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Alpha School of EnglishSt. Pauls Bay, Malta

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4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay
Ranked #1 of 5 English schools in St. Pauls Bay
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities
3.4 

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
1.0 

Rating: 1.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Other
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

(3)
Students 18-30 years
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

(2)
Students 31-49 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(4)
Students 50+ years
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

(10)
What we like about the school
  • The school can organise over 100 excursions and activities for students to partake in.
  • Great location just a short distance away from Malta's main sandy beaches and places of interest.
  • Rooftop terrace
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Alpha School of English St. Pauls Bay is an English language school located on the historic island of Malta. The school resides in St. Pauls Bay, a town in the northern regions of Malta that offers a beautiful coastline with several beaches, a vibrant nightlife, excellent cuisine and commercial shopping. Attractions within walking distance of the school include St. Paul's Bay Waterfront beach, Bugibba Water Park, the Malta Classic Car Collection and more. There are several links to public transport nearby.

Accommodation: The school has many connections for different types of accommodation. Options of accommodation offered via the school include homestays with local families, apartments, hostels, and hotels of various ratings.

Getting around: There are several bus routes within a moment's walk of the school, providing students with opportunities to travel to such as Valletta, the Maltese capital, in around an hour's journey. The closest bus stop to the school is the Ishmael bus stop which offers direct routes to Valletta and several bus routes around St.Pauls Bay and the surrounding areas of Malta.

Course selection: In addition to General English taught to students of all levels, over various schedules and intensities, Alpha School of English also supplies Business English and private or semi-porivate tuition. Junior programmes with activities are available several times throughout the year, with Junior tuition-only programmes, for students aged 2-17 years, available for students The whole year round. Teacher training programmes are also available from scheduled start-dates throughout the year.
  • The language school Alpha School of English was founded in St. Pauls Bay, Malta in 1991.
  • Tax registration ID: MT11012007

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Online
Private
Work & Study
Business
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by Alpha School of English

Comments about courses

Other fees:

  • Travel insurance (per week): EUR 12
  • Multiple booking changes fee: EUR 30
  • Unaccompanied minor charge (one-way): EUR 75
  • Visa support fee EUR 50
Lesson duration
45 minutes
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 07 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 07 Jun 2024, 29 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 08 Sep 2024, 21 Sep 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 13 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024, 31 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Tuition
  • INCLUDED Course material
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card
Note: All courses offered by Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Teachers
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  • Tuck shop
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Alpha School of English

“Being committed to excellence in English language instruction, we at Alpha School strive to exceed our students' expectations at every level and in every way! ”
Patricia Marshall
– 
Patricia Marshall
Director of Alpha School of English
Accreditations and Quality seals
FELTOMPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalELT Council, MTA
English teacher qualifications
85% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Alpha School of English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 20
    Number of public PC workstations: 1

Additional comment about facilities of school

Air-conditioning Roof Garden leisure area Lending library of books/DVDs/CDROMs Quiet rooms for private study * Free computer access in study room

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 30
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 12
Junior courses - In summer: 25
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 5
Minimum age of students
18 years
8 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Malta International Airport:
40 € one way
80 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Luqa.
More information about airports around St. Pauls Bay and how to get from the airport to St. Pauls Bay on your own here on our St. Pauls Bay page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
60 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Dancing
Diving
Football (soccer)
Golf
Horse riding
Mountainbiking
Sailing
Swimming
Tennis
Windsurfing
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

All main activities are highly organised and involve a fee.

Adults - Paid activities

Water sports
Excursions
Sightseeing
Sport courses

Junior - Free activities

All main activities are highly organised and involve a fee.

Junior - Paid activities

Water sports
Excursions
Sightseeing
Sport courses

Accommodation

Ratings of Alpha School of English compared to ratings of all schools in Malta

 Alpha School of English St. Pauls BayAverage of all other schools in Malta
Overall school rating4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Facilities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities3.4

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Quality of teaching4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Homestay3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Shared flat3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Student opinions about Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The different way of teaching. The teachers Chris and Dave let you talk and afterwards pointed out your mistakes. A slightly different teaching with a more positive result.
Disliked
If you do lessons with books, it would be nice if you could buy them or get them as PDFs in advance. This would make it easier to repeat the lessons at home in the afternoon.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Optimally used
Other comments Do not separate groups that have several weeks in common!
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
12. Jul. 2023
Liked
Practical teaching, learning by example, adjustment of the level to the needs and abilities of the students, individual approach of the teacher to the course participants.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Creative Use of Technology - 1 week
18. Jun. 2022
Liked
My teacher is very professional, and his teaching style is very structured, with assignments for the first and second weeks in order, in an effort to improve my English.
Disliked
I can travel alone, so I had no trouble.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss There are many disadvantages for us who have grown up in Japanese culture. You should be more conscious of being assertive. Please study and prepare well before leaving Japan.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: On the first day, I was so nervous that I couldn't speak frankly, but the comfortable atmosphere of the class helped me and my classmates asked me questions and gave me a chance to talk to them. That made me very happy.
Other comments Although the facilities were not that great, the price was reasonable. For me, the school was enough to improve my English. I only stayed for two weeks and would have liked to study more if possible.
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
12. Sep. 2022
Liked
Atmosphere. A great teacher who can encourage to learn. I will definitely repeat such course next year. ;)
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English Group Course - 2 weeks
28. Nov. 2018
Liked
Excellent location... And professionalism of the teacher
Disliked
They should explain during the first day the activities that can be done during the week. For a first-timer it is not easy to understand. E.g. On Wednesday morning there was an excursion to Valletta but nothing was known.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I recommend if possible to do 2 consecutive weeks
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good.
Course: General English 30 - 1 week
5. Jun. 2023
Liked
Good atmosphere. A school that is friendly to listeners.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments No comments.
Course: General English Group Course - 2 weeks
28. Nov. 2018
Liked
Friendliness of all staff, competence of the teacher
Disliked
The participants were not provided with any drinks, not even water - for me this is a given at training courses.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English 20 - 1 week
13. Jun. 2022
Liked
Great teachers and small classes, very flexible.
Disliked
The school is currently being renovated and therefore there are some restrictions, e.g. the roof terrace cannot be used.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very effective
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
6. May. 2024
Liked
Students being treated individually.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I felt very good at the school even though at the beginning I feared that I wouldn't as I am 50 years old,.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I was very happy with them matching my language level with the right study group.
Other comments Intimate atmosphere made me feel very good. There was no pressure to prove who is the best.
Course: General English Group Course - 2 weeks
3. Feb. 2020
Liked
The welcome and the teachers.
Disliked
Very little equipment.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Gillieru Harbour Hotel Standard (medium season)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: During the second week, the course passed from 1h30 to 45 minutes as I was the only student.
Other comments Very nice reception and staff.
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
22. May. 2023
Liked
Good teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Just do it.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good
Other comments Buy tea for the break if you want.
Course: General English 30 - 1 week
17. May. 2022
Liked
Everything
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Junior/Teen One-to-One Lessons - 1 week
9. Oct. 2023
Liked
Loved it.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English Group Course - 2 weeks
28. Nov. 2018

Map  

Arznell Street - SPB 3232 St. Pauls Bay
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Questions and answers about Alpha School of English

  • Activities cannot be booked in advance. Once the course starts, the calendar of activities and the additional cost can be consulted at Alpha School of English reception.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 15, 2023
  • School groups get a personalised pocket-sized itinerary. All school groups are given a personalised and pocket sized itinerary booklet detailing all their trip timings, lessons and activities so that the group know exactly where they should be during their stay. This booklet also contain additional information such as worksheets and photos and factual details.
    Patricia, Managing Director from Alpha School of English - Mar 22, 2023
  • Yes. Activities such as golf, horse riding, water sports, swimming with dolphins, etc. are available at an additional cost.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 24, 2023
  • In 2023, the card will cost EUR 21 per week for unlimited travel. You can find more information about the Tallinja Card directly on the internet if you search for Malta Public Transport. Feel free to ask us and we will send you the exact links!
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 27, 2023
  • The course is held between 09:00-12:30 in low season.
    Busra, from Alpha School of English - Jul 27, 2023
  • Yes, Alpha School of English offers private accommodation to its students and their families. Prices vary depending on the dates of stay.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 10, 2023
  • All lessons are 45 minutes (as of April 2024)
    Inna, Adminstration from Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay - Apr 08, 2024
  • Private One-to-One or Two-to-One lessons are usually held in the afternoons from 13:00 on but closer to the arrival date the school will confirm the lesson's times as times may vary according to the number of private lessons booked. (as of April 2024)
    Inna, Adminstration from Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay - Apr 08, 2024

FAQ about Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay

  • Absolutely! Whether a language course is valid for applying for a student visa usually depends on two factors:
    1. the number of teaching hours per week
    2. the total number of booked weeks
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 12, 2023
  • The school Alpha School of English, St. Pauls Bay does not accept one-to-one course bookings without at least 20 lessons. The Junior One to One 20 lessons programme includes 15 hours in total and the course is held between 09.00-12.30.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 08, 2023
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Malta International Airport (40 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Alpha varies from 1 students (Junior/Teen One-to-One Lessons) to 14 students (Junior/Teen General English)
  • 85% of teachers at Alpha School of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Alpha School of English comes from Italy with a 33% representation, followed by students from Poland (20%) and Germany (11%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Alpha School of English offers courses from 2 years (Kids English: Playschool, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.

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