Learn English in Malta

Study the English language and enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean lifestyle in Malta.

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The Sprachcaffe English language school Malta

Learn English in a Beautiful setting and Cosmopolitan Lifestyle

Located close to the beautiful city of St. Julians, Sprachcaffe St. Julians is a well established English language school that provides high quality tuition to students of all age and abilities. Our experienced teachers are highly qualified and passionate about teaching English, while our on-site facilities, such as accommodation, a restaurant and bar and a swimming pool, provide a great setting for learning. Experience the Perfect Blend of Learning and Relaxation at our English Language School in Malta.

A wide range of English courses are offered for every need, from professionals to young learners. Located within our legendary Sprachcaffe Campus Malta, you will quickly connect to like-minded members of the community. In addition to learning or improving your english skills, you will be immersed in a new world of unique experiences and personal development. Through our wide range of excursions and group activities, you will quickly become part of the sprachcaffe family.

The most relevant details of our English language school in a nutshell:

  • Established in 1991 and accredited by ALTO, FELTOM and WYSE.
  • An excellent choice of english courses for every level and desired study intensity.
  • Qualified english teachers with many years of experience. Air-conditioned and well equipped classrooms.
  • All in one location: Beautiful englisch school campus with classes, student apartments and residence, as well as a bar and restaurant, gardens, a pool and much more on sight.
  • Located in in a quiet part of Pembroke, yet it is close to the entertainment district called Paceville.
  • A varied leisure programme with activities and excursions to suit all tastes.
  • Great self-access facilities including DVDs and books to buy or borrow, a study and an AV room.

English Courses of our language school in Malta

Get an insight into the different programmes for english students and prices.

Young learners

A supervised English programme school-aged young people between the ages of 14 and 21.

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Online courses

Online courses in small groups from A1 to C1 offered (according to the CEFR)

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What our English Language School aims to achieve

4 Keys to success in English courses

Improve listening skills

Listening is key when it comes to learning English. Sprachcaffe provides exercises that help you to hone your comprehension skills and become more confident in your conversations.

The right pronunciation

Knowing the right pronunciation of English words gives you more confidence and makes a better impression. It prevents confusion and allows you to take in more of what they're saying.

English vocabulary

With our help you will gain a better understanding of the English language, mastering the vocabulary for your speciffic level. We make sure you are able to use the English Vocabulary in real life situations.

Mastery of grammar

Are you ready to take your English skills to the next level? With our specialised programmes, you'll be able to easily learn the peculiarities of the English language and become a grammar master!

Facilities at our English centre

Books & DVD's

Self-access facilities including DVDs and books to buy or borrow.

Internet & wi-fi

Internet and Wifi is free throughout the common area.

Study room

Room 12 is available for students to do their homework and revise their lessons.

An audio visual room

Enjoy our weekly Movie Nights.

Frequently asked questions

We have a really cosmopolitan atmosphere. Our English students actually come from all over the world, from many Latin American countries to many European and Asian countries. Of course, depending on the season, the origin of the students can vary.

If you have booked a transfer, you will be picked up at the airport and brought to our campus. We will then show you to your appartment or take you to your host family.

On Monday, the first day of class, you will be asked to take a placement test if you have not already taken it online before your trip. You will then be placed in an appropriate study group by our experienced academic staff and classes can begin. Here you find more information on Placement Test, Levels and Progression.

On Sunday evening, there is a Wellcome party, where you can connect and make plans for the coming weeks.

Classes can take place at different times depending on the type of course booked. But usually it starts at 9am and ends between 12:30pm and 3pm. In between there are breaks where you can get a snack at the bar, relax by the pool, have lunch in the restaurant or retire to your apartment.

The speed of progress you make with your English skills depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of time, intensity and effort you put into learning and practicing. Generally speaking, if you dedicate yourself to studying and practicing English regularly, you can make significant progress in a relatively short amount of time. Additionally, taking advantage of online resources, such as language-learning apps, can help you to warm up. Finally, if you have the opportunity to immerse and practice speaking English with native speakers, this can also help you make faster and more sustainable progress. Here you find more unformation on Levels and Progression.

Of course, we also have a supervised programme for teenagers. We organise activities and excursions by experienced teamers after class, and 1-2 full-day excursions take place at the weekend. Here you can find more information on the programme for young learners.

Yes, Sprachcaffe also organises courses to prepare for the exam for an official English certificate such as the Cambridge Certificate or IELTS. At the end of the course you will take the exam at an official test centre. Here you can find more information about preparing for an English certificate.

At the end of your language course you will always receive a Sprachcaffe certificate confirming the level you have reached at the end of the course.

Yes, there are regular English courses for special needs. You will take a standard course that corresponds to your level and, after the lunch break, a course that has been specially adapted to your needs by the academic director. Here you can find more information about the business english courses.

You can choose from many different types of accommodation. Whether you are looking for a host family, a room in an apartment or a studio, we have the right offer for you. If you book your accommodation directly with us, the advantage is that you will be living with other participants and can fully immerse yourself in the Sprachcaffe experience. Click here for more information about the Sprachcaffe student accommodation in malta.

English courses are held with us throughout the year. You can also drop in at short notice and join an existing study group.

It is not necessary to register weeks in advance. But early registration increases the chance that you will get a place. Especially in the popular travel months, the available places are of course limited.

The English school is located on the Sprachcaffe campus Malta. Here you will find amenities that go far beyond those usually found in English schools in Malta. The campus combines accommodation, classrooms, media and recreation rooms, a bar and restaurant, a large pool and much more in a single facility. This creates an ideal atmosphere for a unique and memorable stay.

Yes, Maltese speak English at a native level. English is the joint official language of Malta and is spoken by almost the whole population. It was introduced to the island in 1800, when the British ousted the French garrison, which had taken control of Malta in 1798. Due to Malta's strategic position in the middle of the Mediterranean, it became the headquarters of the British navy. Some attempts were made in the 1950's to integrate the island as a full part of the United Kingdom. Despite this, Malta became independent in 1964 as a Dominion within the British Commonwealth, with Elisabeth II as head of state. Finally, in 1974, the island became a Republic and the last British troops left in 1979.

English is very important on the Island as it is the language in which the majority of affairs are conducted. A good example is the University of Malta, which offers most of its courses in English. The most important daily newspapers and media are in English. It is therefore easy for Anglophones to get by in Malta, as the language is used in every aspect of life on a daily basis. English is taught in schools from an early age and parents encourage their children to communicate in English.

Maltese, the other official language in Malta, a Semitic language which descended from Maghrebi Arabic, with many borrowings from Italian and, in particular, Sicilian. The Maltese alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet, but uses the diacritically altered letters ż, also found in Polish, as well as the letters ċ, đ, għ, ħ and ie, which are unique to Maltese. Here you will find a more detailed summary of the linguistic development of Malta.

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Languages in Malta:

A nation with a rich and diverse language heritage

Did you know that English and Maltese are the official languages of Malta? And so it is, that Malta has become one of the most popular destinations to learn English in the XXI century, due to the facilities offered in the islands, the hospitality of the people, and don't forget the amazing nightlife and excursions that are up all days and nights. Here we will explain to you the language evolution in Malta, and why it makes it the perfect destination for you to learn English. Let's start! Shall we?

The history of languages in Malta is a complex one that spans centuries of cultural influences from the whole Mediterranean area. The Maltese language is the official language and is derived from a combination of Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, and English. The Maltese language is believed to have originated from Siculo-Arabic, a spoken language used by the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans who settled on the island.

Arabic was the dominant language until the 16th century, when the Isles became part of the Spanish Empire. The Spanish viceroy, appointed by the Spanish king, had ultimate authority on the island. Furthermore, the Spanish court in Malta had the power to make decisions about the island's laws and affairs. At this time, Spanish became the official language and was used in official documents by the Grand Masters of the Order of St. John, the bishops, and the local Maltese nobility.

In the 18th century, Malta became part of the French Empire for only two years. In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte (who was himself of Italian-Corsican descent) invaded the Archipelago and declared it a French outpost. Italian and French began to be spoken more widely on the island. During this time, also English became an increasingly important language in Malta due to the influence of the British Empire.

The French occupation of Malta lasted until 1800, when the Maltese people rose up in revolt, with the help of the British, subsequently the islands became a British protectorate. In 1813, islands in the Mediterranean Sea became a de facto British colony and English became the official language, a position it held until Malta's independence in 1964.

Today, English is still the most commonly spoken language on the island, followed by Maltese and Italian. The history of the languages spoken in Malta explains the multicultural character of the country.

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