English Language Schools in Malta
Language Schools to learn English in Malta
English schools in Malta
The island of Malta is a popular destination for learning English and studying languages. There are many language schools in the archipelago. Only schools that hold the ELT Licence, a licence issued by the Maltese Ministry of Education, are officially recognised as English language schools.
There are currently 36 official English language schools on the main island and on the secondary island (Gozo). Find a complete list of language schools in Malta listed by location below.
Schools of English in SliemaSchoolsAddress
Am Language Studio
299, Manwel Dimech Street, Sliema, SLM 5014
English Communication School
10, Triq San Piju V Sliema, SLM 1424
Inlingua School of Languages
60, Tigne Tower, Tower Street, Sliema, SLM3172
Mattew Pulis Street, Sliema, SLM 3052
Schools in St. JuliansSchoolsAddress
ACE English Malta
Bay Street Complex, Level 4, St.George’s Bay
Alumna Camas Malta
Peace Haven Villa, Santu Wistin Road
Berlitz Language Centre
Dragonara Road, St. Julian’s
Marguerite Mangion Street, St. Julian’s, STJ 3180
The Mayfair Business Centre, Lower St. Augustine Street, St. George’s Bay, St. Julian’s, STJ 3312
European School of English (ESE)
ESE Building, Paceville Avenue, St. Julian’s STJ 3103
Executive Training Institute (ETI)
ESE Building, Paceville Avenue, St. Julian’s STJ 3103
Maltalingua School of English
2, Birkirkara Hill, St. Julian’s, STJ 1141
Schools of English in VallettaSchoolsAddress
Unilang International School of Languages
Workers’ Memorial Building, South Street, Valletta, Malta
CAVENDISH SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
124 Melita Street, Valletta, VLT1123
Easy School of Languages
21, St.Ursula Street, Valletta, VLT 1230
Schools of English in PembrokeSchoolsAddress
Sprachcaffe Languages Plus
6, Alamein Road, Pembroke PBK 1776
A Class Academy of English
St. Catherine’s High School, 11 Suffolk Road, Pembroke PBK 1901
Atlas Language School
Alamein Road, Pembroke, PBK 1770
Schools of English in San GwannSchoolsAddress
EEC-ITIS Malta Tourism & Languages Institute
9, EEC – ITIS Building, Triq San Pietru, San Gwann, SGN 2310
Gateway School of English (GSE)
1, Bosfru Street, San Gwann
Schools of English GziraSchoolsAddress
NSTS English Language Institute
12 Taliana Lane, Gzira, GZR 1723
English Language Academy
151, Edgar Bernard Street, Gzira, GZR 1707
Schools of English in SwieqiSchoolsAddress
CLUBCLASS LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Chelsea Court, Triq l-Imghazel, Swieqi SWQ 3150
International House Malta
128, Triq is-Sirk, Swieqi, SWQ 3211
Link School of English
88/90, Triq it-Tiben, Swieqi SWQ 3034
Schools of English in St. Paul’s BaySchoolsAddress
ALPHA SCHOOL OF ENGLISH
Arznell Street, St. Paul’s Bay, SPB 3232
550 West, St. Paul’s Street, St. Paul’s Bay
GV MALTA English Centre
St. George’s Street, St. Paul’s Bay, SPB 3476
Schools of English FlorianaSchoolsAddress
London School of Commerce (LSC)
3rd Floor, Europa Centre, St.Anne Street, Floriana, FRN 9020
School of English Malta
8, Magazines Street, Floriana, FRN 1119
Schools of English GozoSchoolsAddress
58, Tower Tinghi Street, Xewkija, Gozo
Triq ta’ Doti, Kercem, Gozo KCM 1721
Other English language schoolsSchoolsAddress
ICTQ Centre for English Excellence
112, Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, MLH 1020
Domain Building, 102/104 Constitution Street, Mosta, MST 9055
EEC Language Centre
Villa Monaco, Sliema Road Kappara, SGN 4416
Malta University Language School
University Residence, R. Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija
Accreditations of English language schools in Malta
Accreditations and certifications are important elements of the evaluation of the quality of English language courses offered by schools. To obtain accreditation, schools undergo a rigorous inspection, according to high standards, to evaluate the academic level of the school, the quality of the courses, the work of the school staff, the quality of the infrastructure.
The following is an overview of the main accreditations of English language schools in Malta to be considered.
Elt Council is an accreditation issued by the Maltese Ministry of Education. This accreditation is probably the most important accreditation. It certifies that the school has an ELT licence, which guarantees that the school is considered an English language school by the Maltese government. You can find the full list of ELT Council accredited schools. It is highly recommended that you avoid schools without this certification.
IALC : The International Association of Language Centres is a group of individual schools (160 schools worldwide) behind an accreditation. It is a qualitative accreditation, to join the schools must meet a list of requirements and good practices in language teaching. IALC is a guarantee of quality for schools in Malta, schools belonging to a group (EC, EF, Inlingua…) cannot join it.
Cambridge English is a very interesting accreditation because it means that the school is accredited as a Cambridge preparation and examination centre (an internationally recognised examination). It is a commitment of means on the infrastructure and quality of the English courses.
Alto (association of language travel organisations) is not really an accreditation, but a membership of the Alto association. The association is dedicated to the language travel industry to connect language travel professionals. This association is mainly aimed for large schools.
Feltom the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations of Malta, is an accreditation of the eponymous association. The association was set up by Maltese schools to promote Maltese schools.
Eaquals is an internationally recognised accreditation of high standards and attention to detail, is held every two years and very few schools have it in Malta.
There is a wide range of schools in Malta. Most of them have excellent professional teaching staff, modern design, a large number of certificates and very good feedback from students who have completed their studies. However, it should be noted that not all English language schools in Malta have the same standard of teaching.
Why learn English at an English language school in Malta?
Teachers are highly qualified and certified
Teachers working in English language schools are accredited. In order to teach in Malta, English teachers must have an ELT Teaching Permit issued by the Maltese government organisation that regulates language schools.
One of the mandatory requirements to obtain the licence is to have completed specialised courses such as CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). The CELTA certificate is awarded by a department of the University of Cambridge.
Schools in Malta offer a wide range of English language courses
English language schools in Malta offer a wide range of courses. Students can choose English courses according to their interests, budget, personal and professional goals, as well as their age. It is possible to study at any age at schools in Malta.
Schools offer certificates at the end of the course
The students who have successfully completed their studies at an English language school in Malta receive a certificate. The certificate indicates the number of hours of study and the level of English language proficiency. The certificates issued by the schools can be used in the Erasmus or company training entitlement procedures.
Different accommodation options
English language schools in Malta offer various accommodation options: host family, school residence or hotel. Students can choose to stay in a room with other students or in a private room. There are solutions to suit all budgets, at much cheaper prices than schools in England or Ireland.
English language schools in Malta offer students both a free entertainment programme and additional activities at extra cost. The larger schools have a special department in charge which offers students weekly leisure activities.
An excellent opportunity to get to know the island, to have fun, but also to make new friends and practice the English skills acquired in class.
Questions about English Language Schools in Malta
Why is it important to choose a good English language school?
If your objective is to learn English, going to a quality English language school in Malta guarantees that you will reach the expected level at the end of your stay. You can also take advantage of all the services offered by the school such as activities, events, workshops where you can meet more people and practice your English.
What is the best English language school in Malta?
All schools in Malta have strengths and weaknesses. Depending on the student’s profile, the best school may be different. Therefore, it is difficult to determine the absolute best English language school in Malta. The Ranking of the best schools in Malta helps to identify the most reputable and renowned schools.
What are the best schools for children and young people in Malta?
The best school for children and young learners in Malta is ESE because of its 4-star hotel on the coast.
Which is the best located English language school in Malta?
The best located schools are in the area between Saint Julian’s and Sliema. This part of the island is the most popular with students, but also with tourists. These schools include (ESE, IELS, EC, EF and Maltalingua). More than the geographical location, it is advisable to choose a school based on the quality of the teaching and the opinions of the students.
Which school in Malta offers the best excursions and activities?
The school that offers the best activities and excursions, without a doubt, EC Malta, has a special programme for each week that is full of activities for all tastes.
Which is the most accredited school in Malta?
Not all accreditations are equal, but we can recognise ESE, IELS, EC, and as the most accredited schools in Malta.
What is the largest school in Malta?
IELS (Institute of English Language Studies) is the largest school in Malta and one of the oldest. The main English language school is located in Sliema Ferry, 10 minutes by boat from Sliema Ferry.