Language course English in Galway


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


The intensive English course in Galway consists of 20 or 30 lessons a week.  It offers a very effective programme where you will mak progress with you English grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills and most of all your conversational skills.

The course of 30 lessons a week has the same structure as the course with 20 lessons a week, but with the extra 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 17 years.


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 improving their grammarm vocabulary, reading and writing skills and conversational skills.

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 17 years.

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge exam course prepares you for the Cambridge exam. The course offers either 20 or 30 lessons per week (depending on the duration of the course and the language level you want to prepare for). The preparation courses with 20 lessons per week are available for 6, 9 or 12 weeks. The course with 30 lessons per week lasts 6 weeks.

It is also possible to attend a preparation course of 4 weeks in summer. This course is much more intense as it consists of 36 lessons per week. Please contact studyTravel for more information.

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

Minimum age is 17 years.


The IELTS exam course prepares you for the IELTS exam with either 20 or 30 lessons per week. It is especially suitable for people who want to live or study in an English-speaking country in the future. If you want to write the exam at the school, it is advisable to register in time. Depending on the start date, the course has a duration of 6 or 9 weeks (see below).

The course with 30 lessons per week consists of 20 lessons general English + 10 lessons exam preparation while the course with 20 lessons per week only consists of exam preparation.

 For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here

Minimum age is 17 years.

Teacher Course

The teacher course is aimed at all teachers who teach a subject in English and are not native speakers. In this course, you refresh your English skills and expand your teaching methodological skills to successfully teach a subject in English. The teacher's course consists of 30 lessons per week with fixed start dates within the year (see below).

There are 4 teacher courses available (fixed start dates within the year):

  • Teacher Training: CLIL
  • Teacher Training: General English & Technology
  • Teacher Training: General English & Drama, Music & Culture
  • Teacher Training: General English & Academic Writing & Presentation Skills

Minimum age is 18 years.