Parent and Child/Family Programme
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.
Mindful of the specific requirements of an individual family or of a parent & child core, we offer various attractive possibilities. Private tuition for juniors and group courses for parents, or else, leisure activities for children while parents follow an English course, are a few examples of what GSE has available. We also can also organise daycare nursery services for very young children while parents are attending lessons. Moreover, we even offer half board accommodation (breakfast & lunch) in our school residence (located right next to the school) for children under 13 years of age, when these are accompanied by their parents.
As Gateway School and its Residence (only 3 minutes from bedroom to classroom!) are fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, families are able to stay in touch with business, friends and relatives from the comfort of their own rooms. Our School is dedicated to a service of excellence because family values are at the heart of our mission statement. Apart fro the school residence we also offer homestay accommodation for families travelling with children within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from school, self catering apartments in the vicinity of the school as well as a choice of three, four and five star hotel accommodation in St Julian’s & Sliema.
Young Learners tuition is available for children aged 4 to 12 years all the year round. We offer 20 or 30 lessons per week.
Parents pay the standard adult tuition & accommodation rates (see our prices section on this website) while children pay the Young Learner Tuition & Accommodation rates (see also our prices section on this website). Parents can also stay in our accommodation (school residence, homestay, self-catering apartments or hotel) without taking lessons.
For children 0 to 3 years: We offer childcare facilities in St Julian’s within 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from school (or 5 minutes by bus) at Euro 4.50 per hour or babysitting services at Euro 10 per hour.
For parents attending afternoon courses and who do not wish to enrol their children in afternoon lessons (Young Learner Group Course 30 lessons per week) we also offer ‘afternoon play class’ option Monday to Friday form 1pm until 2:30pm at Euro 20 per day.
Parents pay the standard adult rate for courses and accommodation or accommodation only (without courses) if they wish to stay in the accommodation without taking lessons.
Children 4 to 12 years:
Short stays (1 to 7 weeks)
Young Learner Courses 20 lessons per week = Euro 180 per week (low and high season; all year round)
Young Learner Courses 30 lessons per week = Euro 270 per week (low and high season; all year round)
Long Stays (8 weeks plus)
Young Learner Courses 20 lessons per week = Euro 170 per week (low and high season; all year round)
Young Learner Courses 30 lessons per week = Euro 260 per week (low and high season; all year round)
ACCOMMODATION ON HALF BOARD BASIS HOMESTAY OR SCHOOL RESIDENCE:
Short stays (1 to 7 weeks) Half Board (breakfast & lunch/dinner) accommodation in the school residence or with host families in twin/triple/quadruple rooms sharing with parents = Euro 130 per week in the low season & Euro 175 per week in the high season (16th June – 3rd September).
Long Stays (8 weeks plus) Half Board (breakfast & lunch/dinner) accommodation in the school residence or with host families in twin/triple/quadruple rooms sharing with parents = Euro 120 per week in the low season & Euro 165 per week in the high season (16th June – 3rd September).
All bedrooms in the school residence are FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED (heating/cooling).
For more information about prices for the family programme:
Young Learners Group 20 or 30 lessons per week
Timetable will be the same for the parents and the children i.e. parents and children will start and finish at the same time. Lessons will be held on the same school’s premises but in different classrooms. Our teachers specialised in teaching English to young learners. Lessons are mostly activity based (games, songs, videos etc) with plenty of audio-visual material.
Period of operation: All year round
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Duration of 1 Lesson: 45 minutes
Lessons per week: 20 lessons (15 hours); 30 lessons (22.5 hours)
Average number of students in class for Young Learner Courses: Winter (January – May & September – December) 5 students; maximum 8 students per class
Summer (June, July & August) average 6 students; maximum 8 students per class