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BELS, St. Pauls Bay, Malta

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Malta

What we like about the school

  • Onsite school residence.
  • Overlooking and just 2 minutes away from the sea
  • Best rated school in Malta
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

St. Pauls Bay  

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BELS

The language school BELS was founded in St. Pauls Bay, Malta in 1997. The school is located in the north east of Malta in the picturesque seaside resort of St. Paul's Bay. There is a swimming bay within a 3 minutes walk from the language centre. A few minutes away, lies the neighboring town of Bugibba where clients can enjoy a good nightlife and the sandy beaches of Mellieha and Golden Sands are a 20 minutes bus ride.

The school address is: 550, St. Paul\'s Street, SPB 2418 - St. Pauls Bay (Malta).

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 25 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 70
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 110
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 40

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9
  • Junior courses in summer: 15
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 15

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

17
10
8
17
7

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Malta International (MLA). It takes 35 minutes by taxi  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 08.Jan.2017, 10.Feb.2017, 19.Mar.2017, 31.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 07.Jun.2017, 29.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 08.Sep.2017, 21.Sep.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 13.Dec.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15 - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:15 - 14:45
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 60 €High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 03.Sep.2017
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Price in €13012426024739037152049478074192087411501093138013112000190024002280115110
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15 - 12:45
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 50 €High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 03.Sep.2017
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Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinnerIncludes 20 lessons/week + leisure programmePrice includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2017: 24.Jun.2017, 01.Jul.2017, 08.Jul.2017, 15.Jul.2017, 22.Jul.2017, 29.Jul.2017, 05.Aug.2017, 12.Aug.2017, 19.Aug.2017, 26.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 14:30 - 17:45
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinnerIncludes 20 lessons/week + leisure programmePrice includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2017: 24.Jun.2017, 01.Jul.2017, 08.Jul.2017, 15.Jul.2017, 22.Jul.2017, 29.Jul.2017, 05.Aug.2017, 12.Aug.2017, 19.Aug.2017, 26.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:30 - 17:45
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00 €
Comments about courses:No HIGH SEASON supplement applicable for bookings of 20 weeks and more.
No group courses offered for beginners. Beginner level students will have their lessons reduced and we offer private lessons until they reach elementary level and can join a class.
Group lessons on public holidays which fall on weekdays are not made up. Only individual lessons are made up for.
The arrival transfer is compulsory for all students.

Accommodation

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Price in €220440660880220
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
Reduced price 8-19 weeks: 200€/week in low season and 400€/week in high season
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 200 €
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Price in €210420630840210
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
Reduced price 8-19 weeks: 200€/week in low season and 280€/week in high season.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
9 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
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Price in €175350525700175
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Reduced price 8-19 weeks: 165€/week in low season and 225€/week in high season
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 60 €
weeks1234Additional Week
Price in €150300450600150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Reduced price 8-19 weeks: 130€/week in low season and 320€/week in high season
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 190 €
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Price in €120240360480120
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
Fully booked on: 04.Sep.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season dates 24.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 130 €
  • Arrival Transfer is COMPULSORY for all types of accommodations.
    Extra nights in high season (all options): €60/night
    Host family supplements:
    Special Diet (except vegetarian): €50 per week (€60 in high season)
    Private Bathroom: €50 per week (€60 in high season)
    The Maltese Environmental Contribution tax will be charged separately for ALL accommodations for students age 18 and up:
    0,50€/night to a maximum of 5,00€ per continuous stay.

  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?no
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Malta International Airport:for 45 €(pick up);for 65 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Sailing 
Swimming 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
Sightseeing Tours, boat trips to the Blue Lagoon, FD Tour Gozo

Reviews

City
4.2/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
4.3/5.0 
Students liked about BELS, St. Pauls Bay
I liked the informal atmosphere and the small size of the school, which allowed a personal relationship between teachers and students. I appreciated the careful management of the director and the teaching quality assessment carried out every week.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The target audience of the school is very diverse, both as age and as nationality, so that a comparison is made very rich and interesting.
Other comments: School serious and effective
The staff.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
The availability, the kindness and the efficiency of the teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: to use both spaces as the technological tools
The work of administrators at the reception, the quality of teaching of some teachers (Clair)
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Choose the school in Malta with a small percentage of Russian students. BELS School is one of them.
Everyone knows everyone. The school is small but mighty.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
School Residence
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: All leisure activities organized by the school.
Other comments: The staff of the school is very friendly, willing to help, flexible - they have all the positive characteristics you could wish for. I will come back next year. High recommended!

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