I come from Hong Kong. I want to go to Malta to learn English. Can you give me any opinion? There people speak two languages correct?. Which language do they often speak? It may be for two months to six months.
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Hi, Emotion: smile
Usually, people who want to learn English go to the UK or the US. In Malta, as far as I know, they speak Maltese and English, but English is not the first language. I could be wrong though.
Also, it depends on what kind of English you like most. For example, if you like American English, you should go to the US rather than the UK. Ah, I was forgetting, English is also spoken in Australia, Ireland, New Zeland, South Africa, Canada and Cyprus... You just have to choose.
Good luck Emotion: smile
Kooyeen
Hi, Emotion: smile

Usually, people who want to learn English go to the UK or the US. In Malta, as far as I know, they speak Maltese and English, but English is not the first language. I could be wrong though.

Also, it depends on what kind of English you like most. For example, if you like American English, you should go to the US rather than the UK. Ah, I was forgetting, English is also spoken in Australia, Ireland, New Zeland, South Africa, Canada... You just have to choose.

Good luck Emotion: smile

thank for your details ^^
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Hi,
I'm might just be one of the best people to answer your question! I am not only from Malta but I am also an English Language Teacher.
Malta is a great place to learn English! Why? The Maltese speak two languages, English and Maltese so you are guaranteed plenty of oppurtunities to speak English outside the school. We also have strict regulations regarding teacher's permits so you will also receive good instruction. Malta also provides great weather, great hospitality and a lifestyle that's hard to beat.
There are plenty of language schools where you can learn English in Malta.
Hi Anon!

I've been getting really good feedback from those who have studied in Malta.I was wondering if you could provide me with details of requirements to work as a teacher in Malta..

Thanks in advance..
To work as an English Teacher in Malta you need to have the equivalent of an A-level in English and a TEFL certificate. You also need to be a member of the EU.
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It all depends on what kind of person you are. If you think you can learn English in an English school, you actually might be better of staying in Hong Kong. Why travel to Malta where you will be sitting in a room with other people who are struggling to build correct English sentences? If you want to meet and mingle with English native speakers it makes much more sense to travel to an 'English speaking' country such as the US or the UK. There you will have plenty of authentic (real life) situations where you can practice and improve your English. Malta is a great place to sunbathe and swim.
Hi Openmind,
it makes much more sense to travel to an 'English speaking' country such as the US or the UK. There you will have plenty of authentic (real life) situations where you can practice and improve your English.
Of course, this also depends on the student's English skills. Highly advanced students seldom learn that much in real life situations. For students, whose English is at a near-native or native-like level, I'd recommend academic studies in the field of English literature or Applied English linguistics.

Englishuser
I agree with Englishuser that a lot depends on how good your command of the language is. Also, a lot depends on what particular skills you want to achieve or practise while in an English-speaking country. I myself have never been to Malta but I've been to Canada and Britain. Canada is a very good country for learning English (or French if you are learning French) but in this country a similar problem exists. The thing is Canada is known for its huge number of immigrants. Believe me that not all of them speak perfect English. As for Britain, this is probably the best place for improving your English. Very few people with poor English and lots of people willing to help you if you've got a problem or simply want to talk about something. But it's a costly country.

Malta. My sister went to Malta about 4 or 5 years ago at the age of 13(I guess). Her English was very good for someone her age and she enjoyed her stay in Malta tremendously. I think this was because she was so young. Now that she's been to Britain three times and has built a very close relationship with a British family, she says she doesn't have an insatiable desire to go to Malta for English practice now. I'd consider going to Malta if I pursued two goals - the first one being - to practice English, and the second one being - to sunbathe.
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