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EC Malta Pre-Arrival to First Day


School Number

+356 21388500 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm)
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Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

+356 99467078 *If line is busy, please try again


Language House, Marguerite Mangion Street, St. Julians, STJ 3180, Malta


EC Online
What is EC Online? 
EC Online is a personalized study tool and powerful learning companion throughout your EC journey. Please see: Pre-arrival instructions.

When can I access EC Online? 
You will have access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation. Start by logging in here:

What can I do with EC Online? 
  • Complete your placement test  
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey
  • Access a bank of study materials to start learning before you even leave home


Arrival at Airport
I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time? 
If you have booked accommodation with EC then you are entitled to an airport transfer otherwise you can book this separate via EC. Students staying with host  families will be taken directly to their families to get acquainted. Students staying in EC residences whose flights arrive Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 9 AM – 9 PM will be taken to EC Malta for a short introduction to the school. Important first day information and access to apartments will be given. A driver will take the student to the apartment along with a member of staff who will show the student the apartment and complete a checklist. Students whose flights arrive outside of these times will be greeted at the airport by an EC Member of Staff. A driver will then take the student directly to the residence.

What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer? 
Please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 1 week in advance. 

Who will I meet at the airport? 
You will meet an EC transportation representative holding an EC sign at the Arrivals Hall. You may also follow the sign to the Tour Operator Area and wait until the EC representative arrives.

What should I do if I cannot find the EC representative?
If after 10 minutes you cannot see the EC representative, just call +356 99467078 (From the information desk or a mobile phone). (Useful phrase to use: Hi, My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456). I cannot find my EC representative. I am at the information desk.)
What should I do if I have missed my flight or my flight is delayed? 
You should notify EC by calling +356 99467078 (from the information desk or a mobile phone) to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost. (Useful phrase to use: My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456) and my flight has been changed. My new flight number is (1234) arriving at (time).
What should I do if I haven’t booked an EC transfer?
There is a Taxi Stand at the airport Arrivals Hall where you can book a private transfer. There are also 4 express bus services: X1, X2, X3 and X4. For more information kindly refer to the Information booth within the Arrivals Hall or visit the website:

Arrival at EC Accommodation
(Students under 18 must book homestay and require a parental consent form) 
What should I expect at my EC accommodation? 
You will receive a warm, personal welcome, whether you have booked home stay or residence. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and prepared for your first day of lessons. In our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help and answer any questions. 

First Sunday Activities

What should I do on the Sunday before school starts? 
You will have the option of participating in activities arranged by EC. This is an opportunity to meet other new EC students, relax and be introduced to your new city together. With an EC staff member on hand, you can also ask any questions you may have. We will notify you of the Sunday activity schedule around 2 weeks before you start school.


Your First Day at School

How can I find my way to school?
You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your host family or residence. 

What if I haven’t booked EC accommodation? 
Please make your way to Marguerite Mangion Street in the centre of St. Julian’s (behind Intercontinental Hotel).
What time should I arrive?  

What should I bring with me? 
It’s important to bring these documents with you on your first day:
  • Your Booking Confirmation Documents
  • Your credit card details to fill in the CC Authorization Form if you have booked an EC Residence
  • Passport (or ID in case of EU students)


What can I expect on my first day? 
You’ll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

  • Detailed schedule of the day
  • Orientation talk
  • The remainder of your placement test
  • ‘How We Learn’ – Session on how you’ll succeed with EC, including our teaching styles and methods
  • ‘Living in Malta’ – Session on local sights and useful information about the area
  • Free SIM card available from reception
  • Welcome talk about the school
  • Welcome activity (more information given on arrival to Malta) Your first day will end at around 17.30
What will my timetable be? 
You will receive your timetable on your first day of school once you are placed in class.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on public holidays? 
Schools do not open on public holidays, so if Monday is a public holiday, your first day at the school will be on Tuesday. Public holidays are listed below:

2020 Public Holidays on a weekday: 01 January, 10 February 19 March, 31 March, 10 April , 01 May, 29 June, 8 September, 21 September, 8 December, 25 December

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC Malta Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.