Frequently Asked Questions

English Language School's most Frequently Asked Questions

Questions regarding the English Courses

  1. When do the English Courses start?

    Courses start every Monday All Year Round. We understand that some destinations do not have daily flights and this might lead to students not being able to actually start on a Monday. We do make exceptions and allow students to start on another day of the week for their convenience.
    Last minute bookings are usually available.
  2. How long do the English Courses last?

    Bookings are of (min) one week duration. Students can take as many weeks as they prefer.
  3. How do I know my level?

    In the menu on the left-hand side of the website there is an online test. Please proceed by clicking on this so that you can assess your level of English. Note that you will also sit for a Placement Test on your first day at school.
  4. Can English Courses be booked without accommodation?

    Yes, definitely but please inform us where you will be staying should we need to contact you.

Questions about the English Language School

  1. Is the English Language School accredited by any organisation?

    ECS is fully licensed and accredited by the Ministry of Education Malta, approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Founder Member of FELTOM and ISO Certified.
    Please visit our School Accreditations page for more information.
  2. How big is the English School?

    The school's policy is to try to provide a professional yet personalised service to all the students. We are in a position to achieve this since we are a small/medium school with a maximum capacity of 220 students.
  3. What about activities?

    The school offers a variety of cultural and historical tours together with sporting activities at an extra charge. You can choose from the list displayed on the notice boards in the main areas and book directly at our office.
    Please refer also to our section on tours on the website.
  4. What facilities are available to communicate with my family back home?

    You can e-mail using the school's onsite internet café. Free WIFI is also available.

Questions regarding Accommodation

  1. How far is the English School from the accommodation?

    All our accommodation, ranging from host families to apartments, hostels, hotels, etc. are within a maximum of 20 minutes walking distance or on the main bus route.
    ECS is located in the popular holiday resort area of Sliema and close to St. Julian's, Ta' Xbiex and Valletta.
  2. How do I get to school on the first day?

    If you are staying with a host family, the host mother/father will show you the way to English School on the first day. If you are staying in a hotel/apartment, you will find an information pack when you arrive which includes a map highlighting the way to school.
  3. How do I get from the airport to the accommodation?

    If you book our transfer service, a school's representative will be waiting for you at the airport with your name listed. The driver will then take you to your respective accommodation. Alternatively you can make use of the public taxi services/buses.

Financial Questions

  1. Can I pay by Credit Card?

    We accept payment by all major credit cards. ATM machines are also available in the vicinity of the school.
  2. Where can I exchange money?

    The first availability is at the Arrivals hall in the Airport. You can find exchange bureaus in most parts of the island.
  3. Cancelling your Booking

    Please refer to policies and guidelines page.
  4. How much money can I expect to spend per week?

    This depends mostly on what you wish to do in Malta. Having the accommodation booked on Half-Board (H/B) or Full-Board (F/B) you might need to buy minor things or snacks which could amount to 60 - 80 Euro per week.
  5. What is the currency used in Malta?

    Euro is the currency of Malta.
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