Long term Ireland programmes at Atlantic Language Galway, Galway

From 315.- EUR
approx 282.- GBP
There are currently 3 special offers
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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 (FCE, CAE), 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
839 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

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 315.-
(about GBP 282.-)
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
12
2390
4790
4610
24
4670
9410
9050
36
6535
13615
13075
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 EUR 340.-
(about GBP 305.-)
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
595
580
2
570
1020
990
4
1030
1870
1810
6
1490
2720
2630
8
1950
3570
3450
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 EUR 365.-
(about GBP 327.-)
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
12
2870
5270
5090
24
5630
10370
10010
36
7740
14820
14280
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 EUR 390.-
(about GBP 349.-)
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
645
630
2
670
1120
1090
4
1230
2070
2010
6
1790
3020
2930
8
2350
3970
3850
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 EUR 380.-
(about GBP 340.-)
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
12
3350
5750
5570
24
6590
11330
10970
36
9830
16910
16370
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 EUR 415.-
(about GBP 372.-)
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
670
655
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 6 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1355.-
(about GBP 1214.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 / 6 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
2195
2135
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1355.-
(about GBP 1214.-)
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
2195
2135
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 EUR 645.-
(about GBP 578.-)
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
12
3195
5595
5415
24
6255
10995
10635
36
9315
16395
15855
Extra week (36+)
255
450
435
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (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 (FCE: 12.10.2019 / CAE: 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
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School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

839 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, April – June 2019
Value for money (3 / 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
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Unterrichtsmethoden und das Kursmaterial hängt sehr stark vom Lehrer ab. Einer geht nur nach dem Buch, macht jede Übung daring, und dies gestaltet der Unterricht eher langwilig.Ein anderer Arbeitet nur mit Blätter was dann zuhause eher schwirig ist um den Überblick zu behalten. Noch mals andere schreiben viel an die Tafel, was man sich dann notieren kann. Und gestaltet den Unterricht sehr abwechslungsreich und Lehrreich.Die Schulbücher fand ich persönlich nicht sehr lehrreich.
12 weeks, March – May 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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe auf jeden Fall Fortschritte erzielt. Wie viele weiss ich jetzt noch nicht. Habe diesen Sprachaufenthalt hauptsächlich für mich gemacht, für Ferien und da english eine Weltsprache ist. »
School highlights
« Die Ausflüge sind super. Damit man auch was vom Land sehen kann.Und die Info- Pinnwand ist sehr nützlich, damit man auch sieht was es sonst noch so in der Stadt zusehen gibt. »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
E' stata una bellissima esperienza. Galway è una piccola città che ti accoglie subito a braccia aperte e ti fa sentire come a casa. La scuola è un ambiente vivace che ti permette di conoscere molte persone nuove. I teachers sono molto esperti e ti stimolano a migliorare il tuo livello di inglese.Si crea un ambiente piacevole e divertente senza però tralasciare l'impegno. La mia famiglia è sempre stata gentile e disponibile nei miei confronti. C'era un bel dialogo che non solo mi ha permesso di migliorare il mio inglese ma mi ha anche permesso di scoprire nuovi posti a Galway da loro consigliati. C'era molta flessibilità riguardo l'orario dei pasti.
10 weeks, March – June 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 (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
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sono migliorata tantissimo in inglese. Prima di partire avevo una sorta di blocco nei confronti di questa lingua e pensavo di non poter migliorare nè mai parlarla. Dopo soli due giorni questi timori sono stati spazzati via e il mio inglese nel corso delle 10 settimane è migliorato tantissimo. »
School highlights
« L'ambiente dinamico e le lezioni interattive. »
Top tips
« I pubs di Galway sono qualcosa di unico. Ognuno diverso, ognuno con una propria essenza. Consiglio senza dubbio di provarne più possibile. Consiglio inoltre di partecipare alla Night Pub organizzata dalla scuola, almeno la prima/e settimana/e per incontrare nuove persone provenienti dalla scuola (e insegnanti molto simpatici). »
32 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, May 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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
27 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, February – March 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 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
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der Sprachaufenthalt in Galway hat mir sehr gefallen - sowohl mit Blick auf die Gastfamilie - als auch mit Blick auf die Schule. Gute räumliche Ausstattung (großes und sauberes eigenes Zimmer), Verpflegung (Frühstück + stets eine warme Mahlzeit am Abend) als auch Gespräche mit der Gastfamilie haben zum eigenen Wohlergehen beigetragen. Auch die kurze Entfernung zur Schule war super. (gute Busanbindung). Die Schule wies ein vielseitiges und abwechslungsreiches Aktivitätenprogramm auf. Das Kennenlern-Programm und die Stadtführung am ersten Tag waren zur Orientierung und zum "erste Kontakte knüpfen" sehr hilfreich. Die zusätzlichen Angebote an den Wochenenden (Ausflüge in der Umgebung von Galway) waren toll. Auch die Klassengröße und die Lehrer waren angenehm. Besonders gut hat mir der Wechsel zwischen Grammatik &Arbeit im Buch am Morgen und Speaking-Lesson am Nachmittag gefallen, um unterschiedliche Fähigkeiten im Englischen trainieren zu können. Die Lage der Schule, mitten im Zentrum von Galway, war perfekt. Standort der Schule im Zentrum -supergute Klassenräume, gute Infrastruktur, viele verschiedene Nationalitäten (vor allem viele Spanier und Italiener) Unterrichtsmethode sehr gut- Morgens: Grammatik &Arbeit mit dem Buch - Mittags: Speaking-Lesson - gute unterschiedliche Methoden, um die eigenen Fähigkeiten zu trainieren; Lehrkräfte waren sehr freundlich, auch lustig (passend, an der richtigen Stelle), die Lehrkräfte trugen zu stets einer Laune bei! Meine Gastfamilie war sehr nett. Die Zeit bei der Familie war prima und ich habe meinen zweiwöchigen Aufenthalt wirklich genossen. Sauberes Zimmer mit eigenem Bad (geteilt mit einer weiteren Studentin) waren super. Jeden Abend wurde für warmes Essen gesorgt und gemeinsam gegessen. Das war toll, um nochmals miteinander ins Gespräch zu kommen. Die Familie hat sich hierfür sehr Zeit genommen. Für die Wochenendausflüge hatte ich die Möglichkeit, mir Sandwiches und frisches Obst für unterwegs mitzunehmen. Es gab auch die Möglichkeit den Bus zur Schule zu nehmen (15 min), allerdings war die Wegstrecke sehr eben, landschaftlich sehr schön, weshalb ich gerne zur Schule gelaufen bin. Die Schule hat jeden Tag ganz unterschiedliche Aktivitäten angeboten- von Trainings, um das eigene Englisch zu verbessern (spezielle Grammatikstunden), als auch soziale Trainingsangebote (Tea&Talk, Lesestunde) und viele mehr. Die Ausflüge an den Wochenenden waren ebenfalls super, gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.
2 weeks, February 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Durch den Schulunterricht und die Unterkunft in der Gastfamilie war man wirklich "gezwungen" sich auf Englisch zu unterhalten. Das war super. Die zwei Wochen haben mir sehr viel gebracht, um wieder in Englisch hineinzukommen. Das Sprechen fällt mir nun viel leichter. Durch den vielseitigen Unterricht wurden Vokabeln- Grammatik und Sprechen trainiert. Der Fortschritt von Woche zu Woche ist meines Erachtens etwas geringer, kommt allerdings darauf an wie viel Vorkenntnisse schon da sind. Mein Level hat gut gepasst. »
52 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, February 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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
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« Ja insbesondere in der freien Sprache und Kommunikation durch den Austausch in den Gruppen »
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51 years old - Germany
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2 weeks, February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, December 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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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.

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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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