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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 the country and prides itself on a high standard of teaching English as a foreign language. The school is located right in the heart of Sliema, Malta's most popular tourist centre, just a few metres away from the sea and close to shops, cafés, restaurants and beaches.

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

Accreditations and Quality seals

FELTOMISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEFL

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 PC 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 is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

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

Average age of students

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 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017, 10.Feb.2017, 19.Mar.2017, 31.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 07.Jun.2017, 29.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 08.Sep.2017, 21.Sep.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 13.Dec.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 05.Jan.2018, 10.Feb.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 31.Mar.2018, 01.May.2018, 07.Jun.2018, 29.Jun.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 08.Sep.2018, 21.Sep.2018, 08.Dec.2018, 13.Dec.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 30 40 0 Additional Week
Price in € 235 224 470 447 705 670 940 893 1410 1340 1880 1786 3700 3515 5350 5083 6900 6555 8350 7933 205 195
Price in US$ 264 527 791 1054 1581 2107 4147 5996 7733 9358 230
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 146 139 292 278 438 417 584 555 730 694 876 833 1022 971 1168 1110 1460 1387 1752 1665 110 105
Price in US$ 164 328 491 655 819 982 1146 1309 1637 1964 124
Maximum number of students in high season: 15.
Can be offered to kids during Easter.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 207 197 414 394 621 590 828 787 1035 984 1242 1180 1449 1377 1656 1574 2070 1967 2484 2360 207 197
Price in US$ 232 464 696 928 1160 1392 1624 1856 2320 2784 232
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 1260 1229 2340 2282 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1450 2692 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Triple room, 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).
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
2017: 12.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 320 304 640 608 960 912 1280 1216 1600 1520 1920 1824 2240 2128 2560 2432 2880 2736 3200 3040 3840 3648
Price in US$ 359 718 1076 1435 1793 2152 2511 2869 3228 3586 4304
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 493 469 986 937 1479 1406 1972 1874 2465 2342 2958 2811 3451 3279 3944 3747 4437 4216 4930 4684 5916 5621
Price in US$ 553 1105 1658 2210 2763 3315 3868 4420 4973 5525 6630
Maximum number of students in high season: 15.

Afternoon is always one-to-one tuition.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 480 456 960 912 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 2880 2736 3360 3192 3840 3648 4800 4560 5760 5472 480 456
Price in US$ 538 1076 1614 2152 2690 3228 3766 4304 5379 6455 538
Courses may be scheduled in the afteroon during high season.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 360 342 720 684 1080 1026 1440 1368 1800 1710 2160 2052 2520 2394 2880 2736 3600 3420 4320 4104 360 342
Price in US$ 404 807 1211 1614 2018 2421 2824 3228 4035 4842 404
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
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 493 469 986 937 1479 1406 1972 1874 2465 2342 2958 2811 3451 3279 3944 3747 4930 4684 5916 5621 470 447
Price in US$ 553 1105 1658 2210 2763 3315 3868 4420 5525 6630 527
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
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 493 469 986 937 1479 1406 1972 1874 2465 2342 2958 2811 3451 3279 3944 3747 4930 4684 5916 5621 470 447
Price in US$ 553 1105 1658 2210 2763 3315 3868 4420 5525 6630 527
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
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by English Communication School, Sliema can be reserved 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: 25.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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 at the end of your studies.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 120 240 360 480 120
Price in US$ 142 284 425 567 142
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
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 30.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per day: 8 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 266 512 738 974 266
Price in US$ 314 604 871 1149 314
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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 30.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 96 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 196 371 547 722 196
Price in US$ 232 438 646 852 232
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 30.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 60 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 160 300 440 580 160
Price in US$ 189 354 520 685 189
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
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 30.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 60 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 220 420 620 820 220
Price in US$ 260 496 732 968 260
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
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 30.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 90 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 180 340 490 660 150
Price in US$ 213 402 579 779 177
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:
18 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
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
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 30.Sep.2017
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.

    Check in / out can be any day of the week. The important is that if Check in is on Saturday, check out will be Saturday too for an exact week. Should an extra day be required, the extra night rate will be applied.
  • 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 possibledistance 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
3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.1/5.0 
Other
3.1/5.0 
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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.
Preparation and availability of the teaching staff
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Balco Symphony - Hostel
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Beware of accommodation for your stay
Other comments: I will definitely be back

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