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!

Our partner school, EC, is located in the heart of St Julian’s, a charming tourist resort built around a small bay just a short walk from the bus station. It’s the perfect location to study English in a beautiful Mediterranean setting.

EC Malta holds internationally recognised FELTOM and ISO 9001 quality accreditation.

School facilities include:

  • 62 modern classrooms with SmartBoards
  • On-site cafe/cafeteria
  • Computers with Internet access
  • Free WiFi access throughout the centre
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Study room
  • Student lounge
  • 2 rooftop terraces
  • Disabled access

Service VIP – The Orange Carpet Experience

EC welcomes you with their orange carpet

  • Before your arrival: access to the online EC platform to prepare for your stay
  • A warm welcome upon your arrival at the airport/station
  • A warm welcome in the residence or host family
  • A welcome activity on Sunday to meet the other students
  • On the first day of course: a VIP reception at the school
  • A presentation of all members of the EC team

You´re ready to learn!

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Class size: Average 11 students (maximum 14)
  • 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)
  • CELTA-qualified native English speakers

20 lessons per week

4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as EC trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below):

  • Write Now
  • Media Studies
  • The Language of Music
  • Film Studies
  • Global Citizenship
  • Comparative Culture & Communication
  • Basic English Writing
  • Academic Techniques in Practice (writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations)
  • Get Talking
  • And many more!

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning. Students enrolled in this course visit a number of fascinating locations, from stunning museums and inspiring galleries to successful local businesses and charming neighbourhoods all over the city.

Themed lessons include:

  • Business English – Tours of Local Businesses
  • Describing Art & Culture – Museum Tours
  • Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

EC’s English for Work course will allow you to improve your English fluency and empower you with the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with a variety of business issues. Every week you will take 30 lessons: 20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of Business English.

Business Skills:

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

usiness Focus – 10 tailored lessons :

  • Negotiating contracts
  • Management and HR
  • Branding and promotional strategies
  • Project management
  • Business ethics and CSR

Specific business techniques such as business English on the phone and interview skills are also covered.

Language level: Low Intermediate to Advanced

Cambridge

30 lessons per week

  • Session length: 12 weeks, available year-round (see “Prices and Dates”).

Your teachers will guide and monitor you to make sure that you progress at the correct rate to succeed in your exam, giving you the specific vocabulary and grammar and study plan you need. Using sample exam papers you will learn how to effectively answer questions so by the time you take the test, you will know the style of questions to expect and how to answer them.

Language level:

  • FCE: Intermediate (10/12 weeks), Pre Advanced (4 weeks)
  • CAE: Pre Advanced (10/12 weeks), Advanced (4 weeks)
  • CPE : Advanced (10/12 weeks)

IELTS & TOEFL

30 lessons per week

  • Session length: 4 or 8 weeks

If you wish to attend university in an English-speaking country, preparing for the IELTS exam is the first step to success. EC teachers will meet with you individually to assess your language proficiency and goals. Sample papers will help you learn how to effectively answer questions and learn the techniques you need to sit the exam with confidence.

Language Level IELTS required: Intermediate

Language Level TOEFL required: Pre Advanced

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 without and differ depending on the season.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Welcome tour and drink
  • Restaurant outings
  • Visits of museums and historical sites
  • Yoga classes
  • Excursions

Single or shared 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 public transport. Most families live in St Julian’s, Sliema, Sweiqi, San Gwann, St Andrew’s, Ta’ Xbiex, Gzira, Msida and Pembroke.

Practical information:

  • Bedding provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

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
  • No meals
  • Travel time to EC: maximum 30 minutes on foot or on 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

  • Bedding provided on arrival (bring your own towels)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Coin laundry facilities available on-site
  • Free WiFi access
  • Common room
  • Weekly cleaning of common areas and student rooms; please note that outside of this service, students are responsible for cleaning the kitchen and common areas

Travel

Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

**Departures: Saturday or Sunday

Please note: Stays last 8 days and 7 nights, either from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.

Arrival Airport: Malta International Airport

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, please see Dates & Prices 2018 tab)

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 2020

Dates 2020

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 and vacations: 01/01, 10/02, 19/03, 31/03, 10/04, 01/05, 29/06, 08/09, 21/09, 08/12, 25/12

Business English course starts: every Monday for a maximum of 10 weeks.

Prices 2020

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.1
Course and accommodation in shared apartment, shared room, no meals
Duration20 lessons30 lessons
1 week 460 570
2 weeks 845 1.065
3 weeks 1.225 1.555
4 weeks 1.605 2.045
6 weeks 2.370 3.030
8 weeks 3.135 4.015
12 weeks 4.365 4.905
16 weeks 5.795 6.515
18 weeks 6.510 7.320
20 weeks 7.225 8.125
24 weeks 8.295 9.255
32 weeks 10.955 12.235
36 weeks 12.315 13.755
High season supplement course
15/06-25/09Per week
Only 1 to 12 weeks courses 20
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Type of accommodationLow seasonHigh Season*
Homestay, shared room, half board 30 75
Homestay, single room, half board 100 220
Shared Apartment, shared room, no meals - 70
Shared Apartment, single room, no meals 100 230
Special diet (vegan, intolerance...) 45 45
*High season accommodation 13/06 - 27/09
Transfer - By way
Malta International Airport (MLA) 25

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay or flatshare accommodation
  • If homestay, shared or single room, shared bathroom, half board
  • If flatshare, shared or single room, shared bathroom, free WiFi, cleaning service
  • Single room, shared bathroom
  • Course materials
  • Limitless WiFi access
  • Activities and language workshops
  • Welcome Event
  • Access to the EC e-learning platform up to 12 weeks after the course
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to Malta and airport transfers
  • Meals if staying in a shared flat
  • Transportation in and around Malta
  • Deposit on arrival (100€ by cash), where applicable
  • Exam fees, where applicable (Cambridge, IELTS,…)
  • Optional insurances