GSE Malta

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

(4.2/5) • 130 reviews

School Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Microwaves oven
  • Reception Desk
  • parking

Media and technology

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Snack

Gateway School of English (GSE) was founded in 2002. Over the past 17 years, GSE has become 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, counselors and friends. All GSE's teachers are English Native Speakers.

The school's director of studies makes 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 students 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 kinds of courses such as: General English, Business and Professional 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 for a language trip in St Julian's.

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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
  • 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
  • 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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GSE IELTS Prep Course

English 18 - 99 years old

IELTS has nowadays become the most important EFL exam for students learning English as a foreign language; whether for career advancement (work purposes) or as an admission prerequisite for a foreign university, the need to sit for an IELTS exam is increasing annually. The number of students taking the exam in Malta has also increased drastically throughout the last few years.  At Gateway School of English GSE we have also experienced an increase in the number of students choosing to take the IELTS exam preparation course and this is the reason why our IELTS classes are open every week all the year round.  So if you book an IELTS class at any time during the year, even for a week, you will be guaranteed the lessons from Monday to Friday.  We also guarantee small group tuition with maximum 8 students per class so that the teacher can focus on the individual needs of each and every student in the class.

There are no fixed start/finish dates for the IELTS classes and they are open every week all the year round. There is also no stipulated minimum or maximum number of weeks that you can book as this very much depends on the individual’s time available and the level of English of the student.

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Club 50+ - GSE Malta

English 50 - 99 years old

The 50+ Course is an ideal choice for adults who are over fifty years of age wishing to improve their English while making the most of an enjoyable leisurely holiday in Malta.  The course is principally formatted around Conversational English practise; the emphasis on lexis and conversation, however, is organically linked to the history and culture of Mediterranean society.  Life in Malta is conducted in an English-speaking ambience that enhances the use of English throughout, be it in shops, banks, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums and hotels.  It is therefore quite natural for our 50+ students to socialize and participate in excursions, visits to historical places, museums and events such as theatrical performances or annual festivals that expand their knowledge of English while introducing them to the colourful history and Mediterranean life-style of Malta in general.

The programmes below include a supplementary full leisure/cultural programme of activities  (at an extra cost; activities can be bought individually and the price of each activity can be found in the price list) to show you the best of Malta while learning English with us.


Carnival Programme 18th February until 4th March 2023

Easter Programme 1st April until 15th April 2023

Autumn Programme 30th September until 14th October 2023

Christmas and New Year Programme 23rd December 2023 until 6th January 2024

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

I do not need accommodation

The GSE School Residence


School residence 18 - 99 years old

Important: Accommodation availability is subject to change without notice and it is out of Worddy's ability to know its availability on real time. Only the school can confirm once a booking has been received.

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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Options / Services

You can add these options during the booking process.


Cancellation Policies

We apply the booking and cancellation conditions of the partner school. Below is an excerpt from the cancellation conditions.

There are no cancellation fees if the cancellation is received earlier than three weeks prior to arrival.
In the case of cancellations made less than three weeks prior to arrival there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the tuition and accommodation fees.
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