Reviews of BELS, Gozo, Malta

Total No. of Reviews: 47
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

Average Rating

Overall rating
BELS, Gozo, Malta
4.0/5.0 
(47 reviews)
City 4.1/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 3.4/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.7/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 3.5/5.0 
Other 3.9/5.0 
Individual Reviews
13. Oct. 2013
1. (35 years)  - 
1. General English - Mini Group - 2 weeks

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3. Sep. 2013
2. (54 years)  - 
2. General English - Mini Group - 3 weeks

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The homely atmosphere, the organization, the location, the friendly people. A great experience if you want to practice English in a quiet environment.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Bring your European Health Card, you never know if you are going to need it. I needed it and the attention at the hospital was outstanding even without a card. After you come back, it is more difficult to get it.
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Extremely friendly staff, except for one person unfortuntelly. Several students had unpleasant moments with her. Her personality discouraged everyone. Unless you spoke English fluently, she almost shputed at you. A shame, really. In my case, I requested to take my classes in the afternoon and I'm still waiting for an answer (and who dares ask again!!). I asked her about the insurance I requested when I had a problem, and she told me to sort myself out. The rest of the staff was outstanding, and their help was very important.
12. Aug. 2013
3. (51 years)  - 
3. General English - Mini Group - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere, working with a book (I didn't like working with photocopies). The school and its very nice staff.
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More organized activities out. Coffee too expensive.
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Nothing
31. Jul. 2013
4. Natalya (36 years)  - 
4. General English Standard Group Course - 4 weeks

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21. May. 2013
5. (43 years)  -  France
5. General English - Mini Group - 2 weeks

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Quality of teaching for adults.
3. Sep. 2012
6. Alessandro (39 years)  - 
6. General English - Mini Group 30 - 3 weeks

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August is full of Italian students
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Not all teachers have the same level of preparation
27. Aug. 2012
7. (56 years)  - 
7. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 2 weeks

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The environment that has been created between the students, the quality of teaching, the place
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Moving around with public transport (bus) is not always easy.
19. Aug. 2012
8. (42 years)  - 
8. General English - Mini Group 30 - 1 week

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would be helpful more precise information on the accommodation and the different choices
11. Jul. 2012
9. (18 years)  - 
9. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 2 weeks

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the environment, both as the place itself (quiet, safe, clean) and from the point of view of interpersonal relationships (all helpful and kind)
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I didn't stay in the Bels' apartments so I didn't express an opinion on the accommodation.
9. Jul. 2012
10. (66 years)  -  France
10. General English - Mini Group 20 - 2 weeks

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teaching
9. Jul. 2012
11. (42 years)  -  Italy
11. General English - Mini Group 20 - 2 weeks

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The teaching method, based on conversation.I think that it is hard but very helpful for beginners.
21. Sep. 2011
12. Hortensia (51 years)  -  Mexico
12. General English - Mini Group 30 - 2 weeks

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19. Sep. 2011
13. (60 years)  -  Spain
13. General English - Mini Group 30 - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very good and the classes were very enjoyable.
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It was a good experience to improve my English.
13. Jul. 2011
14. (32 years)  - 
14. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 2 weeks

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The school is very beautiful and everything related to the organization is excellent.
9. May. 2011
15. (46 years)  - 
15. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 1 week

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The lessons.
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You cannot change schedules.
9. May. 2011
16. (51 years)  - 
16. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 1 week

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More information about accommodation.
21. Mar. 2011
17. (65 years)  - 
17. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 2 weeks

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Relaxed atmosphere, good courses, teachers, Friday evenings with other students at the restaurant, very cool.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Walking around the area. A host family is good because you have no choice but talking English. I had a very good family.
Other comments
February-March can be cold, bring warm clothes. Because houses are not heated or just a little. The school, on the other hand, was well heated.
26. Dec. 2010
18. Letizia (51 years)  - 
18. GE Standard Group Course (Afternoon) - 1 week

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19. Oct. 2010
19. Rouslan (36 years)  - 
19. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 2 weeks

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11. Oct. 2010
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20. General English - Mini Group 30 - 3 weeks

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Teachers do not teach grammar, there are only oral classes where we talk about life in general.
Other comments
The teachers are really bad. Some of them know nothing about grammar. One of the teachers I had wasn't really a teacher, as she wasn't even correcting the homework. She was asking a different teacher to do that. Really bad school. I will never go back.
27. Sep. 2010
21. Gustavo (30 years)  - 
21. General English - Mini Group 30 - 3 weeks

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7. Sep. 2010
22. (43 years)  - 
22. General English - Mini Group 20 - 3 weeks

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The students and some of the teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Sunscreen, summer clothes, hat, sports shoes, mosquito repellent, dictionary, book airport transfer, small luggage, and earplugs.
Other comments
The public transport is really bad, which is a serious problem during the stay. If you do not live close to the school, you spend too much time on the bus but if you live near the school, you have probelms to travel around the island.
7. Sep. 2010
23. (29 years)  - 
23. General English - Mini Group 30 - 1 week

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6. Sep. 2010
24. (36 years)  - 
24. General English - Mini Group 30 - 5 weeks

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different quality classes depending on the teachers; insist on not speaking or mother tongue not youngsters (some with little experience);
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almost impossible to move with public transport on the island, great difficulty and high costs for travel by taxi or rent any other means of transport
1. Sep. 2010
25. (61 years)  - 
25. GE Standard Group Course (Afternoon) - 2 weeks

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the ability to individualize the education according to the needs and the willingness to find hourly solutions, for teaching and the best for the group and for the student
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Gozo is much better than Malta in landscape architecture and liveableness. Victoria is wonderful for the leisure, full of locals, parties and movement. Thank God there are no discoteques but there is everything else and a small school like Bels is perhaps more for socializing guys tah a bigger school.My son had easily make new friends and there were a lot of places to go to.
31. Aug. 2010
26. (21 years)  - 
26. GE Standard Group Course (Afternoon) - 2 weeks

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The availability of management to assess individual cases.
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Due to the peculiar situation of Gozo, it is better to stay near the school. It' s easier to organize the individual touristic movements that tackle everyday transports problems toward and from the school
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I very much appreciate the willingness of the owner (St Mary Flats, Kercem, Gozo) in solving every small logistical problems
29. Aug. 2010
27. Marga (39 years)  - 
27. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 3 weeks

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24. Aug. 2010
28. (42 years)  - 
28. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 2 weeks

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Superior Homestay
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The facilities for renting a bicycle, make an excursion. There is information to go anywhere: timetables, buses, ferries ...
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They provide a good platform to practice English in a relaxed way but the effort of speaking English is always yours.
4. Nov. 2008
29. (23 years)  -  Spain
29. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 3 weeks

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the weather and the town
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sun lotion
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Gozo is a very quiet island.
2. Nov. 2008
30. (43 years)  - 
30. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 1 week

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Check the distance from your family house to the school. there are no good transport available or it is expensive.
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social activities had not the high standard I expected.
27. Oct. 2008
31. (45 years)  -  Germany
31. GE Standard Group Course (Morning) - 1 week

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good teachers, the location, the weather
7. Feb. 2008
32. (68 years)  - 
32. GE Standard Group Course (morning) - 3 weeks

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Superior Homestay
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friendly atmosphere
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some students stayed very far from the school, without means of transport
17. Sep. 2007
33. Sergio (46 years)  - 
33. Standard Mini Group Course 20 - High Season - 3 weeks

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10. Sep. 2007
34. (36 years)  - 
34. Standard Mini Group Course 20 - High Season - 3 weeks

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by car
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I had a good time at Bells. My english has improved and I think everybody could benefit from courses at bells
16. Aug. 2007
35. Elena (37 years)  - 
35. Standard (Afternoon) Course 20 - High Season - 2 weeks

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School's shuttle bus. transportation is really bad and the school is difficult to access.
2. Aug. 2007
36. (39 years)  - 
36. Intensive Mini Group Course 30 - High Season - 2 weeks

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good teachers
15. Nov. 2006
37. (45 years)  - 
37. Standard (Morning)/ Low Season - 2 weeks

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20. Sep. 2006
38. Svetlana (34 years)  - 
38. Intensive Mini Group/ High Season - 2 weeks

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12. Sep. 2006
39. (39 years)  - 
39. Standard (Morning)/ High Season - 3 weeks

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the fact that it is a small one
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gozo is very different from malta
17. Aug. 2006
40. (49 years)  - 
40. General English Mini Group Courses - High Season - 1 week

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16. Aug. 2006
41. Javier (26 years)  - 
41. Standard (Morning)/ High Season - 2 weeks

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27. Apr. 2006
42. Ursula (41 years)  - 
42. Standard (Morning)/ High Season - 2 weeks

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24. Apr. 2006
43. Richard (31 years)  - 
43. Standard (Morning)/ Low Season - 3 weeks

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check in the winter month that your accomodation offers a heating possibility and check extra rates for this
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very familiar and friendly atmosphere. great for people over 30 years.
19. Dec. 2005
44. Torsten (38 years)  - 
44. Intensive Mini Group/ Low Season - 3 weeks

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15. Sep. 2004
45. (16 years)  - 
45. General

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I liked the way the school building is constructed.
9. Sep. 2004
46. (40 years)  - 
46. General

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adult students
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It is not very easy moving around Gozo. That´s why I recommend accommodation in a coast village.
8. Sep. 2004
47. (44 years)  -  Switzerland
47. General

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friendly, helpful, personal

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