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 instutitutions 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 standars. Indeed, the standards are endorsed by the numerous accrediation 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 programmes 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 make sure that their teachers participate every year in teacher training courses as part of their Continuing Profesional 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.  

ESE's Mission Statement

Their mission is to provide their students with high quality English Language courses so they can meet their expectations. 

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

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English

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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Teen club - General English

English 14 - 17 years old Junior

The Teen Club programme is an all-inclusive package for 14- 17 year olds. This programme combines English lessons, a full leisure programme and accommodation at the 4 star Salini Resort on a full board basis. Airport transfers, return transport to and from all ESE organised activities and 24/7 welfare and 
support at school are also included. 

Students following this programme improve their general level of English and develop their core language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students booked on this option may either follow General English classes in a multilingual group for 20 or 30 lessons per week or opt to take the Intensive option which combines 20 group lessons with 10 individual lessons. Classes are held either at the Salini Resort or at St Micheal’s located nearby. 

 Teen club sample school day*:

  • 07:30  | Wake up call / showers 
  • 08:30  | Breakfast 
  • 10:00 - 11:30  | English lessons 
  • 12:00 - 13:30  | English lessons 
  • 13:30  | Lunch at Salini Resort 
  • 14:30  | Afternoon activity 
  • 19:00  | Dinner at Salini Resort 
  • 20:00  | Evening activity 
  • 23:00  | Lights out 

Residence: Salini Resort or Host Family 

Meal Plan 
Salini Resort: Full Board with hot lunch (Mon–Fri) and packed lunch on the weekend. 
Host Family: Full Board with packed lunch (daily) 

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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.

I do not need accommodation

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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Teen Club - Salini Resort

School residence 14 - 17 years old Junior

Salina Bay NXR 9030 Salina Malta


Teens following a language course at the European School of English in Malta can stay at our selected hotel the Salini Resort 4-star on Full Board basis. Students are accommodated in triple/quadruple rooms with ensuite facilities and equipped with TV and radio.
Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel and a hot lunch (Mon – Fri), packed lunch on the weekend. Transport is provided to school and to activities as well as return to hotel/residence after activities.

The 4-star Salini Resort Hotel is our Teen Club accommodation for our teens in the summer. The hotel is situated on a gentle slope overlooking the picturesque Salina Bay on Malta’s northern coast, on the outskirts of St Paul’s Bay – a popular tourist destination. The hotel is located just 15 minutes away by ESE transport from the main ESE school in St Julian’s and the teen summer schools in Pembroke or Naxxar.

The ESE Teen Club includes:
  • Airport Transfers Daily pick-up to school
  • General English courses Course materials
  • ESE Certificate ESE
  • Welcome pack Group
  • Leaders are present at the school and on all ESE activities
  • ESE t-shirt
  • 24/7 student welfare assistance
  • Beach Club

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Valley View - ESE Economy apartment

Shared Apartment 16 - 99 years old

95 Triq Il-Gizimin Swieqi Malta


Valley View is located in the quiet residential area of Swieqi and is approximately 15 minutes walking distance from the ESE adult school.
The main bus stop is 5 to 10 minutes away on foot and the nearest sandy beach and ESE adult beach club is also close by about 10 minutes away.

  • 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

Select type of room and meal

Video presentation of the school


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

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack

School alumni reviews

ESE - European School of English has been reviewed by 55 previous students on Google. Max five of the available reviews are included below.

profile of Deathl Nom

19 days ago

by Deathl Nom

Great school, but sadly on the beginning there was not no social meeting or something like that. I was on Malta alone looking for a new experience and friends. Main problem was that there were already groups of people (by country) talking with their native language together. So for me as solo it was quite impossible and frustrating to meet new friends. Maybe, but that´s subjective, for me the program morning and in the evening was boring. The only thing that they did was throw us somewhere and than - do what you want. As I said, I liked learning here english, but you should totaly make your own program and friends. P.S. Don´t come here in summer, it´s really hot here :P

profile of Nina Houlin

20 days ago

by Nina Houlin

I had an amazing experience with the school, studying and improving so much my Engkish !

profile of Andrei Kebkalo

6 months ago

by Andrei Kebkalo

I would like to express my deepest discontent about this establishment. My son flew from Ukraine via Germany to Malta. During this journey everything was fine however, upon arrival a nightmare began. First of all, despite the promises, my son was located in the same room with Russian-speaking boys. English lessons – only 3 hours per day. Is this enough? When we bought this package, package included English lessons and 3 different types of leisure: SCUBA diving, tennis and equestrian sport. We choose tennis. My son was taken to the tennis court only once in 3 weeks, but he was sitting on the bench alone because instructor was absent. My son was forced to go to disco at night and when we called accompanying personnel and asked to return our son back to ESE, ESE personnel were drunk and refused to do so. By the end, my son was interrogated by ESE personnel, and his mobile phone was taken away. We called Ukrainian Embassy in Malta but it was around 0300 AM and obviously no one was there. My son came back home as skinny as f…k because ESE loves only pasta and tuna… Never ever again.

profile of Claudia Colantonio

2 years ago

by Claudia Colantonio

This school is excellent. When I was in high school, my curriculum was focused on business and a minimum of three languages. Every year, the school would organize trips around Europe to practice the languages we were studying and they sent us to Malta for a while. The teacher was great. What I liked the most was the fact that it was forbidden to speak our language between classmates which helped a lot. Here I also had the opportunity to get to know many people from around the world who were also sent by their schools. The cafe inside the school is quite expensive, so I would suggest to bring your lunch from home.

profile of Antonello Balestrieri

2 years ago

by Antonello Balestrieri

I went to the school ESE for improve my speak English. I’m very happy. I advise above all the single lesson with teacher Jo. See you soon 🇲🇹🇲🇹🇲🇹🇲🇹Malta. See you soon ESE.