English school in Galway: Atlantic Language

Key points

  • Ireland's most beautiful coast, city of culture
  • High academic standards
  • Warm welcome, modern and professional school
  • Test center for Cambridge exam

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
869 authentic opinions

Our trusted partner school is located right in the very heart of Galway. The building is equipped to welcome a large number of students and offers modern facilities and bright and spacious classrooms with high-quality audiovisual equipment. You'll also have access to a large library and a multimedia room, and during the high season, extra classrooms are made available. The school is recognised for its competent team of teachers coming from different backgrounds as well as for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Finally, there is a rooftop terrace where students can go during their breaks and after class to relax and chat with their new friends while taking in the magnificent views over the famous Galway Bay and the city.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 306.- GBP
(315.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
315 EUR
570 EUR
555 EUR
2
520 EUR
970 EUR
940 EUR
3
725 EUR
1370 EUR
1325 EUR
4
930 EUR
1770 EUR
1710 EUR
6
1340 EUR
2570 EUR
2480 EUR
8
1750 EUR
3370 EUR
3250 EUR
12
2390 EUR
4790 EUR
4610 EUR
16
3150 EUR
6330 EUR
6090 EUR
24
4670 EUR
9410 EUR
9050 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Standard course 30 PLUS (01.07-23.08.2019)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 8 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 330.- GBP
(340.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
340 EUR
595 EUR
580 EUR
2
570 EUR
1020 EUR
990 EUR
3
800 EUR
1445 EUR
1400 EUR
4
1030 EUR
1870 EUR
1810 EUR
6
1490 EUR
2720 EUR
2630 EUR
8
1950 EUR
3570 EUR
3450 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 06.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 06.08 / 12.08.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 06.08.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 6 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 354.- GBP
(365.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
365 EUR
620 EUR
605 EUR
2
620 EUR
1070 EUR
1040 EUR
3
875 EUR
1520 EUR
1475 EUR
4
1130 EUR
1970 EUR
1910 EUR
6
1640 EUR
2870 EUR
2780 EUR
8
2150 EUR
3770 EUR
3650 EUR
12
2870 EUR
5270 EUR
5090 EUR
16
3790 EUR
6970 EUR
6730 EUR
24
5630 EUR
10370 EUR
10010 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Intensive course 30 PLUS (01.07-23.08.2019)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 8 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 378.- GBP
(390.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
390 EUR
645 EUR
630 EUR
2
670 EUR
1120 EUR
1090 EUR
3
950 EUR
1595 EUR
1550 EUR
4
1230 EUR
2070 EUR
2010 EUR
6
1790 EUR
3020 EUR
2930 EUR
8
2350 EUR
3970 EUR
3850 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 06.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 06.08 / 12.08.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 06.08.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 6 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 369.- GBP
(380.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
380 EUR
635 EUR
620 EUR
2
650 EUR
1100 EUR
1070 EUR
3
920 EUR
1565 EUR
1520 EUR
4
1190 EUR
2030 EUR
1970 EUR
6
1730 EUR
2960 EUR
2870 EUR
8
2270 EUR
3890 EUR
3770 EUR
12
3350 EUR
5750 EUR
5570 EUR
16
4430 EUR
7610 EUR
7370 EUR
24
6590 EUR
11330 EUR
10970 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Corporate Business English

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 403.- GBP
(415.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
415 EUR
670 EUR
655 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.03 / 10.06 / 19.08 / 11.11.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Cambridge course (B2 First) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1314.- GBP
(1355.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1355 EUR
2195 EUR
2135 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
01.07 / 29.07 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1314.- GBP
(1355.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1355 EUR
2195 EUR
2135 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
01.07 / 29.07.2019
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 626.- GBP
(645.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
645 EUR
1095 EUR
1065 EUR
3
900 EUR
1545 EUR
1500 EUR
4
1155 EUR
1995 EUR
1935 EUR
6
1665 EUR
2895 EUR
2805 EUR
8
2175 EUR
3795 EUR
3675 EUR
12
3195 EUR
5595 EUR
5415 EUR
16
4215 EUR
7395 EUR
7155 EUR
24
6255 EUR
10995 EUR
10635 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (host family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (host family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (apartment)
Departure: Saturday following course end (apartment)

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per book)
Deposit for textbook to pay onsite if level or syllabus change
20 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Exam fees to be paid online (IELTS) 215 EUR
Apartment deposit (credit card details)
Extra night with host family 35 EUR
Extra night with host family (private bathroom) 45 EUR
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet: vegan, halal, celiac/gluten intolerant) 30 EUR
Additional night compulsory if arrival on saturday (B2 First: 12.10.2019 / C1 Advanced: 19.10.2019)
Only possible with homestay
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07–13.09.2019)
Course of less than 12 weeks
25 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-14.09.2019, host family) 25 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-14.09.2019, Shared apartment) 40 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Dublin, private) 350 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Dublin, Meeting Service) 150 EUR

Students may need a new textbook if they change levels or the syllabus changes. A new book costs €30 (IELTS : 35 €), or it can be rented, which requires a €20 deposit that will be returned if the book is kept in good condition.

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom) (full-board on weekends)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

869 students gave their opinion about this school

39 years old - Spain
/ 5
Galdway es una pequeña ciudad realmente muy agradable.Puedes ir a pie a todas partes. Tiene muchos rincones que visitar y por supuesto no pueden faltar sus tradicionales pubs con musica en directo. Aunque es imposible no coincidir con gente de tu misma nacionalidad, si desde el principio te planteas hablar inglés, la verdad es que todo funciona bien. No importa que haya alguien que hable tu lengua materna, hablar con ellos en inglés permite una mayor immersión en el idioma. La unica cosa a comentar seria una petición: que empiezen a pensar en cambiar los colchones. Al menos el de mi cama estaba bastante viejo y la incomodidad aumentaba a medida que pasaban los días.
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, penso di aver fatto dei progressi per quanto riguarda la pronuncia e la conversazione in lingua inglese. Dal mio arrivo mi sono resa conto di un crescente aumento della fluidità nel parlare la lingua »
School highlights
« La posizione centrale della scuola, le lezioni in cui si lavorava sempre in gruppo, memorizzando così la grammatica e mettendola in pratica subito, la presenza di numerose attività »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Le uscite si effettuano solitamente con Galway tour company e sono molto ben organizzate.
5 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ogni libro ha una durata di dieci settimane, come anche il cambiamento di livello, io ho iniziato alla settimana tre e ho terminato alla settimana nove, quindi sono rimasto nello stesso livello. Il mio inglese posso dire che è migliorato tantissimo, sia per quanto riguarda la grammatica che per il parlato. Per questo secondo punto hanno aiutato moltissimo sia le uscite organizzate dalla scuola che le uscite serali nei pub o qualsiasi altra attività. »
School highlights
« Lo staff è molto disponibile e cordiale, per qualsiasi bisogno si può contare sul loro aiuto, ed essendo noi lontani da casa e con poche conoscenze della zona, è molto interessante avere dei punti di riferimento. »
Top tips
« Le cose da non perdere sono sicuramente le famosissime Cliff of Moher e Kylemore Abbey, inoltre una visita a Dublino non può mancare. Inoltre durante il mese di luglio ci sono moltissime attività come la Galway International art festival con moltissimi concerti, mostre, talks, atelier e le Galway races, le gare dei cavalli. »
28 years old - Spain
/ 5
Galway es una ciudad donde la gente es muy maja y hacen lo que sea por ayudarte. Escuela muy grande, con zona de la cafeteria amplia para poder conocer y hablar con mas compañeros. Los apartamentos son bastante amplios y estan ubicados cerca de varios supermercados.
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Creo haber logrado progresar a la hora de hablar en inglés ya que cuando llegué me daba mas vergüenza a la hora de hacerlo. »
School highlights
« Que las clases no estuvieran muy llenas, que dieran muchos ejercicios para practicar y en mi caso gracias al profesor tener muchos momentos para poner en practica el idioma »
Top tips
« Acantilados de moher Connemara park »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Gute AtmosphäreFreundliches und hilfsbereites PersonalTolle Freizeitangebote während der Woche und an Wochenenden Gutes KlassenklimaGute Alters-Durchmischung Sehr guter Unterricht Tolle FreizeitangeboteDer Connemara-Trip war super!
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe viele neue Wörter und Ausdrücke gelernt. Wir haben viel gesprochen und konnten so trainieren, sich mündlich auszudrücken. »
24 years old - Spain
/ 5
Es la segunda vez que estoy en esta escuela. Para cursos de inglés general si la recomendaría, para el curso de inglés para prepararte el FIRST no la recomendaría. Es igual de probable que apruebes si te lo preparas por tu cuenta con un libro que contenga las respuestas.
4 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (1.7 / 5)
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41 years old - France
/ 5
Destination parfaite pour un séjour linguistique !les irlandais sont très accueillants, l'ambiance est festive Famille très accueillante, serviable et d'une gentillesse incroyable !logement propre, maison bien entretenue, chambre confortable
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Le séjour m'a permis de m'exprimer en anglais au quotidien. Etant seule française dans ma classe, je n'ai pas eu d'autre choix que de parler en anglais ! De plus l'hébergement en famille d'accueil est favorable aux discussions et permet l'apprentissage des expressions quotidiennes. Je recommande vivement cette formule. »
School highlights
« La pédagogie employée par les professeurs durant les coursla formule cours intensif avec le cours complémentaire de l'après midi: rencontre d'autres élèves et d'autres nationalités, moyenne d'âge plus élevée, sujets abordés différents et très riches ! »
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« Les excursions proposées par l'écoleles sorties en soirée (musique live dans les pubs) »
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Irland ist wunderbar, die Leute sind unglaublich freundlich. Galway selbst ist eine kleine, aber lebendige Stadt. Teilweise ist Galways zwar sehr voll und es hat viele Touristen. Die Cafeteria könnte mehr vegetarische Optionen anbieten. Es hat viele Schweizer doch man lernt auch viele andere Nationalitäten kennen, deswegen spricht man trotzdem immer Englisch. Nicht sehr viele verschiedene Freizeitangebote. Die Ausflüge jedoch sind sehr empfehlenswert.
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich konnte das CAE- Prüfungslevel erreichen. Sprachlich fühle ich mich sicherer und ebenfalls konnte ich vieles über die irische Kultur lernen. »
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« Super Lehrerinnen, gutes Klassenklima, »

Testimonials

Sarah Assier
Sarah Assier
Atlantic Language, Galway
Duration: 12 weeks

I spent three weeks at the Atlantic school in Galway, Ireland. The school is very well located and parts of the premises have been recently refurbished, which allows you to work in good conditions. There is a big hallway with a cafeteria and a terrace to relax during the break!

The teachers were very accessible and we worked on our oral, written and listening skills. That was great because there was always a good dynamics during the classes! Depending on the subjects dealt with, everyone explained the specificities of their countries! That was greatly enriching.

As far as the accommodation was concerned, my host family was great!! I will never forget the three months I spent at their place! I had my super comfortable room and I had all my meals with them in the evening, as for lunch I ate at the school. There was a good atmosphere at home and I quickly felt at ease. I was very warmly welcomed (with a good tea of course!) and I shed a few tears when I left! Today, I am still in contact with them and I am planning to go back to Ireland to settle there!

I recommend traveling with ESL because I was very well assisted during my project and when I called several times to have information, I was always well guided and advised!

Go and live an unforgettable experience in Ireland without any further delay!

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Barbara Gilgien
Barbara Gilgien
Atlantic Language, Galway
Duration: 3 months

The school in Galway is perfectly located, only 5 minutes away from the town centre. I loved the large terrace with a sea view… Truly incredible! It's a great meeting point for friends and teachers to discuss the previous evening's activities and those of the next evening. In Galway, it's impossible to get bored, there's dancing, music and all these Celtic legends to listen to… You can only be happy here!

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Sophie Rivara
Sophie Rivara
Atlantic Language, Galway
Duration: 3 weeks

I spent 3 amazing weeks in Galway, at the Atlantic Language School. I lived with a really nice host family and my neighbours were other students from the same school, so it was nice to go to school with them in the morning! The school was great! I made so many new friends in such a short time, and the staff was very warm and helpful – both at reception and in the cafeteria. Teachers were really good as well. It’s nice to have different ones in the morning and in the afternoon, as it gives the opportunity to experience different learning methods. They were all very good at teaching English while making us discover the Irish culture.

The activity programme was extremely good; I visited the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, hiked on the Connemara, discovered the hurling game and the pub nights… As for Galway itself, it’s a pretty little city with an amazing atmosphere. No doubts about it: if you want to learn English and live a wonderful experience, choose Galway and the Atlantic School! Ireland is a beautiful country with smiley and lovely people that will (almost) make you forget about the rain! I take this opportunity to thank ESL for helping me in the organization of this fantastic language stay and for suggesting Galway. I will cherish these memories forever!

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Host family
Being constantly immersed in your host country's culture is the best way to learn a language. Staying with an Irish family means sharing in the lifestyle of a new culture on a daily basis and having an unforgettable experience. Families are chosen with care and know the school well, and students will stay in single rooms and enjoy half-board during the week and full board at weekends. The host families' homes are located approximately 25 minutes by public transport from the school.

Gort na Coiribe shared apartment (from 18 years)
Providing students with the freedom to cook for themselves, the school's apartments are an ideal option for those who wish to live with other international students close to the city centre. They are comfortably furnished and equipped to meet students’ needs including a shared kitchen, a living room and free Wi-Fi. Each apartment accommodates between 2 and 8 students with the choice of a single bed, a double bed or two twin beds. The school’s accommodation services staff coordinates the mix of students staying in each apartment to provide as much of a nationality variety as possible.

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Gort na Coiribe Residence

General information

Gort na Coirbe apartments are purpose built for private residence. In this beautiful residential setting we endeavour to promote an atmosphere that is safe and comfortable, close to all the necessary amenities.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
~18 EUR weekly ticket
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
4 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
3 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 14:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building) No
Key (building)
Electronic key
Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
Students need to sign damage or loss liability agreement form
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk
In summer only (Mon-Fri from 09:00 to 17:00)
Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
1 washing machine, coin operated In summer, extra machines available : 2.50 EUR per loan
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
min.: 9 m2/ max.: 16 m2
Yes
Twin
6 rooms
min.: 10 m2/ max.: 20 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper
Only upon arrival
Yes
Ensuite toilet
Upon request
No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin No
Shared toilets Yes
Shared showers Yes
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Wooden floor
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

The school has a wide variety of activities so that students can discover Galway and its surroundings. Outings to concerts or pubs are organised to introduce you to the traditional popular music of Ireland. The school also offers a range of sports, such as golf, fishing, tennis, sailing, horse riding, walking and more… all ideal for meeting other students and getting to know the country. For indoor sports, the school gives you access to the city's university sports centre offering a range of activities like swimming and even yoga. If you have a free weekend, don't miss out on the Aran Islands!

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Special offers
Free flights

Free flights

For courses of 12 weeks and upwards, ESL offers you the return flight to Dublin. 

Valid for all enrolments at the Atlantic school in Galway

The programme must be booked no later than 6 weeks prior to the course start (subject to availability). To see all conditions, please consult our terms and conditions. 

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.
Free extra activities in Galway

Free extra activities in Galway

Book a course at our partner school, Atlantic Language, in Galway and take advantage of this incredible offer: 

- Book between 12 and 23 weeks and get a free full day excursion
- Book 24 weeks or more and get two free full day excursions

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings for all courses except Cambridge courses

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 25.05.2019
Coast to Coast in Ireland

Coast to Coast in Ireland

Book a course combining our Atlantic partner schools in Dublin and Galway and take advantage of this amazing offer:

- Free bus ticket between the two cities

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings that start in Dublin and extend it in Galway or vice versa
- Minimum duration: 1 week in either city.

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team

Published on 28.05.2019

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