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HOMESTAY at NSTS English Language School

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HOMESTAY / HOST FAMILIES
This unique accommodation option highlights the spirit of hospitality
which characterises the Maltese people.

NSTS officials personally visit and interview each host family before approval and keep regular contact to ensure you have the best possible stay. The focus is not only on the physical amenities but also on the hosts themselves

Guests are hosted on half-board – meaning breakfast and dinner are provided – with the latter most likely to be a typical Mediterranean-style meal with Italian influence. Families regularly host up to four English learners during peak times and provide shared facilities.Laundry facilities are available upon request. Executive homestay /host families are available on request.

For any further information or booking send an email to: nsts@nsts.org or visit our website nsts.org

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BLUE-BUTTERFLY DAY by Robert FrostIt is blue-butterfly day here in spring,
And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry
There is more unmixed color on the wing
Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry.

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
BLUE-BUTTERFLY DAY by Robert Frost

It is blue-butterfly day here in spring, And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry There is more unmixed color on the wing Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry. But these are flowers that fly and all but sing: And now from having ridden out desire They lie closed over in the wind and cling Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.

(via photograph-a-day)

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BUSINESS ENGLISH at NSTS

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These group courses will set you up with an advantage in daily professional life and career advancement, and improve confidence speaking in English on the subjects that matter to you most.

This course is designed for all professionals who are exposed to international commercial relations or simply seeking confidence and assurance in linguistic skills and improving communication skills in formal meetings, conferences, presentations, on the phone and at business social gatherings.

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The course can be undertaken as Business English only, or as
a combination of Business and Intensive General English. Learners can choose from the same programme of activities and excursions as the Intensive General English course, which also encourage English speaking practice outside the classroom.

Academic information
● Enrolments accepted all year round
● Minimum Entry level: B1/Intermediate
● Average/Maximum number of learners per class: 4/6

What’s included
● Welcome pack and orientation
● NSTS Placement Test
● 20 or 30 lessons per week, duration 45 minutes
● Wi-fi internet access at the school
● Weekly Focus Workshop
● 3 invitations to specific social activities per week
● NSTS English Language Institute Certificate
● 24/7 emergency number and support 

Academic Add-on Options/Combinations
●Individual tuition
●English for Professional Purposes

Typical Activities
(including optionals)
The NSTS activities programme includes outdoor adventures and water activities, visits to heritage and cultural sites, social and cultural events, culinary excursions, and hands-on creative activities.

Accommodation options
● NSTS Hibernia Residence, Sliema
● NSTS Campus Residence, Msida
● Homestay & Executive homestay
● Hotels and apartments

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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claimBecause it was grassy and wanted wear,Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to wayI doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. 

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 

(Source: ksorra)

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ENGLISH COURSES FOR ADULTS at NSTS

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NSTS English Language Courses for adults are designed to improve everyday use of English in a social or work setting. Over a period of weeks, you will develop greater skills and confidence in English grammar, vocabulary and fluency.

All courses incorporate formal classroom conversation and interactive lessons involving role play, and working in pairs and groups with learners having the option of augmenting their core course with top-ups or individual tutoring.

 Learners also have access to a free weekly Focus Workshop where they can refine their pronunciation and grammar skills through group work, set tasks and exercises, and selfstudy.

The workshop’s focus alternates each week, between either pronunciation or remedial grammar. Registration is required, and participation is open to all levels.

As an added bonus, and outside of formal class time, all students have access to an extensive social programme developed and organised by NSTS staff, and tailored to each course to further build on what is learnt in class. Practise your English while taking in Malta’s vibrant lifestyle and rich culture, from the very contemporary to prehistory dating back some 7000 years.

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INTENSIVE GENERAL ENGLISH

Classes are in small groups with an average class size of six learners and a maximum of eight, to make the most of teacher-student interaction and the opportunity to practise speaking.

Lessons based on everyday topics focus on the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), developing fluency and skills and confidence in English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Moreover, learners taking 30 lessons or more have the option to take 10 lessons per week in either General

English or as Themed English Lessons with each theme repeated once in each eightweek cycle.

Academic information

Enrolments accepted all year round (with intakes of A1/Beginners every first Monday of   the month)

Minimum Entry Level: A2/Pre-Intermediate

Average/Maximum number of learners per class 6/8

What’s included

Welcome pack and orientation

NSTS Placement Test

20, 25 or 30 lessons per week of 45-minutes duration

Wi-fi internet access at the school

Weekly Focus Workshop

3 invitations to specific social activities per week

NSTS English Language Institute Certificate

24/7 emergency number and support

Academic Add-on Options/Combinations

Individual tuition

English for Professional Purposes

Business English

Academic English

Typical Activities (including optionals)

Visit villages in the south; discover Valletta and the Knights of Malta; film viewings; culinary excursions; Mdina by night; Karaoke bar; visit ancient temples, and more

Accommodation

NSTS Hibernia Residence, Sliema

NSTS Campus Residence, Msida

Homestay & Executive homestay

Hotels and apartments

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