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English Communication School, Sliema, Malta

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English Communication School

The language school English Communication School was founded in Sliema, Malta in 1989. ECS - Your English Language School in Malta is among the first English Language Schools in Malta. Licensed by the Education Department, Accredited Founder member of FELTOM and ISO 9001 certified for Quality Management Systems, ECS prides itself on a high standard of teaching English as a foreign language. Our school is located right in the heart of Sliema, Malta's most popular tourist centre. We are only a few metres away from the sea and close to shops, cafés, restaurants and beaches. ECS has a clear vision to support and equip students with language tools to break down barriers in communication. This approach, along with over 25 years experience, is what has made ECS the successful English language school our students know and love.

The school address is: 10 Triq San Piju V, SLM 1424 - Sliema (Malta).

Accreditations and Quality seals

EFL monitoring Board

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in most classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

18

Number of public workstations:

4

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 15 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 685
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 263

Average age of students

  • in summer: 25 years
  • throughout the year: 35 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 8 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

25
2
3
4
1
2
18
10
1
15
3
2
4

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Malta International Airport. It takes 15 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 04.Jan.2016, 10.Feb.2016, 19.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 27.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 31.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 07.Jun.2016, 29.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 08.Sep.2016, 21.Sep.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 13.Dec.2016, 18.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 30 40 50 Additional Week
Price in € 235224 470447 705670 940893 14101340 18801786 37003515 53505083 69006555 83507933 205195
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 146139 292278 438417 584555 730694 876833 1022971 11681110 14601387 17521665 110105
Maximum number of students in high season: 15.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 207197 414394 621590 828787 1035984 12421180 14491377 16561574 20701967 24842360 207197
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 12601229 23402282 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Triple room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Price also includes: full week leisure programme (2 activities per day), certificate, travel insurance, tuition material. Accommodation in a hotel resort with buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner (3/4 beds per room).

Earlybird offer (until 31st December 2015):
Buffet - €100.00/night
Packed Lunch - €90.00/night
Discounted price (until 30th April 2016):
Buffet - €140.00/night
Packed Lunch - €130.00/night
Regular price until 15th August 2016)
Buffet - €190.00/night
Packed Lunch - €180.00/night Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Paradise Bay Hotel, Cirkewwa, Mellieha
Starting dates
2016: 12.Jun.2016, 19.Jun.2016, 26.Jun.2016, 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016, 14.Aug.2016, 21.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 320304 640608 960912 12801216 16001520 19201824 22402128 25602432 28802736 32003040 38403648
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 493469 986937 14791406 19721874 24652342 29582811 34513279 39443747 44374216 49304684 59165621
Maximum number of students in high season: 15.

Afternoon is always one-to-one tuition.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 480456 960912 14401368 19201824 24002280 28802736 33603192 38403648 48004560 57605472 480456
Courses may be scheduled in the afteroon during high season.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 360342 720684 10801026 14401368 18001710 21602052 25202394 28802736 36003420 43204104 360342
For two students at the same level who book together. Course times can be subject to change in high season.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 493469 986937 14791406 19721874 24652342 29582811 34513279 39443747 49304684 59165621 470447
General group course + 10 private sessions dedicated to FCE Preparation.

Maximum number of students in high season: 15.

Afternoon is always one to one tuition.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 493469 986937 14791406 19721874 24652342 29582811 34513279 39443747 49304684 59165621 470447
General group course + 10 private sessions dedicated to CAE Preparation.

Maximum number of students in high season: 15.

Afternoon is always one-to-one tuition.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Note: All courses offered by English Communication School, Sliema can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 20.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 40 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Adult group courses: In the case of only one participant, weekly sessions will be reduced to 10 for General English and Special courses and to 20 for Intensive English courses.
NOTE: Attendance is taken on a daily basis and will be taken into consideration when issuing the certificate.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 266 512 738 974 266
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
44 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 96 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 196 371 547 722 196
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Students can book Full board, Half board or Bed and Breakfast.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 60 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 160 300 440 580 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 60 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 220 420 620 820 220
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
32 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 90 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 120 240 360 480 120
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
4 beds per room.
Heating and cooling facilities are available in certain rooms at an extra cost, please request when reserving.
Price extra night:
19 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per day: 8 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 180 340 490 660 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Heating and cooling facilities are available in some rooms at an extra cost, please request when reserving.
Price extra night:
24 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per day: 14 €
  • Host Family Supplements:
    Only nationality per room: €45.00 per person/week.
    Wifi Connection: €25.00
    Full board option also available.

    Accommodation in Hotel and Shared Apartments also available.
    The Maltese Environmental Contribution tax will be charged separately for ALL accommodations for students age 18 and up:
    0,50€/night to a maximum of 5,00€ per continuous stay.

  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Malta International Airport: for 25 € (one way); for 50 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing  
Diving  
Football (soccer)  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Music  
Sailing  
Squash  
Swimming  
Tennis  
Volleyball  
Windsurfing  
Yoga  

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.2/5.0 
Other
3.2/5.0 
Students liked about English Communication School, Sliema
QUALITY OF TEACHING
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: TAKE MORE HOURS
The teacher was great, the location too.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I didn't book the accommodation with the school, but my classmates weren't happy with the family or apartments. I recommend to book the accommodation by yourself, I was at Corner Hostel, and it was really good.
The setting of the lesson: every student has the opportunity to listen and speak to the class
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Mercury Residence
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: To learn English it's better to travel on your own
Multiple extracurricular activities, very friendly staff. The school is well located, close to the harbor and the shopping area.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Mercury Residence
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Mercury Residence is well located on the border with St. Julians, the nightlife. Most school teachers are not native (not British English), but good professionals using a good methodology.
very organized, competent teachers
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: I was happy and I think that in the future I'll surely repeat the experience. Good value for money: ok!

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