IELS Malta unveils €3 million refurbishment

01 July, 2014

The Institute of English Language Studies (IELS) in Malta has unveiled a refurbished main school and hotel accommodation, inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, in a special ceremony last week.

Photo: The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat (left), is welcomed by IELS General Manager Alex Lanczet

IELS has invested €3 million (US$4.1 million) in the upgrade of its Sliema school and the Day’s Inn Hotel, and the new design provides spacious recreational areas, a media hall, a conference room, indoor and outdoor leisure areas, with a bookshop and lending library due to be opened soon.

Upgraded facilities include faster wireless internet connectivity, access to an online study portal and interactive, state-of-the-art teaching equipment, a company statement said.

“Careful thought and planning went into the refurbishment and attention to detail was given to the innovative and unique design, while keeping the customers’ and employees’ needs in mind,” said IELS General Manager, Alex Lanczet. He added that minimising the impact on the environment had been a key consideration throughout the project, ensuring the new infrastructure is more efficient.

IELS has three schools in Malta and Gozo, totalling 150 classrooms, with a daily capacity of 1,500 students.

“Since its inception, IELS has welcomed over 200,000 students from all over the world and last year alone received students from over 30 different nationalities. These included students from mainstream European markets as well as other markets such as Brazil, Korea, Japan, Turkey and Colombia,” said Lanczet. He added since new management came on board in 2009, business had expanded by 40 per cent.

IELS was founded almost 30 years ago as a joint venture between FTI Touristic Group and the Mizzi Organisation, and also forms part of the LAL Language Centres international portfolio of schools.

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