International

Foundation Year
programmes
in Malta

Clubclass
Language
School Malta
Clubclass Language Schools started operating in January 1999
when the school in Malta opened its doors to foreign students for the
first time. Over the years, Clubclass has taught English as a foreign
language to over 25,000 students from over 50 different countries.

WHY CHOOSE MALTA?
Malta offers exceptionally good
value for money. Its ties with the
UK and the English language,
together with very high academic
standards, have made the island
a popular destination for foreign
students. In Malta, students can
combine an academic course with
culture and history, as
well as fun and relaxation.

The island’s fabulous weather
has contributed to making it a
year-round destination. 7000
year old temples and Baroque
architecture go hand in hand with
live concerts, theatre productions,
lovely beaches, water-sports,
fabulous nightlife and delicious
Mediterranean cuisine.

Furthermore, Malta is an extremely
safe and secure destination for
foreigners and locals alike. The
Maltese are extremely friendly,
hospitable people who have learnt
to coexist with people from all over
the world, which makes it easy for
them to understand the ways and
customs of foreign students.

WHY CHOOSE
CLUBCLASS?
Clubclass Residential Language
School is located in Swieqi - a quiet
residential area only a stone’s throw
away from the hustle and bustle of
St. Julians. Five minutes away is
Paceville the vibrant centre, densely
packed with entertainment treats
that range from huge multiplex
cinemas and bowling alleys to night
clubs and a lovely sandy beach.
Malta’s capital city Valletta, the old
capital Mdina and the main hub
Sliema are all within a short bus
ride away as are the main beaches
located in the north of the island.
Our residential school set-up
provides a totally immersive
teaching environment and we pride
ourselves on our commitment to
deliver quality tuition to all students
on a personalised level. Clubclass
is licensed by the Ministry of Education, an accredited member of
FELTOM and a full member of ALTO
and WYSE Travel Confederation.

School amenities include large,
bright, air-conditioned classrooms,
free Wi-Fi within the school, 24
hour Internet Café, Self Study
Centre/Library and a Multipurpose
Room. Residence facilities include
an outdoor pool, fitness centre,
indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, pub,
restaurant, cafeteria
and launderette.
A range of accommodation,
all inspected and licensed by
the Malta Tourism Authority, is
available to ensure that every
budget and requirement is
catered for. Accommodation
options include new private or
shared suites (located opposite
the school), apartments (within
the same building as the school),
hostel and student houses
(situated across the road from the
school), and host families (within
walking distance of the school).
Accommodation in hotels situated
within close proximity of the school
can also be arranged.

Clubclass Residential Language
School attracts students from all
over the world. In every case, our
aim is to ensure that students
gain the maximum benefit and
enjoyment from their course. At
Clubclass every member of staff
is committed to quality education
tuition. Every effort we make is
focused on providing academic
excellence in an environment that
is friendly and welcoming. The
schools’ philosophy has and will
always be to offer quality tuition
in a fun and relaxed environment
that is conducive to learning.
Our qualified and friendly staff
are always available to ensure
that students get the maximum
benefit and enjoy themselves in the
company of like-minded people
from all over the world.

“LAST YEAR, 70% OF
NCUK’S IFY STUDENTS WERE
ACCEPTED BY RUSSELL
GROUP UNIVERSITIES.”

NCUK
International
Foundation
Year
The NCUK International
Foundation Year (IFY) programme
is the most widely accepted course
of its kind for the successful
placement of students at
universities in the UK and around
the world since 1987. Designed by
11 of the UK’s best universities,
it is recognised by almost every
British higher education institution
as a valid entry qualification for
undergraduate study. To date,
NCUK has guided over 23,500
students onto degree programmes
at its world-class universities.

• Last year, 70% of NCUK’s IFY
students were accepted by
Russell Group Universities
• 90% of those students gained
a place at their first or second
choice of university
• NCUK students achieve
excellent outcomes at their
chosen universities with 42%
of undergraduates achieving a
1st class or 2:1 degree

THE NCUK
INTERNATIONAL
FOUNDATION YEAR
PROGRAMME
The NCUK International
Foundation Year programme is
a modular 30-week course that
prepares students for first-year
entry into leading UK universities
by providing them with the
knowledge and skills to enter
and excel in their undergraduate
studies. The International
Foundation Year programme
consists of a combination of study
skills which includes English
for Academic Purposes and
academic content to prepare
students for their undergraduate
studies. Student assessment is
conducted through a combination
of coursework, an end-of-semester
test, and a final examination.

ASSURANCE OF
QUALITY
All NCUK’s programmes are
created in conjunction with their
11 founder universities, and all of
them are designed to give students
the skills needed for successful
future studies in an Englishspeaking environment. NCUK’s
programmes are recognised
and accepted by the majority of
universities around the world,
giving students a globally portable
qualification.

GUARANTEED OFFER
TOP REASONS
is a unique organisation
TO CHOOSE NCUK’S NCUK
because it was founded by 11 leading
UK universities in 1987 and today NCUK
INTERNATIONAL
guarantee students entry into nearly
FOUNDATION YEAR can
3,000 degree programmes in the UK.
Upon successful completion of their
PROGRAMME AT
programme, students are guaranteed
CLUBCLASS
at least two offers on a suitable degree
01

Guaranteed conditional offer of a place
on an undergraduate degree course

02

Quality assured

03

Qualified and experienced teachers

04

Small class sizes

05

26 hours of tuition per week

06

Regular student pastoral care, counselling and
guidance

07

NCUK has guided over 23,500 students onto degree
programmes at its world-class universities

08

NCUK’s programmes are recognised and accepted
by the majority of universities around the world

programme at one of the following
universities:
• University of Bradford
• The University of Huddersfield
• University of Leeds
• Leeds Metropolitan University
• The University of Liverpool
• Liverpool John Moores University
• University of Manchester
• Manchester Metropolitan University
• University of Salford
• University of Sheffield
• Sheffield Hallam University

PROGRESSION
OPPORTUNITIES
TO UK’S RUSSELL
GROUP UNIVERSITIES
Since 1987, the NCUK International
Foundation Year programme has
developed an excellent reputation
among UK’s leading Russell Group
universities. The following universities
have made offers to NCUK students
in the last couple of years:
• University of Birmingham
• University of Bristol
• University of Cambridge
• Cardiff University
• Durham University
• University of Edinburgh
• University of Exeter
• University of Glasgow
• King’s College London
• University of Leeds
• University of Liverpool

• University of Manchester
• Newcastle University
• University of Nottingham
• Queen Mary, University of
London
• Queen’s University Belfast
• University of Sheffield
• University of Southampton
• University College London
• University of Warwick
• University of York

International
Foundation Year
Programme –
Business Stream
The NCUK International
Foundation Year programme
has been designed to prepare
international students, who have
completed their high school,
for entry to an undergraduate
degree. During this two-term
programme, students will study
four compulsory modules. Once
students complete and pass the
programme they are guaranteed
a place at an NCUK University.

THE FOUR
COMPULSORY
MODULES ARE:
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC
PURPOSES
This specially designed
programme will help students
develop their skills in Academic
English that are required for an
undergraduate course at a UK
University. It will allow students to
develop vocabulary most relevant
to their course of study, and train
them in specific skills such as
listening to lectures, note-taking,
making oral presentations,
academic reading
and writing.

BUSINESS STUDIES
This module has been designed
to ensure that students will have
a basic understanding of the
key concepts of business and
management, such as – marketing,
leadership, organizational
structure, accounting and finance,
human resource management and
corporate strategy.
ECONOMICS
The aim of this module is to provide
students with an introduction
to the main theoretical models
and concepts used in macro and
micro-economics. Topics covered
during the course include: the
economic environment, the market
mechanism, market structure
and growth, inflation, international
trade and macroeconomic policy.
MATHS
This module aims to develop
students’ key knowledge,
understanding, skill and application
of a variety of mathematical and
statistical techniques that are
relevant in the fields of business,
humanities and social science
disciplines.

TEACHING AND
LEARNING STYLES
Throughout the NCUK International
Foundation Year programme, all
academic subject modules will be
delivered by professional teachers
using a lecture and tutorial style
that mirrors the type of teaching
that students will meet in
undergraduate university courses.

ASSESSMENT
AND SUPPORT
To ensure that students achieve
their goals, progress will be
monitored regularly by continuous
assessment of coursework and
class tests. The final grade for each
unit will be based on a mixture of
course work and end of course
examinations.

Following the NCUK International Foundation Year Business
Stream programme provides students with a pathway to a
wide variety of undergraduate degree options:
NCUK IFY IN
BUSINESS CORE
MODULES:
• Economics
• Maths
• Business Studies
• English for Academic
Purposes

LEADING TO DEGREES
AT UNIVERSITIES IN:
• Accounting and Finance
• Business Studies
• Design Management for
Fashion Retailing
• Development Studies
• Economics and Social History
• Economics
• Fashion and Textile Retailing
• Finance and Economics
• International Business,
Finance and Economics
• International Management
• IT and New Media
• International Relations

• History
• Creative Writing
• Media Studies
• Digital Media
• Management and Leisure
• Management and Marketing
of Textiles
• Textile Technology
• IT Management for Business
• Management and Information
Systems
• Marketing
• Law

SAMPLE TIMETABLE
09:00 –
10:30
1½ HOURS

10:30 –
11:00
½ HOUR

11:00 –
12:30
1½ HOURS

12:30 –
13:30
1 HOUR

13:30 –
14:30
1 HOUR

14:30 –
16:00
1½ HOURS

16:00 –
16:30
½ HOUR

16:30 –
18:00
1½ HOURS

MONDAY

Supervised
Self-Study

Break

English for
Academic
Purposes
(2 hrs)

Lunch

Tutorials

Business
Studies

Break

Business
Studies

TUESDAY

English for
Academic
Purposes

Break

English for
Academic
Purposes

Lunch

Tutorials

Maths

Break

Maths

Lunch

Tutorials

Economics

Break

Economics

WEDNESDAY

Business
Studies

Break

Business
Studies

THURSDAY

English for
Academic
Purposes

Break

English for
Academic
Purposes

Lunch

Tutorials

Maths

Break

Maths

FRIDAY

Economics

Break

Economics

Lunch

Supervised
Self-Study

Supervised
Self-Study

Break

Supervised
Self-Study

• English for Academic Purposes – 8 hours per week
• Business Studies – 6 hours per week
• Economics – 6 hours per week
• Maths – 6 hours per week
• Supervised Self-Study – 5 hours per week
• Tutorials – 4 hours per week

MALTA SCHOOL

Chelsea Court, Triq l-Imghazel,
Swieqi, St Julians SWQ 3150, Malta
tel: +356 21370694
fax: +356 21370607
email: malta@clubclass.com
web: www.clubclass.com/malta

LONDON SCHOOL

28-30, Theobald’s Road,
London WC1X 8NX,
United Kingdom

tel: +44 (0)207 242 1185
email: london@clubclass.com
web: www.clubclass.com/london

REGISTERED ADDRESS
Clubclass Limited, One The Esplanade,
St. Helier, JE2 3QA, Jersey
Company Registration No 117329

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