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English Language Academy (ELA)

The English Language Academy (ELA) has been established as a school since 1988 and is staffed by a team of qualified, dedicated and experienced teachers who are all native or bilingual speakers of English. Direct Communicative Technique methods are used throughout. These are currently considered the most effective systems of broadening the students' knowledge of vocabulary, structures and idioms.

Using only English, the teachers encourage the students to practise the language. Their interest is stimulated through new situations and alternative ways of expression. The courses cater for both fluency and accuracy.

Students are given a workbook and basic handouts according to their level and as prescribed by the Academy. These are complemented with material from the Resource Library of the school. Audio and video material is also used.If students move up a level, they will have to buy a workbook for the new level for the price of E8.00. There are six levels within the courses from Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C2).

ELA offers expert tuition in a number of courses. The level of each participant is carefully assessed before the commencement of the course. Students have to complete a placement test and have an oral interview with our Director of Studies. On completion of the course the participant is awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

The English Language Academy is fully licensed as a school by the Malta Ministry of Education, is an accredited founder member of FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organisation in Malta). We are also the partner school of LSI (Language Studeies International) www.lsi.edu in Malta. The school prepares students for international examinations such as IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and TOEIC examinations. ELA is currently the only centre in Malta for TOEFL iBT.

Our success is based on the fact that our school is still condsidered a 'small' school in today's market. A family atmosphere prevails and our office is open from 8.00hrs - 17.00hrs and sometimes later to assist clients. Our groups are small and international. We cater for students of all ages, from the very young(four year olds) to the more mature students.

We offer various discounted indivual packages throughout the year. A ten percent discount is given to returning students. A discount of ten percent is also given to two or more students booking together during high season and 20% low season discount for those students booking General English or Business English group courses during the period October to March. Long term discounts are also given to those students who book courses for three weeks or more.

We also offer special packages for groups with free group leader. A packed activities programme is offered. Several activities are also offered free of charge. ELA students have access to a private beach within easy walking distance of our school. Beach beds and showers are also available free of charge, subject to availability. There is free WiFi and a small internet cafe for students

Transfers from Malta International Airport to accommodation in the vicinity of the school on arrival AND vice versa on departure is €20.00 minimum two persons. If only one person is booking €40.00, both ways included.

ELA is situated in one of Malta's best locations, in the heart of Sliema, Malta's foremost residential and tourtistic town. Malta's International Airport is only 25 minutes away from the school by car, Clients are met and assisted at the airport and during their stay by one of our reps, fluent in most languages. We have a 24 hour emergency telephone number - (00356) 7997 0450.