[EDLING:116] Foreigners learning English in Malta increase
Francis M. Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Sun May 13 13:41:23 UTC 2007
Foreigners learning English in Malta increase
An estimated 65,966 foreigners visited Malta in 2006 to learning English, an
increase of 7% visitors over 2005 when 61,607 foreigners visited the island for
the same purpose.
Figures for visitors coming to Malta to English have shown an upward trend in
the past four years. 53,241 visited Malta in 2003, 55,578 in 2004, 61,607 in
2005 and 65,966 last year. The figures were revealed by Minister for Tourism
and Culture Francis Zammit Dimech when he officially inaugurated the
International House Malta, a Language school for the young adult market in
Swieqi on Friday.
The Minister for Tourism and Culture said that the learning of English is one
of Maltas main tourism segments that contribute significantly to our tourism
industry. He said that this segment is run by private enterprise since all
English language schools are privately owned and offer not only work for full
time and part-time teachers but are also a source of revenue to host families.
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