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Berlitz - English Language Academy, Gzira, Malta

151, Edgar Bernard Street - GZR 1707 Gzira - see on map
From 85€ 81€
per week
Berlitz - English Language Academy



Rating: 3.9/5.0

Overall school rating of Berlitz - English Language Academy, Gzira
#2 of 3 English schools in Gzira
Location of the school

Rating: 4.1/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.3/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Students 18-30 years

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Students 30-49 years

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Students 50+ years

Rating: 3.9/5.0


What we like about the school

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • 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: Berlitz - English Language Academy is located in the beautiful and culturally rich coastal town of Gzira, on the island of Malta. Housed close to the University of Malta and surrounded by supermarkets, shops, cafés and amusements, the school offers students all they may need to enjoy Malta whilst reaching their language goals. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is just a short train ride away from the school, along with the neighbouring town of Sliema and the city of Valletta.

Course selection: Course selection with Berlitz- ELA is extensive, with many specialised programmes taking place throughout their large facilities. Courses include General English, over several schedules, Exam Preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE), TOEFL IBT Preparation for Teachers and Business (one-to-one) or individual programmes that are personalised to the student's needs. Junior and Teenage courses are also available throughout the summer months, with something suitable for students of all language levels.

School facilities: The facilities available at Berlitz- ELA are excellent, catering to the large size of the school and its many classrooms. These facilities include a cafeteria, restaurant, library, free after-class access to language learning software, a lounge area, a rooftop terrace and a Student support desk for any questions or queries.

Accommodation: Accommodation is readily available through the school in Homestays, Hotels and Shared apartment facilities, ensuring student shave all they need to enjoy their time in Gzira and the surrounding areas.
  • Berlitz - English Language Academy operated previously under the name Chamber College.
  • The language school Berlitz - English Language Academy was founded in Gzira, Malta in 1988.
  • Legal name / parent company: English Language Academy Limited
  • Tax registration ID: MT20190309
  • Abbreviated name of school: ELA Gzira
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Berlitz - English Language Academy
Comments about courses

Course book for Exam Preparation/Business: EUR 45.
All year round, a double banking system is followed: timetables of all courses (except for the junior courses) will alternate between morning lessons and afternoon lessons, without exceptions.

Insurance: EUR 10.50 per week.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
30.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course level.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2023, 10 Feb. 2023, 31 Mar. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 07 Jul. 2023, 29 Jul. 2023, 15 Aug. 2023, 08 Sep. 2023, 21 Sep. 2023, 08 Dec. 2023, 13 Dec. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
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 Profiency
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 Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card
Note: All courses offered by Berlitz - English Language Academy, Gzira 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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  • Accommodation in Gzira
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  • TOEFL lab
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  • Apartment in Gzira
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  • Reception
  • Front desk
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  • Group excursion
    Group excursion33/35
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Berlitz - English Language Academy (ELA)

Accreditations and Quality seals
FELTOMPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalELT Council
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 8:30
Student gender mix:
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Berlitz - English Language Academy and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 30
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Additional comment about facilities of school

* English Language Academy students may use the national swimming pool and fitness Centre at special student rates (300m from the school)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 275
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 150
Junior courses - In summer: 180
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 25
Minimum age of students
16 years
4 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: 26 years
Throughout the year: 29 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Malta International Airport:
48 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Malta International (MLA).
More information about airports around Gzira and how to get from the airport to Gzira on your own here on our Gzira 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
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 100 €
North America: 150 €
South America: 150 €
Africa: 150 €
Oceania: 150 €
Asia: 150 €
Free shipment via regular mail
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 possibledistance from school
Ballet6 km
Dancing4 km
Diving2 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf8 km
Horse riding7 km
Music3 km
Sailing6 km
Squash0.5 km
Swimming0.5 km
Tennis0.5 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing10 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Welcome Party Orientation Walk Karaoke Night International Student Party

Adults - Paid activities

Mdina Sightseeing tour EUR 15 Hop on Hop Off Malta Tour EUR 20 Discover Malta by Night EUR 20 Gozo Guided Sightseeing Tour EUR 28 Sicily One Day Excursion EUR 138 Football 5 a-side EUR 5.50

Junior - Free activities

Orientation walk International Student Party

Junior - Paid activities

International Student Party Splash & Fun Water Park Hop on Hop Off Valletta Ghost Tour Blue Grotto Trip Beach Trip Hop on Hop Off by Night Ten-Pin Bowling * Heart of Malta Tour


Ratings of Berlitz - English Language Academy compared to ratings of all schools in Malta

 Berlitz - English Language Academy GziraAverage of all other schools in Malta
Overall school rating3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Location of the school4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 3.6/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.1/5.0

Quality of teaching4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.4/5.0


Rating: 3.6/5.0

Shared flat3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 3.6/5.0

Student Testimonial Videos

Note: The video testimonials of students from Berlitz - English Language Academy have been provided by the school and schools do not usually publish negative testimonials. For uncensored reviews read the comments from our students.


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Other English schools in Gzira offering English courses: 
  1. NSTS Malta 4.2

    Rating: 4.2/5.0

Gzira city attractiveness rated by our students:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

More information about Gzira including climate data and events on our Gzira page with a list of all 3 English schools in Gzira.

FAQ about Berlitz - English Language Academy, Gzira

  • The school offers the Family Courses option (children between 4 and 12 years old). This is ideal for mums and dads who want to share the learning experience with their children! Parents can study in an adult environment while their children attend classes with other students their age. A perfect language holiday for the whole family in sunny Malta! Available all year round!
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant French from LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 12, 2023
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of English Language Academy
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Individual TOEFL 40, Individual IELTS 30
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Malta International Airport ( €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English Language Academy varies from 1 students (Family Course - Child Private Individual lesson 10) to 12 students (Junior Summer Programme - Homestay)
  • 85% of teachers at Berlitz - English Language Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Berlitz - English Language Academy comes from Turkey with a 15% representation, followed by students from Spain (9%) and Korea (9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Berlitz - English Language Academy offers courses from 4 years (Family Course - Child General English Group 20, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 26 during the summer and 29 for the rest of the year.


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