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MALTA 2009                      

English courses on Malta for children and adults -

MALTA - ENGLISH COURSES FOR ADULTS                            

IELS, which was founded in 1985, is a founder member of the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations – Malta (FELTOM) which was constituted amongst the leading (nine) schools in 1989

Choice of accommodation on Malta
IELS offers a wide choice in all locations on Malta. Most students choose accommodation with families carefully chosen.. This type of accommodation plays an important role in the student's language development. Accommodation with a family creates opportunities to use what one has learned during classes in real life. It is also  a chance for the student as well as for the family, to make new friends and to learn something about another culture and a different lifestyle. All students receive information about the families they are going to live with before departure.
Regardless of whether the student chooses accommodation with a family, in the school's residence or a hotel, the director responsible for accommodation issues will be ready to answer any questions the students might have.

Excellent staff and facilities
Each  school offers excellent facilities and experienced and qualified staff. All this, combined with the most recent teaching materials and teaching methods guarantees that the students will benefit from their language course to the maximum.

Carefully designed teaching programmes
IELS provides a wide variety of high quality language courses on all levels of proficiency for students from different national and cultural backgrounds. Each individual student's request is attended to with care by the  staff, which, combined with the maximum size of groups of 5 to 12 students, guarantees accomplishing optimal progress in the course duration.

Individual attention
Apart from regular contact with the directors in charge of teaching and accommodation, the students are always encouraged to discuss any aspect regarding the school's teaching programme with the staff. The reason is that for  the students' success in mastering the language and their satisfaction with their stay is of uttermost importance

Interesting free time possibilities
Our motto is creating such possibilities for spending free time that they are as interesting for the students as their language classes. IELS school offers a variety of exciting sports, cultural and social events and courses, which constitute an inherent part of the teaching programme. During pauses between different classes the students may rest and make new friendships with other students from different countries. In each school, the reception desk offers all information on the courses and free time possibilities.

Care and additional services
The students are attended to from the moment of their arrival until the day of departure. This means, among other things, that the transport from and to the airport is organized by the school. In many cases these fees are included in the cost of the course. It is also possible for all  students to buy a full medical insurance package, covering doctor's fees, dentistry services in emergency cases and medical expenses in case of an accident.

Varied age and nationality structure
Schools on Malta host students of different nationalities and from different age groups.  Malta specializes in organizing courses that are tailored to the student's level of knowledge. In the last two years, 26% of  adult students were adolescents between 18 and 24 years old, 25% were persons of 25 to 30, 22% of the students were between 30 and 40 years old, 15% - between 40 and 50, and 12% were persons older than 50. This shows that  programmes are as popular with the older generation as with the adolescents.

Special offers by longer stays
All  schools offer special cost discounts by longer stays. Already by an eight-week course you pay only for seven weeks. The longer the course you enrol on, the greater the discount. All discounts have already been calculated in the course prices provided.

Institute of English Language Studies on Malta L&L

Malta is one of the most popular and attractive summer resorts in the Mediterranean area. The island is surrounded by crystal clear waters in which, thanks to the island's location, you can swim all year round. Malta also offers a wide choice of land and water sports. The uniqueness of its character is a result of a historical mixture of cultures and influences. Maltese's friendliness and openness will guarantee that the students get full satisfaction from their English course. English is the second official language on Malta and the school guarantees spending wonderful "language holidays".

The Institute of English Language Studies - IELS was founded in 1985 and offers courses both for adults and for adolescents. The main building, which houses the school's administration, is located in the centre of Sliema; the classrooms are exquisitely furnished and the building also houses a café and a bookshop. There is also a self-study centre available for students and access to electronic post. The reception staff offers their help in case of any questions and provide information on activities, sports and trips. In the other building, courses for adolescents take place. This building is located by the harbour in Sliema, 10 minutes away from the main building. The Institute of English Language Studies is open all year round with the exception of one week around Christmas time.

Go to: English courses for children and adolescents in Sliema, Malta

Types of adult English courses on Malta - MALTA Sliema

The following of the English courses described in the introduction are available in Sliema:

General English course - the courses start every Monday (for Beginners only on the first Monday of each month), the course comprises of 20 hours (45 min) of English classes per week. Minimal course duration: 2 weeks. Course levels from Beginner to Proficiency. The maximum number of students per group: 10

=> Intensive English course  - this course is intended for students who already have some experience with English learning. Learning takes place according to the same schedule as in the genera English course, but the additional afternoon classes allow the students to deepen their knowledge in a relatively short period of time through discussion and widening of vocabulary range. Courses start every Monday. Levels from elementary to advanced. Maximum groups size: 10 students. Altogether 30 classes a week.

=> General English course + 1 to 1 - this course is a supplement to the general course, which takes place in the mornings. In the afternoons, individual classes take place (10 hours a week). The programme of these classes is tailored to individual student's needs. Courses start every Monday. Levels from beginner to advanced. Altogether 30 classes a week. 

General English course in  mini groups (of maximum 6 students). This is an intensive course similar to the one described above. The difference lies in the fact that the group size is not larger than 6 people, which allows for more contact between the students and the teacher and makes quicker progress possible. Altogether 20 classes a week.

=>Intensive English course in  mini groups (of maximum 6 students). This is an intensive course similar to the one described above. The difference lies in the fact that the group size is not larger than 6 people, which allows for more contact between the students and the teacher and makes quicker progress possible. Altogether 30 classes a week.

=>General English course in mini groups + 1 to 1 (of maximum 6 students). A supplement to the general English course, whose aim is to boost the course's efficiency. 20 classes a week in a group of maximum 6 students. The individual classes (10 hours a week) take place in the afternoon. The programme of these classes is tailored to individual needs. Altogether 30 classes a week.

=> Business English course -  only in Sliema.
The subject matter of this course will certainly appeal to professionals from such departments as: management, finance, banking and administration. Number of classes per week: 20. Maximum number of students per group: 5. Beginning of the courses: every Monday. Levels: intermediate to advanced.

=>  English for 50+
A course for more mature people whose preference is to study with others of a similar age group.

=>  English and Diving
General English programme consisting of 20 lessons in the morning is combined with diving lessons.

=> One to one (individual) English course - this can be taken as a supplement to a general course or a course on its own. You can choose the number of hours per week (10, 20, 30 or 40). See course prices.

=> Cambridge and IELTS examinations preparation courses - The Centre in Sliema offers 8 or 12 week FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate of Advanced English ) and  CPE ( Certificate of Proficiency in English) preparation courses. You should book 9 or 13 weeks accommodation respectively as the exams take place after the end of the course. The courses preparing for IELTS last 7 weeks. There are 30 classes per week in groups of up to 10 (Cambridge) or 6 (IELTS) people. The examination fee is not included in the price of the course.

=> Extended and long term programm
general and intensibe programms.


Courses in 2009 start every Monday (courses for beginners first Monday of every month). The arrival day is Sunday, the departure - Saturday.
Minimum course duration: 2 weeks.
In the summer season, i.e.
from 15 June till 11 August an additional fee of 50 € a week should be added. The exception are individual courses and examinations preparation courses.

The prices listed include: tuition fees, administration and registration fees (for all formalities), teaching materials (books, etc), orientation, welcome dinner, gym access.

Accommodation and airport transfer are charged extra. 

The prices of English courses on Malta are given in Euro.

English courses on Malta classes/ week

Max. group size


Course price in €

first week subsequent weeks
General English course 20   10 all 140
Intensive English course 30  10 all 200
General English Plus course  20 + 10  individual  10 + 1 all 390
Intensive English course in mini-groups 30  6 all 235
English course in mini-groups 20 6 all 175
Intensive English course in mini-groups Plus   20  + 10  individual 6 + 1 all 415
Business English course 20 +10 6 intermediate and higher 215
English 50+ 20 10 elementary + 215
English plus diving 20+diving 10 elementary+ 465
individual English lessons 10 1 all 250
8 weeks programm 20 10 880 110
FCE, CAE, CPE Examination preparation (8 weeks) 20 10 intermediate and higher 880 for 8 weeks start: 19.01; 22.04; 12.10
FCE, CAE, CPE Examination preparation PLUS (8 weeks 30 10 intermediate and higher 1120 for 12 weeks start: 23.02, 14.09, 12.10
20 weeks general english 20 10 all 1900 95
20 weeks intensive english 30 10 all 2500 25
English for teachers  (2 weeks) 20 10 intermediate and higher 345 (2 weeks) 11.02; 21.04


If you wish to take a British Council of IELTS examination, you need to book an additional week of accommodation.

Free time organization on Malta and Gozo.  

These islands offer a lot of possibilities for bathing and sunning and, for those who prefer active recreation, swimming, diving and sailing. The school's staff from the free time department will provide the students with the information on all organized leisure activities. It is also possible to take a tennis, windsurfing or snorkelling course. For those interested in culture, Malta offers its rich history. The Malta and Gozo islands are full of historical architecture: monuments, temples and churches, which allows the tourists to learn the history of the islands. The school also organizes a lot of trips: to Malta's old capital, Mdina, and to the present: Valetta, to the Blue Grotto and to Gozo. In the spring and the summer various events take place.
Sliema and St. Julian's are also night life centres, with an enormous number of restaurants, cafés, pubs and discos, and additionally a bowling club and a cinema complex. Late in the evenings you can join crowd of Maltese people walking on the charming promenade in Sliema. Moreover, everybody who likes doing water sports, i.e. swimming, diving or windsurfing, will certainly find something for themselves.

Accommodation on Malta

With a family

A lot of people prefer living in a private house with a family. Maltese are famous for their hospitality and friendly nature, which creates great opportunities for learning the language and gaining knowledge on the Maltese and their culture. Most families live in Sliema or the neighbouring districts of St. Julian's, San Gwann, Gzira, Ta'Xbiex and Msida, maximally 30 minutes on foot or by bus away from school. The family provides bedclothes, however the students are asked to bring their own towels. The students receive their own set of keys which makes them independent of the family.

Hotels and apartments

On Malta and Gozo there are a number of hotels and apartments. Below one of these has been shown as an example (it is situated on Malta). Information on the rest is available at "LEXIS" - College of Foreign Languages.





Season A: 01 January till 28 March and 25 October till 31 December Season B: 29 March till 13 June and from 13 September till 24 October Season C: 14 June till 12 September
price per week additional day price per week additional day price per week additional day
Rodzina  2 98 14 154 22 238 34
1 133 19 182 26 336 48
Merill Residence*** 2- 101.50 14.50 154 22 182 26
 1 203 29 304.50 43.50 381.50 54.50
Merill Aparthotel*** 2. 105 15 182 26 224 32
 1 178.50 25.50 336 48 427 61
Alborada Studios** (  2 63 9 84 12 119 17
1 91 13 119 17 161 23
Sliema Chalet Hotel***  2 178 25.5 224 32 259 37
1. 248.5 35.5 378 54 448 64
Diplomat Hotel****  2 231 33 332.5 47.5 374.5 53.5
1 336 48 497 71 539 77

You can get full information on accommodation options on Malta by contacting  LEXIS College of Foreign Languages.

Transfer from the airport
 return  30 €.

 How do you become a student of IELS MALTA?
All formalities connected with your stay, booking, transport, etc. can be arranged in person or via e-mail through "LEXIS", College of Foreign Languages or through our agent. After choosing the course type, accommodation and other services you fill out an application form and transfer the due sum of money to the "LEXIS" bank account. You send us an application form by mail or fax so that we receive i a least two weeks before the beginning of the course (applicants from cities other than Warsaw contact an agent).

.Before departure you will receive:
ˇ a confirmation of your enrolment on the course together with an appropriate letter for the British customs officers - so that you will not have any problems on crossing the border,
ˇ a plane ticket - if you are travelling from Warsaw (applicants from other cities in Poland please contact an Agent),
ˇ a confirmation of the accommodation booking together with address, telephone and a short characteristics of the host family,
ˇ an invoice for the services ordered.

English courses on Malta for children and adolescents

See the English courses offer on Gozo - Malta offered by  B.E.L.S. school

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