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English Course in Galway

Study and enjoy on the Atlantic edge of Europe!

Information about the English School in Galway, Ireland

Galway, located on the Atlantic edge of Europe, is one of Ireland’s greatest treasures and excels at reaching out to the world. It is Ireland’s most international city, and combines the energy of a young and diverse population with the authenticity of a place that is steeped in history and tradition. Students feel more than welcome here, and Galway has been voted in the top 6 friendliest cities in the world! This won’t come as a surprise to many, given the thousands that are attracted to its world-renowned festivals and famous artists that call this place home.

Students will be charmed by its medieval streets and jaw-dropping countryside, and in recognition of its love of culture, Galway has been designated the European Culture Capital for 2020. Reputed as safe, young and student-friendly, it is Ireland’s fastest growing city and while it is big enough to have all the services you could possibly need, Galway is small enough to feel intimate.
The Galway English School overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the beach and is just 10 minutes away from the city centre. The premises boasts 30 bright, modern classrooms complete with all the contemporary teaching materials and equipment students will need to gain the most from their learning experience here.

Choosing an English Course in Galway guarantees a pleasant and vibrant atmosphere, a well-structured learning path and constant support from the teachers and staff.

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With your English Course in Galway:

  • Text books and materials
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Welcome event
  • Internet connection

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English Courses in Galway!

These are the English Courses that you can follow at the new school of English in Galway

General or Intensive English Course in Galway

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Galway and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Galway

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Galway you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

Accommodation in Galway

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Galway, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

Low Cost Apartments

Distance to School: 5 - 20 minutes walking, 5 - 20 minutes public transport - Room types: Single Room - Double Room - Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more

Apartments

Distance to School: 5 - 20 minutes walking, 5 - 20 minutes public transport - Room types: Single Room - Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, half board

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why Galway? Some Facts...

Here is some more information about why you should take an English Course for Adults in Galway

Why take an English course in Galway?

With a population of about 100 thousand people, the city of Galway is among the most populous in Ireland and is the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a perfect destination for international students, especially for those looking for a small, safe and enjoyable city dimension – both day and night!

Every day you can do something new and exciting in Galway, the city is rich in history and at the same time is in close contact with the ocean and nature … there is really a lot to explore! You can lose yourself in art galleries and museums, enjoy the sea breeze in Salthill, relax in Eyre Square after the course, in one of the wonderful cafes in the center or in one of the historic pubs, or arrange a waterfront picnic with your friends course and … observe the world from another perspective!

In Galway, as well as in other Irish cities, it’s relatively easy to find a temporary job, even for short periods, the fast growing economy sees the birth of new business every day. It’s rather easy to find part-time jobs in the Catering and Tourism industries.

An international environment

Does this English course for adults 18+ in Galway meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check out the below statistics.

  • Students aged 18-29 75% 75%
  • Students aged 30+ 25% 25%
  • Studenti di età 18-29 75% 75%
  • studenti 30+ 25% 25%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 08:45-09:00 Check-in, registration and test
  • 09:00-11:00 The first 2 lessons of the English Course in Galway (General/ Intensive/ Business)
  • 11:00-11:20 Break
  • 11:20-13:20 Second set of lessons (General/ Intensive/ Business)
  • 13:20-14:20 Lunch Break
  • 14:20-16:20 Third set of lessons (for those opting for the Intensive English Course)

Welcome Meeting

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Galway, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Galway, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Tuesday Onwards…

You begin to follow the regular academic calendar as of Tuesday.

Morning

  • 09:00-11:00 First 2 lessons (General/ Intensive/ Business)
  • 11:00-11:20 Break
  • 11:20-13:20 The second set of lessons (General/ Intensive/ Business)

Noon

  • 13:20-14:20 Lunch Break

Afternoon

  • 14:20-16:20 The third set of lessons (for those taking the Intensive English Course)

Useful Tips for Your English Course for Adults in Galway!

Some suggestions from those who live in Galway!

Study English in Ireland

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Do not miss

  • The Wild Atlantic Way
  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • The Burren
  • Connemara & Clifden
  • The Aran Islands
  • Inishbofin
  • Leenane & Westport

Cost of living in Galway

  • Big Mac Combo Meal 6.50€
  • Coca Cola da 2 litri 1.70€
  • Cappuccino 2.00€
  • 1 litre of milk 1.10€
  • Bread (loaf) 1.20€
  • Lunch + drink Take Away 5-7€
  • Sim card 10-15€ (2-6GB of data)
  • Cinema 9€ – 11€
  • Pint of beer 4.50€

Getting Around in Galway

Google Maps gives you great suggestions for transport in and around Galway. Most of the sights, shops and restaurants are located within the centre of the city, so you can easily explore them on foot. You can also:

  • Jump on the Irish Rail train, which connects Galway to other major towns
  • Use the extensive public bus network and check out the handy bus route maps here
  • Opt for the free bikes scheme

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