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Reviews of English Communication School, Sliema, Malta

Total number of reviews: 45
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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English Communication School, Sliema, Malta
4.0/5.0 
(45 reviews)
City 4.3/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Host family 3.2/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.2/5.0 
other 3.2/5.0 
Individual Reviews
12. Sep. 2016
1. (37 years)  - 
1. Intensive English Course - 2 weeks

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The organization and the personal and humane manners. Plus, the level in the classes to improve the language.
21. Aug. 2016
2. (25 years)  - 
2. General English Course - 4 weeks

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The teacher's attitude and the class' dynamism.
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A dynamic and interactive school, but you do not practice enough all of the skills required for the Cambridge exam, such as speaking, listening and no writting. More grammar should be studied.
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You get advice at any time for various problems.
9. Aug. 2016
3. (16 years)  - 
3. General English Course - 1 week

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3. Aug. 2016
4. (50 years)  - 
4. General+5 (20 Gruppo + 5 Individuali) - 1 week

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19. Jul. 2016
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5. General English 20 - 1 week

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8. Mar. 2016
6. (54 years)  - 
6. Mini Group 20 - 1 week

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The teacher. It is kept manageably small
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Class was mixed with beginners who had a different progress level. I would have liked a common/same starting date/level of the participants.
26. Oct. 2015
7. (40 years)  - 
7. Intensive English Course - 2 weeks

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19. Oct. 2015
8. (28 years)  - 
8. General English Course - 4 weeks

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Teachers' instruction and the very familiar environment.
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Preferred accommodation in dorms with other students to get the most from the experience
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Really recommended, I talked to people who had previously attended greatest schools(and perhaps the most technologically equipped)and it was a much more pleasant experience at ECS
5. Oct. 2015
9. Andrea (26 years)  - 
9. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Balco Symphony - Hostel
25. Aug. 2015
10. (47 years)  - 
10. Intensive English Course - 2 weeks

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The availability of the school representative... I didn't like at all the accommodation, and I wish the organizers go and see also for themselves the location that they're offering... with dogs, cats and parrots a normal person struggles to settle in.
28. Jul. 2015
11. Ophelie (31 years)  - 
11. General English Course - 2 weeks

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13. Apr. 2015
12. Ilaria (29 years)  - 
12. Intensive English Course - 3 weeks

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15. Sep. 2014
13. Grigorii (20 years)  - 
13. General English Course - 2 weeks

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30. Jul. 2014
14. (33 years)  - 
14. General English Course - 2 weeks

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A two-week course is not enough.
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Teachers don't have an English accent. The level test is awful.
29. Jul. 2014
15. (36 years)  - 
15. Intensive English Course - 1 week

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Multi ethnic groups and the heterogeneity of the age of the participants
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we are peaceful and serene because the school is well organized and ther's always someone taking care of the students' needs
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great location
28. Jul. 2014
16. (32 years)  - 
16. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Nothing. Methodology from the 20s. Classrooms are not adapted, you can not even play a listening.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Choose a good school and get as much infomration about it as you can.
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They don't even summarise what you have learnt. Nothing. The test level is a joke and is at least 67 years old. No speaking whatsoever.
14. Jul. 2014
17. (27 years)  -  Russian Federation
17. Intensive English Course - 1 week

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You can smoke in the little garden inside.
7. Jul. 2014
18. (23 years)  - 
18. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Quality of teaching and teacher.
23. Jun. 2014
19. (36 years)  - 
19. Intensive English Course - 2 weeks

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English learning
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About the activities and the visit of Malta: It is a good idea to ask for tips to the professors of the school.
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Well organized transfer; The school reception could be better (right door after the entrance). The Mercury Residence is correct, but is not so clean.
12. May. 2014
20. (23 years)  - 
20. Intensive English Course - 4 weeks

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Friendly teachers
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Ensure that students are assigned to the correct group for which they pay money
24. Mar. 2014
21. Valerio (34 years)  - 
21. General English Course - 3 weeks

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3. Mar. 2014
22. Laurent (59 years)  - 
22. General English Course - 1 week

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11. Feb. 2014
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23. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Good school
3. Feb. 2014
24. (52 years)  - 
24. General English Course - 2 weeks

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reliability and affability
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Positive comment. It's a small school but well handled. I have been in the low season and therefore also the services were limited (recreational spaces etc.)
9. Dec. 2013
25. (20 years)  - 
25. Intensive English Course - 15 weeks

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25. Nov. 2013
26. Ekaterina (29 years)  - 
26. Intensive English Course - 3 weeks

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30. Sep. 2013
27. (53 years)  -  Croatia
27. General English Course - 2 weeks

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QUALITY OF TEACHING
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TAKE MORE HOURS
30. Sep. 2013
28. Igor (53 years)  -  Croatia
28. General English Course - 2 weeks

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21. Sep. 2013
29. Liudmila (42 years)  - 
29. General English Course - 4 weeks

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better not go in August!
21. Sep. 2013
30. Marta (27 years)  - 
30. General English - 4 weeks

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16. Sep. 2013
31. (29 years)  -  Spain
31. General English Course - 3 weeks

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The teacher was great, the location too.
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I didn't book the accommodation with the school, but my classmates weren't happy with the family or apartments. I recommend to book the accommodation by yourself, I was at Corner Hostel, and it was really good.
16. Sep. 2013
32. (40 years)  - 
32. General English Course - 2 weeks

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Good atmosphere.
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Teachers change too often.
10. Sep. 2013
33. Marco (26 years)  - 
33. General English Course - 3 weeks

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2. Sep. 2013
34. Julia (44 years)  - 
34. General English Course - 2 weeks

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2. Sep. 2013
35. Francesco (40 years)  - 
35. General English Course - 2 weeks

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2. Sep. 2013
36. (26 years)  - 
36. General English Course - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere and some teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do not be afraid to express concerns or to request what you may need.
2. Sep. 2013
37. (23 years)  - 
37. Intensive English Course - 3 weeks

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immersion in the language, the emphasis on communication
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should go for a longer period
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teachers were good, but classes and dressing room were extremely small and uncomfortable, the machine with food and drink did not work well
26. Aug. 2013
38. Sara (28 years)  - 
38. General English Course - 1 week

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24. Aug. 2013
39. (24 years)  -  Netherlands
39. General English Course - 4 weeks

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It is a small non-comercial school, with small classes and plenty attention for everybody.
31. Jul. 2013
40. (52 years)  - 
40. General English Course - 2 weeks

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My teacher Anthea and my classmates.
20. Jul. 2013
41. (24 years)  - 
41. General English Course - 2 weeks

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The setting of the lesson: every student has the opportunity to listen and speak to the class
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To learn English it's better to travel on your own
9. Jul. 2013
42. Vanessa (33 years)  - 
42. General English Course - 1 week

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I was placed in a higher level. It was clear on the first day that my level of English was lower. I talked to the teacher but then the next day there was a different teacher so I had to stay in that class all week. Besides, one of the girls was doing a business course and they made us do exercises from that course although they knew we had not booked the business course. The vocabulary was really specific and hard to understand. The thing is that they used our class to teach this girl because she was the only one in her course. My rating on this school is low.
24. Jun. 2013
43. (34 years)  - 
43. General 20 + 5 Course - 1 week

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Everything was great.
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Very good school, great teachers.
19. Jun. 2013
44. (35 years)  - 
44. General English Course - 1 week

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School right in the city center, with access to everything...
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Intensive course even with only morning lessons on a weekday ...
15. Apr. 2013
45. (28 years)  - 
45. General English Course - 1 week

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Multiple extracurricular activities, very friendly staff. The school is well located, close to the harbor and the shopping area.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Mercury Residence is well located on the border with St. Julians, the nightlife. Most school teachers are not native (not British English), but good professionals using a good methodology.

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