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Welcome to IELTA

Learn English successfully in a warm, friendly, family environment. By living and studying with your British teacher you can make rapid progress, using the language all day, every day. You will speak only English, allowing you to immerse yourself in the English language both during the lessons and socially with our family.  Your course will be specifically designed to meet your individual needs, allowing for fast improvement.

Spending time with your host family allows you to practice your speaking and listening skills, and to learn and use new vocabulary that is essential in “everyday English”. It also allows your tutor to listen for any problem areas, or gaps in your English and correct these immediately or more fully during your lessons. In other words, your learning continues even after the lessons have finished, allowing you to practice and experiment with the language in a safe and supportive environment.

Your host family

We are a British family, consisting of your teacher Jennifer, Ian, who is a retired UK firefighter, and our son Daniel who attends the local school.

Jennifer is fully qualified to teach English as a foreign language, having attained the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) at the University of Liverpool (UK).  She also holds a BA (Hons) degree and is a qualified nurse having spent over 20 years working within the UK National Health service at senior levels. During her career as a nurse, Jennifer also gained certificates in management from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). We are registered with the EFL Monitoring board at the Ministry of Education, Malta, to teach English as a Foreign Language, and licensed with the Malta Tourism Authority to host students.

We live in the picturesque village of Xaghra, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Gozo.

Host Family