week of General English 20 classes which will help you brush up your language skills. During this week you will also be introduced to your line manager at your place of work and shown how to find your way around Malta. As from the second week week you will be expected to work for approximately 34 hours per week and take “English for Work Purposes” lessons or attend a tutorial every Friday. Bookings have to be received at least 14 weeks prior to your desired starting date and although most organisations prefer stays of 12 weeks and over, shorter stays will be considered upon request. “I was really proud to work with the European School of English. I learnt how to create newsletters, a website, organise a course proposal, and developed many different marketing skills. I also improved my English. These two months were really beneficial for me.” Dorian Bechade France

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To date, we have placed students in these areas: • Administration • Architecture • Auto Mechanics • Beauty Therapy and Hair Dressing • Childcare & Teaching Assistants • Coaching Assistants in various Sportive Disciplines • Dental Assistants

This package is suitable for students involved in vocational education and training and who wish to attain a Europass Mobility Certificate in conjunction with the Leonardo da Vinci programme and aims to help build a skilled workforce across Europe.

• Electrical Technical Assistants • Fashion Design • Graphic & Web Design • Hospitality & Hotel Management • International Trade • Information Technology • Journalism • Legal Assistants • Leisure • Logistics • Marketing • Media • Nursing • Photography • Retail • Secretarial Duties • Veterinary Assistants • Wholesale & Distribution

Entry level: B1/Intermediate level of English Min. age: 17 Length of course: Min. recommended 12 weeks Start dates: Throughout the year English face-to-face tuition: 1st week: 20 lessons (15 hours) + Following weeks: 4 General English lessons (3 hours) / 1 tutorial per week

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International Computer Driving Licence The ICDL is the leading international computer skills cer tification programme. It has been delivered to 11 million people, in 41 languages across 148 countries. By following this course you enhance your resumé, make yourself more employable, learn how to meet deadlines at work or at university and develop your IT literacy skills through practical experience.

The course is made up of 40 hours of face-to-face tuition with an experienced tutor and comprises the following modules: Concepts of ICT

Using the Computer and Managing Files Word Processing

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...you enhance your resumé, make yourself more employable, learn how to meet deadlines at work or at university faster and develop your IT literacy skills through practical experience.

Using Databases

Presentations

Web Browsing & Communication

Modules may also be booked individually.

The course includes 7 online tests (45 minutes each) and mock tests at ESE, internationallyrecognised certification, ICDL courseware on CD and course materials.

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Entry level:

B1/Intermediate level of English

Min. age:

17

Length of course:

12 weeks

Start date: 4 times a year January/April/ June/October 2013 Contact hours/week: 3 – 4 Class size:

Max. 16

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

IBDP subjects focus on your character formation, giving you a wellrounded education.

If you are 16 years of age and have a minimum intermediate level of English, you may be looking for an alternative to A levels as an entry requirement for admission into university both locally and abroad. Our partner, St Edward’s College in Malta, is running the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) over two years. 24

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The IBDP is a two-year pre-university qualification which is accepted in more than 121 countries. The IBDP will prepare you for university life, encourage critical and independent thinking and intercultural understanding. When following the full IBDP, you can choose up to 6 subjects (3 at higher level and 3 at subsidiary level) from the disciplines of humanities, sciences, languages and mathematics. Ideally, you choose one subject from each of the 6 subject groups. In

addition, you follow Theories of Knowledge and a Creativity, Action, Service Programme as part of the full diploma. The full range of IBDP subjects you study focus on your character formation, giving you a well-rounded education and a solid preparation for university study at undergraduate level. For more information visit our website

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Entry level:

B1/Intermediate level of English

Admission age:

16

Length of course: 2 years Start date:

October 2013

Study mode:

Full-time

Class size:

Max. 15

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Accommodation Your choice of accommodation while you follow a course at ESE is important for your happiness and well-being. We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget ranging from in-house school residence to top of the range hotels. Choose from:

Host Family Accommodation Living with a host family means that you experience the Maltese way of life firsthand while enjoying the advantage of extra English practice in the most natural of settings – at home! Our host families are carefully selected by our Reservations staff to ensure that you will be hosted in a suitable, welcoming and comfortable environment. Most host families are located within walking distance of the ESE school premises.

ESE Residences

If you want to share an apartment with other international language learners like yourself and experience a sense of independence, you can choose Single or Sharing rooms in one of our ESE-run Superior or Economy self-catering apartments. Belmonte Heights (Superior), Meridjan (Superior) and Land’s End (Superior or Economy) are air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi is available. All apartments are well-located and within a comfortable distance from school. Weekly maid service and linen change are included.

Hotels Depending on your budget, you can book at one of our 3, 4 or 5-star preferred hotels. They are all located within walking distance from ESE school and offer high standards of service. The George Hotel, for example, is a 4-star

Our residences are ESE-run so you are

modern boutique hotel just across the

guaranteed high standard facilities and

road from ESE. It offers an indoor spa and

comfortable accommodation. Located either

rooftop terrace and pool which overlook

in-house or just around the corner, rooms

sea views. Rooms are equipped with an

are modern, twin-bedded with study desk,

LCD TV, iPod docking station and mini-bar.

TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and

Internet access is available in the lobby.

private bathroom facilities. Breakfast, which

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is included, is served at the ESE SpeakEasy

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café on the ground floor of the school.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2013

ESE In-house Residence

The George Hotel

The George Hotel

Typical ESE host family

Belmonte Apartments

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Your Social Experience It’s up to you how to shape your social experience. Every activity gives you additional opportunities to interact, make friends and practise English with other language learners in a relaxed and enjoyable context.

Here are some more memorable things you could do in Malta:

You can choose from our ESE organised activities which are included in our weekly ESE leisure programme or ask one of our

Leisure Team members for advice about other activities you may wish to book outside our programme. When booking one of the ESEorganised activities, you are accompanied

by one of our friendly leisure team members who makes every effort to get to know you by name and ensures that you enjoy your activity to the full.

Our Leisure team members introduce themselves during the Welcome Speech on your first Monday at school and give you an

overview of what’s included in the weekly leisure programme. If you prefer to go online, you can find a short description of the weekly

Take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon in Comino

• Sail or take a cruise around the island’s coastline

Eat a typical Maltese rabbit-based meal (fenkata)

Admire Caravaggio’s only signed painting ‘The Beheading of St John the Baptist’ at St John’s Co-Cathedral

Visit the fish market in Marsaxlokk

varied and includes a free Orientation walk on your first day of school, a free weekly Welcome party, optional cultural visits, and activities to suit all ages, preferences

View the impressive Grand Harbour from the Upper Barrakka Gardens

Visit the Aviation Museum

ESE-organised activities through the Student Zone on our website. The programme is

Laze at the ESE Beach Club

Admire the ornate interiors of 360 churches found around the island

Admire the village fireworks which light up the summer skies

Practise your English with the locals

Visit the crafts village and watch craftsmen moulding beautiful Mdina glass

Be inspired as you wander around art galleries

Shop till you drop at one of the hip shopping malls in the cities

Go scuba diving in WW2 wrecks

• Taste the traditional cheescakes (pastizzi) and Gozitan cheese (gbejniet)

Soak up the sun as you sip a latte and watch the world go by along the Sliema promenade

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ESE Facilities and Services At ESE we believe in making your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. For this reason, we have a number of support staff and services available:

Free Learning Resources As an ESE student, you benefit from access to the ESE e-learning programme, use of our Self-Access Centre/Library and 2 computer labs as well as daily academic support from a teacher in the afternoons. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school.

24/7 Welfare and Emergency Service When you book any of our ESE courses, we understand your need to have peace of mind for the duration of your stay. Our Welfare Support services are available 24/7 through our School Reception service and our experienced Welfare staff are available on the ESE premises during office hours (09:00 – 17:00) to assist you with any help you may need to make your stay more pleasant. Perhaps you need a dental appointment, need some information about how to extend your Visa or need some advice on how to open a bank account in Malta. Just ask our Welfare Staff.

Student Area and Cafeteria Lounge around before, after or between lessons or chat as you enjoy a cappuccino at our in-house café called ‘SpeakEasy’ on the ground floor. It’s another perfect opportunity for you to practise your English in a relaxed environment.

Book Shop Located on the Ground Floor of the ESE School, our in-house bookshop stocks learning aids such as dictionaries, graded readers and reference books such as grammar books and phrase books, should you want to invest further in your language learning experience. You can also buy detailed guide books to Malta, Gozo and nearby European capital cities if you intend venturing further afield during your long-term stay in Malta.

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COURSE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

Study academic subject modules

Personal tutor

End-of-course certificate

Regular testing

University admission guidance & counselling

Obtain International Computer Driving Licence *

Obtain an internationallyrecognised exam certificate

Improve I.T. skills

Develop critical & analytial thinking skills

Become an independent learner

Develop academic & study skills

Develop exam techniques

Develop Academic English

Develop core skills: listening, speaking, reading & writing

Improve language knowledge: grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation

Improve Fluency

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COURSE BENEFITS

General English

Exam Preparation

Academic Year

University Foundation

International Baccalaureate

Certificate in English for Tourism and Hospitality

Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality

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Also available at ESE

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