From an intensive one-to-one Maltese language course at our London training centre to an in-company Maltese course at your offices, Communicaid can provide you and your organisation with a language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Maltese courses.
Our Maltese courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Maltese communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Maltese language course
A Communicaid Maltese language training course will provide you with the ability to:
- Interact more confidently when visiting Malta or dealing with Maltese speakers
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Maltese-speaking colleagues and clients
through a show of interest in the Maltese language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Maltese school
A Communicaid Maltese language course is suitable for:
- Anyone planning to relocate to Malta and wishing to attend a Maltese course in order to
prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Maltese speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Maltese course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Malta who need to be
able to communicate at all levels
Maltese course content
The content and format of your Maltese training course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Maltese and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Maltese courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Maltese
- Email skills in Maltese
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Maltese language training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Maltese course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Maltese course trainer
All Communicaid Maltese trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Maltese training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Maltese trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Maltese trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Maltese training team.
EY has been working as a Maltese language trainer, interpreter and translator since the early 1990s. In particular, EY specialises in interpreting and translating Maltese to English within legal contexts.
Before turning to freelancing, EY was the Training Manager for a business skills consultancy where he was responsible for delivering training, course development and quality control.
Malti – Facts about the Maltese language
Maltese is the official language of Malta. Today, it is estimated that there are approximately 371,900 Maltese speakers, the large majority of whom are based in Malta. However, there remains a contingent of Maltese expatriates and their families who still speak Maltese.
Maltese is classified as a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family and is derived from Arabic. It shares extensive similarities with Tunisian Arabic, as well as more general parallels with other North African Arabic dialects.
Maltese is the only Semitic language written using the Latin alphabet. In total, it comprises 30 letters including the six special ones: c, g, gh, h, ie, z