Long term Ireland programmes at Atlantic Language Galway, Galway

From 302.- GBP
315.- EUR
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Key points

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

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Italy, Spain, etc..
ratings
4 authentic opinions

Our partner school, established since 1993, is situated in the very heart of the city centre. The building has been especially designed to welcome a large number of students and offers modern facilities, bright and spacious classrooms equipped with quality audiovisual material. During your stay you will have access to a library and a multimedia room in order to facilitate further language learning. 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 whilst taking in the magnificent view of the famous Galway Bay and Galway city itself.

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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 General English AM (20)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 302.- GBP
(315.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
1
315 EUR
2
520 EUR
3
725 EUR
4
930 EUR
6
1340 EUR
8
1750 EUR
12
2390 EUR
16
3150 EUR
24
4670 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit (to be paid on site)
Deposit for textbook to pay onsite if level or syllabus change
20 EUR

Options

(1-5 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
(6+ lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
(host family) (per week) 40 EUR
(host family) 40 EUR
350 EUR
700 EUR
150 EUR
300 EUR

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

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 03.08 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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 General English (30)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 350.- GBP
(365.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 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)
1
365 EUR
2
620 EUR
3
875 EUR
4
1130 EUR
6
1640 EUR
8
2150 EUR
12
2870 EUR
16
3790 EUR
24
5630 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit (to be paid on site)
Deposit for textbook to pay onsite if level or syllabus change
20 EUR

Options

(1-5 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
(6+ lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
(host family) (per week) 40 EUR
(host family) 40 EUR
350 EUR
700 EUR
150 EUR
300 EUR

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

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 03.08 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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)

English for Work (20 GE + 10 Business Lessons)

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 365.- GBP
(380.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Business (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
Business (group): 13:30-15:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
1
380 EUR
2
650 EUR
3
920 EUR
4
1190 EUR
6
1730 EUR
8
2270 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit (to be paid on site)
Deposit for textbook to pay onsite if level or syllabus change
20 EUR

Options

(1-5 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
(6+ lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
(host family) (per week) 40 EUR
(host family) 40 EUR
350 EUR
700 EUR
150 EUR
300 EUR

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

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 03.08 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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)

FCE Fast-track Cambridge Exam Preparation Course (30)

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1301.- GBP
(1355.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
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)
4
1355 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

(1-5 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
(6+ lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
(host family) (per week) 40 EUR
(host family) 40 EUR
350 EUR
700 EUR
150 EUR
300 EUR

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

Starting dates 4 wk
06.07 / 04.08.2020
Exam dates
Computer based: 31.07.2020
Paper based: 27.08.2020
Bank holidays
17.03 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 03.08 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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 Examination Preparation Course - Intensive CAE

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1301.- GBP
(1355.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
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)
4
1355 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

(1-5 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
(6+ lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
(host family) (per week) 40 EUR
(host family) 40 EUR
350 EUR
700 EUR
150 EUR
300 EUR

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

Starting dates 4 wk
06.07 / 04.08.2020
Exam dates
31.07 / 28.08.2020
Bank holidays
17.03 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 03.08 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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 IELTS (30)

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 52 week(s)
2 weeks From 619.- GBP
(645.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 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)
2
645 EUR
3
900 EUR
4
1155 EUR
6
1665 EUR
8
2175 EUR
12
3195 EUR
16
4215 EUR
24
6255 EUR
Extra week (24+)
255 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit (to be paid on site)
Deposit for textbook to pay onsite if level or syllabus change
20 EUR
IELTS exam fee (to be paid online) 215 EUR

Options

(1-5 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
(6+ lessons) (per lesson) 50 EUR
(host family) (per week) 40 EUR
(host family) 40 EUR
350 EUR
700 EUR
150 EUR
300 EUR

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

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
17.03 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 03.08 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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)

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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

50% of students recommending this school

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

4 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - France
/ 5
19 weeks, October 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
29 weeks, August 2015 – March 2016
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja sehr grosse. Vor allem beim Sprechen habe ich viel gelernt. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Irland war einfach super! Ich würde Galway auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen. Meine Gastfamilie war einfach super! Ich habe noch immer ein sehr enges Verhältnis mit Ihnen und werde auch in Kontakt bleiben. Sie wohen sehr zentral und sind immer für dich da. Sehr toll!
10 weeks, January – March 2015
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Auf jeden Fall. Da ich sehr viel mit meiner Gastfamilie gesprochen habe und somit viel dazu gelernt habe. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
27 weeks, January – July 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
Full immersion in the local 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. The families are chosen with care and know the school well. Students stay in a single room and benefit from half board during the week and full board at weekends.

Gort na Coiribe shared apartment (from 18 years)
Providing students with the freedom to cater for themselves, all of the school 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 as well as a washing machine and free Wi-Fi connection. Each of the apartments accommodates between 2 and 8 students with the choice of a single bed, a double bed or twin bedded rooms. The school’s Accommodation Services co-ordinates 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
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)
Key (building)
Electronic key
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Students need to sign damage or loss liability agreement form

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
In summer only (Mon-Fri from 09:00 to 17:00)
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
1 washing machine, coin operated In summer, extra machines available : 2.50 EUR per loan
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
9
: 9 m2/ : 16 m2
Twin
6
: 10 m2/ : 20 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Only upon arrival
Ensuite toilet
Upon request
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Wooden floor
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

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