The Best Language Schools to Learn English in Malta

by Allie d'Almo  |  Updated January 29, 2023

This sunny trio of islands is a popular choice for English language learners from all around the world. 

Sunshine and an international environment welcome students in Malta (Photo: Flavio Ensiki Via Flickr CC by 2.0)

While the official language in Malta might be Maltese, the vast majority of the population is bilingual, which gives English language learners plenty of opportunities to practice their lingo outside of the classroom. Unlike the UK, visitors can learn the language in the sunshine, surrounded by some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches too. There are dozens of schools dotted across the islands, making it difficult to select the best option for your needs. To help you on your way, we’ve selected five of the best English language schools in Malta based on student reviews, types of programmes available and services offered.


Sprachcaffe is a global language learning leader with over 40 years of experience under its belt. Students can choose to learn one of seven languages in locations across the world, from London to Vancouver. The English-language learning course in Malta is available for 14-21-year-olds. Located in St. Julian’s, this residential English language school combines educational facilities with on-site accommodation and leisure amenities, including a half-Olympic-sized pool, garden and beach volleyball pitch. The school also has a cafe and bar where students can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Students can choose the length of programme and intensity that suits their needs and lessons run Monday to Friday.

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Classes are small and interactive at Maltalingua (Photo: Maltalingua)

Located in the heart of St. Julian’s, Maltalingua is a small English Language School praised for the quality of its programmes and student satisfaction rates. There are courses on offer for both adults and children, ranging from beginner through to advanced. Most programmes begin on a Monday and are taught in small groups to ensure students can get the most out of their classes. All teachers possess either a TEFL certificate or the University of Cambridge DELTA or CELTA. Outside of the classroom, Maltalingua organises day trips and activities, such as diving, jeep safaris and visits to the surrounding lagoons and beaches. Maltalingua also offers several accommodation options: an English-speaking host family, an all-inclusive hotel and the school’s own apartments.

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Malta University Language School
Malta University Language School is located at the University Residence in Hal-Lija. It is the only language school in the country validated by the University of Malta, and it is also a recognised centre by the London Chamber of Commerce. Upon successful completion of programmes, students will receive a Malta University Language School Certificate. Fully qualified and experienced teachers teach lessons and courses that cover a wide range of options to satisfy the varying needs of students from beginners to advanced levels. These include General English, Intensive English and Specialised Tuition such as Aviation, Business, Legal, Medical and Executive English. Evening courses are also available to those with work or study commitments during the day. A range of extra-curricular activities is organised by the school, including cultural visits, boat cruises around the Maltese islands, parasailing and much more.

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On-site accommodation means less time commuting and more time in classes at Clubclass (Photo: Clubclass)

This family-run business was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing high-level tuition and quality accommodation to foreign students wishing to learn English. Since opening its doors over two decades ago, Clubclass has firmly established itself as one of the leading English Language Schools in Malta, offering learning, accommodation and facilities all under the same roof. This means students can spend less time commuting and more time studying and putting their English language skills to the test. Students can also choose to live in a student house, student hostel, residence apartment or with a host family.

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AClass Academy of English 

Located in the charming new town of Pembroke, AClass Academy of English offers a wide range of English language courses for learners of all ages. Students can choose to study online, one-to-one or in a group, though most opt for the latter. The team prides itself on their personalized service and will happily create a bespoke programme catered to your specific needs. All programmes are available on the Common European Framework for languages too. If you’re travelling with children in tow, the school offers specialised packages for families. Accommodation is provided with host families, in shared apartments or lovely hotels.

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