Language course English in Galway

GCI

Learn English in Galway at our partner school, GCI. Situated just 15 minutes walking distance from the city centre, GCI is situated in a modern building which enjoys views of the Atlantic Ocean.  It has a professional atmosphere whilst offering personalized attention to students.

Key features of our partner English school in Galway:

  • Accredited by the Irish Department for Education, MEI, IALC, EAQUALS, Cambridge & IELTS
  • 30 classrooms, all fully equipped
  • Different nationalities
  • Intensive English courses start every Monday
  • Computer room with WIFI access
  • Study room with supporting material
  • Library with free access and multimedia material
  • Cafeteria with sandwiches and hot drinks
  • Minimum age: 17 years (16 in summer)

Social Programme

GCI has developed a leisure programme with the objective of helping students get to know Galway, practice their English and socialise with their classmates and people from the city itself.  Examples of activities are:

  • Excursions to the Connemara Sea or the Aran Islands
  • Irish Jig classes
  • Sports such as football and squash
  • School parties
  • Helping with theatre productions, cinema or musicals
  • Seminars about Irish literature and culture
Activity programme Galway

Intensive

The intensive English course in Galway consists of 20, 26 or 30 lessons a week.  It offers a very effective programme for students who want to focus on the following:

• Grammar
• New vocabulary
• Writing
• Listening
• Conversation

The course of 26 and 30 lessons a week has the same structure as the course with 20 lessons a week, but with the extra 6 or 10 lessons a week you will study more specific areas such as learning new vocabulary, intensive conversation practice or exercises for official exams.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
26
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 465 670 875 1255 1655 2335 3095 3455
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 890 1280 1670 2420 3190 4610 6110 7210
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 930 1340 1750 2540 3350 4850 6430 7610
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1050 1520 1990 2900 3830 5570 7390 8810
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks 24 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 545 790 1035 1495 1975 2815 3735 4255 5095
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 970 1400 1830 2660 3510 5090
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1010 1460 1910 2780 3670 5330
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1130 1640 2150 3140 4150 6050
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 585 850 1115 1615 2135 3055
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1010 1460 1910 2780 3670 5330
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1050 1520 1990 2900 3830 5570
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1170 1700 2230 3260 4310 6290
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   26/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
26
30
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   25/06 - 07/09 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

Combined

The combined English course in Galway consists of 20 groups lessons and 6 or 10 private lessons per week and offers a very effective programme for students wishing to focus on the following:

• Grammar
• Vocabulary
• Writing
• Listening
• Conversation

The private lessons can be adapted to the specific needs of the student, who can agree the content of the class with the teacher in advance.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1055 1555 2055
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1480 2165 2850
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1520 2225 2930
Combined with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1640 2405 3170
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1405 2080 2755 3430 4105 4780 5455
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1830 2690 3550 4410 5270 6130 6990
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1870 2750 3630 4510 5390 6270 7150
Combined with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1990 2930 3870 4810 5750 6690 7630
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   26/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1060 1560 2060 2560 3060 3560 4060
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1500 2190 2880 3570 4260 4950 5640
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1530 2235 2940 3645 4350 5055 5760
Combined with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1650 2415 3180 3945 4710 5475 6240
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1410 2085 2760 3435 4110 4785 5460
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1850 2715 3580 4445 5310 6175 7040
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1880 2760 3640 4520 5400 6280 7160
Combined with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2000 2940 3880 4820 5760 6700 7640
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   25/06 - 07/09 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge course consists of 20, 30 or 36 lessons a week which are dedicated to intensively preparing the student for the official exam. The courses of 20 lessons per week have a duration of 6 or 12 weeks. The course with 30 lessons take 6 weeks to be completed. It is also possible to take a Cambridge preparation course during summer, in June or July. These courses take 4 weeks and are more intensive than a regular course, since you will have 36 lessons per week.  After the course, you will reach the necessary level to take the exam and obtain good results.  GCL has an average pass rate of 80% per year, thanks to the specialised knowledge that their teachers have in this specific area. 

The Cambridge exam courses prepare for the FCE or the CAE exam (not the CPE exam). There are also some dates available for the PET exam (Preliminary Exam).

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

 

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
36
Number of weeks:
  12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 2395
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 4670
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4910
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 5630
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1705
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2870
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2990
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3350
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1455
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2250
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2330
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2570
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 13/03, 18/09 (12 weeks), 23/01, 30/01, 24/04, 02/05, 23/10, 31/10 (6 weeks), 29/05, 03/07, 31/07 (4 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The Cambridge exam courses of 20 lessons prepare you for the First Certificate (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) level. The course of 30 lessons prepares you for all levels (also Proficiency). The course of 36 lessons prepares you for the First Certificate (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) level.

The Cambridge courses have different start dates according to the level and duration:

12 weeks:
FCE & CAE: 13/03/2017, 18/09/2017

6 weeks:
FCE: 23/01/2017, 24/04/2017, 31/10/2017
CAE: 30/01/2017, 24/04/2017, 31/10/2017
CPE:02/05/2017, 23/10/2017

4 weeks:
FCE & CAE: 29/05/2017, 03/07/2017, 31/07/2017

Prices of the Cambridge exam course do not include the exam fee. The exam fee depends on the level you want to take the exam.

Due to the exam dates you might need an extra night of accommodation. Price on request.Please note that the CPE exam might take place in Dublin.

Course materials:  

ca. €100, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €195, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
36
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1260 2400
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2460 4740
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2550 4920
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2910 5640
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1710
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2910
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 3000
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3360
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1460
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2280
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2340
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2580
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 05/02, 12/03, 20/03, 23/04, 30/04, 08/05, 28/05, 11/06, 02/07, 30/07, 24/09, 30/10, 05/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Prices of the Cambridge exam course do not include the exam fee. The exam fee depends on the level you want to take the exam. Due to the exam dates you might need an extra night of accommodation. Price on request.

The Cambridge courses have different amount of lessons per week and different start dates according to the level and duration:

Cambridge course 20 lessons:
6 weeks PET (preliminary): 08/05/2018, 11/06/2018, 30/10/2018

12 weeks FCE: 20/03/2018, 24/09/2018
12 weeks CAE: 12/03/2018, 24/09/2018


Cambridge course 30 lessons:
6 weeks FCE: 05/02/2018, 30/04/2018, 05/11/2018
6 weeks CAE: 05/02/2018, 23/04/2018, 05/11/2018

Cambridge course 36 lessons
4 weeks FCE & CAE: 28/05/2018, 02/07/2018, 30/07/2018

Course materials:  

ca. €100, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €195, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

IELTS Exam

This course is available with 20 or 30 lessons per week. This course is especially designed for people who wish to live or study in countries where English is the main language. The course prepares for the IELTS exam. If you wish to take this exam at the school, please make sure to reserve your spot well in advance. Exam fees are not included in the course prices and additional accommodation may be required depending on the exam date.

For this course a minimum number of participants is required.

Timetable*: 9.00 - 12.30 + 5 afternoons.

*The class timetable is subject to change due to the distribution of classes devised by the school.

 For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks  
IELTS Exam without accommodation 1705
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2870
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2990
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3350
Starting dates:  

advanced : 16/01, 27/02, 11/09, 23/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The IELTS Exam Preparation only prepares for Academic IELTS, not for General IELTS. Prices of the IELTS exam course do not include the exam fee. The exam fee depends on the level you want to take the exam.

You may need to book an extra night of accommodation due to the exam date. The night is not included in the price, price on request.

Course materials:  

ca. €75, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €215, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Number of weeks:
  6 weeks  
IELTS Exam without accommodation 1350
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2550
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2640
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3000
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 6 weeks  
IELTS Exam without accommodation 1350 1710
IELTS Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2170 2910
IELTS Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2230 3000
IELTS Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2470 3360
Starting dates:  

12/03 (4 weeks), 23/07 (4 weeks), 10/09 (6 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The IELTS Exam Preparation only prepares for Academic IELTS, not for General IELTS. Prices of the IELTS exam course do not include the exam fee. The exam fee depends on the level you want to take the exam.

You may need to book an extra night of accommodation due to the exam date. The night is not included in the price, price on request.

Course materials:  

ca. €100, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €215, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

Teacher Course

This course is for teachers who are not native speakers of English, and consists of 30 lessons per week for 2 weeks.  In order to participate in this course you will need a high level of English (B2 minimum).  This course concentrates on the presentation and study of new techniques and materials for teaching English as a foreign language.  You will also have the opportunity to refresh and improve your English. 

The topics covered include:

• Vocabulary acquisition
• Grammar
• Pronunciation
• Class techniques
• Communication activities, interesting tips to motivate students
• Teaching materials


Class Timetable*

30 classes: 08.30-12.00 + 5 afternoon lessons per week.

*The class timetable is subject to change due to the distribution of classes devised by the school.

 

Minimum age is 21 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teacher Course without accommodation 955
Teacher Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1380
Teacher Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1420
Teacher Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1540
Starting dates:  

advanced : 17/07, 14/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

In order to participate in this course you will need a good level of English (B2 minimum).

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Teacher Course without accommodation 960
Teacher Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1400
Teacher Course with host family, single room, halfboard 1430
Teacher Course with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1550
Starting dates:  

advanced : 16/07, 13/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

In order to participate in this course you will need a good level of English (B2 minimum).

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

Club 50

The club 50 course is aimed at those over the age of 50 who require a specific educational approach.  It consists of 20 lessons a week, which focus on the development of the following skills:

• Conversation
• Reading
• Listening
• Writing
• Knowledge of Irish culture (music, history, literature and society) with guided tours of the city.

For additional payment the course also includes a programme of various activities.

Course Timetable

20 classes: 09.00-12.30 Monday to Friday.

  
*The class timetable is subject to change due to the distribution of classes devised by the school.

Minimum age is 50 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Club 50 without accommodation 740
Club 50 with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1165
Club 50 with host family, single room, halfboard 1205
Club 50 with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1325
Starting dates:  

12/06, 11/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

It is also possible to stay in a Bed & Breakfast during the Club 50 course. Prices are on request.

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Club 50 without accommodation 745
Club 50 with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1185
Club 50 with host family, single room, halfboard 1215
Club 50 with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1335
Starting dates:  

11/06, 17/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

It is also possible to stay in a Bed & Breakfast during the Club 50 course. Prices are on request.

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

Individual

The individual programme is a course of private lessons which have been designed in mind of those people which have very specific needs when it comes to learning English.  The content of the classes is adapted according to the preference of the student.  In our price list we have given the price for 20 individual lessons, but if you require a quote for either more or less lessons then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Individual without accommodation 1005 1955
Individual with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1245 2380
Individual with host family, single room, halfboard 1265 2420
Individual with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1325 2540
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 30/12 : €150 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
double room : 25/06 - 09/09 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.

In 2017 the school is closed on 02/01/2017, 17/03/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 30/10/2017 and from 16/12/2017 to 02/01/2018.
Missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Individual without accommodation 1010 1960
Individual with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1260 2400
Individual with host family, single room, halfboard 1275 2430
Individual with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1335 2550
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €55, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

Stay with a host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info executive host family:  

Stay with an executive host family includes half board on week days and full board during the weekend.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
single room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €20 per week
double room : 23/12 - 29/12 : €165 per week
Info shared apartment:  

If you would like to book a private bathroom in a shared apartment, a supplement of € 25,- per person applies.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
double room : 24/06 - 08/09 : €40 per week
Transfer:  

€160

The price stated here is for an transfer upon arrival at Shannon / Knock Airport.

A transfer upon arrival at Dublin or Cork is € 390 per person.

A transfer upon arrival at at Galway Coach Station is € 25 per person.

Please note that for under 18 year old students it is mandatory to book the "Meet and Greet service" (€ 150) which includes ´meet and greet´ at the airport of Dublin or Cork, coach ticket to Galway bus station (one way) and taxi from the bus station to the accommodation.

Please note that the price of transfer might change according to the season and additional charges may apply in the event of a delay.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In summer the maximum number of students per group is 14.
In 2018 the school is closed on 19/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 06/08/2018, 29/10/2018, 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019. Missed lessons will not be rescheduled

Shared Apartment

The apartments in Galway are situated in very well presented shared apartments or semidetached houses. The distance from the school to the apartments vary from 5-20 minutes either walking or by public transport.

Common areas are comfortable and kitchens are fully equipped.

Single rooms are available and it is possible to pay a supplement for private bathroom.

Host Family

Staying with a host family in Galway is the best way to practice the language in a real life context after your classes.  The host family homes are usually townhouses with about 5 rooms including kitchen, bathroom and living room.  The families in Galway do not usually take more than one student of the same nationality without prior permission.  The distance from the school to the house is normally between 10 – 25 minutes and all are near to public transport.

The rooms include half board Monday to Friday and full board at weekends.

Executive Host Family

These host families live in nice houses and offer a higher quality of accommodation and service.  You will be able to have an individual room with ensuite bathroom on a half board basis Monday to Friday and full board at weekends.  The hosts will treat you as an extra member of their family, whilst you can be completely independent as you will be given your own set of keys to the house.

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Learn English in Galway or “The City of the Tribes”. With its 70,000 inhabitants, Galway is the place where the Irish language was born.  The city, which is considered as the cultural capital of the West Coast of Ireland, is especially pretty in summer and is a favourite destination of young people coming to learn English in Galway.  Throughout the year Galway has a lively atmosphere, owing to the 20,000 students that attend the city’s 2 universities.  As Ireland’s cultural heart, Galway is renowned for its museums, music festivals, Irish dancing shows and other events of cultural interest. 

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