Today, the need for English in our country is felt as never before. Having understood this need for quality English Language Training in the country, the Gateway Group ventured in to this space by establishing the Gateway Language Centre, in 1999.
Approximately 2000 students attend our courses at any given time. These courses are aimed towards developing all language skills - Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing. Delivery methods include taught lessons, blended learning and e-learning. Courseware by way of workbooks, audio, video and multimedia are provided by publishers in the UK, such as Cambridge and Delta. All programmes meet international standards as the curricular are designed according to the Council of Europe Common European Framework. We carry out programmes in association with Pearson/Edexcel International and Cambridge International Examinations (ESOL). Examinations are conducted by our sister company Skills for Life (Pvt) Ltd., an authorized company to conduct Cambridge examinations in Sri Lanka.
Our English Language Courses for Young Learners include the "Pre-Starters", "Starters", "Movers" and "Flyers" Programmes. The lesson plan includes a wide variety of motivating activities, aimed at engaging the students" natural interest and enthusiasm to help them learn English. A defined set of grammar, structure and vocabulary is taught at each of the levels.
English for Teenagers and School Leavers, is designed to be accessible to everyone learning English. The courses are graded at 5 levels (Foundation, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Diploma) according to knowledge and competence. Candidates can enter at a stage that suits them and rise through the series as they improve their language skills. The Diploma level is accepted for admissions to UK Universities.
The courses offered for Adults/ Professionals, includes Business English, which helps prepare youth to enter the world of work. At the introductory stage students learn to extract specific information from short spoken exchanges. They will gain the ability to use appropriate business vocabulary and format. Overall our courses prepare candidates to interact effectively while carrying out routine business transactions.
Equipped with experienced and competent staff, we have been providing corporate training from the inception of Gateway Language Centre. We also provide tailor made training programmes upon request. Partnered with blue chip companies and several NGOs in Sri Lanka, our island wide network enables us to provide English education to entire Sri Lanka.