English Courses in Sliema, Malta
English Courses in Sliema, Malta


IELS (Institute of English Language Studies) is a leading provider of English Language courses and related tourism services. It was founded in 1985 when only 2 other schools were in operation in Malta and is one of the founding members of FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organizations of Malta).
The School has an excellent academic record and prides itself on being the only school in Malta accredited to run both CELTA & DELTA University of Cambridge ESOL Teacher Training courses.
Today, IELS is one of the largest Educational Centers’ in Malta, operating 3 English language schools on the islands of Malta and Gozo with a total capacity of 168 classrooms.
What do we offer?

Over 30 years of academic experience and superior quality
A vast range of Language Courses and a flexible approach to various requests
Individual attention
Qualified and experienced Teachers
Great location and modern facilities
Spacious, bright, fully air-conditioned classrooms
Excellent nationality mix
Vast choice of activities, sightseeing tours and fun-filled events
24-hour student support service
School owned student residence
Wide range of accommodation options in host families and hotels to suite any taste and budget
Great prices and value for money
Dynamic and professional team


The nationality mix varies from season to season. On average our top countries are:
- Germany (including Austria & Switzerland),
- Italy
- Russia
- Spain
- Turkey,
- Czech Republic,
- Netherlands and Belgium
- Brazil
- South Korea.

The average age of students changes according to the season. The summer season is popular with teenagers and young adults and the average age at school is 23 y/o. In winter and the shoulder months the average age goes up to 28 y/o.

The average number of students per class:

Adult Standard courses:

-  max 12, on average 9 students per class

Adult Premium courses:

-  max 6, on average 5 students per class

Exam preparation courses:

-  max 10, on average 8 students per class

Young learner courses:

-  max 15, on average 12 students per class

Courses at IELS Gozo:

-  max 10, on average 6 students per class


    All three IELS English Language schools are very well equipped and have modern facilities.
    IELS Adult Centre in Sliema is a spacious modern school, fully air-conditioned, with 100 well-quipped classrooms, bookshop, library, internet café, self-access centre, free WiFi at the lobby area, spacious student lounge with plasma TVs and snack/drinks vending machines.

    IELS Gozo School is a modern boutique school offering eight airy and bright, air-conditioned classrooms, reception, student information desk and video room.

    IELS Summer School for Young Learners is located just off the Sliema Strand. The school has an open-plan lounge and reception with a large plasma screen, 60 bright and airy classrooms, vending machines for drinks and snacks, and a large courtyard where students can enjoy their break.


    IELS employs a professional and dynamic leisure team which offers a very wide range of activities as well as excursions and sports. The most popular activities are Boat Parties, excursions to Valletta and Mdina, Full day trips to Malta's sister islands Gozo and Comino, Diving courses and Dive trips, Beach parties and BBQs. There are also plenty of other activities on offer to suit any taste and budget.
    Visa Information
    IELS guarantees visa support to all students who require entry visa to Malta.

    How to get there

    IELS offers airport welcome and farewell services on arrival/departure.

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