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English Language School in Malta

Learn and Relax in One Perfect Setting!

Join our renowned English school, established in 1991, known for high-quality tuition for all ages and abilities. We're not just a langusage school in Malta but an experience!

Why choose us?

  1. Quality Education: Our dedicated teachers, accredited by ALTO, FELTOM, and WYSE, are passionate about English. Every student, whether beginner or professional, finds a suitable course.
  2. All-Inclusive Campus: Learn, stay, eat, and relax! Our Sprachcaffe Campus offers classes, accommodation, a restaurant, bar, and even a swimming pool, all in one place.
  3. Community & Experience: Immerse in unique experiences, connect with like-minded learners, and be part of our vibrant international Sprachcaffe family.
  4. Perfect Location: Located in peaceful Pembroke but close to the lively Paceville entertainment district.
  5. Beyond Classroom: Benefit from varied leisure programs, group activities, excursions, and self-access resources like DVDs, books, and dedicated study rooms.

Choose the perfect blend of learning english and leisure in Malta!

English Courses at our language school in Malta

Get an insight into the different english courses, programmes and prices of an english school in Malta.

Young learners

A supervised English programme for school-aged kids between 14 and 21.

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Online english 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.

Improve English listening»

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.

Improve English pronounciation»

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.

Improve English Vocabulary»

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!

Understand English Grammar»

Experience the Best Learning Environment

Our school has 22 spacious classrooms right inside, surrounding a beautiful inner patio. Each room welcomes 8 to 15 students, ensuring a cozy learning environment. Enjoy cool, air-conditioned spaces fitted with modern sound and video tools. Plus, if the weather's good, we have many spots outdoors for your English classes! Experience learning both inside and under the sunny skies!

Student Life

Welcome Party: Dieve directly into the heart of Sprachcaffe Malta! As you start your English journey, we invite you to a fun-filled evening to meet fellow students from around the world. Enjoy local music, taste Maltese treats, and make lifelong friends. Perfect for newcomers, this party ensures you feel right at home while diving into English. Dive into culture, connect with classmates, and kickstart your unforgettable learning adventure.

Moving in to a host family or a flat-share is truly exciting. You meet flatmates from different parts of the world, each with unique stories. It's like embarking on a global journey. This not only helps improve your English but also lets you make new friends. On a language trip to Malta, you'll live with people from many countries. To make friends, join group activities, share your culture, and ask about theirs.

Your first day at the English language school will be exciting! You'll join a class that's just right for your level, ensuring you feel comfortable and challenged. Around midday, everyone gets a break to enjoy lunch, chat with new friends, and relax. It's a great way to dive into the world of English and make lasting memories!

Extracurricular activities led by a special leisure team make the English language school even more fun. We plan exciting trips for you! Visit Valletta, Malta's lively capital, or see the stunning Blue Lagoon on Comino island. Don't miss the Malta Tour - it's a top highlight! Plus, there are parties to enjoy. All these activities make learning English fun and let you discover Malta's beauty. Join in and have a great time! You find more inspiration on the things to do in Malta page.

Always be open-minded and respectful. This is a great chance to learn, share, and create lasting memories together!

Frequently asked questions

We boast a global vibe! Our English learners join us from all over the world like Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Different seasons bring students from different corners of the world!

If you've booked a transfer, we'll warmly greet you at the airport and escort you to our campus. Either we'll guide you to your apartment or introduce you to your welcoming host family.

Come Monday, the adventure begins! If you haven't done the online test, we'll have a simple placement exam to find the best class for you. Our skilled teachers will ensure you're in the right group. Learn more about our Placement Test and progress levels.

And don't miss out! Sunday evening has a special 'Welcome Party'. It's a fun time to meet, bond, and plan exciting things for the upcoming weeks!

To best prepare for a english language course, understand why you're learning the language, such as for travel or business. Before the course starts, familiarise yourself with the language's basic sounds and common words. Watching films or listening to music in that language can help train your ear. If you know which textbook will be used, skim through it in advance. It's also good to get to know your classmates and find people you can practise with regularly.

Get Prepared to unlock the world of English with our comprehensive online guide, tailored to make your learning journey seamless and enjoyable. Dive in and discover: Basic introduction to English grammar and vocabulary.

Stay positive and patient as language learning can be challenging. Remember: Learning a language is a journey. Enjoy the process and celebrate small steps!

They typically begin at 9am and finish between 12:30pm and 3pm. During breaks, enjoy snacks, relax by the pool, dine in our restaurant, or rest in your apartment.

Improving your English quickly is within your reach! The more time and effort you invest, the faster you'll progress. Regular practice is key. Speaking with native speakers will boost your learning even more. Commit, practice, and you'll see great results! Here you find more unformation on Levels and Progression.

We have special programs just for teenagers! Join our Summer Camp for an exciting blend of learning and fun. Enjoy entertaining activities and amazing trips guided by our expert team. Weekend adventures await too! Here you can find more information on the programme for young learners and Summer Camp.

Yes, Sprachcaffe also organises courses to prepare for the exam for an official English certificate such as the Cambridge Certificates 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.

Certainly! We offer tailored English courses for unique needs. After your regular class, enjoy a customized lesson post-lunch, designed just for you. Learn more about our specialised Business English courses here. Just ask for our workshop courses.

Reading and writing are fundamental skills teached at Sprachcaffe Malta. They are closely linked to the acquisition and confident availability of basic language tools such as vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunciation and intonation. The importance of reading as a central basic skill in society and everyday life is constantly high. Written language can no longer be imagined from our current everyday life without it. We use it for constant communication with each other. Depending on your language level, the focus shifts from understanding and speaking to reading and writing.

Whether you need a visa to study English in Malta depends on your nationality and the duration of your stay. Here's a general overview updated in January 2023:

  1. EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals: Citizens of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland do not need a visa to enter Malta for any purpose, including studying. However, if you plan to stay for more than 90 days, you may need to register with the local authorities and obtain a residence permit.

  2. Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals:

    • Short Stays (up to 90 days): If you're from a visa-exempt country for short stays in the Schengen Area, you won't need a visa for a short course. However, if your country is not visa-exempt for short stays in the Schengen Area, you'll need to apply for a Schengen visa.
    • Long Stays (more than 90 days): If you intend to study in Malta for more than 90 days, you'll generally need to apply for a national long-stay visa, regardless of your country of origin.

Please note that visa policies and requirements can change. It's essential to consult the official website of the Maltese government or contact the Maltese consulate or embassy in your country for the most up-to-date information. We can provide you with a letter of acceptance for a small fee, which you can then use to apply for a visa.

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.

Experienced academic teaching staff match students with each other based on the results of the online placement test or the on-site test to create appropriate study groups. Our critteria are:

  1. Proficiency Level: Grouping students based on their current proficiency ensures everyone progresses at a similar pace.
  2. Interests: Especially in elective or project-based courses, grouping students by interests can boost engagement.
  3. Goals and Objectives: Aligning groups based on why they're learning, such as professional or personal reasons, can cater to specific needs.
  4. Age and Grade: In educational settings, it's often essential to group students to ensure age-appropriate content.
  5. Diversity: Mixing students of different backgrounds, genders, and abilities fosters a more inclusive and enriching learning environment.

If you're not comfortable in the learning group to which you've been allocated, please feel free to discuss it with our academic coordinator.

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.

You are welcome to register with us by phone or email. But the easiest way is to enroll via our registration form.

You can pay directly online using your credit card and a wide variety of international payment methods. After payment, you will immediately receive your confirmation and access to your Sprachcaffe login area.

From the airport you can take bus X1 and get off at Pembroke Park and Ride. The bus runs until approx. 22:50. Alternatively, you can take a taxi at the airport for about €20.00. If you are travelling in a group, we can of course organise a transfer for you.

Access to the campus and your appartment is via a reception which is staffed around the clock. This is also where you pick up your keys to your Apartment.

If you arrive before 3 pm, you can of course already use the campus amenities such as the pool, bar and restaurant. While you wait for your room to be ready. Should it be necessary to store your luggage upon arrival or departure, this is of course always possible.

Malta has a rich history, where English plays a prominent role. English proficiency is widespread here, as it's one of Malta's official languages. This legacy began in 1800, when the British arrived and made the island a vital naval base. Although there were discussions in the 1950s about fully integrating Malta into the UK, the island declared its independence in 1964. However, the British influence lingered, especially in language and governance.

Today, the importance of English in Malta can't be understated. The University of Malta conducts most of its courses in English. Also, major newspapers, media outlets, and everyday transactions predominantly use English. Visitors from English-speaking countries will find navigating Malta smooth because English is omnipresent in daily interactions. It's not uncommon to hear children converse in English, as they are taught the language from a young age and are often encouraged by their parents to use it.

Yet, the heart of Malta's linguistic identity is Maltese. This unique language has its roots in Arabic but is also influenced by Italian and Sicilian. The Maltese alphabet is a fascinating blend, incorporating letters like ż, ċ, ġ, għ, ħ, and ie, which give the language its distinct character. Both English and Maltese coexist, making Malta a linguistically rich and diverse nation. Here you will find a more detailed summary of the linguistic development of Malta.

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English in Malta

A nation with a rich and diverse heritage

Did you know that English and Maltese are the official languages of Malta? And so it is, that Malta has became one of the most popular destinations to learn English in the 21st 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. It is is believed to have originated from Siculo-Arabic, spoken and used by the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans who settled on the island.

Arabic was the dominant 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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