Description

Whether its Aviation English or Tourism English, English for Medicine, or just General English, the goal of ACE Personalised classes is to discover what English learning means to you, as well as discovering where your skills are lacking or need improvement. These lessons are 'made to order' and take place in a one-to-one, face-to-face format, so that you can work directly with a teacher to get what you want out of your learning experience. With your personal tutor, you first fill out a Needs Analysis form to give us as much information as possible about what you expect and want from your lessons.

Our one-on-one teachers are eager to plan a personalised programme tailored specifically to your needs, and you can choose to concentrate on whatever area you wish, no matter how bizarre! This could be anything, from intensive work on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, speaking or listening, to more specialised areas like Business English and Exam Preparation, as well as an array of topic areas (see below for just some of the possibilities)

These lessons offer a unique opportunity to hone your skills and improve on any particular language weaknesses, allowing you to flow at your own pace and find a rhythm of learning that suits you. For those passionate about their education and goals, ACE Personalised English is the way to go. Benefits include:

  1. Course material designed and shaped around your topic of interest or profession
  2. Error correction, guidance and new lesson material based on observations taken through precise and attentive feedback, ensuring minute-to-minute improvements
  3. A relaxed, secluded atmosphere in comfortable and hi-tech classrooms
  4. Multimedia used to enhance lessons where appropriate
  5. Lessons that move at your own pace, as intense and demanding as you want (or as laid-back and mellow as you like!)

 

   
  • 1 to 1 English Lessons
  • Course subject
  • Student's Age
  • Levels Available
  • Students per Class

ACE Personalised

Special Subjects
  • 1 to 1 English Lessons 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 lessons per Week
  • Course subject Your choise
  • Student's Age 18+
  • Levels Available All
  • Students per Class 1 to 1

Personalised Subject Descriptions

Academic

This course is designed for high B2+ ESL students. The main goal is to provide them with adequate English proficiency to perform academic reading, writing, speaking and listening, plus acquire the appropriate skills in giving oral presentations, self-correcting for accuracy, writing essays and note-taking, summarizing and analysis tasks. Students will will also be tasked with writing simple academic papers.

Aviation

Our Aviation English courses are designed to meet the ICAO requirements. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requires all Aviation Personnel (pilots, air traffic controllers and all others who may be required to use radio telephony (R/T) on international routes to be at Level 4 (Operational) or above. This course is a must for students who are concerned with meeting the ICAO language proficiency requirements.

 

ICAO grades English Language Performance by a scale of 6 levels:

 

  • Level 1: Pre-Elementary
  • Level 2: Elementary
  • Level 3: Pre-Operational
  • Level 4: Operational
  • Level 5: Extended
  • Level 6: Expert

Finance

This course will increase a student’s confidence and further his/ hercareer in Finance through use of vocabulary, terms and concepts of financial English. This course covers English for:

  • Financial Reporting & Presentations
  • Accounting
  • Acquisitions & Mergers
  • Managing Cash Flows
  • Budgetary Processes
  • Development Issues
  • Company Financial Strategy

Hospitality

The present place of English being used as the main language for international communication means that it is important that people working in the Hospitality Industry should speak it well. This ’Plus’ course introduces English for Hospitality, working on main language points and important vocabulary related to the industry. Skills developed:

  • Language: Reading, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking, Comprehension and Pronunciation.
  • English for Hospitality.
  • Hotel and Restaurant English.
  • Customer service skills and relationships.

Medicine

Medical Professionals – This course is for doctors, medical students and other medical professionals who need to use English in their work in order to develop their careers. The course covers medical terminology, practice in specialist vocabulary and a review of basic grammatical structures. Students learn how to communicate with patients and colleagues, how to speak at seminars and medical meetings and how to read and write medical papers.

Nurses – Our English for Nursing course is designed to improve communication skills and equip nurses, carers and administrators with specialist English language knowledge of the healthcare environment to enable them to work more confidently in their job. The course concentrates on all aspects of the language, with extra focus on speaking and listening. The course is designed to give students experience in day-to-day nursing activities such as patient registration, patient handover and post-operation assessment. ACE English Malta also provides the facility for the needs of qualified nurses who are required to obtain 7.0 in an IELTS exam in all four areas tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Practical Methodology:
Primary

This course is aimed at developing and improving the English Language skills of teachers of English for primary school students. Participants are presented with the latest practical methodologies in interactive sessions and workshops with interesting ideas and activities. Importance will be given to methods used to motivate young pupils that involve their versatile imaginations.

Practical Methodology:
IWB

This course is aimed at developing and improving the methodological and pedagogical IT skills of teachers of English. The IWB revolution is now sweeping into English language classrooms, but many teachers are still unsure and afraid of the multi-sensory potential of the IWB or lack sufficient IWB training.

Architecture & Civil Engineering

The English for Architecture, Landscaping and Urban Planning course is intended for the practice of different language abilities while discussing different aspects of the topic. At the end of the course, students will be able to use vocabulary related to the specialised topic, while at the same time have the opportunity to develop their collaborative skills.

Business

Business 1 to 1 optimises teaching time by encouraging teacher and learner to work together as equal partners. Students can identify their needs quickly and easily, and teachers can build a personalised syllabus that covers exactly what their student needs.

Business 1 to 1 covers a variety of core business skills such as dealing with people, projects, and meetings. It also provides techniques and tips on travelling, socializing, and communicating by telephone and email.

General English

Teachers have the chance to customise each lesson to their student’s needs, and the possibility to target activities to a student's strengths and weaknesses is a huge plus. The student has the unique opportunity for intensive practice. If the student speaks for most of the lesson, he or she will make progress faster. And the same goes for other skills. Since it is one-to-one, students can choose exactly what they want to concentrate on - this could be anything from intensive work on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, speaking or listening, to more specialised areas.

Law

This course covers the main aspects of Legal English and is ideal for students who would like to improve their English skills for use in a variety of legal contexts in their professional capacity. It consists of specialist law-related topics and the option to prepare for the ILEC exam. Skills developed:

  • Language: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation
  • Legal English Terminology: Criminal Vocabulary, Court Jargon, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Company
  • Law and Property Law.
  • Presentation Skills
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Optional Preparation for Cambridge ILEC Exam

Photography

English with Photography gives the student the opportunity to polish their English and acquire the ability to use the correct descriptive language when defining a photograph or an image. Students also practise giving their opinions and expressing their attitudes towards photographs and photography in general.

Practical Methodology:
Secondary

This course is aimed at developing and improving the English Language skills of teachers of English for adults and secondary school students. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and personal experiences, as well as gather and exploit authentic materials in English that can be used in the classroom. They will be able to observe use of updated methodologies with bona-fide students.

Practical Methodology:
CLIL

Participants are given the opportunity to share their own successes and difficulties within specifically created workshops. Project workshops are set up with materials presented on the course. Participants collaborate on producing new materials or adapting existing ones to their own teaching environments. Successful and accurate assessment of learners will be discussed with various methods presented for participants to analyse.

Art & Design

This course consists of specialist English related to art and design disciplines. It also includes functional language, vocabulary and methods of appreciating or critiquing art in its various forms. It is ideal for students who need to improve their English for study or employment while preparing a portfolio of artwork.

Exam Preparation

Students get more personal attention when studying directly with their teacher so they speak a lot more and get much more feedback and correction on their writing and speaking as well as more targeted advice on how to improve exam reading and listening scores.

Students receive continuous feedback and detailed correction and advice on speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar related to their particular exam.

Historical & Cultural

On an island that uniquely boasts a history ranging from the Prehistoric, the Classical and Medieval, the Knights of Malta in the Renaissance, the French and British occupation, right up to present day independence, Malta is a cornucopia of historical facts, buildings, art, anecdotes and much more. This course combines learning English with Maltese history with special coverage of terms and vocabulary used when visiting or describing places of interest.

Maritime

If a student is at nautical school, wants to attend nautical school or is already a mariner, then this is the course for them. There are many versions of the English language in the world. Maritime English is a product of life on the ocean itself and since crews have become ever more international in character, English (being a world language), has filled the gap. The course syllabus covers the mandatory minimum requirements prescribed in Section A- II/4 of STCW’95, Standard Marine Communication Phrases.

  • Part B-VI/1 to teach basic Maritime English
  • Develop trainees’ ability to use English to Lower Intermediate language level and improve trainees’ competence in English
  • Prepare trainees’ for developing the full knowledge, understanding and proficiency in English required by STCW
  • 1995 Code

Travel & Tourism

The present place of English being used as the main language for international communication means that it is important that people dealing with tourists of any kind should speak it well. This ’Plus’ course introduces different aspects of English for tourism, working on main language points and important vocabulary through a variety of areas related to the tourist industry. Skills developed:

  • Language: Reading, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking, Comprehension and Pronunciation.
  • English for Tourism Studies.
  • English for Travel Agents.
  • English for Tourist Guides.

Practical Methodology:
Dyslexia

This course is aimed at developing and improving the methodological and pedagogical skills of non-native teachers of English for young school learners with learning disabilities. While learning about new teaching tools, participants will be able to do important research into modern learning disability methodology ensuring that their learners take the teaching from their short term to their long term memory.

Personalised Subject Descriptions

Academic

This course is designed for high B2+ ESL students. The main goal is to provide them with adequate English proficiency to perform academic reading, writing, speaking and listening, plus acquire the appropriate skills in giving oral presentations, self-correcting for accuracy, writing multi-essay compositions and note-taking, summarizing and analysis tasks. Students will simple academic papers.

Architecture & Civil Engineering

The English for Architecture, Landscaping and Urban Planning course is intended for the practice of different language abilities while discussing different aspects of the topic. At the end of the course students be able to use vocabulary related to the specialised topic, while at the same time have the opportunity to develop their collaborative skills.

Art & Design

This course consists of specialist English related to art and design disciplines. It also includes functional language, vocabulary and methods of appreciating or critiquing art in its various forms. It is ideal for students who need to improve their English for study or employment while preparing a portfolio of artwork.

Aviation

Our Aviation English courses are designed to meet the ICAO requirements. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requires all Aviation Personnel (pilots, air traffic controllers and all others who may be required to use radio telephony (R/T) on international routes to be at Level 4 (Operational) or above. This course is a must for students who are concerned with meeting the ICAO language proficiency requirements.

ICAO grades English Language Performance by a scale of 6 levels:

  • Level 1: Pre-Elementary
  • Level 2: Elementary
  • Level 3: Pre-Operational
  • Level 4: Operational
  • Level 5: Extended

  • Level 6: Expert

Business

Business 1 to 1 optimises teaching time by encouraging teacher and learner to work together as equal partners. Students can identify their needs quickly and easily, and teachers can build a personalised syllabus that covers exactly what their student needs.
Business 1 to 1 covers a variety of core business skills such as dealing with people, projects, and meetings. It also provides techniques and tips on travelling, socializing, and communicating by telephone and email.

Exam Preparation

Students get more personal attention when studying directly with their teacher so they speak a lot more and get much more feedback and correction on their writing and speaking as well as more targeted advice on how to improve exam reading and listening scores.
Students receive continuous feedback and detailed correction and advice on speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar related to their particular exam.

Finance

This course will increase students’ confidence and further their career in Finance through use of vocabulary, terms and concepts of financial English.

This course covers English for:

  • Financial Reporting & Presentations
  • Accounting
  • Acquisitions & Mergers
  • Managing Cash Flows
  • Budgetary Processes
  • Development Issues
  • Company Financial Strategy

General English

Teachers have the chance to customize each lesson to their student’s needs, and the possibility to target activities to a student's strengths and weaknesses is a huge plus. The student has the unique opportunity for intensive practice. If the student speaks for most of the lesson, he or she will make progress faster. And the same goes for other skills. Since it is one-to-one, students can choose exactly what they want to concentrate on - this could be anything from intensive work on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, speaking or listening, to more specialised areas.

Historical & Cultural

On an island that uniquely boasts a history ranging from the Pre-historic, the Classical and Medieval, the Knights of Malta in the renaissance period, the French and British occupation right up to present day independence, Malta is a cornucopia of historical facts, buildings, art, anecdotes and much more. This course combines learning English with Maltese history with special coverage of terms and vocabulary used when visiting or describing places of interest.

Hospitality

The present place of English as the main language used for international communication means that it is important that people working in the Hospitality industry should speak it well. This ’Plus’ course introduces English for Hospitality, working on main language points and important vocabulary related to the industry.
Skills developed:

  • Language: Reading, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking, Comprehension and Pronunciation.
  • English for Hospitality.
  • Hotel and restaurant English.
  • Customer service skills and relationships.

Law

This course covers the main aspects of legal English and is ideal for students who would like to improve their English skills for use in a variety of legal contexts in their professional capacity. It consists of specialist law-related topics and the option to prepare for the ILEC exam.
Skills developed:

  • Language: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation
  • Legal English Terminology: Criminal Vocabulary, Court Jargon, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Company
  • Law and Property Law.
  • Presentation Skills
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Optional Preparation for Cambridge ILEC Exam

Maritime

If a student is at nautical school, wants to attend nautical school or is already a mariner then this is the course for them. There are many versions of the English language in the world. Maritime English is a product of life on the ocean itself and since crews have become ever more international in character, English (being a world language), has filled the gap.

The course syllabus covers the mandatory minimum requirements prescribed in Section A- II/4 of STCW’95, Standard Marine Communication Phrases.

  • Part B-VI/1 to teach basic maritime English
  • Develop trainees’ ability to use English to lower intermediate language level and improve trainees’ competence in
  • English
  • Prepare trainees’ for developing the full knowledge, understanding and proficiency in English required by STCW
  • 1995 Code

Medicine

Medical Professionals – This course is for doctors, medical students and other medical professionals who need to use English in their work in order to develop their careers. The course covers medical terminology, practice in specialist vocabulary and a review of basic grammatical structures.
Students learn how to communicate with patients and colleagues, how to speak at seminars and medical meetings and how to read and write medical papers.

Nurses – Our English for Nursing course is designed to improve communication skills and equip nurses, carers and administrators with specialist English language knowledge of the healthcare environment to enable them to work more confidently in their job. The course concentrates on all aspects of the language with extra focus on speaking and listening. The course is designed to give students experience in day-to-day nursing activities such as patient registration, patient handover and post-operation assessment. ACE English Malta also provides the facility for the needs of qualified nurses who are required to obtain 7.0 in an IELTS exam in all four areas tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Photography

English with Photography gives the student the opportunity to polish their English and acquire the ability to use the correct descriptive language when defining a photograph or an image. Students also practise giving their opinions and expressing their attitudes towards photographs and photography in general.

Travel & Tourism

The present place of English as the main language used for international communication means that it is important that people dealing with tourists of any kind should speak it well. This ’Plus’ course introduces different aspects of English for tourism, working on main language points and important vocabulary through a variety of areas related to the tourist industry. Skills developed:

  • Language: Reading, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Speaking, Comprehension and Pronunciation.
  • English for Tourism Studies.
  • English for Travel Agents.
  • English for Tourist Guides.

Practical Methodology:
Primary

This course is aimed at developing and improving the English Language skills of teachers of English for primary school students. Participants are presented with the latest practical methodologies in interactive sessions and workshops with interesting ideas and activities. Importance will be given to methods used to motivate young pupils that involve their versatile imaginations.

Practical Methodology:
Secondary

This course is aimed at developing and improving the English Language skills of teachers of English for adults and secondary school students. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and personal experiences, gather and exploit authentic materials in English that can be used in the classroom. They will be able to observe use of updated methodologies with bona-fide students.

Practical Methodology:
Dyslexia

This course is aimed at developing and improving the methodological and pedagogical skills of non-native teachers of English for young school learners with learning disabilities. While learning about new teaching tools, participants will be able to do important research into modern learning disability methodology ensuring that their learners take the teaching from their short term to their long term memory.

Practical Methodology:
CLIL

Participants are given the opportunity to share their own successes and difficulties within specifically created workshops. Project workshops are set up with materials presented on the course. Participants collaborate on producing new materials or adapting existing ones to their own teaching environments. Successful and accurate assessment of learners will be discussed with various methods presented for participants to analyze.

Practical Methodology:
IWB

This course is aimed at developing and improving the methodological and pedagogical IT skills of teachers of English. The IWB revolution is now sweeping into English language classrooms, but many teachers are still unsure and afraid of the multi-sensory potential of the IWB or lack sufficient IWB training.

Our prices include

  • Course as booked
  • Course Materials
  • Online Placement Test
  • Welcome Pack
  • Student Card
  • Student Map
  • Mobile Phone SIM Card
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • School Internet Café
  • Weekly Student Welcome Parties
  • Monthly Individual Academic Assessment
  • Monthly Progress Test
  • Course Certificate
  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • 24/7 Welfare Assistance

Online Placement Test

One week before you arrive, we'll email you (or your agent will) a copy of our placement test, so keep an eye out for that. This test helps you and us to understand your English level and decide the best class for you, so as to ensure the optimal learning experience.

Classes are available for students of all different skills and experience levels, from Beginner to Advanced, with the lessons and course material of each class tailored carefully to fit the different levels as described in the CEFR guidelines:

  • Beginners = A1
  • Elementary = A1+
  • Pre-Intermediate = A2
  • Intermediate = B1
  • Upper-Intermediate = B2
  • Advanced = C1
  • Proficiency = C2

For more information and detail about CEFR Guidelines please click on the following link: CEFR levels.

FAQ - Frenquently Asked Questions

How long is one lesson?

All our lessons are 45-minute lessons.

Which kind of topics can I have in the lessons?

You can see all the options we offer in the previous section. The topics are listed and a description is also offered.

Can I decide the time of my lessons?

The time of the lessons is decide by the school, but we are happy to discuss the needs of our students in order to accommodate their requests as much as possible.

Do you need accommodation?

Have a look at our accommodation options

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Elena

Russia

Good value for the price and quality. The school is new with very good equipment, all classes are modern and have media boards, and WiFi it’s also very important. The system of education is including the speaking, grammar and extra conversation classes which are free. Teachers' explanation is very understandable. The location of the school is comfortable, because near is a lot of cafes and restaurants for lunch, shops and supermarkets. I’m looking forward to come back again!

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Marc

Switzerland

At the beginning I was a little bit afraid about the school. But shortly after I arrived I saw that my fear was without any reason. They picked me up exactly on the level I was and helped me with passion to reach the level I wanted to be. You help each other, you laugh together, you spend time together and explore the island and its culture as well as the cultures from the other students all over the world.

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Stephany

Venezuela

This English language adventure in Malta has changed my life. My teachers at ACE helped me to improve my English and successfully complete one of my goals. The school is really modern, and the location is just perfect. I have made new friends from all around the world and they have become part of my family.

 

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He Mian

China

Came to this school and I gain a lot, It’s not only to learn English, but also for friends and happiness. I feel happy every day for this. I like to communicate with classmates and teachers, they are very enthusiastic. I enjoy study in here.

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Marianna

Colombia

My experience as a student at ACE English Malta has been amazing because i met people from different countries. Even the school has a wealth of activities that helped me to improve my english, like free conversation class, afternoon movies or social clubs. Also the great life in Malta with the spectacular views and picturesque beaches make your adventure out of this world.