The Best Language Schools to Learn English in Malta

by Roisin McAuley  |  Published October 14, 2020

Malta is made up of a trio of islands, each offering something different to explore. Malta is the cultural capital, Gozo is a rural getaway, and Comino is largely uninhabited. These islands offer students the opportunity to learn English in the sunshine, surrounded by beaches – something those learning English in the U.K aren’t guaranteed.

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

Malta is a popular choice for English language learners from all around the world. The majority of its population are bilingual, which gives students the opportunity to practice their English in everyday interactions and communications outside of the classrooms. The island is home to a large number of English schools, making it difficult to select which one is best for you. So, we’ve researched what’s on offer, and selected five of the best English language schools taking into account past student reviews, types of programmes available and services offered.

Malta University Language School
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Malta University Language School is a residential school located at the University Residence in Hal-Lija. It is the only language school validated by the University of Malta, and it is also a recognised centre by 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 cover a wide range of options to satisfy the varying needs of students from beginners to advanced levels. These include General English, Intensive English, One-to-one Lessons 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.

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

Located in the heart of St. Julian’s, Maltalingua is a small English Language School where students have praised its quality and their satisfaction with programmes. The newly renovated English language school has bright classrooms and up-to-date learning equipment situated within a beautiful historic building. Maltalingua welcomes students to Malta with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere and classes. It offers courses for adults and children, at beginner through to advanced level. Programmes start every Monday and lessons are taught in small groups so 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, including diving, jeep safaris and visits to the surrounding lagoons and beaches. Maltalingua also offers several accommodation options to match students’ needs and budgets: with an English-speaking host family, in an all-inclusive hotel, or the school’s apartments.

SEAL Malta
A new language school surrounded by historic buildings and idyllic views, SEAL gives students the opportunity to learn English in the heart of one of Gozo’s oldest villages. SEAL’s twenty-two English courses focus on different aspects of the English language, with courses covering topics such as grammar, literature, poetry. Classes take place in both group and individual settings, for those making a group booking the schools offers a 20% discount on tuition. SEAL also has on-site accommodation, made up of ensuite twin rooms and breakfast area overlying the classrooms. The language school offers activities throughout the week: hosting traditional nights where students immerse in the country’s Mediterranean food, local wine and local music.

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Sprachcaffe Malta is a residential English language school which 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, lessons run Monday to Friday and are interactive and engaging. English classes are available at all levels, and the school also offers a Youth programme for students aged 14-21.

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

Clubclass English Language School, a 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 to learning 20 years 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 combination helps students spend less time commuting and allows them more time for study or leisure. Other accommodation options such as their student house, student hostel, residence apartments and as well as residence with host families are also available.