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Monthly Archives: August 2013

September Events in Malta

A beautiful evening in Malta
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Malta has much to offer visitors all year round and September is no exception with loads of events going on to keep you busy between classes.

History

Learn more about the history of this splendid island by taking part in the Bormla 2013 Heritage Trail (1st September) – a three hour walking tour giving an insight into Bormla, and surroundings. Football fans can discover 75 years of the sport in Malta with a journey from the first known football team in Mdina to the town’s current team – Mdina Knights FC. The audiovisual and interactive exhibition is being held at the Corte Capitanale from 2nd to 9th September and entry is free.

Health

If September is the month to detox after an over-indulgent summer then Malta is the place to be! A hypnotherapy session with Alan Bates DHP Acc. Hyp (3rd September) can help to ease any stress or anxiety and his hypnosis can also help you stop smoking (1st September).

Arts

Fans of contemporary photography can enjoy en exhibition by Richard Powers (5th September – 20th October) who specialises in images printed onto Brushed Aluminium. Malta is also host to US singer/songwriter and comic-book artist Jeffrey Lewis who is performing his humorous brand of music on the 11th at Hamrun Band Club. For something a little more ‘cultured’, the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season begins at Eden Cinemas with Puccini’s Turandot (17th September).

Sport

Football enthusiasts can take in Malta’s World Cup qualifiers against Denmark (6th September) and Bulgaria (10th September) at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium and cheer on your host nation!

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Like traveling? Then learn English!

Learning English in another country
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Ahhh English. Simple, without accents, and widely spoken. Easy to learn at a basic level, a bit more difficult when it comes to slanging with your new mates. Why learn English you ask? Well, it’s everywhere! Almost every educated person the world over has at least taken an English class at one time in their life, and it’s for good reason. English is the new lengua franca and the most widely used language internationally when it comes to both business and leisure.

I was lucky enough to be born in the good ole’ US of A (maybe not so lucky), but regardless, the official language of my home country is of course, English. Growing up, I traveled mostly within the country, but when I made it to university and had the opportunity to hop overseas, I was pretty shocked to see how pervasive my native tongue really was on menus, street signs, websites, etc. (maybe a bit lucky)

Don’t believe me? Head to a hostel, and tell me what the people from Germany are speaking to the people from Japan. I’ve even seen people from non-native English speaking countries get mad at shop owners and servers in restaurants when they don’t speak any English!

 There is a need for a de facto “common” language, and that language these days is most definitely English, I’m just lucky enough that it happens to be my mother tongue (phew). So, if you’re considering learning another language that will not only be rather easy to do so, make your traveling experiences more …communicative, and help open doors for you in the professional world, then consider English rather than Swahili for your next linguistic endeavor  (Swahili would still be cool  to learn though!).

This was a guest post from Jeremy of TopSpotTravel.com

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August Events in Malta

Sunglasses at Night
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Looking for something to keep you entertained and amused outside of your English course this August? Fear not! Malta has plenty to offer this month as always!

Art

Some of Italian artist Alvalenti’s work is being shown in his first solo exhibition in Malta – The Emotion of an Instant runs until 8th September at the Capo Tavola Restaurant.

 

Music

Opera lovers have the opportunity to see tenor Joseph Calleja in concert on 1st August at the Granaries in Floriana. The annual summer concert also features the well-known Italian singer Zucchero as well as Rebecca Ferguson, Malta’s very own Gianluca Bezzina and internationally popular DJ duo Tenishia. For those more interested in dancing the night away, Sunglasses at Night, Malta’s most famous clubbing brand, returns for the Summer Special 2013 on 2nd August in Malta’s largest open air venue, Numero Uno. If you grew up in the 90s then the open air 90s party on 3rd August at Għaxaq Sqaure will appeal to you!

Food and Drink

Valletta’s Delicata Classic Wine Festival (8th – 11th August) gives you the chance to sample Maltese wines and both Maltese and international cuisine. The event also features live entertainment to accompany the delicacies on offer throughout the evening. The Cornucopia is hosting a Summer Sizzler barbecue on 24th August around its swimming pool. The event is a great way to socialise with your fellow course-mates at the same time supporting the Gozo CCU Heart Monitors Foundation and enjoying good food and wine and Malta’s beautiful summer weather!

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Maltalingua Beach Club

Enjoy Malta with Maltalingua
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Yes, this year we have our very own beach club just off the largest beach in Malta, Mellieha Bay!

For our adult students, over the summer, we organize private bi-weekly sunset BBQ’s. On different days our junior activity programme also utilises the club for lunch and gets to use the facilities 3-4 days per week.

Maltalingua students can made good use of the fantastic water sporting facilities such as jet skiing, paragliding, crazy water rides, water skiing, scuba diving etc. Maltalingua students also have free use of canoes and paddle boats if they show their Maltalingua ID.

From our beach club we also arrange full-day trips to the island of Comino and Gozo.

After sunset its time to lounge around under the stars and soak up the warm summer nights.

The Maya Beach Club is typically open between March – November from early morning till late!

Come and join the fun!

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