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The Benefits of Immersion
Victoria Vella / August 17, 2016

The Benefits of Immersion
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In English language terms, (total language) immersion is the act of learning English in a country where it is spoken.

Why would a language learner do this?

The answers are simple: living or staying in a country where English is spoken, for any length of time, creates the daily need to communicate in English. This increases the amount of time a person would speak, read and listen to the language throughout the day. At first this can be overwhelming for many students coming to Malta, but it only takes a short time to become confident and ultimately fluent.

Malta was a British colony for over 160 years, This historical legacy explains why English is one of the two official languages spoken in Malta. This, together with an excellent climate and the option to turn learning into a holiday, make Malta an ideal place for studying English.

Apart from life in the classroom, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practise the living language. Malta is one of only a few truly bilingual countries. English language newspapers, books and magazines are sold everywhere, many TV and radio channels broadcast in English, movies are in English, and much of the Islands’ cultural programme is in English.

You’ll have two holidays in one: language learning and a Mediterranean experience. Here, you’ll find that warm, southern hospitality blends perfectly with Anglo-Saxon traditions to create a charm unique to these Islands.

Enjoy a backdrop of unrivalled weather, stunning scenery and all sorts of activities from sports to cultural tours. All language schools organise extra-curricular programmes to help you make more of your stay by getting to know the country and its people.

Finally, and most importantly, it gives the learner the extra push, enabling them to eventually “think” in English. It is quite visible in Malta that the students encourage each other more openly in a country where the language is spoken every day.

Have a great week

Vicky