[EDLING:116] Foreigners learning English in Malta increase

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Sun May 13 13:41:23 UTC 2007

Malta Media

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 Malta’s 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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