ESE Malta

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Triq Paceville STJ3103 San Giljan Malta

The European School of English was established in 1996 and has been voted the "best English Language School" in Malta.

ESE is a member of the Claret Group. The group owns other institutions such as the Executive Training Institute (Malta) and York associates (UK). All Claret Group's institutions are leaders in their respective area and offer a wide range of courses from General English to higher-end in-company & institution-based corporate courses.

ESE has the obligation to meet the Claret Group's standards. Indeed, the standards are endorsed by the numerous accreditation that the European School of English received sur as EAQUALS, IALS, Quality English, Feltom, British Council, British UK and others. 

ESE is the most internationally accredited independent language school in Malta.  Our accreditations are recognition of our high standards and commitment to delivering  quality English programs and services.

ESE's Teachers

Prior to your arrival, you may do a placement test online or alternatively, you will have to do it on your first day of school at ESE. By understanding your level of English, you will be placed in a classroom at the appropriate level. 

ESE's Methodology places their students at the heart of the learning process. Indeed, ESE's course are student-centred. The teachers make sure the students are active participants, so they can develop their skills holistically: understand, speak, read and write. 

ESE's teachers are English Native speaker who are passionate about helping you define and also achieve your learning objectives. ESE makes sure that their teachers participate every year in teacher training courses as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This way, ESE make sure that their teachers are always up-to-date with new teaching trends. 

All ESE's teachers are carefully selected. They all hold international certifications about teaching English as A Foreign Language, and they must also prove a strong experience. 

According to its students, ESE's team is one of the school's main asset.

Indeed, the teachers are highly dedicated in their mission to provide their students with high quality English Language courses.

Why choose European School of English?

  • Student-focused, communicative approach: ESE's English Teaching Methodology places the student at the centre of the course. Indeed, the teachers develop their lessons in a way, so they make sure the student is actively involved in the learning process and get many opportunities to interact.
  • Most Accredited School in Malta: ESE has been awarded by many accreditations organizations. This is a recognition of their commitment to quality and high standards across all the services they offer. They guarantee their students to have a memorable and worthwhile experience when coming to study at their school. 
  • 24/7 Wellfare assistance: They have a Welfare support services available 24/7. Students can get help at any time for any matter.
  • Voted "Best Language School in Malta": ESE has been elected the Best Language School in Malta for 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2015. This is a proof of their customer's satisfaction and their high standards in terms of services.  
  • Various accommodation options: you can choose to stay at the school's residence, in economy or superior class flats, in single or shared rooms, with a host family, or in 4 or 5 star hotels, depending on your expectations.

ESE's Mission Statement

Their mission is to provide their students with high quality English Language courses so they can meet their expectations during their language trip in St Julian's

ESE is committed to its mission by continuously improving the standards of their services through innovations and development of their teaching methods, accommodation and leisure services. 

They are strongly dedicated to make their students' experience memorable by fulfilling their personal, academic and professional goals while making sure they enjoy every moment of their experience. 

School Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Reception Desk
  • parking
  • Sea front

Media and technology

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge
  • Outside pool

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Snack

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English course in Saint Julian's

English 18 - 99 years old

This course is for learners of English who would like to develop their overall level of English across the four core language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

Topics include everyday, real life situations to improve your grammar and expand your vocabulary in context, helping you to become more confident and fluent in English.

By successfully completing a General English course you will: 
• Develop your core language skills: speaking, listening,reading and writing;
• Improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation; 
• Improve your fluency and become a more confident speaker of English.

General English is a group course with the option to have 20 or 30 group lessons per week. The course can be taken short term (1-7 weeks) or over an extended period of time (8+ weeks) by booking Long-Term General English.

Levels: Starter to C2 

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Intensive English (Combination group & private tuition)

English 18 - 99 years old

Our Intensive English course is one of the most popular courses at ESE in Malta and is ideal for adults who would like to improve their English level in a shorter time frame.  By combining group study sessions with one-to-one lessons, you enjoy the benefit of group interaction and the opportunity to focus on any particular areas of English language during the one-to-one sessions with you teacher.

The group course will help you improve your fluency,  improve your general level of English and understanding of the English language.  You will also develop your vocabulary around topics of general interest which are relevant to everyday life and develop the four core language skills  - listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Learning English in a multinational group of students of a similar language level to yourself means that you benefit from real life practice. As you get used to different accents and levels of English, you will find it is easier to communicate in English outside the classroom.

Levels: from Starter

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IELTS Preparation Course

English 16 - 99 years old

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is becoming increasingly popular and is for students who need an internationally-recognised certificate for admission into undergraduate or postgraduate university courses where English is the medium of instruction.

The certificate is sometimes required  as proof of level of English proficiency for career purposes. The IELTS exam is held in Malta every month.


Minimum 4 weeks (B2 level required on entry)
Minimum 6 weeks (B1 level required on entry)
Maximum 10 weeks

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TOEFL Preparation Course

Spanish 18 - 99 years old

The TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet-based) is for students who need an internationally recognised certificate as proof of their level of English language proficiency for further academic study, work  and immigration purposes. TOEFL is an admission requirement for non-native speakers at over 10,000 universities worldwide.

The test measures your ability to use and understand academic English and is a certification of your level.

Minimum 4 weeks (B2 level required on entry)
Minimum 6 weeks (B1 level required on entry)

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ESE English for Work

English 18 - 99 years old

The English for Work course is made up of 20 General English group lessons and 10 English for Work group lessons. You will improve your level of general English, work on all four skills and learn English for the workplace. Throughout the course, you will have many opportunities to practise your new functional language in real workplace scenarios.

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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ESE School Residence

School residence 18 - 99 years old

ESE Residence, ESE Building, St.Julians. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, International Cable TV, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and 24/7 reception.

If you would like the convenience of staying in-house and the comfort of a hotel look no further.  Our ESE Residence rooms are modern twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom facilities, study desk, TV, phone, free WiFi and air-conditioning.  A 24 hour receptionist is on hand for your added security and assistance plus a sumptuous breakfast is provided in our The Cake Box Cafe, (part of 'The Cake Box' brand).

The ESE Residence (within the ESE Complex) is situated in the heart of St. Julian’s where you will find all amenities and major attractions including cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, gift shops, shopping mall, banks, casinos, cinema complex, bowling alley and a lot more.

Check-in any day after: 15:00
Check-out any day before: 11:00

Other information:
  • Towels are changed twice a week
  • Linen changed weekly
  • Daily maid service
  • Travel time to school: Residence is in school building
  • Available: Year round
  • Breakfast included: Served at ‘The Cake Box’ cafeteria
  • in the school building
  • Reception: 24/7 (school reception)
  • Key Card (given on arrival)

Select type of room and meal

Host Family

Homestay 18 - 99 years old

Practise English in the safety of a home with a host family. All of our host families are vetted and approved by the government

Living with a host family offers students an opportunity to practise English in a friendly and safe environment and an opportunity to learn about Maltese culture and society at first hand.

The ESE team includes experienced and professional staff members who are responsible for the selection of families best suited to host our students. When selecting our host families ESE looks at the cleanliness and comfort of their home and the warmth of their welcome.  Our screening process includes both interviews and inspections of the families’ home.

We look after our students and make every effort to ensure that their requirements such as dietary or else allergy restrictions are not a hindrance to them enjoying their language stay with ESE by placing them with families sympathetic to these conditions.

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ESE Economy apartments

Shared Apartment 18 - 99 years old

95 Triq Il-Gizimin Swieqi Malta


All economy apartments are located within walking distance from the school.

  • Fully equipped Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dining and living areas
  • TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Shared or en-suite bathrooms
  • Large shared balcony or terrace areas with beautiful views of the valley

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School packages

The school packages are predefined offers with courses and accommodation.

Teen club - Salini Resort

14 - 17 years old junior

Salina Bay NXR 9030 Salina Malta


The Teen Club program is an all-inclusive package for 14-17 year olds. This program combines English lessons, a full leisure program and accommodation at the 4-star Salini Resort with full board. Airport transfers, transport to and from all activities organized by ESE and 24/7 social assistance.

These are general English courses that develop basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students who have booked this option can either follow general English courses in a multilingual group with 20 or 30 lessons per week.

Teenagers attending a language course at the European School of English in Malta can stay in the 4-star Salini Resort Hotel with full board.
Students are accommodated in triple/quadruple rooms with en suite facilities and equipped with TV and desks.
Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel. A hot lunch (Monday to Friday) and packed lunches on weekends.
Transportation to the school and to the activities is included, as well as the return to the hotel / residence after the activities.

The Salini Resort Hotel is a 4-star establishment for teenagers in summer. The hotel is situated on a gentle slope overlooking the Bay of Salina on the north coast of Malta, on the outskirts of the Bay of St Paul, a popular tourist destination.

The ESE Teen Club includes
  • Airport transfers to and from school
  • General English course
  • ESE Certification 
  • Welcome pack
  • Facilitators are present at the school and at all ESE activities.
  • ESE T-shirt
  • 24/7 student assistance
  • access to the Beach Club

Example of a day at the Teen Club
  • 07:30 | Alarm clock / showers
  • 08:30 | Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11h30 | English lessons
  • 12:00 - 13h30 | English lessons
  • 1:30 pm. | Lunch at Salini Resort
  • 2:30 p.m. | Afternoon activity
  • 7:00 pm. | Dinner at Salini Resort
  • 8:00 p.m. | Evening activity
  • 11:00 p.m. | Curfew

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Options / Services

You can add these options during the booking process.

Cancellation Policies

We apply the booking and cancellation conditions of the partner school. Below is an excerpt from the cancellation conditions.

Short-term Courses (1 to 7 weeks)
More than 7 days prior to arrival date: 100 euro (including the Registration Fee), flight charges (if applicable) and Travel Insurance (if applicable).

Between 1-7 days prior to arrival date: 1 week tuition and accommodation fee, Registration Fee, flight charges (if applicable) and Travel Insurance (if applicable).

For no-shows, or cancellation or shortening of the course after arrival date: no refund of any fees.

Long-term Courses (8 + weeks)
More than 7 days prior to arrival date: The 100 euro (including the Registration Fee), flight charges (if applicable) and Travel Insurance (if applicable).

Between 1 - 7 days prior to arrival date: four (4) weeks tuition and accommodation fees, Registration Fee, flight charges (if applicable) and Travel Insurance (if applicable).

For no-shows, or cancellation or shortening of the course after arrival date: no refund of any fees.
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