Language holidays in Malta for 12-17 year olds

The island of Malta is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean and is an ideal place to study English in the summer. The island offers a Mediterranean climate, clear blue seas, a rich history, colourful landscapes, as well as numerous cafés and restaurants and a lively nightlife. St Paul’s Bay was once a small fishing village. Today it is Malta’s most beautiful seaside resort.

English is one of the island’stwo official languages (along with Maltese), a legacy of two centuries of British colonisation.

This junior programme is aimed at young people aged between 12 and 17 who want to improve their English in a pleasant and stimulating environment. It combines English lessons (every morning or afternoon from Monday to Friday) with fun activities in the afternoons and evenings, and residential accommodation.

Our partner school is recognised as one of the best English language schools in Malta.

Classes are held at St Martin’s College. The environment is specially adapted to encourage students to speak as much English as possible.

All the classrooms are air-conditioned and provide ideal comfort for learning. Academic supervisors are on hand if students have any academic concerns, such as lessons that are too easy, a level that is too high or if the student needs help with lessons.

Outside the classroom, monitors are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They accompany students to lessons, supervise activities and live in the residence.

Accreditations: FELTOM; ISO 9001 certification

English lessons

20 lessons of 45 minutes each, i.e. 15 hours of lessons per week

Lessons take place in the morning or afternoon, with a break to ensure that students can concentrate throughout the day. All course material is included and distributed to students on their first day of class.

Classes are international: maximum 15 students per class

Classes are run by qualified and experienced teachers. On the first day of the course, a placement test is taken to determine the level of each participant.

Classes focus on oral practice to develop fluency and self-confidence. The teachers ensure that everyone participates.

On the last day of the programme, participants receive a level certificate attesting to their progress.

The programme includes (per week) :

  • 5 half-days of fun, sporting or cultural activities: beach, Valletta harbour cruise, Melliena Bay, beach BBQ, water games, visit to Mdina, etc.
  • Evenings: welcome party, talent show, karaoke, foam party, barbecue, cinema, Maltese evening in Valletta, etc.

All activities are supervised by the school’s monitors.

We offer participants the choice of staying with a host family or in a residence.

Whichever accommodation option is chosen, students are accompanied to school and activities by EC supervisors: a bus picks students up at meeting points in the morning, and drops them off in the evening after the activities.

Students stay in a hotel (Bella Vista* in St Paul’s Bay) or in the Campus Hub residence, depending on availability, in rooms with 2, 3 or 4 beds, full board and a bathroom in each room.

The young people are supervised by EC group leaders who live on site.

Journeytime to the school: approximately 30 minutes from the school by private bus. Every morning, students go to the meeting point agreed with the school (maximum 5 min walk from their accommodation) to catch the pick-up bus.

Practical information :

  • All rooms are air-conditioned
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Beach towels not provided
  • Swimming pool accessible to students
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Laundry service available (at an additional cost)
  • Possibility of hiring a safe on request from reception

A refundable deposit of €50 will be required on arrival: this will be refunded at the end of your stay if no damage has been found.

Shared room (2 to 4 beds), full board

Our host families are carefully selected by the school staff. They are all English-speaking and offer students the best possible conditions for practising their English in a warm and authentic environment.

Travel time to the school: families are generally located in a residential area within a 30-minute radius by public transport. Each morning, students are asked to go to a meeting point agreed with the school (no more than 5 minutes’ walk from their accommodation) and are taken to classes by private bus.

Practical information :

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Possibility of doing your own washing (the family usually provides a washing machine once a week or tells you which day to do your laundry)
  • Beach towels are not provided and must be brought with you


Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure : Sunday

Airport of arrival: Malta International Airport

A transfer (free of charge) is available from the airport to your accommodation

Please note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay.

Visa information

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information on this subject, please consult our Visa Information page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information on this subject.

Dates & Prices 2024

Dates 2024

Dates of stay: stays take place from Sunday to Sunday, from 23/06/24 to 25/08/24.

Prices 2024

Including course, accommodation, meals as described, all taxes and registration fees

WPCS 42.0.3
Summer - Course, activities & accommodation - shared room, full board
DurationHomestayHotel Residence
1 week 765 965
2 weeks 1.515 1.930
3 weeks 2.315 2.895
4 weeks 2.995 3.860
Transfers (per trip)
Transfer from airport to place of residence (one way) 25
Transfer with UM (unaccompanied minor service, booked with the airline) 30
Accommodation supplement (per week)
Special diet 45

Prices include:

  • 20 English lessons of 45 minutes per week (15 hours)
  • Accommodation in a shared room with full board
  • Teaching materials
  • Level test and certificate of participation
  • Activity and excursion programme as described in the programme
  • 24-hour supervision by the school’s instructors
  • Travel to and from school
  • All school taxes and administrative costs

Not included:

  • Return flight to Malta
  • Return transfers from Malta international airport
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses on site
  • Deposit for the residence (€50 to be paid on site)
  • Any insurance

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