Malta is a beautiful island set in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, with a unique character and colourful history. Malta can offer students a total immersion experience in a warm relaxed atmosphere. The Maltese people are renowned for their hospitality and friendliness towards tourists. This also contributes towards making this archipelago one of the safest places in the world.
IELS is our LAL language centre in Sliema, a popular commercial seaside town in central Malta. The area is full of shops and restaurants, and has excellent transport links to the capital Valetta and other heritage sites.
Our spacious modern centre is air-conditioned throughout and boasts 100 bright and well-equipped classrooms, a bookshop, an internet cafe, wireless internet access in the reception area, tablet computers with free internet acces, vending machines with snacks and drinks, an outdoor terrace, and a restaurant next door. The maxiumum capacity is 700 students.
Over 30 years' experience
We have a wealth of experience gained from over 30 years of teaching English to students from all over the world.
Bespoke, modern facilities
Our main school offers the highest standards with the student experience in mind.
Excellent, central location:
IELS is based in Sliema, a buzzing, central, seaside town. A great location for exploring, not just Malta but the whole Mediterranean.
At a glance
GMT +1 / GMT +2
- Free wireless internet access
- Lounge Area
- Drinks available
- Wheelchair access
The Waterfront Hotel is in the district of Gzira, on the edge of Sliema, just off the waterfront. It features a rooftop swimming pool with views of the harbour. All rooms are air-conditioned and excellently finished. All rooms feature an en suite bathroom and a balcony, most with sea...
The excursion will start from the Upper Barrakka Gardens where the students will have a magnificent view of the Grand Harbour and Cottonera. The group will then pass in front of St John’s Co-Cathedral. The next place to visit will be The Great Siege Diorama which tells the story of the...
The Three Cities Tour
Students will step back through the mists of time as they are taken to the fortress of Cottonera which is widely known as the three cities, these being Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, built and fortified by the Knights of Malta. The tour will start with an informative drive through...
Marsaxlokk and Blue Grotto
This excursion starts off by taking students to one of Malta's jewels, the Blue Grotto. With its dazzling blue sea, it will definitely leave a striking impression. If weather permits, students will be given the opportunity to take a boat ride (boat fee not included) around the caves and...
San Anton, Buskett and Dingli cliffs
Probably the best known of the Islands’ gardens, San Anton gardens was laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule. The garden is a botanical delight with mature trees, old stone urns, fountains, ponds and formal flower beds. Students will then visit Dingli cliffs, an impressive sight,...
Full Day Tour to Gozo
While enjoying their lovely holiday in Malta, students shouldn’t miss this fantastic full day excursion to Gozo which is only a twenty-minute ferry crossing away from the main island of Malta. As soon as students set foot in the pretty Gozitan port of Mgarr they will notice that,...
The Knights Spectacular Show
Spend an evening then enjoying an action packed spectacular musical show with a lavish three course meal and free flowing wine?.Students will witness the world famous Knights of St John, clad in full shining armour, in a re-enactment of the battle with the colourful warriors of Suleiman...
Mosta Dome & Ta’Qali crafts village
The Mosta Dome was built in 1860 over another church that was built in 1614. The interior of the church is quite impressive with its circular shape and clear interior. The dome is the fourth largest in the world and famous due to the incident that took place during WWII – a bomb,...
Round Malta Cruise
During this spectacular full day excursion students will cruise all around Malta and enjoy the unique scenery together with the amazing blue sea that surrounds this island. Students will be taken along popular landmarks all along the Maltese coastline where they will be able to admire...
Area and travel guide
Close your eyes and imagine a place with glorious sunshine, crystal clear waters and beautiful landscapes. A place in which you can take a leisurely walk, explore mediaeval cities or simply party the night away. All this can be found on the tiny Jewel of the Mediterranean - Malta. Whether you wish to experience a rich history of over 7000 years, or simply party the night away in some of Europe’s best night spots, Malta has everything you can imagine.
Malta has adopted a number of traditions which were brought to the island by the British: English tea, red letter boxes and telephone kiosks, left-side driving and the English language are now integral parts of Malta’s culture and life-style.
Maltese people are well-known for their hospitality, friendliness and warm-hearted Mediterranean culture. The history, ever-growing tourism and the increasing number of foreigners living here permanently have all contributed to making Malta one of the most visitor-friendly countries in Europe.
Life in Malta
Travelling to Malta should be an adventure: but it doesn't need to be difficult. This section will tell you about all the practical aspects of visiting and living in this amazing island, from currency to business opening times.Read more
Keeping safe and sound
We want to you to enjoy your time in Malta, and to stay safe and healthy. Our staff are available to help you with any concerns you may have, and here is some useful advice to help keep you 'safe and sound'.Further information
Travel and transport
The easiest way to see Malta is with our excursions, but if you want to travel around by yourself, it's not difficult.Read more
Arrival and first day
Coming to Malta should be stress-free: that's why IELS Malta provides a transfer service from Malta International Airport for students regardless of the time and day of arrival. And there's no need to worry about your first day: it's all organised.
IELS Malta offer an airport transfer service between Malta International Airport (MLA) and accommodation at any time of the day or night at a reasonable charge. We insist that students who have booked accommodation through IELS book at least an arrival transfer.
It is absolutely essential to send us the exact flight details (date, time, flight number) with the booking at least two weeks prior to arrival, to ensure that transfers can be arranged and host families know when to expect the students.Read more
Getting here by your own arrangements
Students who are not using our airport transfers service should still inform the school of their travel arrangements. Please note that we insist that students who have booked accommodation through IELS book at least an arrival transfer.More information
Your first day at IELS Malta will start at 08.00 at the school. There will be a placement test, a welcome talk which will give you important information, your first lessons and a welcome event.Read more