Learn English on Gozo, Malta
Gozo is one of the best kept secrets in the Mediterranean. Also known as the Island of Calypso, Gozo is a part of the Maltese island group. Due to the British colonial past, Malta has become one of the most popular destinations for learning English overseas. Our language school in Gozo offers a unique opportunity to study the English language in a relaxed and peaceful environment where the participants have the opportunity to focus on improving their English without the interruptions of day-to-day life.
Although only five kilometres separate Gozo from the main island of Malta, there are significant differences between the two islands. Gozo focuses on eco-tourism and an appreciation of the pristine natural environment that the island's residents are scrambling to preserve. The island is also a paradise for watersports, fishing on the high seas, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking. Some of the world's best diving sites and two of the prettiest sand beaches in the Maltese Islands are found in Gozo. Victoria, Gozo's capital and commercial centre, is home to an impressive fortress (a UNESCO world heritage site) and unforgettable festivals. You'll find small fishing villages and towns all around the island which still live the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle. We recommend spending some time in these villages and tasting the regional cuisine offered at the local restaurants.
Many travellers who come to Malta on holiday visit Gozo and describe the island as one of the highlights of their stay in Malta. Gozo is ideal for anyone looking for a unique experience discovering one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean.
Our School Location
Gozo is one of the three Maltese islands located in the Mediterranean Sea next to Malta and Comino, about 95 km from Italy. Our language school on Gozo is located about 5 minutes away from the nearest town, Kerċem, 15 minutes from Victoria. The school is a great place to start from to explore the island and see the unique countryside.
The building is a converted private villa, which has retained the charm and many special features of the typical houses of Gozo. The school is located in quiet and picturesque countryside, and overlooks Gozo's capital Victoria, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The school has many facilities including: a communal lounge, a sun terrace, a garden, a library with access to teaching materials for self-study, Internet workstations and wireless Internet access (chargeable) as well as a vending machine for drinks and snacks.
The school is also fully equipped for disabled guests. The language centre provides courses for participants from all over the world and has students from more than 30 countries giving a colourful mix of international students in the classes. Academic support is provided by highly qualified English teachers at the school and they will give you further information about the interesting activities available on Gozo and Malta. They will willingly give you help and advice with any problems you have.
The top priority of our language school on Gozo is the quality of the language study trips, and the school is recognized by a prestigious international organization - a member of the IALC (International Association of Language Centres) association. This network consists of over 100 language schools in more than 20 countries.
"The quality standards of the school are very high. All the teachers are very professional and offer lessons that are effective and pleasant at the same time. The staff members are very helpful and polite and the whole environment is almost familiar. It was the second time at the school and I hope there will be third."
"Great teachers, friendly school. Will come back."
"My school time at Gozo last summer was an excellent, constructive and even pleasant experience in my life."
"Gozo is a good place to study English, if you are looking for quiet and relax. It's a small school, the teachers are very kind and I have feeling care here."
"I can recommend the school. My stay here was very good. The teachers were friendly and professional. The facilities of the school were also okay. It is a peaceful place where you can learn and relax."
"In summer 2008 I went to Gozo to learn English. It was a beautiful experience, the activities, the leaders, the lessons everything was great. That's why I came back in summer 2009 and this year was as beautiful as the first time! Thank you for everything!!!"
"I enjoyed my stay in the school. The booking was handled very well. Lessons were well planned to my satisfaction and according to my needs. The atmosphere at the school was also very friendly. A good mix among study, relax and leisure. I recommend the school for its professional approach."
"Friendly, helpful atmoshere."
Our language school on Gozo offers a comprehensive course program with English courses that suit all participants. For example, you can learn English in the morning only or make it more intensive by studying in the afternoon too. You can study topics of particular interest in groups or in private lessons for a few weeks or for several months.
The mini groups consist have a maximum of 6 participants and an average of 4 to 5 students. One lesson is 45 minutes long. Before the English course starts all students are asked to participate in an online placement test which takes about 45 minutes. The online test is used to make sure that, as far as possible, the participants are placed in a class with learners of the same level. The test consists of three parts: grammar, vocabulary, and writing.
The placement test, course materials and the end-of-course certificate are included in the price. The language school on Gozo focuses on language course for adults and therefore only accepts participants from 18 years of age on their English courses. Please note that if there are only three participants or fewer in the group, the number of lessons is reduced to 60-65% of the original number of lessons. The smaller number of participants makes the lessons more efficient for you and you can learn effectively as the teacher can pay more attention to individual students.
Course Prices (in Euro)
Course Dates and Info
You should consider these dates when planning your English language course in Gozo, Malta:
General language courses and private tuition start dates 2016: Start every Monday
High Season 2016: 27 June – 2 September
Holidays in Gozo (on weekdays) 2016: 10 February, 25 March, 31 March, 07 June, 29 June, 15 August, 08 September, 21 September, 08 December and 13 December. Winter holiday take place from 19 December 2016 – 08 January 2017.
High Season 2017: 26 June – 1 September
Holidays in Gozo (on weekdays) 2017: 10 February, 31 March, 14 April, 1 Mai, 07 June, 29 June, 15 August, 08 September, 21 September, 08 December and 13 December. Winter holiday take place from 15 December 2017 – 07 January 2018.
Our language school on Gozo offers several types of accommodation giving you the chance to choose what meets your personal requirements and your budget. We can help you find the right accommodation and look forward to hearing from you with any further questions you have.
Host family provides the opportunity to learn English and apply it directly. At the same time you can make new friends, get to know the culture, and take part in everyday life. You can also sample the local dishes!
A very popular accommodation option is the exclusive residence on Gozo. Make new friends from other countries and exchange information about different cultures. This is also the cheapest residential option we can offer on Gozo.
Apart from the residence, the school also offers private apartments in which you can enjoy the maximum degree of flexibility.
Arrival and departure dates are flexible and can be on either Saturday or Sunday.
Please contact the Sprachdirekt team if you have any questions about the various accommodation options and need help in choosing the right form of accommodation for you.
The students have the possibility to stay in four private apartments. The apartments can be booked for either single or double occupancy. Please note that the double rooms can only be booked by two people travelling together. Each apartment has its own separate entrance and each one has a dining / living room, a well-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom.
Living with a host family is the best way to get to know the local life on Gozo. Learn from the residents about the history of Gozo, its traditions, culture and gastronomy from the people who live there. Staying in this type of accommodation also gives you the chance to use and improve the English that you learned in the class.
A host family can be a typical family with mother, father and children or an unmarried couple. On your first day with the host family you will be shown around the house and get information about your keys, meals times and also about the local area.
The host families offer either double rooms or single rooms. Meals are on a half-board basis. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed once a week.
Several course participants live together in the residence and, over time, form a kind of residential community. This type of accommodation provides you with a great degree of independence.
The language school residence on Gozo is a large town house, located in a quiet street and is within easy walking distance of the school. All six bedrooms in the residence can be booked for single or double occupancy. This type of accommodation is on a self-catering basis. The rooms are spacious, bright, airy and well equipped. For added convenience, the rooms have a ceiling fan for summer and heating for the winter months. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed once a week.
The common areas include: a dining room, a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a shower room. A TV and telephone are in the living room or in the kitchen and are for communal use. The outdoor area of the residential complex has a garden and a sun terrace. Please note that the residence is usually booked by younger participants between 18 and 25 years. The apartment is of a simple standard.
The building is about 6 minutes from the school, a 2-minute walk from the town centre of Kercems and about 20 minutes on foot from the capital, Victoria.
Our language school on Gozo offers a wide selection of leisure activities that the students can choose from.
There are many opportunities for cultural visits to historical and archaeological sites such as Stone Age temples and museums. You can enjoy operas, theatre performances, art and photo exhibitions, poetry evenings and cinema visits.
Gozo`s countryside offers attractive walks with fantastic view over the island, or you could explore the narrow streets of the many small picturesque villages. There are also sports activities including: squash, tennis, volleyball and basketball - anything is possible! Try diving and explore the underwater world and coral reefs and wrecks in the clear waters of the island.
You have the opportunity of spending evenings together with other participants in the traditional bars, restaurants and night clubs. There are also colourful village festivals that you can take part in at the weekends.
There are great beaches where you can rent motor boats, jet skis, canoes and paddle boats. You can take a boat tour or, through the school, you can rent bicycles, scooters, cars and jeeps So you can look forward to a fantastic experience with a varied program and activities to suit everybody.