Closed Groups

ESE offers exciting English language courses and cultural trips for school groups from the age of 10.  


Apart from the open General English groups, ESE organises Closed Groups for students who share common learning objectives.  Our Academic Team designs a syllabus and course materials around these learning objectives.

Course Fast Facts 
Entry level:Starter +
Minimum age:10 Years
Length of course:Minimum 1 week
Lessons/week:20 to 30 lessons per week as required (1 lesson x 45 minutes)
Supervision:At school and all ESE activities
Residence Options:3 & 4 * Hotels, ESE Residence & Host Family accommodation 

Course objectives will vary from one Closed Group to another.  Some examples of English language learning objectives for Closed Groups studying English at ESE in Malta include:

  • Intensive language and exam preparation for Cambridge First Certificate, one of the Cambridge Main Suite of ESOL exams
  • Teaching English for specific subject content for students in Primary or Secondary school (for example Geography or History)
  • Development of accuracy and fluency around topics of general interest
  • General English for learners with disabilities
  • Exam preparation for Trinity GESE & IELTS

Depending on the learning objectives of a Closed Group between 20 to 40 lessons per week may be booked, with each lesson being 45 minutes long.  Courses start on a Monday and are available between September and June although other dates may also be considered.

Should you prefer a tailor made programme, you must send us the group profile four weeks prior to arrival.

Social Programme

Your leisure, cultural and social activities can be planned in advance according to the group’s preferences. Please click on the Leisure section for more information about the available options.

Contact us

Since a Closed Group programme is tailor-made to your requirements, we will require your group details.  Please email us at giving us details of start date, number of weeks, number of students and their ages, number of accompanying teachers/group leaders, tuition requirements and number of lessons, accommodation details and preferred activities including requests for any particular event such as company, educational or institutional visits.

Free course, accommodation and leisure activities

Please note that in the low season one teacher/group leader per 15 students is offered a free General English course, or 3 hours of a Teacher Training course at our sister company ETI,  as well as free accommodation and leisure activities.