Adult Courses

English for Experience & Life

A mix of popular short or long-term courses to improve your all-round fluency and confidence.

General & Intensive English

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week / 15 hours) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in allfour communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week / 22.5 hours) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week /18 hours) is only available to students studying in the USA or Canada. This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of electives.


Private lessons with your own teacher

A little individual attention can really go a long way.

Add One-to-One sessions to any EC course, and maximize your progress through private lessons. With individual attention, these sessions are 100% focused on your requirements and designed by your teachers to match your specific needs.

This is the most flexible and personal course available, and the ultimate course for making maximum progress during a short period of time.

Mini Group

Small class sizes for more teacher time

If you would like more individual attention and a faster rate of improvement, this is a perfect option for you.

Mini Group class sizes are small, allowing teachers to tailor lessons to your linguistic needs, while giving you more time for the personal attention you need.

EC Malta also brings you an exciting mix of academic and social activities to complete your classroom experience.

English for Education & Exams

ll you need to feel prepared for your exams, with the confidence to succeed.

Academic Semester/Year

Highly structured, long-term study

aking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more.  You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course.  As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education. On a personal level, studying abroad will give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.

Your journey to success

From the day you arrive at EC we will plan your route to fluency. You will be guided through these steps:

  1. Sit a placement test to determine your level of English
  2. Join a class with other students of the same level
  3. Meet your teachers, mentor and Academic Semester/Year Co-Ordinator
  4. Receive your personal Language Portfolio
  5. Embark on a first class course to develop your English across all four language skills
  6. Receive constant guidance, monitoring and feedback
  7. Receive continual assessment through class tutorials, homework and regular level tests
  8. Have confidence your learning is on track as you progress towards fluency.

IELTS Exam Preparation

Exam success in 4 or 8 weeks

An International English Language Testing System (known as IELTS); qualification is required by most British, Canadian, Australian, Maltese and South African universities, and in some cases, American academic institutions.

IELTS is often required by professional bodies and is needed for immigration for Canada and Australia.

To get the best score possible, you need the best help you can get. Taking an IELTS preparation course with us is your essential first step towards success.

English for Academic Purposes

Study for Higher Education success.

English for Academic Purposes has been designed to prepare you thoroughly for higher education in the USA. The linguistic, academic and cultural skills taught on this course will help you achieve your goals and enter your chosen university course with confidence and proficiency. This course will lay the groundwork for an enriching cultural experience in the United States and on an American campus, all of which will help you to settle and integrate more quickly in life at university.