Learn and improve your English in Malta with Gateway School of English GSE

School profile

We are an established family owned and family run English language school in Malta celebrating our 16th anniversary this year (established in 2002). We offer high quality tuition and accommodation right next to the school (in an adult school residence within 3 minutes’ walking distance between bedroom and classroom on B&B basis including modern cooking facilities and coin operated air-conditioned bedrooms. All our host families are located within 5 to 10 minutes’ walking distance from school.

Our location, in a quiet high class villa area, is perfect for those students wishing to learn in a quiet and peaceful environment yet within 12 minutes’ walk from Spinola Bay in St Julian’s – Malta’s most popular tourist resort.

Gateway is renowned for its high tuition standards and English learning success rate thanks to an excellent academic team of NATIVE teachers who, apart from being fully qualified, are also very experienced in the ELT industry and have taught English with us for many years.

We have students from all over the world (Japan, France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania & Brazil to name a few) and we cater for adults 18+, families (parents & children travelling together) and juniors (teenagers – groups or individuals)

We also organize a full weekly social programme of activities so that students learning English with us can make the most of their free time practising their English with peers while visiting places or attending outdoor/indoor activities. We have weekly movie nights at school, sports activities, evening bowling, visits to old towns and villages, countryside walks, horse riding etc.

Language courses at Gateway School of English GSE

  • Adult General English

    Course length
    1-52 weeks

    Course price
    starting from as low as Euro 75 per week

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    The General English Course is available at 6 levels all year round: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Students will be placed in the appropriate level according to the results of their placement test and can move on to higher levels according to their progress.

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  • Intensive English

    Course length
    1-52 weeks

    Course price
    starting from as low as Euro 125 per week

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    This is a combination course of General English (as above) and Conversational English (see course details below). This course is designed for students who wish to dedicate more time to develop an increased proficiency in English in a relatively short period of time and the students who wish to maximise their available time to practise the spoken language after the General English course. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of the General English group according to the results of their placement test. The small group (only 6 students per class) Conversational English classes specifically concentrate on speaking, listening and pronunciation and typically involve debates, discussion, pair work (with other students) and presentations. The functional focus is on expressing opinions and preferences, disagreeing and negotiation skills.

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  • Business English

    Course length
    1-52 weeks

    Course price
    starting from Euro 180 per week

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    This course provides students with the quickest route to communicative competence in English and is organised around the professional tasks and work-related situations of busy executives wishing to improve their English language competency for business related activities. Practical assignments will draw on the varied interests of the clients themselves and lessons will respect the sophisticated knowledge and expertise of the students, especially in areas such as leadership, innovation and human relationship. The key concepts of the course include topic-based situations that help to reinforce vocabulary, speaking, writing and social English. Our aim is to offer a flexible approach to the basic interaction patterns used by business people in their work. Topic-based learning units will cover a wide range of business situations, such as using good commercial English in collecting information, drafting reports and preparing presentations, managing a job interview, writing business letters and e-mails, telephone conversations, decision making and problem solving. We use a variety of Business English books such as the New Business Matters, The Business Macmillan Series, English 365, Company to Company, New International Business English, English for Business Studies, Further Ahead, Getting Ahead, Market Leader and other books for specific and specialised areas of Business English such as the Oxford Handbook for Commercial Correspondence, E-mail English and Presentations in English to name a few. On your first day at school, you will have a language placement test to enable us to decide which level of the Business English classes is best for you.

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  • Exam Preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge FCE, CAE)

    Course length
    1-52 weeks

    Course price
    starting from Euro 170 per week

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    We offer IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge KET, PET, FCE, CAE exam preparation courses all the year round.

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  • Family programmes (parent & child courses)

    Course length
    1-52 weeks

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    It’s an undeniable fact that more and more parents are opting to join their children on English Language trips to Malta and Gozo. Precisely for this reason, Gateway School of English, itself a family-run establishment, offers a course of study that allows parents to bring their young children along with them to learn English, using facilities on the premises that ensure a flexible and enjoyable stay.

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  • Teacher Training Programmes

    Course length
    1-2 weeks

    Course price
    starting from Euro 378 per week

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    Our Teacher Training Courses (also eligible for Erasmus plus funding) aim to give teachers of English or any other language taught as a foreign language the opportunity to further their professional development as language teaching practitioners in their respective settings, whether among primary or secondary school children, with students from the same or diverse backgrounds, and even in a classroom with impaired learners. Whatever your training needs are as a serious teacher in search of self-improvement, we are sure that you will find something to whet your professional appetite in our selection of carefully structured and seriously thought out teacher training programmes.

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  • Young Learners English Programme

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    For Kids aged between 4 and 12 years

  • Junior Teens English Programme

    Course length
    1-8 weeks

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    For individuals and groups 12 to 17 years. Gateway School of English offers all year round Junior Programmes for students aged between 12 and 17 years. We offer group programmes as well as programmes for individual students who do not wish to travel with a group. We offer a choice of residence accommodation (junior residence located only 50 metres from the beach and only 100 metres away from Malta’s waterpark Splash & Fun, en-suite bathroom facilities & full board) as well as homestay accommodation within walking distance from the junior centre (school). GSE also offers a full social programme of activities so that junior students can make the most of their free time in Malta. We offer leisure activities, cultural activities such as visits to historical places, beach activities, sports activities, watersports and many other excursions which will make the junior students’ English language experience with us a memorable one.

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  • Professional English

    Course length
    1-12 weeks

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    ESP courses such as Legal English, Financial English, Maritime English, English for the Tourism Industry, English for Engineering, Medical English courses etc. These courses offer an opportunity to those professionals who appreciate a carefully-structured programme that helps them use English across a wide range of work activities. Students are assigned language tasks that relate directly to their professional life, be it Law, Information Technology, Medicine, Science, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Architecture, Aviation, Aeronautics, Tourism & Hospitality, Journalism and others. Essentially, the course will combine the knowledge of the subject possessed by the student with their need for more competence in English usage. Our specially selected teachers for the one-to-one tuition or group classes will have the relevant knowledge and teaching skills for the student’s area of interest. These courses will help you achieve a level of appropriate English that you can confidently use in your career. ESP courses can be taken in combination with General English Courses, Business English Courses or any other course.

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  • Online courses

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    Group and individual tuition online, at all levels from Beginner to Advanced. The timetable for individual tuition is flexible and can be suited to your availability. Group courses are held at fixed times.

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Special offers at Gateway School of English GSE

  • Free upgrade to Intensive English

    We offer a free upgrade to 30 lessons per week to those students booking 20 lessons per week throughout the months of November, December, January and February. This offer is valid for all students studying with GSE throughout these 4 months but not necessarily booking or starting their course during these months.

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