Foreign Students Learn Maltese Ten Socrates/Erasmus students have successfully completed an Erasmus Intensive Language Course (EILC) in Maltese. The course was delivered by the Malta University Services Limited, under the coordination of the University’s European Unit and was organized with the support of the Commission of the European Communities within the framework of the Socrates - Erasmus Programme. The course was open for Erasmus students following a period of exchange at the University of Malta during the academic year 2005/6.

The EILC aims to provide students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the Maltese language. The students followed sixty hours in a lecture setting and successfully passed the test held at the end of the course. The cultural component of the course aims to expose participants to the historical and cultural aspect of the Islands of Malta and Gozo, drawing them closer to the Maltese Culture and lifestyle. Visits included: historical tours of Valletta and the Three Cities, and walking tours in Marsaxlokk, Wied iz-Zurrieq and Dingli Cliffs. The cultural repertoire ended with a Maltese cultural evening, comprising of a talk on Maltese Food and Legends which was complemented by a reception at which typical Maltese food and drink were served.

The presentation of certificates was held on the 17th March at the University’s Council Room.

Presenting the certificates was the Rector, Prof. Roger Ellul Micallef. Also attending were the Pro Rector, Charles J. Farrugia; the Director of the European Unit, Dr Joe Mifsud; the National Agency Coordinator, Mr Adrian Tonna; the Administration and Marketing Executive MUS, Ms Joanna Vella, and Mr Godfrey Magri, the course teacher.

Communications Office
17th March 2006