Malta is an interesting country, with plenty of places to visit. There are various national dishes. If you like making amazing pictures or admiring the beauty of landscape, Malta is the right choice for you.
About the school:
I have studied for 2 weeks and rented a room in the Silema Marina Hotel by myself, it took me 1 minute of walk to get to the school.
There is a supermarket, a minimarket, boutiques, and a lot of restaurants and fast food stands near the school. Discounts are given to the students with a school card in almost all nearby places. The school is six-storied, and it has marker boards. Also, there is an interactive media room or a computer class on each floor. It is clean and tidy. I have not been in a residence, but according to the other students’ reviews it is not good, but cheaper than hotels and apartments.
Everyone is friendly from the reception to the director. But I don’t think that if you are annoying and testy, they will tolerate. It is better to be always polite and smiling. I had great teachers. Davina is British with nice and clear English accent, and she does like her job. Vanessa also likes her job, she is Colombian with American accent, her speech is comprehensible, and everything is understandable.
The school provides different activities and a participance in excursions with a discount. I also advise you to take courses from 30 hours, I took 20 and regret a little bit, because 30-hour courses include 10+ speaking hours, it will be more useful. If you learn English from scratch, take courses for 2-3 months. There are students, who has studied for six months, and they say that it is a crucial experience for improving your English skills.
At my first day at school I didn’t realize how everything works, because of a test I missed 1 lesson. Watch carefully where they send you, and immediately ask them to change your English level group, if you feel that it is too difficult for you to study there. After a while it will be hard to change it operatively. And remember, if you come to improve your English, forget your shyness when they test your English level.
Tutorial materials are given in the first two days, it is better not to write down anything, because it will be hard to return them, if you change your level.
The school is growing and developing its organization skills, thus, enjoy its truthful kindness, but control your process of learning by yourself.
Malta invests a lot in construction, apartments could be expensive, especially during the season. There is no heating at all, because it is enough to use an air conditioning with a heating function (it is necessary to cool air in summer time, abundant sweat is said to appear) or a usual heater in winter time. In general, if you go not in a hot weather and you easily freeze, you need to take pajamas with you :) There is no need to take warm clothes, but sweatshirts are better to grab.
BUT, there is no sense to go for 2 weeks if you do need to study much grammar and nuances in English tenses, if you want to highly improve your English, go for a longer term or on intense courses. In a short term you will only bridge a language barrier, but your total progress will be insignificant as mine.