My Internship at inlingua Malta
and Journey to Malta 2015
Hi, my name is Claudia and I arrived in Malta on the April 14 in 2015. I decided to take up a extra-curriculum project which is offered by my region (Puglia, Italy) to take a work placement experience in a foreign country. My choice of Malta was quite obvious due to the fact that i wished to improve my English and enjoy the beautiful climate and history Malta has to offer.
So the journey all started on the 14th of April, when I landed in Malta and took my first step on the Maltese archipelago at 16:35. My first impression was positive, I found Malta to be a very beautiful place that has a mixture of various cultures with a fascinating history.
I knew I had to attend a short course in English for my first week, and then would be allocated to a business somewhere to undergo an internship for a further 3 weeks. On my birthday, 22nd April, I got news that my internship would take place at Inlingua School of Languages. My English course turned out to be a great fun and very educative, whilst my teacher/trainer May was such a lovely person.
My internship was just as great, as the whole team at inlingua Malta welcomed me and offered great support throughout my work placement. I am very happy to have been placed at this school and really enjoyed every minute of it. Anthony who was my supervisor had laid out a number of tasks that varied from Administrative to Marketing, as well as Customer care and Leisure. We were asked to socialize and mingle with the current students and get their feedback of their learning experience as well as take photos for the social media promotion and posts. We took testimonials and organised various activities, managed students logistics on busy Monday mornings when new students register and do their placement tests. Our tasks were so varied throughout the 3 weeks that we managed to assist various departments and handle very interesting subjects like digital marketing, sales &prospecting, animation, research & analysis and many more.
Malta had a lot to offer on a cultural side as well as a leisure-side. We managed to get to visit some wonderful sites like Marsaxlokk (the fishing village and its open market), Blue Grotto & the Neolithic temples, Valletta (the capital city – full of history and its marvelous fortifications), Mdina (the Silent city – Architectural wonder), Gozo (the sister island) , Comino island (and its beautiful stunning Blue Lagoon). There were other activities that we were lucky to be attend ; just like the Firework Festival in Valletta and the Strawberry Festival in Mgarr village.
The night life was spectacular, as all the locals and foreign students met up in the Paceville area to celebrate every evening with drinks, music and fun. We took part many a nights and will definitively remember (or as much as we can) this night club district and the friends we made.
The overall experience was amazing and I wish to return in the near future and visit some of my local friends I have made on this journey, as well as continue developing my English skills and find other hidden treasures this island has to offer.
Thank you Malta!
Thank you inlingua Malta!
I wish to thank all the staff! I hope to see you soon!
I have learnt a lot and will definitely help me in my future to come.
Claudia Lubrano ..from Brindisi (Italy).
(Date: Friday 08 May 2015)