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BELS Juniors

St. Paul's Bay, Malta

Junior school (12-17 years), sandy beach, accommodation in families of 4* residence. Parents are welcome to join!

BELS is a family-run, fully accredited, group of boutique English Language schools, founded in 1997.

BELS Juniors is an extension of BELS’ expertise in the English Language to the younger generation. Our Junior camps take place in Easter, Summer & Autumn and we combine English language courses with the best leisure activities on the island.

Our camp is based in the north east of Malta, in the towns of Mellieħa & St. Paul’s Bay. Mellieħa is one of Malta’s largest & most popular summer resort which houses Malta’s longest sandy beach. Whilst our school for Easter & Autumn is based in St. Paul’s Bay.

What do we offer?

Exciting programmes that are targeted at fun-loving, adventure seeking 12–17 year olds.

A spacious school, with 15 bright & airy classrooms.

English language courses specifically designed for young learners.

Experienced & qualified teachers & group leaders.

A leisure programme that has a tailor-made mix of activities & excursions for young students.

Two accommodation options: 4 star hotel or home stay.

24-hour student support service & supervision.

A BELS Family Programme for parents who wish to join their children in Malta.

The BELS Juniors Welcome:

Your first weekend will be spent familiarising yourself with your new surroundings. All new arrivals will attend a welcome meeting hosted by BELS representatives. During this meeting you will receive a welcome pack including the school and house rules, complete with emergency phone numbers, as well as a copy of the weekly programme.

The welcome meeting is then followed by a tour of your accommodation and the allocation of your room. Students staying in host families will be greeted by members of the family, from whom they receive the above mentioned welcome pack.

First Day at School:

Students will arrive at the school on the first day of classes at 8:45am. They will be welcomed by the school team at 9:00am.

They will then sit for a placement test at 9:15am and will then be assigned to a class of their level.

Classes start at 11:15am on the first day. Classes will be held from 9:15-10:45am and from 11:15am-12:45pm from the second day onwards. Students can enjoy their packed lunch after classes, followed by the afternoon activity.

Supervision for Juniors:

Students will be supervised at all times by our dedicated team, who will also provide support at all times throughout the programme. BELS team leaders will also accompany your students on all activities, telling them about the places they are visiting.

Junior Leisure Programme:

Included in the BELS package are various safe and fun-filled activities. Students will have a mix of activities and excursions that are tailor-made for young learners. All activities are supervised by our trained activity leaders, who are dedicated to making sure students have the best possible time with us.

Most popular activities:

Cultural and historical visits to Valletta, Mdina and the 3 cities

Shopping trips to Sliema, St. Julian’s

Beach activities at Golden Bay and Mellieha Bay

Boat trips to Comino, Blue Lagoon

Sports nights

International student parties

Additional Watersports Programme:

Our water sports programme will add to the fun of the language trip. If you enjoy and wish to practise water sports, BELS offers special activity packages which consist of 3 lessons per week of 120 minutes each.

Students can choose between sailing and windsurfing (equipment and teaching materials are included in the price). Water-sports lessons take place in Mellieha. If they cannot decide between one sport and another they can also take part in our two weeks Water Sports Camp. This consists of 2 sailing lessons, 2 windsurfing lessons and 1 kayaking lesson.

Courses

General English
From 12 to 17 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
28 August—8 September

Our Juniors language course has been created to meet the needs of young learners. Teaching materials, which are especially designed for youth programmes, are used to improve your English language abilities. Groups are kept small, with a maximum of 15 students per class & the nationality mix is varied.

Facts:

20 lessons per week

1 lesson: 45 minutes

Start Monday; finish Friday

Minimum duration: 1 week

Maximum of 15 students per class

Minimum language level: elementary

What to Expect:

Improved English language communication skills

Topic based lessons

Course material & school folder

Great classroom atmosphere

Fun activities

Course certificate

Student assessment report

Ideal for:

Young Learners aged 12-17 years old

Students who wish to practise English and improve their listening & speaking English.

Schedule:

Monday to Friday

2 lessons: 9:15-10:45 - Break - 2 lessons: 11:14-12:45

Accommodation

You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Home Stay accommodation

5 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 12
Full board

Living with a host family, offers students the opportunity to practise the English language outside the classroom in a safe, family environment. Our friendly and welcoming host families are handpicked by BELS staff. When screening our host families, we ensure that young learners will be safe and comfortable and that they are treated like a member of the family.

Accommodation is in sharing rooms, on full board basis.

Included in the course price
full board

BELS Residence

5 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 12
Full board

Set in a safe area, our BELS Juniors residence/ hotel is located minutes away from the rocky beach and within walking distance of the main square in Buġibba. Accommodation is in triple or quadruple rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and include an ensuite bathroom with shower, a television with basic reception service, a safety deposit box (at a nominal fee) and a telephone for incoming calls only. All BELS students can make use of the hotel’s indoor and outdoor pools.

BELS Staff will be living at the hotel to provide our students with round the clock customer care support and supervision. Accommodation is also on full board. BELS Staff will be living at the hotel to provide your clients with round the clock customer care service.

Transfer

Lifehack: download Uber (an app that enables you to request a taxi from your smartphone) and get $20 for your first trip by using promocode r19ur

Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.
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BELS Juniors, 550 West, St Paul's Street, St Paul's Bay, SPB 2418, Malta
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