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Free Online English Lesson – Wishes, Dreams, Desires & Ambitions

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Our dreams and ambitions follow us everywhere. It’s so important to be able to talk about them and to express ourselves in English. In conversations and other situations where you need to give reliable, fluent answers in English, these functional-language phrases will help you to keep the words flowing in a natural way.

Learn phrases used by native English speakers and memorize them to use in your next English conversation. These phrases might be challenging to translate from English to your language. We recommend leaving the translator alone and engaging in our English expressions lesson.

See how these English phrases can be used in such an easy and natural way to make you sound like you’ve been using these expressions all your life! Our native English teacher Brian Dimech will show you examples of real-life situations where you can use these English phrases in an everyday conversation.

Furthermore, our English phrases are ready-to-go functional-language, which means they need minimal changes to grammar or sentence-structure to use when you’re engaging in an English-speaking situation.

This video is perfect for English language students at the CEFR level B1+ (Intermediate) and level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

REMEMBER TO…

It’s OK to watch this video without writing down every word, but remember to come back and write down all the phrases that Brian teaches you. It always helps to write things down if you want to remember them!

IT’S EASY!

We’ve summarised all the phrases towards the beginning and the end of the video, go and see Brian’s goodbye to find all the phrases. Scroll back to after Brian’s introduction to check the correct form for these great English phrases to express your wishes and ambitions!

ALWAYS PLAY

English is a flexible and fun language. Now that you’ve learned the basic situations to use your new English phrases, make sure you change the verbs (see the correct forms in the video!) and find ways of applying them to a variety of different situations! Just make sure that your phrasal structure follows ours!

LISTEN FOR…

The English expressions being taught in these videos are used every day, all over the world. Now that you’ve learned them, you’ll be surprised to know that you’re going to be noticing other people using them a lot. Make sure to join in and use the phrases that you put so much time into learning and remembering.

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Student Working and Employment Rights Malta

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Want to study English under the sun? We’ve got some good news for you!

Good news for those coming from a non-EU county who want to travel to Malta to learn English. From now on students who study for longer than 3 months are allowed to work in Malta!

The rules? It’s quite simple. Firstly, your language study has to be for 3 months or longer. You can work part-time with this Visa (maximum 20 h/week).
This Visa is valid for the duration of your course, plus an extra seven days. The new system will allow students to work as of the 13th week after their arrival. The work licence is issued once the student visa is approved and the student can apply once they find employment.

Students must attend a minimum 75% of classes to obtain the special Visa, and follow the rules enforced by Jobsplus. (a Maltese organization responsible for employment in Malta)

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Do you want to stay in Malta for even longer? No problem, you can get a visa for 6 months if you complete a full-time course at the higher-education level, which will allow you to work a maximum of 20 hours a week while you look for a job. You can apply when you find a job relevant to your studies and your gross salary equals 1.5 times the national minimum wage.

For more information, you can always contact your embassy in Malta or give us a call today (+356 2742 7570).

Malta is one of the most popular destinations to learn English. Since English is one of the official languages in Malta, it is the perfect destination to practice your English daily and become familiar with the language.

A language journey to Malta is something not to be missed. Culture, history, beautiful sceneries and several events make this island the perfect destination for tourists and students who are eager to learn. Malta was a British colony for several years, and you can still find several remnants of this period, such as the typical British telephone booth.

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Many students dream of studying abroad and this new legislation will make it a lot easier for students outside of the EU to go on the language adventure of a lifetime.

In 2017 Malta reached an absolute record with 87,190 students who visited this beautiful island to study English.

Learning English and want to put your linguistic knowledge into practice at the same time? What a great idea, the best way to learn a language is to use it every day! That’s Maltalingua School’s mentality too. At Maltalingua we teach inside and outside the classroom.

We are convinced that students will learn the most by using English all day, every day, and interacting with other students and native speakers from all over the world. Within our school walls, we motivate our students to communicate in English, no matter their mother tongue and level of English.

Naturally, our dedicated and motivated staff is always on standby to help out in several languages.

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Maltalingua is one of the only language schools on the island that is run by British management, with a rooftop terrace and pool, not to mention the fun, interactive activities that are organized daily on a weekly schedule.

Every Monday we host a welcome party, including Maltese appetizers, for new and old students to meet and mingle.

Discover more about Maltalingua on our website.

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Maltalingua Star Awards – May, June and July 2017

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We’re having a very busy summer at Maltalingua, and our staff have been doing a great job! We like to thank them for their hard work each month, and choose one teacher and one other staff member to receive our Maltalingua Star Awards.

May 2017 – Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: The Whole Teaching Team :)

The standards of the whole teaching team were so high in May that it was impossible to choose just one winner. Congratulations everyone!

Star teaching team May 2017

Star teaching team May 2017

 

May 2017 – Maltalingua Star of the month: Marialuisa Esposito

During one of the busiest times for the year for our registrars Marialuisa was a stand-out. Her organisational skills, calm temperament and efficiency helped her to do an excellent job of dealing with a very high volume of quotations, inquiries and bookings.

Star staff member May 2017

Star staff member May 2017

 

June 2017 – Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: Toni Cassar-Dowling

Toni was invaluable in June. At a very busy time, her hard work, experience and administrative skills made her a star performer. Our DOS knows she can trust Toni to look after the day-to-day running of the academic department whenever required.

Star teacher June 2017

Star teacher June 2017

 

June 2017 – Maltalingua Star of the month: Julian Micallef

In June Julian did an excellent job of making sure that our new apartment renovations and upgrades were completed on-time and to a very high standard. This was a complicated task that required a lot of planning and people management skills. The new air-conditioned apartments are looking fantastic and the students love staying in them.

Star staff member June 2017

Star staff member June 2017

 

July 2017 – Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: Louisa Testa

Louisa is adored by our junior students. In July, the excellent feedback she received from our young students propelled her to the Star Teacher of the Month award. Her positivity and helpfulness were also big factors in her receiving the award. In the words of our DOS “She’s a real team player”.

Star teacher July 2017

Star teacher July 2017

 

July 2017 – Maltalingua Star of the month: Indira Gimeno

Indira’s duties changed a lot in July. She received lots of training and did exceptionally well. She learned quickly and adapted to her new role with great positivity and professionalism.

Star staff member July 2017

Star staff member July 2017

Do you want to let us know who your favourite member of the Maltalingau team is? Then leave a comment below.

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Maltalingua Star Awards – April 2017

Our 2 Stars for April!
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At Maltalingua we’re lucky to have such a great team. From the office staff to the teachers, from the registrars to the activity coordinators and from the principle to the group leaders we’ve got smart, capable and committed staff right through the school.

To show appreciation for all the hard work done by the team, each month we’re going to have 2 special star awards:

Maltalingua Star Teacher of the Month
Maltalingua Star of the Month

In April, we had many strong contenders for each award, but we had to choose only one for each:

Maltalingua Star Teacher of the month: Harriett Bussell-Nguyen

Harriett with her Maltalingua Star Teacher of the Month award

Star Teacher!

Well done Harri! She received some excellent feedback from students recently:

I would like to praise Harriet for being really the best teacher I could have imagined to have. She had really lively, well prepared classes, and I really appreciate we had her as a teacher.

– Ilona Cerna

I liked the familiar and friendly athmosphere at maltalingua. Teaching lessons with Harriette were quite intensive and funny.

– Anonymous

I Love Harri & Toni 😉 

– Anonymous

She also currently doing a great job of studying for her DELTA (an extremely high level of English teaching qualification).

Maltalingua Star of the Month: Marta Szmidt

Marta with her Star of the Month award

Star Staff Member

Well done Marta! She’s made Maltalingua one of the most popular School’s on the Island for Polish students. Her lively personality and dedication to great customer service have been hugely appreciated by all the staff here and all of her clients.

Have you got a favourite staff member at Maltalingua? Leave a comment below to let us know whom!

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Maltalingua has a brand new website!

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After many months of creative development, we are very pleased to release the latest version of our new Schools website. Yes, we are a little sad to see our old site confined to the archives of the internet but we do love harnessing new technologies.

Besides, the school now has so many new memories which are displayed all over the site and in the new school photo galleries (Adult photo gallery Junior photo gallery)

Build mostly in-house, our web team have worked tirelessly to create what we hope you agree with, is a pretty decent site  :mrgreen: 

Thank you to the content team (Marta, Indira, Dennis, Chiara and Marina) for inputting the content and for making all the necessary translations to what is now amazingly 9 different linguistic sites. Many thanks to Sumit and Martin for their supreme technical development and a special thanks is reserved for James for managing the entire project and for his exhaustive efforts to capture the essence of Maltalingua and compile many of the awesome images and content on the site.

A wonderful team effort – Thank you to all!

Mark Holland
Director

P.S Watch this space for further website features and development in the coming weeks

2017 New Maltalingua Website

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Merry Christmas from Maltalingua

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We might not get any snow in Malta, but people here certainly now how to enjoy the holiday season. All the towns and villages are covered in Christmas lights and there’s a real feeling of festive cheer across the islands.

Last week we had our annual Maltalingua School of English Christmas party. Lots of the staff, teachers and English language students joined in the fun and a good time was had by all. We had our staff party that evening and it got a little bit wild in the best possible way. There was even an epic dance battle between Jonathan and Katrin, and Brian and Toni!

The staff here at Maltalingua would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year!

We would also like to say thank you to everyone who helped make 2016 such a great year at Maltalingua. That’s why we made a little video slideshow of out favourite memories from 2016. The staff, teachers, students, host families, agents and all really helped to make 2016 our best year yet!

Here’s hoping that we can make 2017 even better!

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Happy Halloweens at Maltalingua

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At Maltalingua Halloween is a great time of year. Our team certainly aren’t shy and really enjoy dressing up in some crazy costumes.

We love to have some spooky fun, doing things like carving pumpkins and going to fancy dress parties. Check out the photos!

Last year we made this short video of students and staff trying to say a fiendishly difficult Halloween themed tongue twister: 

 

If you want to try it yourself, here’s it is:

Which wicked witch wished which wicked wish.

Here are another two you could try:

Ghoulish goblins and gargoyles going golfing.

Special spiders slowly spin slick slimy webs.

We’re looking forward to another super spooky weekend of Halloween fun this year. We might even challenge our students to try another wicked tongue twister :)

If you’re thinking about joining us this Halloween, why not get a quick quote?

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Online Video Lessons #9 – Grammar and Vocabulary

Prepositions of place English lesson
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Jonathan and Danielle worked hard last week to bring you 5 more great Maltalingua lesson videos. This week we have a mix of grammar and vocabulary. The lessons are about prepositions, prefixes, ‘have’/’have got’, ‘few’/’little’ and advanced phrases for ‘too much’.

You can always find many more lesson videos on our YouTube channel. Remember to like share and subscribe!

Elementary: Prepositions of Place – English Grammar Lesson

Elementary English lesson videos on YouTube.

 

Pre-Intermediate: ‘Have’ vs ‘Have Got’ – English Grammar Lesson

Pre-Intermediate English lesson videos.

 

Intermediate: Little/Few – English Grammar Lesson

We have lots more Intermediate level videos on YouTube.

 

Upper-Intermediate: Prefixes – English Vocabulary Lesson

Check out our Upper Intermediate level playlist.

 

Advanced: Phrases to Describe ‘Too Much’ – English Vocabulary Explanation

Find all out out Advanced level lesson videos here

We love comments! If you’ve got any questions or if you just want to say ‘hi’, leave a comment below.

 

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Online Video Lessons #8 – Adjectives, punctuation and more

maltalingua teachers saying thank you to people who have watched the vidoes
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Last week our YouTube channel reached 150 subscribers so Danielle and Jonathan wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who watched, liked, shared and subscribed!

 

Now, here are this week’s English lesson videos. We have three lessons about adjectives, one about punctuation and one about present perfect vs past simple.

Elementary: Adjectives to Describe Food – English Vocabulary Explanation

More elementary lesson videos.

 

Pre-Intermediate: Describing Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson

Watch all our Pre-Intermediate English lesson videos here.

 

Intermediate: Present Perfect vs Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson

You can find all of our Intermediate level English video tutorials in this playlist.

 

Upper-Intermediate: Punctuation Revision – English Grammar Lesson

Go to our YouTube channel to watch all our our Upper Intermediate level English tutorials.

 

Advanced: Confused Adjectives – English Vocabulary Explanation

Check out our playlist of advanced level English lesson videos.

Have you got any questions or feedback for us? Leave a comment below! We love it when people leave comments!

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Online Video Lessons #7 – Greetings, articles, magic and more

online English lessons with CELTA qualified teachers.
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Hello everyone! We have 5 great new videos this week including differences between UK and US English, and a lesson with a professional magician! You can also learn how to use English grammar articles, greet people and write formally and informally.

We love it when people like, share videos, and subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/maltalingua

Elementary: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation

Watch all our elementary videos.

 

Pre-Intermediate: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation

We have a lot more Pre-Intermediate level videos. You can watch them here.

 

Intermediate: Magic with Eddy – English Vocabulary Lesson

Do you want to watch more intermediate level videos? Then go to our playlist.

 

Upper-Intermediate: US vs UK – English Vocabulary Lesson

Watch all of our Upper Intermediate videos on YouTube.

 

Advanced: Writing Styles – English Vocabulary Explanation

We have a collection of advanced level videos that you can find in our playlist.

Have you got any questions or feedback for us? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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