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:
EC welcomes you with their orange carpet
You´re ready to learn!
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:
General English: 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
Intensive English: 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).:
Language level: all levels
English in the City: 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:
Language level: all levels
English for Work: 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 Focus - 10 tailored lessons :
Specific business techniques such as business English on the phone and interview skills are also covered.
Language level: Low Intermediate to Advanced
Exam Preparation Courses
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.
CPE : Advanced (10/12 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
EC follows a 'Communicative Method' syllabus, which works to develop all four English language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. Special attention is paid to speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
To give an engaging and relevant framework to learning these skills, each lesson will focus on a specific topic, which will vary from current affairs to everyday issues. Your professional and friendly teachers will select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class, allowing you to develop your confidence both in speaking and listening throughout your stay, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.
The teaching materials EC uses are specially designed by the school and realia such as newspapers, videos and other materials is also used.
As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions - the best way to improve your fluency - you will work on your language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects. EC's teachers work to create a welcoming environment with mutual support among students - so you'll feel at home while your English improves!
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.
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.
Facilities and services
Course start dates
Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.
Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded.) : 01/01, 19/03, 30/03, 01/05, 07/06, 29/06, 15/08, 21/09, 13/12, 25/12.
Business English start dates: every Monday for a duration of up to 23 weeks.
Exam Prep Course Dates:
(Exam dates are subject to change at the local centre's discretion. For more information, visit the Cambridge exam website)
*Possibility to book an extra week of accommodation in order to participate in the exam (at extra cost)
IELTS: exam sessions take place every week, for 4 or 8 weeks. Exam dates are posted on the IELTS website and the TOEFL website.Programme prices -
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|Lessons and flat-shared accomodation, shared room, no meals|
|Duration||20 lessons||30 lessons||20L in small group||30L in small group|
|1 week||455 €||560 €||605 €||690 €|
|2 weeks||835 €||1,045 €||1,135 €||1,305 €|
|3 weeks||1,195 €||1,495 €||1,665 €||1,920 €|
|4 weeks||1,585 €||2,005 €||2,715 €||2,515 €|
|6 weeks||2,340 €||2,970 €||3,225 €||3,735 €|
|8 weeks||3,095 €||3,935 €||-||-|
|12 weeks||4,305 €||4,845 €||-||-|
|16 weeks||5,715 €||6,435 €||-||-|
|18 weeks||6,420 €||7,230 €||-||-|
|20 weeks||7,125 €||8,025 €||-||-|
|24 weeks||8,175 €||8,995 €||-||-|
|32 weeks||10,795 €||12,075 €||-||-|
|36 weeks||12,135 €||13,575 €||-||-|
|Exam preparation and flat-shared accomodation, shared room, no meals|
|4 weeks||2,015 €||2,085 €|
|8 weeks||3,955 €||4,095 €|
|12 weeks||-||5,085 €|
|1 to 12-week lessons only||20 €|
|Extras (Accomodation per week)|
|Accomodation||Off-peak season||Peak season*|
|Host family, shared room, half board||20 €||65 €|
|Host family, individual room, half board||75 €||175 €|
|Shared flat, shared room, no meals||-||70 €|
|Shared flat, individual room, no meals||100 €||230 €|
|Special diet (vegan, halal, ...)||50 €||50 €|
|*Peak-season accomodation applies between 15/06 and 29/09|
|Transfer - Per trip|
|Malta International Airport (MLA)||25 €|
Prices do not include:
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.
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.