English Communication School

Our Vision

ECS is here to support and equip students
with language tools to break down barriers in communication

Our Mission

Situated in the heart of Sliema, Malta’s most popular tourist centre, ECS welcomes students of all ages, nationalities and different walks of life to come and learn, improve and master their language skills.

We offer the ideal environment for learning, combining high academic standards with a relaxed friendly atmosphere and a committed team. Individual attention is our hallmark and improvement is guaranteed in whichever course you choose.

This approach, along with a vast experience, and a variety of courses to choose from, is what makes ECS a successful English language organisation, students know and love.


Established in 1988, ECS was one of the first English Language Schools in Malta and an Accredited Founder member of FELTOM. The Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Malta (FELTOM) is a self-regulating, non-profit accreditation body, dedicated to promoting professionalism within the English language learning industry.

Our language school is located right in the heart of Sliema and is housed in 2 adjacent typical Maltese townhouses, that have been expertly converted into classes, leaving the characteristic features of the old town-houses. Sliema is Malta's most popular tourist town-become-city. We are only a stone’s throw away from the sea, with regular ferry crossings to/from Valletta, and close to shops, cafés, restaurants and beaches.

Facilities and Amenities

The School Premises consist of two blocks, with 8 classrooms in the main block (2 of which are used for one-to-one/two-to-one lessons) and 10 in our Seasonal Block (normally used in the busy months of Summer), a games room and disabled restrooms. Our classrooms in the main block are fully air-conditioned whilst the classrooms in the ‘Seasonal Block’ are used mainly for teenagers and are also supplied with a lift.

Most of our students choose to book their accommodation with host families living in close proximity, such as in Msida, Ta' Xbiex, Gzira and even in Sliema itself. Sliema, where ECS is located, is close to all amenities one might need, during their stay in Malta. It's a walking distance to the regular ferries to Valletta. There's a Pharmacy just around the corner and loads of places where you can dine, wine and dance.

Most students instantly fall in love with the charm of the building that the school is set in, which is a lovely old Sliema town-house with a mature garden where the students love to relax and mingle with other students. Making the most of their acquired communication skills.

Size - focusing on individual attention

Due to our small operation, we pride ourselves in being able to guarantee that personal touch. At ECS we offer a customised curriculum rather than standard courses.

Each student is invited to take our online Placement Test before they arrive. Otherwise students can opt to complete the test on the first day of school. However, we highly recommend opting for the online test, as opting for a test in the premises could possibly result in loss of some lesson time. The online Test makes it easier for us to match the students with other students of the same level before they arrive. We keep a close understanding of their progress by individual monitoring, assessment with the collaboration of our teachers and rotational Level tests administered every 4-6 weeks.