Learn the Maltese language: speak and write Malta's language

Start learning Maltese online to understand the beautiful language in Malta. Learn Maltese words and Maltese phrases.
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  • Lectures 67
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Learn the Maltese language from 0!

Learning Maltese and finding it difficult? Or needing a good start? This is your course! You’ll learn Malta’s language online step by step, together with 200+ other students

In this online Maltese course for beginners, we start with the Maltese alphabet and Maltese grammar. The course covers many topics Maltese language basics: you’ll learn how to use over 300 Maltese words, like Maltese food, good morning in Maltese, and many other Maltese phrases. Other subjects include: Maltese pronunciation, how to speak Maltese, finding your best way to learn Maltese. The level is A1-A2.

We’ll see many other online resources, for example how to find words in an online Maltese dictionary. So you’ll learn how to translate English to Maltese, and how to translate Maltese to English. These resources will help you to understand the Maltese people speaking ‘Malti’, the language of Malta. 

Even if you’re not on the Maltese islands, you’ll have always access to the course. You can review the lessons and repeat the exercises any time, as much as you want to get in touch with Maltese culture and the language in Malta. So you don't need to learn Maltese in Malta.

Also: you'll get a free copy of my 'learn Maltese book'. It's an ebook covering the basic Maltese grammar.

I guarantee:

  • Full, free lifetime access to a course on the language spoken in Malta
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee

Check the free previews and see you on the inside to learn Maltese!


What are the requirements?

  • A pen, a paper, a PC/tablet (no smartphones, there will be small letters) and a lot of motivation!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the Maltese language from 0, to be able to speak Malta's official language!
  • Use the verb to be and the pronouns in Maltese!
  • Learn how to speak Maltese with the alphabet and exercises on the pronunciation!
  • Use properly the article in Maltese in one of the many Maltese grammar lessons!
  • The present tense and the imperative tense in Maltese explained: start to use them in your daily conversations!
  • How to ask questions in Maltese!
  • Learn Maltese words and typical Maltese phrases in one of the many vocabulary lessons!
  • Introduce yourself in the language spoken in Malta!
  • Apply tricks for nouns and adjectives, plus some Maltese exercises!
  • See how the negative is formed in this Maltese language course!
  • LearnMaltese online: prepositions and demonstrative pronouns!
  • Directions: how to ask your way around in Malta with this Maltese 101 lesson!
  • Dialogues with exercises to start speaking right now!
  • Reading exercises to be able to read in Maltese in Malta!
  • Maltese language basics: the past explained plus exercises!

Who is the target audience?

  • The course is suited for beginners. We start from 0. Persons who already have intermediate knowledge of Maltese may find the course interesting too.
  • The course is not suited for native Maltese, fluent speakers/readers.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

In the introduction, students are briefed on what to expect of the course, for whom the course is, and why I teach Maltese.

Section 2: To be and the pronouns

The Maltese pronouns are the following: Jiena/jien, int/inti, hu/huwa, hi/hija, ahna, intom, huma.


The Maltese verb to be is the same as the Maltese pronouns. The pronouns are only used to stress the use of the subject.


Some vocabulary to be used in the exercises.


Exercises on the use of to be and the pronouns in Maltese, as well as the vocabulary.

10 questions

Quiz on to be and the pronouns in Maltese.


Extra tips to learn the pronouns and to be.


A link to a free ebook I wrote on Maltese grammar.

Section 3: Pronunciation: the alphabet

The alphabet is pronounced, as well as some guidance for the difficult letters.


Some exercises on the pronunciation as well as some new vocabulary.

7 questions

A quiz to test the pronunciation and the Maltese alphabet.


Some remarks on the alphabet and pronunciation.

Section 4: The article
The article

Exercises on the use of the article in Maltese.

7 questions

Quiz to test the students' knowledge of the article in Maltese.


A few extra remarks on the use of the article in Maltese.

Section 5: The present tense in Maltese

How to compose the imperative in Maltese.


How the present is made in Maltese, using a simple trick.


Some additional verbs to practice in Maltese.


Some exercises to practice the present in Maltese.

7 questions

A quiz to test if the students understood the present and the imperative.

Section 6: Questions to be asked frequently

The vocabulary of the questions that will be asked is here.


Some questions you could use in any conversation in Maltese.

5 questions

A quiz to test the knowledge of the students about the questions

Section 7: The present in Maltese: verbs 2.0

An additional number of Maltese verbs, plus some variations to the NTJt trick.


One important variation to the NTJt verbs: to have in Maltese. Its endings are used in prepositions as well as at the end of verbs.


Some exercises to test the new Maltese verbs.

6 questions

A quiz on the additional verbs learnt.

Section 8: Extra vocabulary

Extra Maltese words, but very important ones. Some nouns and some small words.


Some extra expressions used in everyday Maltese.

6 questions

A test to see if the students understood all the new Maltese words.


Extra tips to learn expressions and words in Maltese.

Section 9: Introducing yourself

In this lecture, we're going to see how to greet someone, how to say goodbye, how to introduce yourself and how to say 'how are you'.


The vocabulary of the previous section plus some extra words for the dialogue.


A dialogue of two persons meeting. Questions will be asked in the quiz.

5 questions

To test if the students understood the dialogue about introducing oneself in Maltese.

Section 10: Nouns and adjectives

An elaborate explanation of adjectives in Maltese: gender, placement and others.

Note on the adjectives

More information about how nouns are formed, and how to easily learn them. Some vocabulary is added as well.

Section 11: The negative

The basics behind the negative explained.


An elaboration of the negative in Maltese, plus some vocabulary.


Exercises to test the ability to form the negative.

3 questions

A quiz to check if students understand everything about the negative in Maltese.

Section 12: Exercises

An introduction to the section plus a dictation.

10 questions

Questions with which one does not belong in the row and pronunciation exercises.


Some words to be translated and some present tenses to be found in Maltese.

8 questions

Some questions on the plural, with some questions on the adjectives in Maltese.


Exercises on the negative and a dialogue to be translated into Maltese.

6 questions

A quiz with very difficult questions!

Section 13: Malta's secrets, new words

5 of Malta's touristic hotspots, together with some new words.

Section 14: This, these, that, those

The demonstrative pronoun in Maltese: din, dik, dan, dak, dawn, dawk.


Some exercises on the demonstrative pronoun.

Section 15: Prepositions: in, with, until,...

The prepositions in Maltese.


How the prepositions are conjugated in Maltese.


Some exercises to train the prepositions.

7 questions

To test the knowledge of the prepositions.

Section 16: Directions

Some new words and expressions to be used in the dialogue.


The dialogue on how to ask the way, to check if the words and expressions are understood.

8 questions

a test to check if the students understood the dialogue.

Section 17: The possessive

The possessive explained, including when words are 'added' at the end of a noun.


The vocabulary going with the third way of the possessive.


Exercises on the possessive.

Section 18: At the groceries'

An overview of how shops are called in Maltese.


New words related to the groceries, including verbs on how to buy.


A dialogue of a person visiting the groceries' shop.


Question on the dialogue at the groceries', plus some exercises.


How to prepare to your future visits at the groceries'

Section 19: Vocabulary: food

A number of new words to learn.


A few combinations of words useful in everyday Maltese.

Section 20: The past

The conjugation of the verbs in the past.


A number of verbs we've already seen.


The exceptions to the Maltese past tense.


A text to translate in the past is given.

Section 21: X' and questions

How to ask questions in Maltese.

4 questions

A quiz to test if the students understood how to ask questions and how to use x' in Maltese.

Section 22: Reading exercise
Vocabulary reading exercise and introduction

The vocabulary for the reading exercise is given.

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Instructor Biography

Hi! I'm Alain.

Curiously, when I was young, many language teachers told me I'm not so good at languages. My Dutch was poor. My English teacher even advised me to follow extra courses.

I discovered I loved languages when I went to Germany in 2010. I had some basic German skills but started to speak in German from day one. What I got in return was amazing: friendship, love, respect and a good level of German. Since then, I'm passionate about languages.

Now I'm proud to be able to express myself in French, Dutch, English, German, Maltese and Spanish. I also have some Portuguese notions. And I'm always busy learning new languages and taught some of my languages via tutoring.

I also have a life besides languages. I love economics, politics and all the processes that shape our society. I worked in communications a few years and hold 3 degrees: in Journalism, EU Studies and Management.

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