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Reviews of GSE - Gateway School of English, St. Julians, Malta

Total number of reviews: 17
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 17 reviews of former students of GSE - Gateway School of English
Overall rating
GSE - Gateway School of English, St. Julians, Malta

Rating: 3.8

3.8 
City

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Organisation

Rating: 3.5

3.5 
Facilities

Rating: 3.5

3.5 
Social activities

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Value for money

Rating: 3.6

3.6 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2.7

2.7 
Shared Flat (apartment) ---
Other

Rating: 4.4

4.4 

Individual Reviews

GSE - Gateway School of English
6. Jul. 2022
1. Kim   Turkey
101.Course: Junior Programme Only - 3 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

6. Apr. 2022
2. Urs (54 years)  
102.Course: General English Combination (20 Group + 10 One-to-One) [Englisch] - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

28. Mar. 2022
3. Zsuzsanna (53 years)  
103.Course: Intensive General English Group - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress
---
Accommodation
Other

Rating: 4/5.0

28. Mar. 2022
4. Beatrix (66 years)  
104.Course: Intensive General English Group - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Other

Rating: 5/5.0

17. Oct. 2021
5.  (63 years)  
105.Course: 50+ Programme - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Other

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I liked the school's atmosphere, the trips and the teaching system.
Negative aspects:
I did not like the conversation classes that one of the lecturers taught. As a result, some students did not participate in the classes because they were not interesting.
City/place
Very interesting city, safe and vibrant. Very friendly locals
Accommodation
Toasted bread only, instant coffee only, Unsympathetic lady making breakfast
13. Jul. 2021
6. Dorota (43 years)  
106.Course: General English Group [English] - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Other

Rating: 5/5.0

3. Aug. 2020
7. Zlata (49 years)  
107.Course: Online General English Group Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

8. Jul. 2020
8. Ibrahim (30 years)  Germany
108.Course: Online General English Group Course - 4 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
---
School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
It was very good. The teachers are very nice and friendly.
28. Jun. 2019
9. Cosimo (18 years)  Italy
109.Course: General English - Low Season - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

26. Jun. 2019
10. Alessandro   Italy
110.Course: General English - Low Season - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

12. May. 2019
11. Xenia (29 years)  Germany
111.Course: Intensive Business English Group Course  - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Other

Rating: 4/5.0

29. Apr. 2019
12. Claudia (51 years)  
112.Course: General English - Low Season - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this school to anyone!
Accommodation
The food was very bad! We took care of our meals ourselves from day 3 on! On the 2nd evening there was burnt frozen pizza!

 

Response from school
Dear Claudia, Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your stay however we would like you to elaborate further so that we can investigate this. We know that you weren't satisfied with the food provided by your host mother but you never mentioned that you weren't satisfied with the lessons while you were studying with us. We also understand that the late arrival of your baggage (almost half way through your stay) might have effected your opinion about your overall stay in Malta and we could understand your frustration because of this however we couldn't do anything more to rectify this,but to speak to Air Malta to deliver your suitcase as soon as possible (which we did constantly as we were in contact with you via Whatsapp trying to sort it out for you)
29. Apr. 2019
13. Samira (9 years)  Germany
113.Course: Young Learner 20 - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
---
School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Accommodation
Very dangerous way to walk with children! Bus drivers don't speak English! The food was very bad, we took care of ourselves from the 3rd day!
26. Mar. 2019
14. Fernanda (30 years)  Italy
114.Course: Intensive English - Low Season - 3 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Other

Rating: 5/5.0

25. Feb. 2019
15. Peter (45 years)  
115.Course: Intensive English - Low Season [English] (free upgrade) - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

29. Oct. 2018
16.  (33 years)  Poland
116.Course: Intensive English  - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Other

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Staff is very kind, caring and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
There was no kitchen/kitchen facilities in the residence besides a fridge so it was not easy to make a dinner. Canteen has very nice food! You have to go to the office and request the trips as they are quite often not well promoted. In the end they end up not happening because they don't have the minimum amount of people. Apart from that, language assessments should involve speaking too, as it caused some problems if they are good in grammar but they are not able to speak.
Other comments:
Thank you, it was a nice 2 weeks with you:)
9. Sep. 2018
17.  (8 years)  Poland
117.Course: Young Learner (4 to 12 years) 20 - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Age range for Young Learners. Good option for young kids who want to start English lessons to avoid classes with teenagers. Most schools offer wider age range which is not beneficial for younger kinds. Our son who was reluctant to start learning English was encouraged to speak and now he is eager to continue classes back at home.

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