English course in Valletta
Studying in the Heart of Malta.
Information on the English School in Valletta
The English School of Valletta, heart and capital of Malta, is located in the walled off area of the city which oozes charm and history. The atmosphere in this city feels timeless, and walking the narrow streets will open your eyes to the ways of the locals of hundreds of years ago. It is begging to be explored and discovered, and is as amazing by day as it is by night.
The school is housed in a large building, and offers a spacious and comfortable learning environment, which includes interactive whiteboards, projector screens and modern teaching materials.
In addition to your regular lessons, you’ll be welcome to join other international students on amazing tours of this beautiful city, and you’ll uncover the secrets and hidden past of an extremely characteristic place.
The number of students that this school accommodates is limited (a maximum of 8 per class) to allow a proper balance of individual attention and group participation. There is air conditioning for the humid summer months, and free WiFi for all students.
Your "welcome pack", given upon your arrival, will allow you to take advantage of the many student discounts available on the island. If you choose to take an English course in Valletta, you will have a great experience, in a grand location!
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Choose your English course in Valletta
General or Intensive English Course in Valletta
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Valletta and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Valletta for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Valletta. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Valletta
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Valletta
[+] To make the most of your studying in Valletta you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Valletta
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
St Francis Studios - Apartments
[+] These studio apartments sleep two adults, and have a private bathroom and kitchenette, equipped with everything you need to prepare your own meals. The apartment has a washing machine, ironing board and iron, fans and heating for those chilly winters. The studios are located on the third floor of a ... >> Read more
[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Valletta
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Valletta
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Valletta is the cultural and commercial capital of Malta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The historic city centre is a veritable open-air museum, boasts Baroque architecture and is the natural home of some of the best attractions of Malta.
Valletta has welcomed many a noble person over it’s history, including heads of state, poets, actors, artists, grand masters and the Knights, as well as the Queen of England who lived here after her marriage.
It is considered an excellent destination for anyone who loves to indulge in history, museums and architecture, as well as shopping and traditional cuisine. It is home to the President’s Palace and the courts of law, and tourists and professionals roam the streets of the city throughout the hustle and bustle of the day.
Valletta Waterfront is the perfect spot for some evening entertainment, and you’ll find bars, clubs and restaurants right on the water’s edge! Valletta hosts a number of events during the summer months, including a Jazz Festival, a Wine Festival, Carnival parades, concerts by famous musicians such as Elton John, Isle of MTV and a never-ending list of events.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER27 % 27 %
- GERMAN14 % 14 %
- FRENCH12 % 12 %
- JAPANESE11 % 11 %
- POLISH8 % 8 %
- ITALIAN8 % 8 %
- SWISS7 % 7 %
- BRAZILIAN4 % 4 %
- SPANISH3 % 3 %
- CHINESE3 % 3 %
- KOREAN3% 3%
Here the age groups at the English school in Valletta:
- 18-2945 % 45 %
- 30+55% 55%
Structure and timetable of English course in Valletta
First day in Valletta
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Valletta students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Valletta , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Valletta , suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Valletta
Not to be missed!
- Blue Lagoon Comino
- Clubbing in Paceville
- Mdina Old Town
- The “Popeye Village”
- A "Maltese Festa"
- Ftira & Pastizzi
- Gozo Tour by boat
- Spinola Bay
How to get around Valletta
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Full menu from McDonalds: €6.00
- Ftira: €6.00 – €7.00
- Coke: €1.20
- Beer 0.5lt: €2.50 – €3.50
- Sandwiches / Snacks: €1.20 – €1.50
- Pastizzi Taditional Snacks: €0.35 – €0.40
- Coffee: €1.00
- Cinema: €7.00
- SIM Card: €10