Malta is inhabited by just over half a million people, making it the least populated country in the European Union.
This country joined the European Union on May 1, 2004, i.e. at the same time as Poland. Very quickly, Malta took another step towards European integration by introducing the Euro currency on January 1, 2008. Next to Maltese, English is the second official language in Malta.
The most important urban center of the Maltese archipelago is the capital of this country – Valletta. The accumulation of 320 monuments in one city makes the entire administrative unit inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MALTA – ATTRACTIONS
The Maltese landscape is an attraction in itself, which is why many interesting places can be seen here for free. Recommended for a walk are: the promenade in Sliema, Dingli cliffs or the Popeye Village, which was created for the film with Robin Williams, and all photography enthusiasts should visit the colorful fishing village of Marsaxlokk at least once.
There is also no shortage of historically and culturally important places in Malta, such as the Baroque Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Valletta, the city of Mdina or the megalithic temples entered on the UNESCO list.
However, Malta offers much more! It is not worth delaying a trip to the other two Maltese islands, because both are truly breathtaking.
Comino is a paradise on earth for divers, walkers and photographers. Azure water and drinks sold here served in pineapple attract tourists from all over the world. Comino is an uninhabited island, so you can take a break from the city atmosphere and relax. Comino can be reached from the port of Ċirkewwa by speedboat. The ferry to Gozo – the most “green” of the Maltese islands – departs from the same place. Gozo is the second largest island in the archipelago after Malta. It can be visited by public transport or double-decker tour buses that take tourists to the most beautiful corners of the island. Must-sees in Gozo are: Dwejra Bay (the famous Azure Window used to be here, which you may know from “Game of Thrones”), Xlendi, Ramla Beach and Victoria Citadel. Gozo is the most beautiful of the Maltese islands. The landscape here is much greener than in neighboring Malta, and life here seems to be really idyllic and much less chaotic. Since June 2022, our school has been implementing the Erasmus + project “Be smart. Be European. Cross-curricular paths as the key to the future”. One of the tasks of the teaching staff will be to improve the knowledge of English during courses in Maltese schools. We chose the following schools: Link School of English in Sweiqi and Executive Training Institute in St. Julians. The Link School of English in Sweiqi offers high educational quality, uses innovative technological tools for language learning, all teachers are experienced and qualified in accordance with international standards, use the latest teaching methods, emphasizing communication skills and the most effective learning strategies. The organization offers training for teachers during which we will be able to discover new methodologies, broaden our language knowledge, develop language teaching skills, increase cultural awareness and share their experiences in teaching different subjects.The second school is the Executive Training Institute in St. Julians. Dynamic training programs are run at ETI with a particular focus on communication skills and English language proficiency. All course programs are tailored to the needs of participants. The courses are not based on a textbook. Each trainer designs the course focusing on the needs and learning goals of the beneficiaries so that they can achieve their goals faster and see immediate results. Trainers use modern teaching methods and the latest teaching resources. After completing the training, the participant receives a detailed course report, including recommendations for further study. In addition, he has a three-month e-learning program available after completing the course to further develop his language and communication skills.