To book a course please complete
the online booking form. Your booking will normally be confirmed within
a few hours.
A 60 Euro deposit is required for people booking
A deposit may be required for people booking accommodation.
The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or by credit
The balance is payable before the start of your course.
If your chosen accommodation is not available we will send you suggestions for available accommodation. Naturally you can cancel your booking at no charge if your required accommodation is not avaiable.
Each lesson is 45 minutes.
Lessons are from Monday to Friday.
Students can begin on any day between Monday and
Friday (excluding holidays).
Course fees include placement tests, tuition, course certificate and Internet use.
Course fees do not include the cost of activities, registration,
insurance, bank charges, exam fees or course material.
A nominal charge of € 25 is made for course materials. When a student moves up a level a new book costs €10.
If there is only one participant in a group, the school reserves the right to reduce the
number of lessons by 50%.
The maximum class size in our standard General English courses is 8 (from November to March) or 10 (from April to October). The school reserves the right in exceptional circumstances to increase this number.
Examination fees are
not included in course fees.
If you wish to do an examination at the end of your course, please write this
on the booking form. Details how to register will be then
sent to you.
The school does not register students for exams.
Places for exams are limited. Early registration for exams is recommended.
Examination bodies occasionally cancel a published exam date.
The school is closed on
Saturday and Sunday and public holidays.
There is no reduction in the course fees where a
course includes a public holiday, but lost lessons will
be made up on the other days.
If there are 2 public holidays in one week, lessons
for one day will be made up and a free tour offered for
the second day.
Public holidays are:
We expect students to behave
well and attend lessons.
Students attending at least 80% of the course will
be eligible to a certificate of attendance.
There are no refunds for students who start their
courses late, finish early or miss lessons..
The school reserves the right to change the activities included in activity packages.
There is no cancellation fee for course cancellations received in writing more than 7 working days before arrival.
There is no refund for courses cancelled after commencement.
The course deposit is non-refundable.
For cancellations received in writing more than 14 working days before arrival there is no cancellation fee.
If accommodation is cancelled less than 15 working days before arrival or after arrival a cancellation fee may apply. The fee will depend on the school's contract with the individual accommodation provider.
The school reserves the right to charge a € 20 processing fee for accommodation changes & cancellations.
The calculator displayed on this website is under development and may contain errors.
Naturally you can cancel your booking if your invoice differs from the price displayed.
The calculator is for student use only.
Courses and accommodation are subject to availability at the time your booking is processed.
We strongly advise you to take out adequate insurance
Flight details should be received at least 7 days before arrival.
Students must call our emergency number with any last minute flight changes.
If a student has a complaint about their stay, this must reported immediately to the ELA department concerned.
Complaints received after course finish will not be considered.
Links to external websites are provided for your convenience only and we do not take responsibility for the content of third party websites or endorse them.
Maltese accommodation star ratings may be of a different standard to your own country.
These ratings may change at any time during the year. The star rating displayed on this website may not be current.
The Maltese government has introduced an ECO Tax for all tourists aged 18 years and over.
The charge is €0.50 per night, however, the maximum charge is €5.00 for the total stay.
The tax is collected by the accommodation establishments themselves with the exception of homestays.
ELA will collect the tax directly from students booking homestay accommodation on the first day of school.
The invoice you receive does not include the ECO Tax.
All disputes are to be settled by Maltese law.
The school will not be held responsible for loss or theft of any student's property from the school, accommodation or elsewhere.