Learn English in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Bespoke, modern facilities

Our main school offers the highest standards with the student experience in mind.

Central Location

IELS is based in Sliema, a buzzing, central, seaside town.

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Over 30 years’ experience

Over 30 years of teaching English to students from all over the world.

English courses at IELS Malta

Our English school has been running courses in Malta for over 30 years and has  a large range of English language courses available

If your goal is to improve your English knowledge for your everyday life, you should choose a General English or Intensive English course which are available in different forms: standard General English (15 hours per week) and Intensive English (22.5 hours per week) in classes of up to 12 students, and Premium Standard and Intensive, in small groups of a maximum of six students to ensure that extra level of attention with a study programme tailored to individual needs.

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If you wish to improve your communication skills and refine your English speech, you might be interested in the Conversation English (7.5 hours per week) or in the Pronunciation Course (3 hours per week).For anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of Business English, IELS Malta can also offer you a high quality experience.

On a more academic side, at the IELS English school you can attend exam preparation courses such as the IELTS test preparation course, TOEIC test preparation course and Cambridge exams preparation course FCE, CAE, CPE.

Lastly, if you would like to be in front of the class as an English teacher, at IELS Malta you can attend a CELTA teacher training course,  suitable for anyone with a C2 level of English.E-mail us if you have a specific course in mind, chances are we will be able to find a solution for you.

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IELS Malta school of English

Our English school in Malta, known as IELS, is located in Sliema, a popular seaside town in a central part of the island. The area is full of restaurants, shops and cafes, and has excellent transports links to the capital, Valletta, which has a wealth of Malta’s history to tell.

The IELS English school occupies part of a modern building which has been refitted to provide up-to-date facilities and an excellent, tailor-made learning environment. The school has 95 classrooms, most of which host a maximum of 12 students.

All the classrooms are well-equipped with interactive whiteboards, TVs and projectors to provide you with an optimised learning environment. After your lessons, you can enjoy your free time at our internet café, rent a book from our library, learn more on one of the many tablets provided, or sit with your friends in the student restaurant next door to the school.

Key Facts

  • Free wireless
  • Free tablet computer access
  • Bookshop
  • Bookshop
  • Lounge area
  • Drinks available
  • Restaurant next door
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair access

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Leisure programme

Make the most of your free time with our leisure programme. Malta has plenty of things to do such as a walking tour around the Maltese capital Valletta, a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon, riding a horse next to the sea, relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches of the island and having fun in the bars and clubs of the island.

Make sure you keep your eyes open when you get to the school to see what exciting activities are taking place during your stay with the IELS English school in Malta.Don’t miss the free Monday night welcome party!

Your accommodation in Malta

If you are studying in our English school to learn English at IELS Malta, there is a good chance you will stay in one of our accommodation options.

Residential accommodation is extremely popular for students aged 18 to 35. Here you can choose between a single and a twin room, with lounge, kitchen and common areas where you can make a lot of new friends living only few steps from the school.

If you are considering to give yourself special treatment, at the IELS Malta English school you can book a single, twin or double bedroom in one of our  partner hotels.To experience full Maltese culture instead, stay in a single or twin room in one of our selected Homestays.This option is the only one for students under the age of 18.

Day’s Inn Hotel & Residence

5 minutes from the school

This modern residence is within walking distance of our adult centre. It is under our own management and consists of 45 studio apartments and 55 hotel rooms. The Day’s Inn Hotel and Residence is fully air-conditioned and has a communal kitchen and laundry facilities. Day’s Inn has a 24-hour reception service ensuring our students’ safety, comfort and convenience. Next to the reception, there is a large student area equipped with complimentary wireless internet service and furnished
with comfortable sofas and tables. This provides our students with an area conducive to studying and social interaction.


The Howard Hotel & Residence

15 minutes from the school

The latest addition to our accommodation portfolio, The Howard, is newly refurbished, 15 minutes from the school, and minutes away from the sea. The Howard has 49 fully air-conditioned single or twin rooms with private bathrooms. It has a communal kitchen, 24 hour reception and free internet in the lobby.

Nearby you’ll find the lovely Sliema promenade. Take a leisurely stroll along the sea and visit the numerous cafes, bars and restaurants or simply enjoy the view.


Host Homes

up to 30 mins from school by public transport

We have selected a limited number of Maltese families to host our students. As each person is unique, we do our best to match their requests, taking into consideration their interests, age and individual preferences, to make their stay with a family as pleasant an experience as possible.

Students will have the opportunity to practise the English they have learnt at school with the family, and also to experience the Maltese way of life. Students can book half board (breakfast and dinner).


Rocca Nettuno

next to the school

Rocca Nettuno Suites is a modern, four-star boutique hotel, with forty modern suites right next door to IELS Malta. The suites are spacious, and equipped with a wide range of comforts.

On the roof is a sun-terrace and an outdoor pool, with shade and sun-beds throughout the summer season. When the pool is open, the Pool Bar serves a selection of nibbles and refreshments throughout the day.

Each suite is furnished to very high standards, with air conditioning and soft lighting. Each suite has a sitting room with comfortable chairs and sofas, television and a dining area. There are food warming facilities, a fridge, toaster and kettle available for the guests to use. There is a separate bedroom with double or twin beds, and a bathroom.


Waterfront Hotel

15 minutes to the school.

The Waterfront Hotel is located along the Sliema seafront, overlooking the picturesque Marsamxett harbour, with the chic Sliema shopping area just a stone’s throw away, and the World Heritage city of Valletta as the backdrop.

This beautiful 116-room property features two restaurants, a lobby bar, a roof-top swimming pool with snack bar, a guest lounge, private parking and conference facilities. Each of the rooms is excellently finished, and features a balcony, an ensuite bathroom, mini-bar, guest safe and air-conditioning.


The Palace

15 minutes to the school.

All the comfort and quality you would expect from a five-star hotel, with full service, excellent rooms and extensive dining, business and leisure facilities.


Kennedy Nova

15 minutes to the school.

The Kennedy Nova is a four-star, seafront hotel just a stone’s throw away from the crystal blue Mediterranean waters. Offering great food, relaxing surroundings and an abundance of atmosphere, it will fast become your home away from home for as long as you stay.


Plevna Hotel

5 minutes to the school.

A traditional hotel close to the school and to the seafront. There are 100 comfortably furnished bedrooms, fully air-conditioned with private bathrooms. Balcony rooms are available at a supplement.


Bay View

15 minutes to the school.

With an excellent location on the Sliema seafront, the hotel offers an outdoor pool with children’s section, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, pool bar and Spa.


Why study in Malta?

Malta is a beautiful island, set in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, with a unique character and colourful history.Malta has adopted a number of traditions which were brought to the island by the British:English tea, red letter boxes and telephone kiosks, driving on the left and the English language are now integral parts of Malta’s culture and life-style.

This is the perfect place for an English school.Malta can offer students a total immersion experience in a warm, relaxed atmosphere while Maltese people, renowned for their hospitality and friendliness, will make sure students have a wonderful time.


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