English Course in Galway, Ireland, for adults 18+ and 30+

English course in Galway

Study and enjoy on the Atlantic edge of Europe!

Information on the English School in Galway

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 the city has been voted one of the top 6 friendliest cities in the world, an English Course in Galway can be the perfect choice for many! 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.

Renowned for being 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 language 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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What's included?

  • English course and materials
  • Accommodation (optional)
  • International welcome!
  • Support available every day
  • Certificate of frequency and level


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Choose your English course in Galway

General or Intensive English Course in Galway

20 or 30 lessons per week - 20 lessons version available ALSO as an "afternoon only" option IN THE SUMMER - 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

Certify your study stay in Galway

What certificates can you get?

At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.

Are you also looking for accommodation?

Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation

Distance to School (approximately): - Room type:

[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more


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

[+] 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 (approximately): 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

Extra activities, learn while having fun!

What extra activities are available for the students in Galway

Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:

  • Pronunciation Classes;
  • Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
  • Sports, Walking and Hiking;
  • Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
  • Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Each week you'll find updates to events and activities being held on the school notice boards.

Why study English in Galway

Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!

With a population of 100,000, 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 experience – both day and night!

Every day you can do something new and exciting in Galway, the city is rich in history and entwined 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, the wonderful cafes in the centre or in one of the historic pubs, or arrange a waterfront picnic with your new friends 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 launch of new businesses every day. It’s rather easy to find part-time jobs in the catering and tourism industries.

Statistics, some interesting numbers


Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

  • WESTERN EUROPE55 % 55 %
  • ASIA AND FAR EAST15 % 15 %

Age groups

Here the age groups at the English school in Galway:

  • 18-2975 % 75 %
  • 30+ 40+ 50+25% 25%

Structure and timetable of English course in Galway

First day in Galway

The first day begins at 08:30 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.

Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Galway students get a 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).

Welcome Event On the first day of your course  you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.


As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00. 

NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.

Useful information about Galway

Not to be missed!

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

How to get around Galway

The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. 
Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.

Cost of living, some examples

  • 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€

Visas and travel documents

What requirements are there to study in Galway

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • NO if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national or from selected visa-exempt countries.
  • Student Visa required for certain countries; check if your country is on THIS list.
General guidelines* for when a visa is required:
  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don't have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the LoA (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.
*Refer to the Irish Embassy for official detailed procedures.

Quotes and Bookings - English in Galway

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