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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway, Ireland

What we like about the school

  • Located in an 18th century mill in the city centre

Galway  

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

The language school Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre was founded in Galway, Ireland in 1987. The school is located in the city centre of Galway.

The school address is: The Bridge Mills, Bridge Street, H91 R1WF - Galway (Ireland).

Accreditations and Quality seals

FETAC

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public workstations:

5

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150
  • Junior courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Average age of students

  • in summer: 25 years
  • throughout the year: 28 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • Cambridge First,
  • Cambridge Advanced,
  • Cambridge Proficiency,
  • TOEFL,
  • TOEIC/TIE/ETAPP/IELTS

Average examination results:

95% pass r at Cambridge First, 95% pass r at Cambridge Advanced, 90% pass r at Cambridge Proficiency, 100% pass at TOEFL, 100% pass ra at TOEIC/TIE/ETAPP/IELTS.

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

10
10
2
5
10
5
5
15
15
1

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin. It takes 130 minutes by bus to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 17.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 10.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 10.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 560532 840798 11201064 14001330 16801596 19601862 22402128 28002660 33603192 235224
Afternoon lessons usually run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 16:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 15 Additional Week
Price in € -- 500475 750713 1000950 12401178 14801406 19601862 24402318 29202774 35253349 235224
Afternoon lessons usually run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 16:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 25 Additional Week
Price in € -- 360342 540513 720684 885841 1050998 13801311 17101625 20401938 30002850 155148
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 380361 570542 760722 950903 11401083 13301264 15201444 19001805 22802166 155148
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 450428 900855 13501283 18001710 22502138 27002565 31502993 36003420 45004275 54005130 450428
Lessons can be scheduled mornings or afternoons. More than 10 lessons can be booked (45€/lesson).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30002850
Students study for 25 weeks. Visa holding students can get a 1 year visa with this programme that allows them to work 20 hours per week during the year but 40 hours per week between 01 May- 31 August and mid December to mid January.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20001900
Classes run Monday to Thursday. Visa holding students can get a 1 year visa with this programme that allows them to work 20 hours per week during the year but 40 hours per week between 01 May- 31 August and mid December to mid January.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 360342 720684 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 360342
Courses are for teachers who use English in the classroom and have a strong CLIL component to each course
Starting dates
2016: 05.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016.
2017: 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18951801 157150
Fixed duration: 9 weeks (start date 04.01) or 12 weeks (start date 14.03 or 19.09). Course books and exam fee not included. Oral exam dates set 2 weeks in advance of the written papers.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
05.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee
175 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 695661 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam fee and books not included. Oral exam dates set 2 weeks in advance of the written papers.
Starting dates
2016: 08.Feb.2016, 09.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 14.Nov.2016.
2017: 06.Feb.2017, 08.May.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
05.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 28.Jul.2016, 18.Aug.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee
175 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 695661 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Books and examination fees not included. Oral exam dates set 2 weeks before written papers.
Starting dates
2016: 08.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 09.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 14.Nov.2016.
2017: 13.Feb.2017, 08.May.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
12.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 21.Jul.2016, 19.Aug.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee
185 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15951516 -- 18951801
Fixed duration: 9 weeks (start date 11.01) or 12 weeks (14.03 or 19.09). Exam fees and books not included. Oral exam dates to be confirmed 2 weeks before the written papers.
Starting dates
2016: 11.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
12.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee
185 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 695661 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Books and examination fees not included. Oral exam dates set 2 weeks before written papers.
Starting dates
2016: 09.May.2016, 14.Nov.2016.
2017: 08.May.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
09.Jun.2016, 01.Dec.2016
Exam fee
195 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18951801
Exam fee and books not included. Oral exam dates confirmed 2 weeks in advance of the written papers.
Starting dates
2016: 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
2017: 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
09.Jun.2016, 01.Dec.2016
Exam fee
195 €
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Note: All courses offered by Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Students requiring a student visa must: • Have adequate medical insurance to cover their stay in Ireland. The policy must be in English. The school can arrange medical insurance before a student arrives or on arrival. Cost: 160€. • Open a bank account in Ireland and have evidence of more than 3000€ balance. The school can help students to open an account on arrival.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 340 510 680 170 55
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
There is a placement fee of 55€/person.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
17 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 30.May.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 470 705 940 235 55
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
There is a placement fee of 55€/person.
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 30.May.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 310 465 620 155 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
There is a placement fee of 55€/person.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 29.May.2016 - 04.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 400 600 800 200 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
There is a placement fee of 55€/person.
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 30.May.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 225 450 675 900 225
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
There is a placement fee of 55€/person. There is a restaurant on site where you can buy breakfast for 10 €/person/day.
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on: 20.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016, 01.Jan.2017 - 03.Jul.2017, 21.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season dates 30.May.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
  • On arrival in Galway, students should take a taxi to the host family. Transfers on arrival and departure are not provided by the school or the host family. Students can check in on Saturday or Sunday. All stays are 7 days from check in day. Our host families request that students make every effort to arrange flights which allow students to arrive at host family no later than 12 midnight. If a student’s travel plans are such that the student cannot reach Galway before midnight, alternative accommodation for the first night should be arranged by the student.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing 0.5 km
Football (soccer) 2 km
Golf 3 km
Horse riding 15 km
Music 0.5 km
Swimming 2 km
Tennis 3 km
Yoga 0.5 km
Other leisure options: Galway is a university city with activities throughout the year.
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
Table quizzes, 5 a side soccer games, group walks

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.5/5.0 
Other
3.5/5.0 
Students liked about Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway
The quality of teaching. I was only there for two weeks, but I still learned a lot.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: It is worth to explore the surrounding of Galway! In the west, the nature is very beautiful. For the evening: O'Connor's bar in the quarter Saltill.
Other comments: I am completely satisfied: recommendable city and school.
Everyone was very laid back and friendly which created a pleasant atmosphere.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You should join the Pub Night. ^^
Other comments: WLAN (or WiFi) was unfortunately only partially usable. The lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions was quite long at 75 minutes.
I liked the good atmosphere and the good teachers, as well as the fact that everybody at the school was very friendly.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
2.0/5.0
Other
2.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
2.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I was there for two weeks and I think it was not enough.
Other comments: I had an afternoon class and the second week I did not speak much because two people distracted the class.
the teacher and the social activities
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I think it is a good school
The infectious attitude of the teachers who know how to motivate us to participate.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0

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