English school in Galway

  • study abroad Galway Ireland
  • age from 16 to 99 years old
  • Language English
  • dates All year round
  • length From 2 weeks
  • price from 595 EUR

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Our English school in Galway is easily accessible and conveniently located, only 15 minutes walk from the city centre. The building is situated in the Salthill neighborhood. The area is well deserved by the bus network.  Each year, people can assist to festivals of music and go to theaters, cinema and have easy access to culture. 
Created: 1989
Facilities: library, computer room, Internet access, coffee area where you can have lunch, 25 spacious classrooms.

HIGHLIGHTS
Learn English in Galway! The English school offers large and modern facilities to the students and has a very good reputation! It is located in Salthill area, not far away from the city center, closed to the sea.

COURSE
Type of course: General English (20 or 30 courses/week) or preparation to the FCE and CAE Cambridge exams (36 courses/week)
Course level: From false beginner to advanced
Course content: oral and written expression, conversation and phonetics, grammar and vocabulary
Class duration: 45 minutes from Monday to Friday
Test on arrival: yes 
Number of student per class: 14 students maximum of different nationalities

ACADEMIC STAFF
The language school only recruits fully qualified English Language teachers who demonstrate that they are motivating, supportive and good communicators.
Accreditation: Irish Government's Department of Education.
Membership: M.E.I. /R.E.L.S.A (Recognized English Language Schools Association), FIYTO, EQUALS and IALC.

LOCATION
Situated on the Atlantic West Coast, Galway city is the ideal location for students of English. It is a safe city with a population of 70.000 people and a further 20.000 students enrolled in its two universities. Galway is one of the fastest developing cities in Europe and is a thriving, vibrant city on the west coast of Ireland. It is recognized as a student-friendly city with students accounting for almost 20% of the population during the academic year. Galway is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Its numerous annual festivals and celebrations, including the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Races and the Oyster Festival are famous throughout Ireland and beyond. Enjoy our English school in Galway!

ACTIVITIES
Learn English in Galway and have fun in Ireland!
Our English school in Ireland, Galway, arranges optional sportive and cultural activities (golf, bowling, cinema, Irish poetry, horse shows…), excursions in Connemara, Burren, Aran Isles, Dublin. Galway boasts of a rich cultural heritage, offering thus a wide range of activities during your free time at our English school in Ireland. Students are responsible for any fees related to these optional activities.

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Accommodation

- Host family (16+): single room; half board on weekdays; full board on weekends. Families are living from 15-20 min in bus around the school.

- Shared flat (18+) : single room, shared bathroom, no meals included ; near the city centre and between 5 and 20 minute walking distance from the school. The flats are equipped with a shared kitchen and have wifi.

Prices

Summer Supplement from 23/06 to 08/09 for host family accommodation: 35 EUR/week ; in flat: 55 EUR/week.

2. PREPARATION TO CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH EXAMS (FCE/CAE)
Length: 4 weeks. 
Level: intermediary

Accommodation Host Family Shared Flat
Reference

EGA4

EGA7

4 weeks 2 220 EUROS 2 160 EUROS

DATES
Arrival date: Saturday
Departure date: Saturday
Bank holidays:  19/03, 02/04, 07/05, 04/06, 06/08, 29/10.
The school opens from 03/01 to 21/12.

ACCESS/TRANSPORTATION
Regular airlines to the Dublin airports
Low-cost airlines: Easy Jet, Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Clickair, Flybe, Germanwings, Wizz Air, Air Berlin, Transavia, Monarch, Sky Europe, Aer Lingus …
Nearest airport: Galway Airport, for further information, please see the following link:  http://www.galwayairport.com.
Ferries: Difficult access but regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Ireland and the UK.
Transfer possibilities: Arriving at Dublin (2h30 from Galway) or Shannon airport (1h30 from Galway), you may take a bus.
Transfer from airport to the place of living and/or walk-home programs at the end of the stay.
Cost for each way:

  •  from Galway bus station: 35 EUR
  •  from Shannon or Knock airports: 170 EUR



    Price includes

  •  Administration fees
  •  Courses (see options)
  •  Accommodation (see options)
  • Teaching material
  •  Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program



    Price does not include

  •  International airfare
  •  International Travel insurance
  •  Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  •  Airport pick-up and transfers
  •  Extra activities organized by the school
  •  Personal expenses and pocket money
  •  Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance (may be provided by Nacel for an extra cost)
  • Application fees (65 euros)

  • Eligibility

    Eligibility: 16+
    Minimum language level: False Beginner (beginners not accepted)
    VISA: Non EU students: please consult the Irish Embassy in your country.

     

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