The Language School
English Language Academy (ELA) has been established since 1988. This year we are celebrating 24 years of quality English Teaching. ELA is an accredited founder member of F.E.L.T.O.M. (Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Of Malta) and is fully licensed by the Malta Department of Education. We are Language Studies International’s (LSI’s www.lsi.edu) partner school in Malta. We are also official representatives of the University of Malta. Over the years the number of students wishing to attend our school has increased considerably. This has encouraged us to expand. In spite of this expansion, we are still considered a ‘small’ school in today’s market. This enables us to maintain our reputation as a school that gives that special personal service. There is a ‘family’ atmosphere in our school and our groups are small and international. The maximum capacity of our school is 350 students.
Our school is located in the heart of Sliema, the centre of all activities. It is close to the beach, restaurants, shops etc. We offer the full services offered by larger schools, including accommodation, a full leisure programme, airport transfers plus assistance from our representatives who are fluent in most languages. The main school building is fully air-conditioned with a good reception area, video facilities, a canteen and study area. The school also offers free internet and WiFi facilities to all ELA students. We are open all year round from Monday to Friday except on public holidays. During the weeks when there is a public holiday any lessons missed are made up for on the other days of the week.
We offer a large variety of courses for all ages ranging from group courses, known as Everyday English, Business English courses & Examination courses and Combi Courses to more specialised individual courses such as Personalised General English and Personalised Special English. Our group courses consist of a maximum of ten students in summer and eight in winter, except for business and examination courses where a maximum of six students attend all year round. Our teenager summer classes are a maximum of twelve students. Students are placed in groups depending on their level, age and nationality. Package prices for groups, including packages for teenagers and juniors are also offered.
Recently we have been appointed as TOEFL iBT examination centre by ETS. Currently we are the only centre on the islands to offer this new version of this popular exam. Preparation courses for the full range of Cambridge examinations, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC are held all year round. Full free assistance is provided for registration for any of these examinations/tests. We offer six levels within the courses. Students are asked to complete an assessment test to determine their level. Online are tests also available on our website. All students are given personal and individual attention, and our offices are open all day to offer assistance to them.
A complete activities programme is also offered with different activities being offered every day and a change of programme every week. ELA students also have free access to a private beach within easy walking distance of the school. Accommodation is offered with host family or in the following: two or three star school residences, two to five star hotels, guest house, hostel and apartments. However, it is possible to book courses only if this is more convenient for the student.