Learning a second language, especially the English language, is crucial in today’s global marketplace. Whether you are planning on relocating to Malta or solely a visit, the island offers ample possibilities to learn and master the English language. If you just arrived to Malta and plan on making a career in any area related to international sectors, be it in business, education, hospitality or any other sector, being able to speak the English language is a fundamental skill that you need to acquire. Not only will it qualify you for a position but more importantly improve the quality of your work environment and the enjoyment you take in daily communication.

With that being said, learning a language is no ‘walk in the park’. It requires ample work, practice and an excellent language school. In fact, without the right guidance, it can become quite daunting and time consuming to learn English fluently. To make it easier for you with choosing the right language school in Malta, we created a list of recommended language schools in Malta that we work with.

Top Language Schools in Malta

International House Malta

On the 1st January 2019, International House Malta celebrated seventeen years since it was affiliated to the International House World Organisation [IHWO].

IHWO is the pioneer of English language teaching.  Founded in 1953 it is now one of the largest groups of language schools in the world boasting a global network of 160 language schools in more than 50 countries with well over 200,000 taught by more than 5,800 teachers.

International House Malta are very proud of this heritage and despite their small size – a rather big advantage for most of their students who cherish the ‘family’ atmosphere where everyone is known by name – they offer all kinds of English language tuition, from beginners’ classes right up to exam preparation, business English and more.

They also run an exclusive, all-inclusive Young Learners Summer Programme at the Paradise Bay Resort, situated at the northern most part of the island.  Here they offer full immersion English language lessons together with a daily excursion and activities programme in the safest of environments with 24/7 supervision.

More details together with seasonal promotions, etc, can be found on their website www.ihmalta.com or you can contact them directly on [email protected]

EEC-ITIS Malta Tourism & Languages

EEC-ITIS Malta Tourism & Languages Institute is a merger of a Tourism Institute and a Language Centre. The Institute is located in San Gwann, a central location, in the vicinity of most points of interest in Malta. EEC-ITIS is within walking distance of popular cities such as St Julian’s, Sliema and Gzira, which are surrounded with ample restaurants, money transfer facilities, entertainment and shops.

The Language Centre offers a wide selection of courses to choose from, be it for beginners and also advanced. The main area is English as a Foreign Language, including;

  • English for Executives
  • General English for adults, children and teens
  • Intensive English courses
  • One to One (Private tuition)
  • English courses for specific purposes
  • English + Practise Placements

The institute is committed to advance training and education in and for the industry. Their mission is to provide their students with the best opportunity possible to develop and grow their language skills required for their needs. 

View more information at EEC-ITIS Malta Tourism & Languages.

Maltalingua School of English

Voted the best language school in Malta 2018 by students, in the Swiss-based Education Stars Survey. Maltalingua School of English is accredited by EAQUALS and has also been awarded 11 out of 12 points of excellence, which makes it one of the highest accredited language schools on an international level. Maltalingua offers ample opportunities for you to learn English, can accommodate most requests and continues to give students the individual attention they deserve.

Located in St Julian’s, the language school is situated in a renovated historic building overlooking the famous beach. Furthermore, it is in the heart of some of Malta’s top places for entertainment. The classrooms within the school are modern, offering free Wi-Fi and there is large terrace and rooftop swimming pool as the main social focal point.  Maltalingua offers many activities and social excursions to its students, but their key strengths lie in providing high quality English language courses. It is the only English-owned and British run language school in Malta and it strives to maintain the highest standards for international academia.

Some of their courses include;

  • Standard General and Business English course
  • Intensive English Business English ‘crash’ courses
  • Private tuition

View more information at Maltalingua School of English and get your free quotation with no obligation.

Gateway School of English

Located in a quiet and elegant neighbourhood, yet a 15 minute walk to Malta’s vibrant hub for entertainment and points of interest. Their location was carefully handpicked from a list of locations, with the aim to offer a combination of security, social quality, low building zones, green zones and accessibility from important shopping centres. Apart from the location, the building itself was specifically designed to enhance the conditions of learning, by being equipped with some of the latest technology in their facilities. Apart from eight spacious and bright classrooms, you can find common social areas and plenty outdoor and indoor spaces for relaxation and activities.

At the facility you can find wireless internet throughout and workstations that you can utilise. Gateway School of English offers several English language courses, at different levels, commencing from beginners to advanced levels (up to level 6). Whether you are opting for an adult, family or junior course, you can choose to have group training or even one to one private tuition.  

Their main adult courses include;

  • General & intensive English courses
  • English for Business
  • Exam preparation courses
  • Professional English
  • Bildungsurlaub course for German clients

View more information at Gateway School of English

English Language Academy

English Language Academy (ELA) has been established since 1988. ELA is fully licensed by the Malta Department of Education and is an accredited founder member of the FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations, Malta).

What sets them apart in the local market is that they are a medium-sized school which operates like a small school. One of their core beliefs is that their students aren’t just customers, but that they’re part of the family. ELA’s ‘family’ atmosphere is extended to students as young as four and with no upper age limit.

This focus on holistic customer care enables them to maintain their reputation as a school with a heart, offering that special, personal service and is the reason they have some students returning to them this year for their fifth and sixth visit.

When placing students into classes, they keep their groups small and international, ensuring that everyone receives attention from their teacher and that the students get to meet people from all over the world, even during their activity programme which changes weekly and is available for all ages.

ELA offers a large variety of courses for all ages ranging from General English, known as ‘Everyday English’, Business English, Exam Preparation courses, as well as One-To-One Tuition courses such as Personalised General English and Personalised Special English.

As the only official and only TOEFL iBT Exam Centre in Malta, they are a school that has always had a good track record with international exam preparation courses. They employ a number of teachers who specialise in these courses, and offer TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge English exam preparation courses of the highest quality.

They pride themselves in the fact that all their teachers are always equipped to provide engaging lessons and are continuously on the cutting edge of academic standards.

For more information visit the English Language Academy.