Just recently, I returned from Malta, where I had a two-week intensive English course. To say that I liked it would be an understatement.
Before starting to study each student is tested for determining the level of language skills. And you will be assigned to the appropriate group. If you feel that the level is complicated for you, you can contact the appropriate office, and they will definitely meet your halfway. In my case, it was not required. I felt very comfortable in my group.
Also, the attitude of teachers towards students impressed me - that is what I think is suffering in our country. Teachers of EF apply equally to everyone. No one is singled out and no one is deprived. All students are equally involved in the process. Classes are taught without burying in the textbooks. Discussions, communication, games, presentations, songs, movies, etc.
Audiences with air conditioning, appliances. In the hall there are coolers with water, computers with free access, there is also a cafeteria with reasonable prices.
Leisure. The school provides various activities. From free, conducted on the school grounds and by teachers, and paid (excursions, trips, clubs, dinners). For me, the prices for paid events are overstated. Paying 15 euros only to be brought to the place by bus and brought back, while you can get yourself for 1.5 euros to one side, it's too expensive.
Another important point is accommodation. I lived with a host family. I could not even dream of a better family. Breakfast (sandwiches, fruit, toast, tea/coffee/ juice/soda), dinners (pasta, soups, meat with potatoes, etc.). Before the trip, I was warned not to expect a luxurious meal, but here I just got lucky. Portions were so big that it could easily divide it into two. Furthermore, the landlady allowed us to take food with us to school for lunch. Also, our clothes were washed free by the landlady every day - there was no need to pay for the laundry. Also, cleaning took place. I even felt uncomfortable that we were being cleaned up. The only thing, we paid for the Internet (5 euros per week), because it was very expensive there.
This trip was 100% justified. My life will never be the same :)