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
  • Computer room with WIFI access
  • Study room with supporting material
  • Library with free access and multimedia material
  • Cafeteria with sandwiches and hot drinks

The Club 50 course and other courses

This 2-week course is specially designed for students aged 50 and older. The program consists of 20 hours of English lessons per week plus various activities.

In addition to the Club 50 course, GCI in Galway offers many other courses. These include the Intensive course or a course consisting of private lessons.
All these courses do not include an activities program. However, GCI has developed an activities program where students have the opportunity to explore Galway in a fun, social way, practice their English language skills, and get to know both classmates and residents of Galway. Activities include city tours, hurling or football matches, kayaking, movie nights, bowling, pub quiz nights, and visits to various festivals in the city.

Click here for all English language courses for adults (16+) at GCI Galway.

The minimum age for participation is 50 years.

Club 50

This 2-week course is specially designed for students aged 50 and over. The program consists of 20 hours of English lessons per week (listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills), which are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to language instruction, the course includes various activities to provide a good insight into Irish culture and attractions.

Examples of activities:

  • City tour of Galway
  • Irish dance workshop
  • Galway museum visit
  • Irish culture workshop
  • Pub night
  • Day excursion to the Cliffs of Moher

Minimum age is 50 years.

Prices 2024

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
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Club 50 without accommodation 840
Club 50 with host family, double room , halfboard 1346
Club 50 with host family, single room , halfboard 1456
Club 50 with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1346
Club 50 with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1466
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 06/05, 10/06, 12/08, 09/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€75, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

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

Options Host Family:   Special dietary needs : € 40 per week [i]
Private Bathroom : € 65 per week [i]
Close to school : € 40 per week [i]
Info shared apartment:  

The accommodation in a shared apartment will be booked from saturday before your course starts until saturday after your course ends.

Residential apartments are self-catering and are for students of 18+.

Please note that it’s compulsory to book an arrival transfer when you choose apartment accommodation

Options Shared Apartment:   Private Bathroom : € 40 per week [i]
Close to school : € 40 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Dublin or Cork Airport : EUR 400
Transfer on arrival from Galway Coach Station : EUR 35
Transfer on arrival from Shannon / Knock Airport : EUR 225

All prices include:

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

In 2024 the school is closed on 01/01/2024, 05/02/2024, 01/04/2024, 06/05/2024, 03/06/2024, 05/08/2024, 28/10/2024 & 23/12/2024 - 03/01/2025. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

A Meet & Greet service is obligatory for students under 18. The price for this service is €200,-. A GCI representative meets you at Arrivals Hall in the Airport and accompanies you to the bus station at airport terminal. Once on the bus, you will continue your journey to Galway city and on arrival to Galway Coach Station you will be welcomed by our designated taxi driver and brought to your selected accommodation.

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.

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