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 34 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.

  • Language Schools Sliema


    Am Language Studio

    299, Manwel Dimech Street, Sliema, SLM 5014

    Inlingua School of Languages

    60, Tigne Tower, Tower Street, Sliema, SLM3172


    Mattew Pulis Street, Sliema, SLM 3052

  • Language Schools St. Julians


    ACE English Malta

    Bay Street Complex, Level 4, St.George’s Bay

    Berlitz Language Centre

    Dragonara Road, St. Julian’s


    Marguerite Mangion Street, St. Julian’s, STJ 3180

    EF International

    The Mayfair Business Centre, Lower St. Augustine Street, St. George’s Bay, St. Julian’s, STJ 3312

    English Path

    West Block, Level 5/6, Marguerite Mangion Street, St, Julian’s

    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

    International House Malta (IH Malta)

    International House Malta Triq id-Dragunara, Paceville San Ġiljan

    Maltalingua School of English

    2, Birkirkara Hill, St. Julian’s, STJ 1141

  • Language Schools Valletta


    Unilang International School of Languages

    Workers’ Memorial Building, South Street, Valletta, Malta


    124 Melita Street, Valletta, VLT1123

    Easy School of Languages

    21, St.Ursula Street, Valletta, VLT 1230

  • Language Schools Pembroke


    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

  • Language Schools San Gwann



    9, EEC – ITIS Building, Triq San Pietru, San Gwann, SGN 2310

    Gateway School of English (GSE)

    1, Bosfru Street, San Gwann

  • Language Schools Gzira


    NSTS English Language Institute

    12 Taliana Lane, Gzira, GZR 1723

  • Language Schools Swieqi



    Chelsea Court, Triq l-Imghazel, Swieqi SWQ 3150

    Link School of English

    88/90, Triq it-Tiben, Swieqi SWQ 3034

  • Language Schools St. Paul’s Bay



    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

  • Language Schools Floriana


    Ascencia Malta

    23, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana, FRN 9020

    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

  • Language Schools Gozo


    Seal Malta

    58, Tower Tinghi Street, Xewkija, Gozo

    BELS Gozo

    Triq ta’ Doti, Kercem, Gozo KCM 1721

  • Other English Schools


    BSC Education

    Campus Hub, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq, Msida

    English Domain

    Domain Building, 102/104 Constitution Street, Mosta, MST 9055

    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 logo for English language schools in Malta

Elt Council

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.

Logo IALC for English schools in Malta


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.

Logo Cambridge English for schools in Malta

Cambridge English

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.

Logo Alto Malta


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.

Logo Feltom


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.

Logo Eaquals


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.

Dynamic environment

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.