“Our mission is to provide the perfect environment for our students to learn and practise English while enjoying the characteristics and culture of our island”
The Institute of English Language Studies (IELS) is a large all-year-round organisation specialising in teaching English as a foreign language. IELS was established as a joint venture in 1985 between Frosch Touristik International GmbH (FTI) and Festa Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Mizzi Organisation.
IELS was formed in 1985, with some 10 classrooms in Parisio Street, Gzira. This was eventually converted to our Summer School for Teenagers when we moved into the new school premises in Sliema in 1992. The purpose built premises is air-conditioned throughout, with bright and modern classrooms. There is a cafeteria, bookshop, self-study centre, and an internet café with free Wi-Fi access. The school in Gzira has undergone a major refurbishment programme and has been renovated to create a dedicated learning environment for teenagers. The centre comprises an open-plan student lounge with a reception area, modern administration offices, 60 bright and airy classrooms, and a large internal courtyard. In 1999, IELS opened an English school in Xlendi (Gozo), and in 2004 we moved to a brand new small school in Ghajnsielem. There we have 8 bright and airy classrooms, a video room, administration office, a reception area with vending machines, and residential accommodation on the top floors.
IELS has developed into an international EFL operation with an excellent reputation, and teaches around 10,000 students every year in their 3 schools in Malta and Gozo.