Malta

Malta is a spectacular island located in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and is the perfect place to study English all year round. Its Mediterranean climate, gorgeous bays and tranquil villages make it a haven of serenity. Malta also boasts of a rich cultural history, bars, shops and restaurants galore along with a buzzing nightlife.

English is one of the two official languages on the island, due to two centuries of being under British rule. Malta’s most-read paper is the English-language Malta Times, and the Maltese even drive on the left. If you’re looking for sea, sand and sun as well as top-notch English lessons, Malta is the place for you!

Ages 18+ during summer holidays

Our partner school is located in the heart of St Julian’s, a friendly seaside resort built around a small bay, a short walk from the bus station.

Accreditations: FELTOM; ISO 9001 certification

The school provides you with :

  • 44 modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • On-site café/cafeteria with hot and cold food
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • A well-equipped library
  • A study room with computers
  • Computers with internet access
  • 1 large roof terrace
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Beach club membership (summer only)
  • The school is accessible to people with reduced mobility

Service VIP – The Orange Carpet Experience

EC welcomes you with their orange carpet

  • Before your arrival: connection to the EC-Online platform to prepare all aspects of your stay
  • A warm welcome on arrival at the airport or train station
  • A warm reception at your residence (with an EC manager on site) or at your host family
  • A welcome activity on Sunday to get to know the other students
  • VIP reception at the school on the first day of the course
  • Introduction of all team members and welcome drink

You’re ready to learn!

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Students per class: 12 maximum (average 10) and 6 for mini-group lessons
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Open access to the EC e-learning site up to 12 weeks after your stay
  • Regular progress tests (oral test every week, written test every 6 weeks)
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their native language to foreigners

20 lessons of general English per week

4 lessons per day during which you will improve the 4 basic skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. You will develop your ability to use practical English in everyday life.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

30 lessons of general English per week

Ideal programme for rapid progress. The course includes the standard General English module of 20 lessons per week + 10 lessons of a module to be chosen from the following options:

  • Writing
  • Media studies
  • Music language
  • Analysis of cinematographic works
  • Debates on globalisation
  • Comparative study of cultural differences and communication
  • Contemporary writing
  • Academic English (note-taking, essay writing, presentations, etc.)
  • Oral expression, etc.

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week, divided into 20 lessons of general English + 10 lessons of Business English per week

You will learn to develop precise ideas with the right words, so as to communicate effectively in an English-speaking professional context.

The emphasis is placed on:

  • Expressing personal opinions
  • Making recommendations
  • Presenting case studies
  • Problem solving

The themes covered during the 10 hours of Business English are as follows:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Management and human resources
  • Branding and promotion strategies
  • Project management
  • Corporate culture and CSR
  • Specific skills such as speaking on the phone or preparing for an interview are also part of the programme.

Minimum level required: pre-intermediate

Duration: 1 to 12 weeks

As an EC student, you will be able to enjoy a diverse range of social and leisurely activities every week, in the afternoons or evenings. You are very welcome to participate in these activities, although they are not mandatory. Many of these activities are free of charge, but some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change and differ depending on the season. Planning available on the EC-Online platform.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Welcome tour and drink
  • Museum visits
  • Restaurant outings
  • Bowling
  • Yoga classes
  • Football matches
  • Excursions

Single room, shared bathroom and half board

Travel time to EC: our Malta host families live close to EC, which can be reached on foot or by public transport (10 to 30 minutes). Most families live in St Julian’s, Sliema, Sweiqi, San Gwann, St Andrew’s, Ta’ Xbiex, Gzira, Msida and Pembroke.

Practical information:

  • Bed linens and towels provided
  • Possibility to do your own laundry (usually the washing machine is available once a week)

Optional extras:

  • Private bathroom

Flatshare accommodation is a great option for students looking for a bit more freedom and also a great way to meet other EC students from all over the world.

Features:

  • Single or shared room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self catering
  • Travel time to EC: maximum 30 minutes on foot or by public transport
  • Located in St Julian’s, Swieqi, Sliema, etc.
  • Deposit (around €100) may have to be paid on arrival, to be refunded by EC at the end of your stay provided your room is clean and tidy with no damage

Facilities and services:

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Free WI-FI connection
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living room
  • Washing machine
  • The flat and the rooms are cleaned once a week. The rest of the time, as in all shared flats, the cleaning is the responsibility of everyone

Optional extras:

  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning (€5 per day to be paid on site)
  • Single room

Features:

  • Shared room
  • Shared bathroom
  • No meals included
  • Travel time to school: 30 minutes by bus or 45 minutes on foot
  • Location: L-Lmsida, very close to the University of Malta, with excellent public transport connections
  • Many cafes and restaurants
  • A deposit of €100 to €350 (depending on the length of your stay) will be required. This is to be paid on site and returned at the end of your stay if no damage is found.

Facilities and services:

  • Bed linen and towels provided on arrival
  • Free WI-FI connection
  • Fully equipped communal kitchen with dining area
  • Common room with Smart TV and comfortable furniture
  • Gymnasium
  • Washing machine
  • Cleaning once a week. The rest of the time, cleaning is the student’s responsibility (cleaning products not provided)
  • Air conditioning

Options at extra cost:

Single room

Travel

Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

Please note: The stay is planned for 7 nights (either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday).

Arrival Airport: Malta International Airport

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, please see “Dates & Prices”)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2022-23

Dates 2022-23

Beginning of the sessions: The majority of courses start every Monday, throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, classes start on Tuesday.

Public holidays :

2022 : 08/12, 13/12 ; 2023 : 10/02, 31/03, 07/04, 01/05, 07/06, 29/06, 15/08, 08/09, 21/09, 08/12, 13/12, 25/12

Business English course starts: every Monday for a maximum of 12 weeks.

Prices 2022-23

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.1
Course and accommodation in shared apartment, shared room, self catering
Duration20 lessons30 lessons
1 week 545 645
2 weeks 995 1.200
3 weeks 1.435 1.735
4 weeks 1.885 2.285
6 weeks 2.785 3.385
8 weeks 3.685 4.485
12 weeks 4.580 5.580
16 weeks 5.120 5.720
18 weeks 6.800 7.600
20 weeks 7.645 8.545
24 weeks 8.475 9.475
32 weeks 9.795 10.875
36 weeks 12.950 14.390
Exam Prep course - accommodation in shared apartment, shared room, self catering
DurationCambridge 30LIELTS/TOEFL 30L
4 weeks20 leçons30 leçons
8 weeks 575 675
10 weeks 1.060 1.260
12 weeks 1.525 1.825
High season supplement course#REF!#REF!
14/06-24/09Per week
Only 1 to 12 weeks courses 3.925
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Type of accommodationLow seasonHigh Season*
Homestay, shared room, half board 7.280 8.080
Homestay, single room, half board 7.730 8.580
Shared Apartment, shared room, no meals 9.075 10.075
Shared Apartment, single room, no meals 10.515 11.595
Special diet (vegan, intolerance...) 13.910 15.350
*High season accommodation 13/06 - 27/09#REF!#REF!
Transfer - By way#REF!#REF!
Malta International Airport (MLA) 7.280#REF!

Prices include:

  • The chosen course programme
  • Accommodation as described
  • Teaching materials and books
  • Unlimited Internet access
  • Language workshops
  • Welcome activity
  • Access to the school’s e-learning website until 12 weeks after the end of the course
  • Certificate of attendance
  • All school fees and administration costs

Prices do not include:

  • Travel and transfers
  • Deposit, if applicable
  • Optional insurance