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 where you will mak progress with you English grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills and most of all your conversational skills.

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 years .

Prices 2022

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

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

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

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 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 16 years .

Prices 2022

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:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge exam course prepares you for the Cambridge exam. The course offers either 20, 30 or 36 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.

The preparation courses are for the FCE or CAE exam. There are also preparation dates for the PET exam (Preliminary Exam) available. Below you can find more information about the course dates with the respective course duration and number of hours per week.

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

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2022

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

IELTS Exam

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 16 years .

Prices 2022

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

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 and has a duration of 1 or 2 weeks with fixed start dates within the year (see below).

Timetable*:
8.30 - 12.00 + 13.00 - 14.00 (Mon - Fri)

*timetable may vary; subject to change.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2022

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:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Club 50

If you are over 50 years old and would like to learn English abroad with like-minded people from all over the world, the Club 50 course in Galway should be on your list! The 2-week course program includes 20 lessons of general English per week and a range of cultural and social activities to help you get to know the best of Ireland.

The language course consists of 20 English lessons per week in a closed group with a maximum of 14 participants. During the course, you will expand your general English skills to gain confidence in using the language.

The 50+ program also includes a diverse activity program consisting of a welcome meal, six afternoon activities, three evening activities and two full-day excursions. Some exemplary afternoon activities include a sightseeing trip, an Irish workshop on music or film, an Irish dance class, museum visits etc..

Minimum age is 50 years .

Prices 2022

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:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

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 years .

Prices 2022

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:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

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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