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Aċċess

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A grammar book that covers the syllabus for the Maltese Language Ordinary Level Exam. Aċċess intends to let the students appreciate our language which unfortunately is at times deemed too difficult by some. Thus this book is to help our students to pass their examinations with flying colours! Aċċess is also an important tool for all those who are interested to get a good grasp of our language. The book includes:

  • explanatory notes on all aspects of the Maltese grammar;
  • a variety of exercises at different levels;
  • a self assessment plan on each topic covered;
  • good studying skills and good essay writing skills;
  • a guide about the oral examination component;
  • a detailed explanation of the most common grammatical errors.


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Qawsallinu

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A book that covers the syllabus for the Maltese Literature Ordinary Level Exam. The book includes:

  • notes on all the poems and prose listed in the syllabus;
  • a variety of exercises on these texts;
  • a detailed explanation of the examination paper;
  • a time management plan for the duration of the exam;
  • good studying skills;
  • good essay writing skills;
  • model answers in the form of essays;
  • a detailed explanation of the examination paper.


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Malti aħjar bi sforzi żgħar!

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A pocketsize book for advising those interested to write in our language. It helps them appreciate the fact that Maltese is not as difficult as it is sometimes deemed. This pocket size book, the first of its kind, is also an important tool for all those who are interested to get a good grasp of our language. The book includes:

  • an overview of the main elements which make up our language;
  • suggestions on the writing of loan words;
  • a guide to address the most common grammatical errors;
  • different models which can be used for better orthography;
  • a short explanation of some grammar terminology;
  • an up to date explanation of some important orthographic principles.


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Realtà

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This book contains ten short stories about several difficulties and problems that teenagers continually face. The problems and difficulties dealt with in these short stories are varied. These include alcohol, drug, debt, weight and other family problems. The book also presents stories about usury, steroids, bullying, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy outside marriage.






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Rocco Jitgħallem il-Karatè

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The book is about a boy named Rocco who is introduced to the world of karatè after reading a book. He also begins training this martial art. He takes his training very seriously and his teacher enrols him into a competition. Here we see what Rocco goes through in order to prepare himself for this competition against opponents who train different martial arts from his; those of Shotokan karate, Taekwondo, Kick boxing.





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Ktejjeb b’taqsira b’differenza u b’eżerċizzji varji fuq "Meta jaqa’ ċ-Ċpar" ta’ Trevor Żahra (Pubblikazzjoni Merlin)

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A workbook which accompanies the Maltese reader "Meta jaqa’ ċ-Ċpar" written by Trevor Żahra.









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Ktejjeb b’taqsira b’differenza u b’eżerċizzji varji fuq "Ħolm tal-Milied?" ta’ Trevor Żahra (Pubblikazzjoni Merlin)

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A workbook which accompanies the Maltese reader "Holm tal-Milied?" written by Trevor Żahra.









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Ktejjeb b’taqsira b’differenza u b’eżerċizzji varji fuq "L-Isqaq" ta’ Ġużè Chetcuti (Pubblikazzjoni Merlin)

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A workbook which accompanies the Maltese reader "L-Isqaq" written by Ġużè Chetcuti.









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Eċċellenti

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Primarily it is aimed for an adult audience. However, it is also very useful for the younger generation as an additional learning tool. Eċċellenti is also very practical for Maltese migrants around the globe.

Throughout the book, grammar is taught in a context. Each chapter starts with an original text written by the authors themselves. The variety of texts include novels, recipies, historical facts, health awareness and other forms of general knowledge. By analysing the text the students understand the grammar in use. An explanation is then provided, together with a short grammar note. Additionally, each chapter has a number of graded exercises, such as crossword puzzles, word searches, matching and reading comprehensions, which are appropriate for all age groups.

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Malti għall-Eżamijiet b'Pariri u Tweġibiet!

Malti għall-Eżamijiet b'Pariri u Tweġibiet!

This book, written in a friendly style, explains how to write a good essay, how to write formal and informal letters and how to answer comprehension questions. Worksheets and exercises help learners revise Maltese grammar topics, and there are specific exercises to overcome the most common grammatical errors and improve spelling, using the latest developments in Maltese orthography. Four different levels of Maltese exams are described in detail:

  • SEC (Maltese language ordinary level exam),
  • B.Ed.(Hons.) Maltese language proficiency test (University of Malta),
  • Maltese examination for the Enlistment of Soldiers in the Armed Forces of Malta (Regular Force), and
  • Maltese examination for the Post of Clerk in the Malta Public Service.


For each exam,
  • there are three sample papers, and
  • a time management plan.
The answers for all the exercises and sample papers are at the back of the book.

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Malti Għalina t-tfal 1 - 6

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Six workbooks which cover the Maltese Language Syllabi in the Maltese Primary Schools.

Malti Għalina t-Tfal 1
This workbook aims to cover the Year 1 syllabus. It is full of colourful pictures and a number of exercises which make sure that children learn in a systematic manner. The exercises cater for all the children who are still learning the basic language skills. Emphasis is made on both the capital and small letters. Apart from the alphabet, various exercises guide the children to sentence formation. The contents at the end will guide both teachers and parents to the aspects of grammar tackled.

Malti Għalina t-Tfal 2
This workbook covers the Year 2 syllabus. Throughout the book, the children are helped by Kika, a penguin which reinforces their learning. A short grammar note is provided in a colour box coming from the penguin’s mouth. This is the most important part of the lesson. The contents at the end are intended for teachers and parents to guide them through the grammatical aspects covered in this book.

Malti Għalina t-Tfal 3
The aim of this workbook is to cover the Year 3 syllabus. Grammar is taught in a context. The young children are guided by Pengo, a dog helping them to enrich their language skills. Each chapter starts with a text and then a set of questions from which the children will master the grammar. A variety of creative exercises follow. At the end of every lesson there is a self assessment session. Additionally this book has a number of mind maps, guiding the children in planning and writing compositions.

Malti Għalina t-Tfal 4
The aim of this workbook is to cover the Year 4 syllabus. Grammar is taught in a context. Each chapter starts with a text and then a set of questions from which the children will master the grammar. At the same time the students will be given the skills needed for self-expression. A variety of creative exercises follow. Finally the students are given supplementary work such as writing a letter, a composition, a rhyme or similar expressive work. At the end of every lesson there is a self assessment session. Additionally at the end of each topic there is a mind map, guiding the children in revising the work done.

Malti Għalina t-Tfal 5
The aim of this workbook is to cover the Year 5 syllabus through a context. Each chapter starts with a text and then a set of questions from which the children will master the grammar. At the same time the students will be given the skills needed for self-expression. A variety of creative exercises follow. Finally the students are given supplementary work such as writing a letter, a composition, a rhyme or similar expressive work. At the end of every lesson there is a self assessment session. Additionally at the end of each topic there is a mind map, guiding the children in revising the work done.

Malti Għalina t-Tfal 6
As in all the series grammar is taught in a context. Each chapter starts with a text and then a set of questions from which the children will master the grammar. At the same time the students will be given the skills needed for self-expression. A variety of creative exercises follow. Finally the students are given supplementary work such as writing a letter, a composition, a rhyme or similar expressive work. At the end of every lesson there is a self assessment session. Additionally at the end of each topic there is a mind map, guiding the children in revising the work done.





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Idjomi Maltin għal studenti għaqlin

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An idiom book that covers the syllabi for primary, secondary and MATSEC levels. This student-friendly book is intended to help students cover the idioms studied from Form 1 up to Form 5 in a straightforward, comprehensible fashion with plenty of examples and details. This book includes idioms collected under different themes in accordance to the Education Division Syllabus and the SEC syllabus; definition of each idiom; the use of each idiom in a sentence; various exercises catering for all levels; a guide to address the most grammatical errors and different models which can be used to improve the orthography.

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Qwiel Maltin għal studenti ħabrikin

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A proverb book that covers the syllabi for primary, secondary and MATSEC levels. This student-friendly book is intended to help students cover the proverbs studied from Form 1 up to Form 5 in a straightforward, comprehensible fashion with plenty of examples and details. This book includes proverbs collected under different themes in accordance to the Education Division Syllabus and the SEC syllabus; definition of each proverb; the use of each proverb in a sentence; various exercises catering for all levels; a guide to address the most grammatical errors and different models which can be used to improve the orthography.

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75 Lehma 75 Fehma

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A poem anthology specifically designed for the teaching of Maltese poems that covers the Secondary Level Syllabus. This poem anthology is intended to help students appreciate Maltese literature while passing examinations with flying colours! This book is an important tool for students currently in Junior Lyceums or Secondary schools because it covers nearly all the poems enlisted in the Education division syllabi and private and church schools syllabi. It includes a short note on every poet in this anthology, a selection of poems of these poets, accompanied by explanatory notes and exercises at different levels on each poem.

Apart from all this, there is a detailed explained list of the figures of literary discourse accompanied by exercises, a detailed explanation of examination questions, including SEC questions, good studying skills, and two cultural activities for Maltese and Gozitan students, as well as a detailed explanation of the most common grammatical errors. As expected this book follows the latest developments in Maltese orthography.

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Malti Aħjar bi Sforzi Żgħar . . . Ktieb tat-Taħriġ!

Malti Aħjar bi Sforzi Żgħar . . . Ktieb tat-Taħriġ!

This book is aimed at self-learners who want to bring their knowledge up to date and to improve their grammar and spelling. Multi-topic worksheets and exercises help learners improve proficiency by brushing up their Maltese grammar while learning the new spelling rules. It includes:

  • specific and general exercises on different aspects of the Maltese language;
  • exercises on Deċiżjonijiet 1, the new orthographic regulations published by the National Council for the Maltese Language;
  • three Maltese language proficiency exams;
  • creative revision exercises and games like crosswords and snakes and ladders;
  • advice on writing and examples of essays, formal and informal letters, emails, circulars and memos;
  • all the answers given in a separate section.


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Suċċessinu 1

Suċċessinu 1

This book prepares students for the first paper of the SEC (O-level 2014 onwards) exam. Information is presented in a clear, logical and concise way. It includes:

  • a detailed explanation of the examination paper;
  • a time-management plan for sitting the exam;
  • advice on writing and examples of essays, letters, emails and reports;
  • guidance on the SEC oral exam with notes on the Maltese linguistic culture and other current themes;
  • five model papers of the oral exam and five of Paper 1 of the written exam.
  • all the answers given in a separate section.


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Suċċessinu 2

Suċċessinu 2

This book compliments the official textbook for the 2014 SEC (O-level) Maltese exam syllabus. It covers all the texts listed in the syllabus for Paper 2 and helps students gain a true appreciation of Maltese literature while arming them to pass the exam with flying colours. It includes:

  • notes on all the poems and prose listed in the syllabus and published in the literature anthology Bejn Ħaltejn;
  • plenty of exercises based on the anthology;
  • advice on good essay writing skills;
  • model answers in the form of essays;
  • a detailed list of the figures of literary discourse with full explanations and creative exercises;
  • three model papers of the written exam;
  • all the answers in a separate section.


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Hijacking in the Mediterranean

Available in Maltese

Hijacking in the Mediterranean

From 1970 to 2000, there were, on average, two aircraft hijackings every month somewhere in the world, with the Mediterranean area being a particular hotbed. Most were committed to extract a ransom for political or personal ends, but it was from these fertile seedbeds that the modern idea of using a stolen aircraft as a suicide missile grew. Although hijackings are much rarer now, their consequences are disproportionately greater. The fear of hijack is ubiquitous at every level from individual passenger to nation-state, so that analysis of these earlier hijacks, which seem almost innocent now, is vital to our understanding of the motives and mechanisms of hijacks, helping us to prevent or defend ourselves against them.

The book supplies this analysis by concentrating on five hijacked aircraft, all of which landed at Malta's Luqa International Airport, right at the heart of the Mediterranean. They were:

  • Flight KL 861 Amsterdam-Tokyo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 25 November 1973;
  • Flight LN 642 Houn-Tripoli Libyan Arab Airlines 16 October 1979;
  • Flight LN 484 Sebha-Tripoli Libyan Arab Airlines 20 February 1983;
  • Flight MS 648 Athens-Cairo EgyptAir 23 November 1985;
  • Flight KM 830 Malta-Istanbul Air Malta 10 June 1997;


The original aim was to find out why certain areas in and around the Mediterranean are more prone to hijacking than others, but on researching the thousands of words written and spoken about these hijacks, the author found that most accounts were either false or incomplete, so made it his first object to discover and reveal the truth, using published sources, oral interviews, contemporary newspapers, reports, television programmes, discussions with security experts, police reports, procès-verbaux, court reports from experts, press releases and official correspondence.
Armed with this knowledge, he set out to prove that security and stability in the Mediterranean, and thus in Europe, cannot be achieved unless regional security problems are addressed. There is an accurate account of each hijack from peaceful takeoff right through to the end of the drama, and each is analysed in the light of the contemporary regional problems that motivated the hijackers.
The author also reflects on the changes in the Mediterranean region that have led to the fall in the number of hijackings.

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“This book sheds new light on events which have hitherto been distorted by speculation, sensationalism, bias, short memory, or even the self-importance of actors. In this volume they are told vividly, accurately, intelligently, and in their right context, providing a welcome contribution to the narrative of the dramatic events themselves, but also to the country’s history of external relations and security.”

Prof. Dominic Fenech
University of Malta
October 2010


Feature on News - TVM (5th January, 2011.)

Feature on TX - Super 1 TV (5th January, 2011.)

Feature on It-Torċa (6th February, 2011.)

Feature on In-Nazzjon (10th March, 2011.)

Feature on The Malta Independent on Sunday (6th November, 2011.)




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Idjomi Maltin għalina t-tfal

Idjomi Maltin għalina t-tfal

This book, designed in full-colour, is intended to help children learn idioms. It includes: idioms collected under different themes; definition of each idiom; the use of each idiom in a sentence; three different exercises for each theme catering for different levels.

  • idioms collected under different themes;
  • definition of each idiom;
  • the use of each idiom in a sentence;
  • three different exercises for each theme catering for different levels.


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Qwiel Maltin għalina t-tfal

Qwiel Maltin għalina t-tfal

This book, designed in full-colour, is intended to help children learn proverbs. It includes:

  • proverbs collected under different themes;
  • definition of each proverb;
  • the use of each proverb in a sentence;
  • three different exercises for each theme catering for different levels.


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Gwida għall-Malti Komunikattiv

Gwida għall-Malti Komunikattiv

It is intended to help improve the style and clarity of your writing. It offers advice and models of different types of writing, including essays, formal and informal letters, emails, avertisements, descriptions, directions, dialogues, captions, messages, précis, slogans, reports, and translations.







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