English Courses for Adults

At the Institute of English Language Studies (IELS) in Malta, we have classes to suit every level of English ability.

Our dedicated and experienced teachers will build your confidence, encourage you to speak as much as possible, and will correct mistakes along the way to help you improve. The English courses at IELS are designed to help you achieve your goals - regardless of your age, nationality and why you are learning English.

Our very popular General English courses are perfect for you to improve your language abilities overall.

The Intensive English course is ideal if you want to complete the General English course in less time.

New to the English language? Take our Beginner English course to understand everyday expressions and basic phrases.

Our Business English courses are designed to help you invest in your professional development and career prospects.

Take advantage of our Private Tuition courses, and receive individual attention and personalised support.

The Academic Long Stay are for students wanting to study English for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 48 weeks.

Choose from either the Standard General IELTS or the Cambridge Examination Preparation courses.

Combine your English learning experience together with social and cultural activities in our English for 40 Plus programme.

The English Online e-Learning course includes videos of everyday life to help you improve your English – wherever you are in the world!

Our English for Academic Purposes course is designed to prepare non-English-speaking applicants for the IELTS exam.

Interested in teaching English? Why not take one of our internationally accepted and accredited Teacher Training courses.

Not sure which course to take? Contact us for some guidance

Our Lessons

At IELS the lessons are designed to motivate you and keep you actively involved in learning. They are focused on communication and the practice of skills. Lessons include activities such as pair work/group work, role plays, class discussions and mini projects.

Class Levels

When you arrive at IELS, you will take a placement test to assess your level. We will also interview you to help us allocate you the right class and level according to your English language abilities. Our levels are linked to the Common European Framework (CEF) and are as follows:

  • Beginner - You have no previous knowledge of the language.
  • Elementary (A1) – You can use and understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases
  • Pre intermediate (A2) - You can communicate in simple and routine tasks but still in simple situations.
  • Intermediate (B1) - You can communicate independently in most situations but still need development in all areas.
  • Upper intermediate (B2) – You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity but may still lack some fluency and accuracy.
  • Advanced (C1) - You can understand native speakers and communicate spontaneously without much searching for words and expressions.

Our Methodology

We are committed to delivering the highest standards of teaching to make sure that each student’s competence and confidence improves.

Trained Teachers: We use trained teachers who share a passion for helping international students develop their English. We also run training schemes to develop teachers’ skills.

The right class for you: We test every student’s English skills to make sure you are in the right class, and we will continue to check that you are in the right class throughout your course.

Varied lessons: We use a mix of teaching styles and a variety of modern media to develop all key skills.

Helping you improve: We want you to reach the highest possible level, monitoring your progress and giving you advice on how to improve both at the school and when you return home. Long-stay students will be tested regularly to check their progress.

Lots of practice: You will have plenty of practice and lots of interaction with your teacher and class, and you can use your new skills straight away with your fellow students while you’re exploring our country.

Proof of your progress: We will issue you with a certificate to show the lessons you have taken and the level you have achieved.