Gateway School of English (GSE)

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1 Triq Il-Bosfru SGN 1953 San Gwann (St. Julian's) Malta


Gateway School of English (GSE) was founded in 2002. Over the past 17 years, GSE has became one of Malta's best English Language School. The school has also been able to implement a very friendly environment to their school by preferring quality to quantity. They want to make sure you get the best out of your experience. By combining academic excellence, the best possible facilities and equipment with an extraordinary commitment to individual attention, they clearly have a competitive advantage. 

GSE's Teachers

GSE's teachers are effective and affectionate communicators. Considering the friendly-family environment of the school, teachers are more than just "teaching" they also are parents, counsellors and friends. All GSE's teachers are English Native Speakers.

The school's director of studies make sure that courses are given according to the methodology that are the most appropriate for the students' needs. He also conducts one-to-one interview with studends to make sure students are satisfied and also to monitor the progress in English.  

Expertise: As said just above, GSE's teachers are native speakers. They are carefully chosen and they all hold international certifications such as CELTA & DELTA. The school regularly organizes and sponsors training for their staff to develop their English teaching skills and be up-to-date with the latest trend in ELT. 

Experience: All GSE's teachers have proven experience of teaching English as a foreign language for many years in Malta and also internationally. Thanks to its experience, the school has a great understanding of the needs and problems that students can face wehen learning a new language in a foreign country.

GSE empowers their teachers to act with autonomy and to be flexible so they can meet their students' expectations. As  qualified and experienced professionals, they recognise their students' needs and are able to provide them with a tailor-cut teaching solutions.

Why Choose GSE?

  1. The school has 15+ years of academic experience
  2. The teachers are highly qualified and experienced
  3. By working with small group, they give you individual attention
  4. GSE offers many different kinds of courses such as: General English, Business and Profesionnal English Courses, Conversation English, Exam Preparation courses mainly Cambridge ESOL, IELTS examination, and TOEFL and also Junior Programmes.
  5. GSE Residence is located right next to the school (only 3 minutes from bedroom to classroom).
  6. If you decide to stay in a host family, they are all located within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from the school. 
  7. GSE is located in a prime location and has modern facilities.
  8. Dynamic, customer oriented and professional team
  9. Multicultural environment with over 40+ nationalities


GSE's mission is to provide their students with an incredible experience. By offering them a friendly-family environment, the school wants to make the students feel at home and provide them with the best environment as possible to make their experience as easy as possible. They have nothing else to focus except to improve their English skills.

GSE is clearly customer oriented and by staying a "small" school, they choose quality over quantity.

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English in group

English 16 - 99 years old

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. The placement test is held at the school on the first day and takes one hour to complete.

Period of operation: All year round
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
Lessons per week: 20 lessons / 15 hours
Average number of students in class: Winter (January – May & September – December) 8 students
Average number of students in class: Summer (June, July & August) 10 students

Maximum number of students in class all year round: 12 students

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Business English Group

English 16 - 99 years old

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.

Period of operation: All year round
Level: Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
Lessons per week: 20 lessons / 15 hours
Average number of students in class: Winter (January – May & September – December) 3 students
Average number of students in class: Summer (June, July & August) 6 students

Maximum number of students in class all year round: 8 students

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Junior Teens English Programme

English 12 - 17 years old Junior

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.

GSE offers 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.

GSE offers 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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Usually the check-in is two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in your account.

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The GSE School Residence

School residence 16 - 99 years old

Thanks to the Gateway School of English Residence, students wishing to live close to Gateway School of English are guaranteed excellent service, speed of access to the school (less than 30 metres and only 3 minutes from bedroom to classroom!) and the relaxation that comes with not needing to plan your means of travel to and from your place of study.

If you want:

  • fully air-conditioned bedrooms (heating in winter & cooling in summer)
  • the luxury of living right next to your school/classroom (3 minutes’ walk Image result for clipart walking away!)
  • free Wi-Fi access all over
  • a clean and peaceful area that is still minutes away from the main tourist resort
  • buffet breakfast & modern communal kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own meals
  • living in an international environment and interacting with people from all over the world (great English practice!)

… the Gateway School of English Residence is definitely for you!

Residence Amenities & Facilities:

  • On your first day you will be given two keys: one for the room and one for your personal locker.
  • Personal desk, chair, wardrobe and locker per person
  • Canteen for breakfast and kitchen/cooking facilities (ground floor)
  • Fridge in every room where students can keep some snacks and perishable goods for short-term use
  • Cold / soft drinks vending machine (Side A, ground floor, outside below the stairs, same street as school)
  • TV lounges with satellite TV (access to BBC, Sky News, CNN etc);
  • Adapters can be provided at cheap prices
  • Patio with tables and chairs for outdoor relaxation and socialisation

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GSE Junior Residence

School residence 12 - 17 years old Junior

The Junior Residence is a safe and secure location and only 8 minutes’ by private transport to school, 5 minutes’ walk from the nearest beaches, en-suite bathroom facilities.

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School Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Free Wifi

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Snack


Gateway School of English GSE - English language school and quality English courses in Malta has been reviewed by previous students on Google. Max five of the available reviews are included below.

2 months ago

by Ekaterina Ippolitova

If I had a chance to choose a language school again, I would do the same and go to the Gateway School of English again. It is a wonderful place to be, to learn, to gain life experience. I came alone to the School and stayed at the School Residence... But I never was alone :) After one hour being at the Residence, I met people from all aver the world. It is easy to make new friendships there because all the people are really open and want to speak English. :) The atmosphere at the School and at the Residence made me feel welcome the whole time. The organisation team always cares about how are you, how do you feel. The teachers are amazing! We had very interesting classes with a lot of activities and learned a lot! The cultural and activity program from the School is fantastic, of course it is optional, but I would recommend to do it! It was really great to travel with another students after lessons and to learn about Malta from the School guides. The time passed so quickly, I am really grateful to all the organisation team, all the teachers, all my new friends for the unforgettable time and experience. Gateway School is doing a great job! I am much obliged :) Your Ekaterina

3 months ago

by Dániel Asztalos

We had two really good teachers Jamie and Gabrielle, we learned a lot from them, in the same time laughed a lot during their classes. The atmosphere in the school is great in general, the staff pays personal attention to the students. All in all it was great experience for us that we truly recommend. :)

3 months ago

by Akos Debreczeni

I’m sorry to say but the organization of the company is almost off limits. On the first you have to wait for at least 2 hours to something to happen. On a normals school day the bus could be at least 20 minute late. On full day trip the bus could be late for 45-50 minutes and it could happend that the capacity of the bus is less there people. So people have to sit in group of 3 in a 2 seat place(which can be pretty uncomfortable if traveling to a more than 10 minutes places) or you have to wait for another bus. The group leaders never know what to do because they hadn’t been told about the specific of the trip. School is equipped and the teachers are friendly and they now how to teach well. All in all I would not recommend this company for any of my friends. If all your concerns is to get a good English classes in school than I could recommend it to you with a huge pinch of salt. Side note: The parts I didn’t mansions had no problem at all.

5 months ago

by Аня Гончарова

I am very happy that I had the opportunity to visit your country and school. The teachers are very kind and have found an approach to each of us. The lessons were interesting and fantastic. I also had the chance to communicate with native speakers. I liked everything very much and I think that I will return to you. 😘😘😘

6 months ago

by alice sappa

If you want to learn English and have a funny holiday you have to choose this school. I spent one month last summer, I started this adventure alone but after few days I met a fantastic people from different countries and it was really nice, now we still keep in touch ❤️ about of school, I can say that everything is fantastic, from personal, teachers, kitchen to residence (if I can give advice... Choose a room in the residence, it is better than family accommodation)....then.... Malta is very FANTASTIC island... You have to go there!!! Surely, I will back ❤️