Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Where is AELS English Language School?

A: On this Google page you can find the location of AELS – Malta.

Q: What facilities are near the School?

A: The School is about five minutes walk to the Manoel Island Yacht Marina and about 12 minutes walk from Sliema with its busy seafront. The area is well served by public transport. St Julian’s and Valletta (the capital city) are just a few bus stops away.

Q: How can I get more information about a course or register for a course?

A: You can use the ‘Contact’ section to get in touch with AELS-Malta and request information or use the form in the ‘BOOKING’ section to register for a course.

Q: How can I determine my level of English?

A: You will need to take the placement test by clicking on ‘PLACEMENT TEST’ on the website to help us determine your level of English. It is graded to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The table below indicates approximate levels and bands of the CEFR and IELTS.

CEFR  A2          B1                   B2                        C1                      C2
IELTS < 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0



Q: Would I get a certificate at the end of my course?

A: All of our students will be eligible for an AELS Certificate of Attendance for their course (subject to satisfactory attendance).

Q: Do I need a visa to study in Malta?

A: EU students do not need a visa. Students from outside the EU can visit the website of the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for information on Visa requirements for Malta. If you need any help, AELS-Malta staff will be happy to guide you accordingly.

Q: Do I need to bring course material with me?

A: No. All course materials are provided by AELS-Malta. However you may prepare some photos of your hometown, national costume and dishes, since they could be used when introducing yourself in class.

Q: What is the official currency?

A: The Euro has been Malta’s official currency since 2008.

Q: What is the cost of living in Malta?

A: The website provides a cost of living comparison across many countries including Malta.

Q: Is AELS-Malta a licensed institution?

A: Yes. AELS English Language School is licensed by the EFL Monitoring Board to operate an EFL School in Malta under Licence No. 282/MB 42.

Q: Who will teach me?

A: All teachers at AELS-Malta are fully qualified and certified, highly dedicated education professionals. All teachers hold an EFL Permit issued by the EFL Monitoring Board.

Q: When are the public holidays in Malta?

A: Malta and Gozo have 14 annual Public Holidays. With the exception of Good Friday, whose date varies from year to year, every other public holiday is celebrated on a fixed day of the year.

AELS-Malta is closed on these dates:

1st January – New Year’s Day
10th February – Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck
19th March – Feast of St. Joseph
31st March – Freedom Day
March / April (date changes) – Good Friday
1st May – Labour Day
7th June – Sette Giugno
29th June – Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (L-Imnarja)
15th August – Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady (Santa Marija)
8th September – Feast of Our Lady of Victories
21st September – Independence Day
8th December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
13th December – Republic Day
25th December – Christmas Day

For more information about Malta, Gozo & Comino visit