English Language Academy (ELA) has been established since 1988. What sets us apart in the local market is that we are a medium-sized school which operates like a small school. One of our core beliefs is that our students aren’t just customers, but they’re part of an international family.
Our ‘family’ atmosphere is extended to students as young as four and with no upper age limit (we’ve even had three generations of the same family taking lessons at the same time!). This focus on holistic customer care enables us to maintain our reputation as a school that offers that special, personal service and is the reason we have some students returning to us this year for their fifth and sixth visit. When placing students into classes, we keep our groups small and international, ensuring that everyone receives attention from their teacher and that they get to meet people from all over the world.
Every student at the school, as part of their initial placement test, is personally interviewed by either the Director of Studies or the General Manager (who was our previous Director of Studies), ensuring that students are placed into classes with the utmost care. We offer a large variety of courses for all ages ranging from General English, known as ‘Everyday English’, Business English, Exam Preparation courses, as well as One-To-One Tuition courses such as Personalised General English and Personalised Special English. Our group courses consist of a maximum of eight students in winter and ten in summer, except for business and examination courses where the maximum is six students all year round. Students are placed in groups depending on their level, age and nationality. Package prices for groups, including packages for teenagers and juniors, are also offered, contact us and we can come up with a custom package for your organisation.
As the only official TOEFL iBT Exam Centre in Malta, we are a school that has always had a good track record with international exam preparation courses. We employ a number of teachers who specialise in these courses, and offer TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge English exam preparation courses of the highest quality. We are also a school with a long history of teacher-training. We are committed to offering a broad and varied amount of in-house training to our own teachers, ensuring that our teachers are always equipped to provide engaging lessons. In addition to this, we offer Erasmus+ Teacher Training courses throughout the year, with teachers coming from all over Europe in order to make sure they’re on the cutting edge of academic standards. We also run a number of TEFL Cert. courses each year, helping people begin their journey into English Language Teaching.
Our teenager summer classes are a maximum of 12 students and we try to keep our teen classes as international and as varied as possible, so that our teen students get to have an unforgettable international adventure. Our Summer Teen Camp, in particular, is gaining popularity each year as we send happy teenagers back to their home countries with the skills and abilities they need to be successful communicators in English. Our school is located in Gzira, minutes walk from the bustling metropolitan area, Sliema, very much considered to be the ‘pulse’ of Malta. It is close to the beach, restaurants, shops and the University of Malta. Our students can benefit from accommodation services, a full leisure programme, airport transfers and assistance from our representatives who are fluent in most languages. The school offers free Wi-Fi facilities to all ELA students in order to ensure that they can share their language learning journey with all of their friends, family and followers. We are open all year round from Monday to Friday except on public holidays. Should your stay coincide with a public holiday, any lessons that would have fallen on that day, get spread across the remaining days to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything. In case of emergencies, we may be reached on our 24-hour helpline: (00356) 7997 0450
Our Mission Statement:
To provide a variety of quality EFL teaching programmes at a competitive price and in a friendly, professional environment which would ultimately maximise the students’ potential to achieve their target of improving their skills in English whilst enjoying a family atmosphere.
Our Vision at ELA:
To create an innovative, all-inclusive English learning experience that will benefit its students’ needs.
All this (and so much more!) truly makes ELA the school with a heart!