Sliema, Malta

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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.

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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
  • Euro €
  • Maltese, English
  • MLA

The School

  • Free wireless internet access
  • Lounge Area
  • Drinks available
  • Wheelchair access


Business English

English lessons for your working life, with functional language based on business situations.

Private Tuition

One-to-one lessons are the perfect way to focus on your individual needs, and can also be added to any LAL course.

Teacher Training

Learn to teach English with CELTA, or develop your existing skills further with DELTA or our International Teacher Training courses.

English for 40+

An English language course for the mature student who wants to study with people of a similar age.

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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.

About Malta

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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

Standard Transfers

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.

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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.

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First Day

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.

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Contact school


IELS Sliema

Institute of English Language Studies,
Mattew Pulis Street,
Sliema SLM 3052,


Agata Farrugia
+ 356 2132 4601

Agent Enquiries:

Olga Stanichevskaia
+356 2328 4703

Emergency Contact Number:

+ 356 9942 9617