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                   CHAMBER
                   COLLEGE
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                    “Welcome to

                    Chamber College
                    Malta, and

                    welcome to an

                    island steeped

                    in history, with

                    a wonderful

                    climate, safe

                    environment and

                    friendly people.”




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English is the language

        of international

      business and the

 major language of the

   Internet. Around 320

If you can speak English,
the world’s your oyster
  million people around

the world communicate

in English, so whatever

your goal, you will need

    English to succeed
Welcome to a new era in language learning and




                                                            dear prospective student…
welcome to Chamber College, a new and excit-

ing learning experience at the forefront of Eng-

lish language tuition • Based in Malta, at the heart

of the Mediterranean, yet only a few hours of flying time

away from major European cities, Chamber College is

a young, dynamic organisation offering an extensive

range of English language courses all year-round to suit

                            your individual needs • We

                            represent quality and aca-

                            demic excellence; we pride

                            ourselves on our standard

                            of teaching and our edu-

                            cational and recreational

Joanna                      facilities • We guarantee a

                            high standard of education
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                            at highly competitive prices.
Managing                    Whether you are a beginner,

Director                    an advanced student, or a

                            company executive who re-

                            quires English for business

                            purposes, we can provide

                            expert tuition to help you

                            achieve your goal • When

                            you choose Chamber Col-

lege, you can concentrate on learning and let us organ-
ise everything from accommodation, visas and airport

transfers, to excursions and leisure activities. Above

all, you can feel confident that we are here to support

you in every possible way • Our staff is always avail-

able to give academic or welfare support to make your
stay in Malta a truly memorable one • We look forward

to welcoming you to Malta and to Chamber College.
                    Malta is situated 100km south of Sicily and approximately 290



why choose malta?
                    km north of North Africa. When you fly over Malta, two colours
                    dominate the landscape, the brilliant blue of the sea and sky,
                    and the warm honey colour of the local stone. • The island’s
                    fascinating history dates back
                    7000 years; it is a timeless
                    kaleidoscope of different civi-
                    lisations. Probably the great-
                    est impact in Malta’s history
                    was made on the arrival of the
                    Knights of St John in 1530.
                    They reigned over Malta for
                    over two and a half centuries.
                    For some 160 years, Malta
                    formed part of the British
                    Empire after the King helped
                    rid    Malta   of   the   French.
                    In 1964, Malta became inde-
                    pendent, a Republic in 1974,
                    remaining a member of the
                    British Commonwealth and
                    in 2004, the Island became
                    a member of the European
                    Union • Malta has a wonder-
                    ful climate. It is a sea lov-
                    er’s paradise. With 200km of
                    coastline and a warm clear
                    blue sea you can swim, dive
                    and sail virtually all the year
                    round • For those with an in-
                    terest in archaeology, there
                    are many ancient temples,
                    megalithic standing stones
                    and catacombs. The most
                    spectacular site is Hagar Qim
                    near    the    enchanting   Blue
                    Grotto. The Hypogeum in
                    Tarxien is awesome and the
                    Catacombs in Rabat are well
                    worth a visit • If it’s nightlife
                    you’re after, Paceville, St Ju-
                    lians is the place where you
                    will find discos, clubs, bars,
                    movie theatres and some of
                    the island’s best restaurants.
The island’s fascinating history dates back 7000 years;
it is a timeless kaleidoscope of different civilisations
Our aim is to create a unique environment conducive to learning
                              A safe, central




                                                           chamber college in brief…
                              location served by
                              public transport


                              Good choice of
                              accommodation nearby


                              A wide range of
                              language courses


                              Innovative teaching
                              by talented, highly
                              qualified teachers


                              Small classes mean
                              individual attention
                              from our experienced
                              EFL teachers

                              Excellent study facilities


                              Latest audio visual
                              teaching aids and
                              language lab


                              Free internet access
                              with e-mail facilities


                              Low cost VoIP
                              telephone facility

                              Imaginative leisure
                              and social programme


                              Gym and swimming
                              pool adjacent


                              Full welfare support


                              Café and roof garden


                              Access for the disabled




and committed to excellence
                        Chamber College is a new concept in the market of




                                                                                           about us
                        EFL studies in Malta • Our aim is to create a unique

                        environment conducive to learning and committed to

                                                       excellence.     The      college

                                                       is located in Gzira, a safe
Chamber College is a purpose built educational
                                                       residential   area       and   a
facility with 27 well-equipped, air-conditioned
                                                       stone’s throw away from
classrooms. Each classroom is modern, bright
                                                       the University of Malta, host
and spacious and designed for efficiency and
                                                       families, apartments, hotels,
comfort. Learning is enhanced by the latest
                                                       sports facilities and public
audio-visual study aids including TV, VCR, DVD
                                                       transport • We know you will
and CD • In addition, there is a fully equipped
                                                       enjoy learning English in our
language lab, multimedia computers with free
                                                       purpose built college. We
internet access and cheap VoIP international
                                                       offer every possible facility to
telephone facilities, a leisure and relaxation
                                                       help you succeed. Of course
area which includes a café, lounge and large
                                                       learning doesn’t end in the
screen • After lessons, students can “chill out”
                                                       classroom; our programmes
in the café, lounge, or on the lovely roof garden
                                                       give you the opportunity to
or enjoy a swim in Malta’s National Swimming
                                                       explore the island with your
Pool which is only 100 metres from the college
                                                       new    ‘international’    friends
• Chamber College is also fully accessible
                                                       whilst continually improving
to people with disabilities and enjoys the
                                                       your language skills • Our
security of full EU standard safety features
                                                       students come from every
• We are proud of the college’s excellent
                                                       corner of the world and
facilities; both educational and recreational.
                                                       each individual is extremely

                                                       important to us. From the

                        moment you arrive, we want you to feel part of our ‘family’

                        and we will do our utmost to make you feel welcome and

                        secure • Throughout your course, whether you are using

                        our educational facilities, staying in touch with your family

                        back home through our free e-mail service, eating in the

                        café, or simply enjoying the roof garden, Chamber College

                        will be the focal point of your life during your stay in Malta




                        Come and join us for a total learning experience!
               Our teaching staff are highly qualified, dedicated and extremely


our teachers   motivated individuals • Most are native speakers with considerable

               experience teaching in Malta, in the UK and a number of other countries

               • All of our staff members are qualified to teach English as a foreign

               language and they are employed not only for their teaching ability, but

               also for their communicative skills and empathy with students from

               diverse cultures • We continually strive to boost students’ confidence

               by developing individuals’ ability to speak and understand everyday

               English, and to read and write more effectively in the English language.

               Our teachers also recognise the importance of student interaction

               and group dynamics within the classroom • We hope you’ll find that

               learning with us is not just an educational experience, it’s also fun.




               put your trust in our professio
               Many of our business trainers have combined talents in Eng-
                                                                                           our business trainers
               lish language teaching, management and ‘hands on’ experi-

               ence in such areas as Banking, Finance, Media, Marketing,

               Tourism or IT. You can rely on their professionalism and expertise

               • They will work in partnership with you and your company to meet

               your language requirements, budget and time schedules • If you need

               to improve your English to give you ‘the edge’ over competitors, or

                                                      to expand your vocabulary for

                                                      a forthcoming project, pres-

                                                      entation or business negotia-

                                                      tion, we can provide a course

                                                      ‘tailored’ to suit your individual

                                                      needs. Training will focus on

                                                      your specific area of business

                                                      to give you language fluency

                                                      and confidence to succeed.
onal team
the courses




                                             Choosing the course that suits you. . .

                      On their first day at   We appreciate the difficulty experienced

                                             by students when choosing an English
       Chamber College, students are
                                             language course and a venue in a
          required to take a placement
                                             foreign country. We also understand
        test in order to determine their
                                             the importance of providing essential
        level of English. They are then      information to help you choose a course
       graded and placed in the most         appropriate for your individual, specific
              appropriate learning group.    needs. Whatever course you choose, your

        Grade classification is divided       needs are important not only to you, but

     into 6 different levels: Beginners,     also to us.

         Elementary, Pre-intermediate,
                    Intermediate, Upper-
              intermediate and Advanced.
     Tuition is available at all levels to
              suit students’ requirements
              Before

    embarking on a
                                                                     Pre-
course, you need to         Beginner               Elementary Intermediate
  know your level of

        proficiency.
                                 You know a few      You can communicate         You can make yourself
At Chamber College,           words and phrases         in simple language understood in basic language
  we will assess you                                                             for everyday situations


                                           Upper-
    on Day 1 but the

 following chart will
            help you    Intermediate Intermediate                                 Advanced
identify your current

      language level         You understand and         You can use English    You have a good command
   before booking a      speak English with some   quite effectively and now           of English and now
                          confidence but need to          need to refine your         want to study English
             course.
                             increase vocabulary   vocabulary and grammar            for specific purposes
english language courses
At Chamber College we offer an extensive range of courses to provide you, the client, with the highest

possible standard of English language tuition. All our courses are designed to improve the students’

command of English irrespective of their present level and language ability. Our teachers are fully

qualified and chosen for their excellent communicative skills and rapport with students. No matter what

your requirements are, we can provide language training that will help you maximise your potential.




General English Courses



We provide a wide range of English                      General English Semi-Intensive (GESI)
  language courses including:                           The semi-intensive course has the same
➜ General English (Beginner to Advanced level)          basic core element as the GEI course.
   Intensive (GEI), Semi-intensive GESI                 It is designed to help the student improve
   and Mini-intensive (GEMI)                            communication skills through speaking, reading
➜ One-to-one Tuition can be combined with GEI,          and writing. The course content features new
   GESI and GEMI courses                                vocabulary, grammar and language fluency -
➜ English for Business including private one-to-        particularly interaction with others in an English
   one tuition for business executives                  speaking environment.
➜ English for Special Purposes                          The course programme is 20 sessions
➜ English for Academic Purposes                         of 45 minutes each per week
➜ Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS and Pitman exam
   preparation courses                                  General English Mini-Intensive (GEMI)
➜ TEFL courses are also available                       This course is designed for the student
                                                        who wants to have more free time to go on
General English Intensive (GEI)                         excursions and see more of the Islands.
This course is designed to give the student             The core teaching element is the same as the
a solid, structured foundation in the English           GEI and GESI courses but has a greater focus on
Language. It is ideal for students who need to          the more communicative of the language skills,
improve their fluency in a relatively short time.        with particular emphasis being placed on the
Teaching is focused on the four essential language      ability to listen and speak and on the learning of
skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.       new vocabulary and the correct ways to use it in
Special attention is paid to vocabulary, grammar,       everyday situations.
conversation and pronunciation. Students are            The course programme is 15 lessons
encouraged to use the English language by means         of 45 minutes each per week
of role-play, group discussions and a variety of real
life situations. There are regular tests to monitor     The General English Intensive (GEI),
students’ progress.                                     Semi-Intensive (GESI) and Mini-intensive (GEMI)
                                                        courses are available at all levels.
The course programme is 30 sessions
of 45 minutes each per week.
One-to-one General Tuition                             We also offer a variety of vocational study programmes
Individual tuition has the advantage of giving         that may be taken separately or as part of a
the student personal attention as well as the          Combination Course. Some of these short courses
opportunity to concentrate on specific areas            can be taken on a full or part time basis
of language requirements.                              The courses include:
The student can choose the number of sessions          ➜         International Tourism
required. Lessons are of 1 hour duration.              ➜         Customer Relations
One-to-one tuition is also available for each of the   ➜         Quality Service
exam preparation courses.                              ➜         Reception Operations
                                                       ➜         Health and Safety
Combination Course
A Combination Course is an ideal way of                These courses are designed for students who need
combining a General English course with                to improve their spoken and written English for work
individual tuition. For example, a programme           in the field of tourism. Tuition covers various subjects
can be devised so that in the morning, the student     related to the hotel industry including accommodation,
can attend a group lesson to achieve optimum           food & beverage, and provision of tours.
improvement in general language. Then in the
afternoon, it can be complemented by individual        Each vocational subject can be studied separately for
tuition for specific language needs.                    a specific qualification.
                                                       Alternatively, the subjects can be studied together with
Whatever course you choose, our teachers               another vocational programme, or combined with a
will focus on helping you to improve your              suitable English language course.
communicative skills. Our teaching methods             Students can pursue training in a number of
are skills-based; in the classroom we use a            vocationally related levels - all leading to International
comprehensive mix of grammar, essential                Vocational Qualifications which are highly respected,
vocabulary, speaking, listening and reading.           transferable, and recognised in most countries.
The emphasis is on active communication.
We encourage our students to use the English           Certification is awarded on the successful completion
language as much as possible.                          of the courses.
Exam Preparation Courses



Examination Preparation Courses are                      Cambridge Preparation Courses
designed for students interested in preparing            The University of Cambridge Certificates are
for an internationally recognised examination:           internationally recognised examinations.
IELTS, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL,                   We offer examination preparation courses for the
TEFL, PITMAN and SESOL                                   five levels of certification:
                                                         ➜ Key English Test (KET)
If you want to succeed in today’s highly competitive     ➜ Preliminary English Test (PET)
world, you must have internationally recognised          ➜ First Certificate in English (FCE)
qualifications. This is particularly important if you     ➜ Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
intend to apply for university or college entrance. As   ➜ Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
English is the predominant language of business,
good English language qualifications can give you         From the beginning of the course, students
the ‘edge’ over other candidates in the job market.      are carefully monitored to ensure that they are
                                                         progressing to the required standard before
IELTS Preparation Courses                                attempting the examination. Students receive
IELTS (International English Language Testing            tuition and language practice covering every area
System) is conducted jointly by The British              of the examination. As well as language training,
Council, IDP Education Australia and the                 we ensure that our students receive regular
University of Cambridge Local Examinations               sessions on exam technique and take part in
Syndicate.                                               timed practice tests so that they are confident and
IELTS is designed to assess the language                 thoroughly prepared.
ability of candidates who need to
study or use. English as a language of                   KET (Key English Test) is at Level 1
communication. Certification is widely                    in the Cambridge system.
accepted by educational institutions and it is           KET recognises the ability to cope with everyday
advantageous for entry to training courses,              written and spoken communications at a basic
recruitment and for immigration purposes. It             level. It is often chosen as a first step for students
is an important qualification for any student             aiming to take the higher Cambridge examinations.
wishing to study for a degree course at a
university in the UK or Australia. Our IELTS             PET (Preliminary English Test) is at
preparation course will help you develop                 Level 2 in the Cambridge system.
the essential examination skills for this                PET covers the four main language skills – reading,
important university entrance examination.               writing, listening and speaking –and is the ideal
During the course, students will have ample              choice if you feel comfortable using your English
scope to practice exam skills ahead of the               in everyday situations. PET is recognised by
final examination. The combination of this                employers as a valid indication of a student’s
advance preparation and intense language                 language level and is recognised by some
training will enhance the candidates’ chances            universities as an initial qualification in English.
of success. Our IELTS courses are available
at Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and
Advanced levels.
FCE (First Certificate in English) is
at Level 3 in the Cambridge system.
FCE is widely accepted in commerce, banking, industry,
airlines and tourism. It fulfils the English language entrance
requirement for some universities and colleges.


CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)
is at Level 4 in the Cambridge system.
CAE indicates a high level of language
competence for candidates wishing to use English
for study or professional purposes. It fulfils the English
language entrance requirement for the majority of British
universities and higher education institutions.
CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)                TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
is at Level 5 in the Cambridge system.                   is an American examination.
CPE indicates a level of competence, which               The TOEFL certificate is an internationally
fulfils the English language entrance requirement         recognised examination. It is required by
for British universities and many universities           American and Canadian universities, and by colleges
in other English-speaking countries. It is also          and universities in many other English speaking
accepted by other institutions of higher education and   countries around the world. In Europe, TOEFL is
professional bodies throughout the world. CPE is a       used by institutions where English is the language of
very valuable certificate because in some countries,      instruction. Many government agencies, scholarship
it provides exemption from local English language        programmes, and licensing certification agencies
requirements. It can be accepted for admission           use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency.
to courses, or for employment, where a thorough          During the course, TOEFL language training will be
knowledge of English is required.                        supplemented by regular tests to practice language
                                                         skills under examination conditions. Participation in
                                                         these tests helps develop student confidence and
                                                         ensure success in the examination. Our TOEFL
                                                         courses are available at Intermediate, Upper-
                                                         intermediate and Advanced levels.



                                                         TEFL
                                                         Chamber College organises TEFL courses
                                                         throughout the year for those wanting to gain
                                                         this first qualification on their way to becoming
                                                         teachers of English as a Foreign Language. The
                                                         courses are normally held over 3 or 5 weeks.


                                                         SESOL
                                                         SESOL (Spoken English for Speakers of Other
                                                         Languages) is an examination in general
                                                         English language ability by Trinity College
                                                         London. Its aim is to assess candidates’ progress
                                                         and development in spoken English and linguistic
                                                         competence.
                                                         The examination takes place in July and August.




                                                         Throughout all our certificate courses,
                                                         students are constantly assessed and
                                                         supported to help them maximise their
                                                         potential to succeed in their final examination.
summer camps
Throughout the summer months younger
students have the opportunity of attending our
fun summer camps. Students between the ages
of 8 and 12 can attend fun-filled lessons where
they can enjoy themselves while learning.


The lessons are held in a relaxed manner and
students are encouraged to take an active part,
allowing them to develop themselves to the full
whilst attending our camps.


After lessons the students can take part in
activities which are designed to allow them
to integrate with each other and help build a
team spirit between them to further practise the
communicative skills picked up in class.


The choice of activities includes art & crafts,
drama, swimming, football, basketball, tennis,
treasure hunts and other great options to suit
every student’s taste.


Our experienced teachers and coordinators
are chosen for their ability to work with young
people and their enthusiasm towards making
sure our students enjoy themselves.


The high standard of the lessons and the level of
coordination of the activities will ensure that our
young students will have the time of their lives
while at the Chamber College Summer Camps.
our business courses




   English is

   the language of

   international business.

   *Today, 320 million people

   use English as a first language

   and 140 million people use English

   as an official language.

   * Source: Guinness Book of Answers
       Whatever your learning     What Makes Us Different?
                                  Our college provides Business English training
 objectives, we will endeavour    courses for clients who need to improve their
                                  English language communication skills.
 to define and where possible,     Whether you are a senior company executive, member
                                  of a project team, or an individual, we can provide
    incorporate the necessary     career-focused language training that concentrates on
                                  your learning requirements.
  subject material to suit your
                                  Courses are designed to meet specific business needs.
  linguistic requirements. Your   We offer the following
                                  types of courses:
      trainer will discuss your
                                  ➜        General Business English
                                           Executive Business English for small groups
  specific language needs and      ➜
                                  ➜        Tailor-made one to one Business English
expectations, and will suggest
                                  Training Programmes
how any linguistic weaknesses     Training programmes are designed to give the
                                  client the necessary English language skills to
    can be improved and your      communicate effectively in business situations
                                  including corporate and social functions. Fluency
         goals accomplished.      in such situations can give you the ‘edge’ over
                                  competitors.
                                  Whether you need English for a presentation, or a new
                                  assignment with a global organisation, our flexible
                                  courses can help you to improve your language
                                  ability and fluency. Tuition includes conversation,
                                  pronunciation, colloquial English and American English.
                                  After a language audit and assessment of your
                                  professional requirements, a training programme can
                                  be prepared for you.


                                  General Business English Courses
                                  General Business English courses are designed
                                  for people who need to improve their business
                                  English vocabulary and communication skills
                                  to work in an English-speaking business
                                  environment.


                                  Particular attention is paid to the importance of effective
                                  and confident communication in the workplace -
                                  particularly at meetings, on the telephone, and face to
                                  face with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
Tuition covers a wide range of essential business            Course subjects include:
subjects including:                                          ‘   Essential business vocabulary, terminology and idioms
‘   Introductions - welcoming and entertaining               ‘   Grammar - the importance of prepositions and tenses
    corporate guests                                         ‘   Business correspondence - letters, faxes, e-mails,
‘   Formal and social English in business                        reports and memos - writing a CV
‘   Effective communication in meetings,                         targeted to a specific profession
    negotiations and presentations                           ‘   Graphs, charts and vocabulary
‘   Company structure - strategy - mission statements            for information and analysis
‘   Graphs, charts, forecasts and trends                     ‘   Telephoning - listening and speaking -
‘   Banking, finance, import & export terms                       getting your message across
‘   Sales and marketing                                      ‘   Effective communication with colleagues and clients
‘   Telephone skills                                         ‘   Corporate communication - formal & social English
‘   Writing business letters, e-mails, faxes, reports etc.       conversation, socialising and small talk
‘   HRD - the workplace - CV’s, job applications and         ‘   Meetings and negotiations - role play - agreeing and
    job interviews                                               disagreeing - giving opinions
                                                             ‘   Presentations - body language, intonation and stress
Executive Business English for small groups                  ‘   Company strategy - corporate
These courses are designed for executives                        philosophy - mission statements
currently working in the international business              ‘   Finance - forecasts - accountancy - banking
sector and who need to improve their verbal and              ‘   Import & export - insurance - contracts
written English. They can be individuals, employees          ‘   HRD - employment - job interviews
from the same organisation, or members of a team             ‘   Cross Cultural relations - global
working on the same project. Executive courses include           differences multinational organisations
the essential language required for everyday business
and professional use.
One-to-One Tuition                                      One-to-one training focuses on
We offer a flexible programme of One-to-One              a range of business topics including:
tailored courses in which clients can choose            ‘   Communication in business - introductions,
the subject, time and intensity of their training           self expression, negotiating, telephoning
schedule.                                               ‘   Vocabulary and grammar - specific business
Typical subjects include: Financial English, English        vocabulary, key phrases, idioms, American English
for Presentations, English for Meetings and             ‘   Sales and marketing - graphs & charts
Negotiations, English for Sales & Marketing, English    ‘   Company structure - corporate
for Travel & Tourism,Legal and Medical English etc.         philosophy & mission statements
Following a language audit, a training programme        ‘   Language and phrases for meetings,
can be devised to improve language fluency, expand           negotiations and presentations
business vocabulary and increase confidence in           ‘   Correspondence - letters, e-mails, faxes, memos,
communication.                                              reports, minutes of meetings, contracts
One-to-one tuition concentrates on the correct          ‘   CV’s, job applications and interviews
use of formal and social English for meetings,
presentations, negotiations and business                One-to-one courses are client-focused. Although
discussions.                                            the subjects cover most aspects of Business English,
Particular attention is paid to essential vocabulary,   they will not necessarily be taught in any particular order.
idioms and small talk - so important for effective      The trainer will evaluate the client’s needs as the
communication in business.                              course progresses and supplement or replace
                                                        subject material as necessary.
                                                        The minimum level of English required for Business
                                                        courses is Intermediate.


                                                        Other ESP Courses
                                                        Today, English is essential for many professions
                                                        including medicine, pharmacology, law, IT, tourism,
                                                        maritime and aviation.
                                                        We can provide English for Special Purposes courses for
                                                        clients requiring specialist training. Our trainers are not
                                                        only professionals in the chosen subject, but have years of
                                                        practical experience in their respective fields of expertise.
facilities and services
At Chamber College, we can arrange most services for you, provided we
are given sufficient advance notice of your requirements. Our student
services cover the following:




Complete all-inclusive packages.                We offer full counselling services to our
Itemised packages for students, including       students. Counsellors are fluent in many
tuition, flights, accommodation, visa support,   languages.
transport and cheap international telephony.
                                                Students have access to The University of
Student ID card which gives the students        Malta’s sports facilities which include an
entry to many popular entertainment outlets     Olympic size swimming pool, gym, running
and 24 hour access to an emergency number       track, football pitch, basketball and tennis
should they require urgent assistance. The      courts.
presentation of the ID card also qualifies
students for discounts at selected retail       Students also have access to The University
outlets and entertainment spots.                of Malta’s extensive library, the largest library
                                                on the island.
All Chamber College students benefit from
free broadband internet access.
Visa Support                               Our friendly and efficient administrative
We know how much bureaucratic tape         staff will provide you with a network of
you have to cut through when applying      support. Your safety and well-being is
for an entry Visa into a country. Why      paramount to us and we are aware that
not let our Visa officers take the hassle   when you are living away from home, you
out of applying for you? We deal with      feel safer if there is a support network
hundreds of applications every year and    around you. We want your time in Malta to
have much experience in the processing     be a pleasant and memorable one, so just
system. So let us deal with applying       ‘knowing’ that support is available should
and relax in the knowledge that you are    make your learning experience a more
being taken care of.                       relaxed one.
accommodation & student welfare
Host families                                   The learning of a language does not only
                                                take place in a classroom, it spills out over
lesson time and continues in the streets, at the shops, in the bars and, most importantly,
at your home. For this reason nothing compares to the all-round learning experience
you can receive through staying with a host family.
Our host families are rigorously selected to make
sure that they will be a second ‘home-from-home’          Chamber College offers

for the student. They are chosen on the basis of          its students a wide range

their openness to newcomers and their ability to          of accommodation

provide their guests with all the amenities and           options - from host

services they are used to within their own homes.         families to 5 star

Students take an active part in the daily lives of        international hotels - all

the families, joining them for meals, where they          within walking distance

can talk with their host-parents about what went          of the college. Whatever

on during their day, or enjoying a relaxing film on        accommodation

TV in the evening. Families use English exclusively       you choose, you

around students, so students have the opportunity         will be living in an

to fully immerse themselves in the language and           English-speaking

will maybe learn a little about our traditions and        environment where you

way of life at the same time, taking home with            can practise your English

them a wealth of knowledge unobtainable through           language skills.

other forms of accommodation.



Student Residence                                                 Our student residence
                                                                  is ideal for those who
would like to immerse themselves in a student-based international atmosphere but
at the same time, prefer the convenience and privacy of having their own apartment.
The residence is only 5 minutes’ walking distance from the school and consists of
a number of self catering apartments served by a reception and an informal bar. All
rooms have a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge and bathroom. There is a TV in each
apartment and linen is changed every week. The bar downstairs is ideal for mingling
with the locals as well as making new friends among the other students in the residence.



Hotels                 If you are looking for the
                       convenience      of
accommodation Chamber College can find you
                                             hotel


a hotel within walking distance of the college.
Whether you are on a budget and prefer staying
in a two star hotel, or whether you are a company
executive and require the comforts of a five star
hotel, we at Chamber will help you choose the best
available option for your hotel accommodation.


Our accommodation department will support you
all the way through the booking process and will
see that your needs are met during your stay on
the Island in the most efficient way possible.
student activities, social & cultural events




                                               At CHAMBER COLLEGE, you will find a varied
                                               programme of activities, social and cultural events.
                                               Our programme of extra-curricular activities gives
                                               students the opportunity to use the English they
                                               have learned in the classroom, to get to know the
                                               island and its people.
For those with an appetite for adventure, we
offer a vast range of activities to suit every palate
Malta is blessed with a wonderful climate all year
round. The temperature rarely falls below 15
degrees Centigrade which means that one can
swim comfortably in our beautiful waters from
March to October     • For this reason sea-based
activities are high on our agenda. Whether it is
Beach Barbeques or Windsurfing, Water-skiing or
Late-night Boat Discos, the young and the young
at heart are sure to find activities to enjoy the time
after lessons and at the weekend       •   For those
of you with an interest in culture, art and traditions
– don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you! Malta is
an island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean.
Over our 7000 year history, we have seen the
coming and going of a myriad cultures; from
the Phoenicians to the Romans, Arabs to the
Normans, Knights of St. John to the Napoleonic French and finally to the British, who gave Maltese
the great legacy of the English language. With such a wealth of influences you can rest assured
that you will not easily find another country with so much to offer to culture aficionados in so small
a space   •   Chamber College organises trips to museums, including the Fine Arts Museum, the
fantastic Archaeological Museum and the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, which blends
the modern with the ancient in a mixture of visual and performance arts. Other places you may like
to visit are Mdina, the Silent City and the old capital of Malta, various megalithic temples including
Ggantija Temples, which at 7,000 years of age are older than the pyramids of Egypt, and Valletta,
the present capital of Malta which is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage City and which provides
students with the chance of doing a spot of shopping while soaking in the Baroque architecture of
this one-of-a-kind city   • Our dedicated reception staff will keep you updated with a list of activities
available during your visit and individual excursions can be booked through them. However, you may
like to take the easier option of booking an excursion package when booking your course. These
packages are designed as two week, rolling packages to provide students with a fully organised
timetable of excursions after lessons and at
the weekends      •   Our Basic Package has
a general pick of excursions which include
among others: A welcome party, beach
trips, a harbour cruise, shopping trips, disco
experience, visit to Mdina and a cinema outing

• The Plus package adds an extra dimension
of fun to the Basic Package. Included are all
the activities available on the Basic Package
but with added excursions, including: A trip to
our neighbouring island of Gozo, disco boat
party, go-carting, water sports day and beach
barbeque     •    You may wish to dedicate
yourself to a particular activity rather than
waste your time attending excursions you are
not truly interested in. With this in mind, we at
Chamber College have designed our excellent
Learn an Activity Programme. This programme
is aimed at those who want to gain knowledge
and experience in a particular field. The choice
of activity is unlimited – whatever you want to
learn about and experience, we will do our
best to organise for you      •    Programmes
we have held in the past include scuba
diving in our pristine, azure waters, learning
cookery with a Mediterranean and Maltese
flair, golfing at Malta’s exclusive 18-hole golf
course, cultural programmes teaching about
our great history and tradition in detail, and
plenty of other programmes with something to
entice everyone   •   Whatever kind of activity
our students would like to pursue, whether
water sports or barbecues, disco parties or
boat trips, or one of our learning programmes,
they can rest assured that all our excursions
are organised and supervised by our highly
experienced team of coordinators and group
leaders.
                                                     Malta is not just about learning a language, it’s also
                                                     about enjoying and living the Mediterranean way of
                                                     life. Join us at Chamber College for that experience
                                                     and for the best tuition under the sun.




Even though Malta is small, it is an international
meeting place where people receive a big
welcome. Many students tell us that they feel
completely at ‘home’ from the moment they
arrive. The Maltese are renowned for their
friendliness and hospitality, and the country
is one of the safest holiday destinations in
Europe • Malta is a truly bilingual country.
The island was under British rule for some
160 years, so English is spoken everywhere.
It is the country’s second official language
and the language of business. You can
easily buy English language newspapers,
magazines and books and there is a choice of
English language TV and radio programmes
including BBC World, CNN and CNBC.




Places to Visit in Malta:
➜ Valletta - the capital
➜ Mdina - ancient capital and walled city
   known as the ‘silent city’.
➜ St Julians and Paceville - centre for
   nightlife, clubs, bars & restaurants
➜ Marsaxlokk - pretty fishing town with a
   daily market.
➜ Hypogeum, Paola – awesome
   underground temple complex


Places to Visit in Gozo & Comino:
➜ The Citadel - walled city in Victoria
➜ Xlendi - pretty tourist village
➜ The Azure Window & Inland Sea
➜ The Blue Lagoon, Comino - a must for
   swimmers and divers.
➜ Ggantija temples – ancient, pre-historic
   temples, the oldest standing structures in
   the world at 7,000 years old




For info on The Maltese Islands,
visit www.visitmalta.com
Sliema                    is the largest town and only a short distance from Chamber
                          College. It is one of the best places for shopping and its
open-air cafes create a wonderful relaxed ‘café society’ where students can
revise the day’s lesson while watching the world go by. The town has a 4km
sandstone beach along the coastline - perfect for sunbathing or swimming.
There is a regular ferry from Sliema seafront to Valletta that only takes 10 minutes
across the beautiful blue waters.




Valletta                    is a UNESCO ‘World Heritage City’. It gets its name from
                            Grandmaster La Vallette who established the capital in the
16th century. Today, it is a busy commercial and cultural centre overlooking the
impressive Grand Harbour. The city has a fascinating grid system of straight streets
nearly all leading to the sea. Valletta offers visitors a range of interesting cultural and
artistic venues to suit all tastes. St James Cavalier Arts Centre and the Museum of
Fine Arts are well worth a visit. The city has many excellent restaurants, cafés and
bars. Almost all bus services go to Valletta.
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