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English Communication School, Sliema, Malta

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Sliema in the last 12 months

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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 (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

FELTOMISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalELT Council

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

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

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

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
  • 13 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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Malta International Airport.

Malta International Airport:
25 € pick up
50 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 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.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 20 Additional Week
Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 1500 1425 2000 1900 2500 2375 3000 2850 5000 4750 250 238
Price in US$ 272 543 814 1085 1357 1628 2170 2713 3255 5425 272
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 € 150 143 300 285 450 428 600 570 750 713 900 855 1050 998 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 150 143
Price in US$ 163 326 489 651 814 977 1140 1302 1628 1953 163
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 € 210 200 420 399 630 599 840 798 1050 998 1260 1197 1470 1397 1680 1596 2100 1995 2520 2394 210 200
Price in US$ 228 456 684 912 1140 1368 1595 1823 2279 2735 228
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$ 1404 2606 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 1700 1615 2040 1938 2380 2261 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 340 323
Price in US$ 369 738 1107 1476 1845 2214 2583 2952 3689 4427 369
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 2040 1938 2550 2423 3060 2907 3570 3392 4080 3876 5100 4845 6120 5814 510 485
Price in US$ 554 1107 1661 2214 2767 3321 3874 4427 5534 6641 554
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$ 521 1042 1563 2084 2604 3125 3646 4167 5208 6250 521
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$ 391 782 1172 1563 1953 2344 2735 3125 3906 4688 391
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
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 2040 1938 2550 2423 3060 2907 3570 3392 4080 3876 5100 4845 6120 5814 510 485
Price in US$ 554 1107 1661 2214 2767 3321 3874 4427 5534 6641 554
General group course + 10 private sessions dedicated to FCE Preparation.
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 € 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 2040 1938 2550 2423 3060 2907 3570 3392 4080 3876 5100 4845 6120 5814 510 485
Price in US$ 554 1107 1661 2214 2767 3321 3874 4427 5534 6641 554
General group course + 10 private sessions dedicated to CAE Preparation.
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: 35.00 €
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 € 164 328 492 656 164
Price in US$ 188 375 562 750 188
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:
11 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
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.Apr.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 32 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 204 408 612 816 204
Price in US$ 233 466 699 932 233
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:
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.Apr.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 72 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 148 296 444 592 148
Price in US$ 170 339 508 677 170
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:
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.Apr.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 22 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 188 376 564 752 188
Price in US$ 215 430 645 859 215
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:
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.Apr.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 62 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 216.5 433 649.5 866 216.5
Price in US$ 248 495 742 990 248
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates

High season dates 01.Jun.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 176.5 353 529.5 706 176.5
Price in US$ 202 404 605 807 202
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 01.Jun.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 300 600 900 1200 300
Price in US$ 343 686 1028 1371 343
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates

High season dates 01.Jun.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 175 350 525 700 175
Price in US$ 200 400 600 800 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates

High season dates 01.Jun.2018
High season
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.

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Squash 
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Reviews

City
4.2/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.3/5.0 
Other
3.3/5.0 
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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