Your English course
Whatever your reasons for learning English in Malta, you will immediately feel at home with us at the European School of English. We believe in treating you as a member of our ESE family from the moment you arrive at the airport. Our teachers, welfare and leisure staff are always available to assist you with all your activities to make sure that you receive quality teaching and professional support throughout your stay in Malta.
Your school facilities
At ESE you will experience a comfortable and professional environment which is ideal for your learning. The school is modern and boasts facilities of very high standards. Students can enjoy the use of a lobby, leisure and welfare areas. Classrooms are bright, airy and air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school and an internet cafe with 19 terminals is located across the road at the ESE White House Hostel Residence. For your convenience, the school houses a restaurant/cafe’ which serves freshly-baked bread and cookies and home-made meals. The cafe’ has a comfortable large outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee or have a quick bite between lessons. You can also make use of our Self-Access Centre and Study Lab if you want to engage in extra study.
Your choice of accommodation
You may choose from a wide range of accommodation options which are all equipped with excellent facilities. For maximum convenience, the ESE in-house residence is located within the school itself while the ESE White House Hostel Residence and the four star boutique hotel, The George, is just across the road. The ESE residences offer you both comfort and convenience with all rooms being ensuite and air-conditioned. Other accommodation, including some of our self-catering apartments are just minutes away from our school.
Your school’s location
ESE is conveniently located on the fringe of the popular entertainment centre Paceville. Within walking distance of the school you will find restaurants, banks, bars, nightclubs, shops, a casino, two shopping centres, cinemas, a bowling alley, hotels and ESE’s own Belmonte Apartments. The beach of St George’s Bay is just down the road from the school as is the old and quaint fishing village of St Julian’s with many restaurants and bars.
Facts: ESE provides..
...English courses at all levels
...professional and experienced teaching and leisure staff
...bright, airy and well-furnished air-conditioned classrooms
...a restaurant/café with terraces
...free Wi-Fi and self-access study areas
...24/7 student welfare and support
...a range of excellent accommodation options
10 Good Reasons why you should choose ESE:
1. Quality Driven
ESE was founded in Malta in 1996 and purposely built a school as a school. We have always been Quality Driven and remain so today investing in our facilities and staff to provide quality courses and service.
2. Friendly, Professional and Warm Service
No matter what your needs are our staff, whether teachers, leisure personnel or otherwise are all professional and friendly.
3. Personal and Individual Attention
No matter whether you are at ESE as part of a group or as an individual you are given that personal attention to make your stay at ESE special.
4. Excellent School Locations
Location, location, location. Our school is in the ideal and convenient location of St. Julians. It is situated at the doorsteps of the entertainment area of Paceville yet far enough to be away from the noise.
5. Excellent Accommodation Facilities and Locations
Our school has the comfort and technology to make your stay relaxed and connected. You can choose from our own in-house residence, our B&B, our self-catering apartments or immerse yourself into English with a selected Host Family.
6. Lively and Stimulating Lessons by Qualified Teachers
Our teachers are all qualified and come from various professional and educational backgrounds. We match our teachers to your needs whether General English, Business or Examination.
7. Excellent leisure programmes by professional and warm staff
Our Leisure staff is there to assist you in making your time at ESE more fun and interesting. You can choose from the cultural and historical tours and activities to the more relaxed and fun events.
8. Multi-lingual staff
We have a real mix of nationalities on our staff extending that extra help and feeling of comfort and reassurance. Our staff members come from different countries ranging from Canada, and England to China, Japan, Spain, Italy and Russia.
9. Varied Nationality Mix
Our students come from over 40 countries giving you an opportunity to make new and exciting friends from all over the world as well as helping you practise your English, of course.
10. Value for Money
A full range of courses, leisure activities and accommodation options are available all year round at ESE giving clients a professional product all-round at true value for money.
Your English course
Now that you have taken the decision to enrol in an English language course for adults, what’s the next step? Have you thought about your objectives for learning English? Do you need to develop your fluency, improve your general level of English for work or study purposes, get a specific grade in IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Cambridge?
Whatever your reason for choosing to learn English language in Malta, you will find the right course to suit your needs at the European School of English. We cater for a variety of language needs, learning styles and levels of proficiency so you can rest assured that we will help you achieve your language learning objectives.
And what’s more – we guarantee quality teaching in all our English language courses for adults, all-year-round from Beginner (A1 CEFR) to Proficiency (C2 CEFR). At ESE we follow the Council of Europe and the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) system which defines language competency levels.
You can choose your ESE Adult course from the following:
General English 20/30
Business English/Intensive Business English
Academic Year Course
University Foundation Programme
Young Adults Programme 17+
Family Pack (family minimum 3 persons)
Your ESE English language learning experience in Malta
A language learning experience at ESE provides teenagers with a wealth of opportunities to meet other young language learners from all over the world. English lessons for teens are packed with task-based activities which serve as a platform for students to practise their English in meaningful and real-life situations. Lessons are combined with exciting, fully-supervised out-of-school activities.
English language courses at the European School of English may vary in length from 1 to 4 study weeks.
You may choose your ESE Teen English course from the following:
General English 20/30
Milan Junior Camp + English
English with Sports (Tennis, Dance, Field Hockey, Diving and Sailing)
Young Learners (8-11 yrs)
Junior Camp Programme (12-13 yrs)
Teen Club Programme (14-17 yrs)
You may choose either of the following ESE English Group courses:
Closed Group Course
Open Group Course
If you are a teacher, or a group leader, with students who share common English language learning objectives then a Closed Group English language course at ESE is your best choice. A Closed Group programme is tailor-made to your requirements including lessons and course materials designed specifically to address your language learning objective.
What will you study?
Course objectives vary from one group to another. Some examples of English language learning objectives for Closed Groups studying English at ESE in Malta include:
• Intensive language and exam preparation for Cambridge First Certificate, one of the Cambridge Main Suite of ESOL exams
• Development of accuracy and fluency around topics of general interest
• Developing language knowledge, accuracy and fluency for Tourism and Hospitality
• Improving English presentation skills for Health Services officials
• Developing English across the four language skills around the topics of Banking and Finance
• General discussion of educational situations and themes for teachers
• Expanding vocabulary and improving fluency in English for journalists in action
• General English for learners with disabilities
• Developing vocabulary around English for Technology and preparation for various modules of the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) exam
How is a Closed Group course structured?
As a Closed Group, you may book between 20 to 40 lessons per week, with each lesson being 45 minutes long. Courses start on a Monday and are available between September and June although other dates may also be considered.
Students joining a Closed Group may be as young as 10.
The maximum number of students per group is 15.
General Course Information for all courses
Your English language level
All students may take their English placement test online (www.ese-edu.com) at least 14 days before their course start date. Alternatively, students may sit for a placement test on their first day of school. Placement tests allow our Academics Team to determine our students’ level of English and place them in a class which is suitable for their language level. Our academic staff ensures that there is a good mix of nationalities in every class.
Creative and Interactive classes
Forget your old school learning experience. At ESE, there is no chalk and talk. Our highly qualified teachers are trained to maintain motivating and inspiring lessons to keep you talking in a friendly and informal environment.
Learning English does not stop at the use of a course book. You will also experience learning through authentic materials such as newspapers, the internet, radio and TV programmes and other mediums. In other words, we bring the real world into our classrooms.
A helping hand
No question is irrelevant for ESE staff. Teachers and the Academic Staff are there to guide you and provide ongoing support, advice and feedback. Our main goal is to ensure you are comfortable and confident in our classroom environment. Your satisfaction is what makes our job worthwhile.
Learning goes beyond the classroom. That is why ESE has created a Self-Access Study Centre where you can use the computers to log onto our ESE E-Learning site or pop into our library to borrow a book or a DVD. Ask your teacher to guide you on which kinds of activities to do on our E-learning portal or to suggest a good book for your level or particular interest.
Jewel in the Mediterranean
Surrounded with crystal clear sea and blessed with sun for most of the year, it’s no secret that Malta is a jewel in the middle of the Mediterranean. But Malta isn’t just sun and fun! Its rich history dates back about 7000 years and the earliest temples pre-date Stonehenge and the pyramids.
Malta’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean has always been coveted by all the major powers throughout the region. Past empires from the Phoenicians to the Romans, the Knights of Malta and more recently the British Empire have all left their own indelible mark on Malta giving it its rich history.
You’ll come across historical sites and architectural gems around every corner. The varied scenery and the wealth of things to do and places to visit during your stay here will keep you wishing you had time to fit in more.
So very close
With the Maltese Islands being within a couple of hours from most central European airports, and with many scheduled and low-fare airlines linking Malta to many other European and other countries, getting here could not be easier.
Malta—“Every Day is Like a Holiday”
We aren’t surprised that our island has been ranked the third best country in the world to live in by International Living magazine.
Apart from the country’s numerous other virtues, we are well known for our hospitality to tourists. Malta also has a healthcare system to boast about and is statistically proven to have a low crime rate. In comparison to some other European countries, it has a relatively low cost of living.
Gozo - another jewel
Gozo is the second largest and inhabited island of the Maltese archipelago with a population of some 35,000. Gozo is less developed and is a must-see if you want more tranquillity and a slower pace of life needing to get away from it all.
Paceville Avenue, STJ 3103 St. Julians, Malta