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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway, Ireland

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

The Bridge Mills, Bridge Street - H91 R1WF Galway - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Located in an 18th century mill in the city centre
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Optional language workshops.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is located in the harbour city of Galway, on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland. The school is located centrally, in a rustic stone building on the banks of the River Corrib. Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is within walking distance of several eateries, restaurants, and supermarkets. Local attractions such as the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, and Grattan Beach are no more than a 20-minute walk away. The Galway Railway Station is within 1km of the school's front doors.

Course structure: The school is extensively experienced, having taught English as a foreign language for over 30 years. It offers students anything from General English and Exam Preparation programmes to Advanced Language Materials and Methodology courses. Many programmes are available over various intensities and durations, whilst private lessons may also be taken independently or in conjunction with any other programme.

School facilities: The large size of the school building allows for many facilities and comforts. The school's facilities include a cafeteria, restaurant, computer lab, free after-class access to language learning software, a library, a movie room and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. All classrooms are equipped with televisions, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Accreditations: Quality English accredits Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, in addition to Marketing English in Ireland, EAQUALS and many other accreditors. The school is also an examination centre for the Cambridge Exams and TOEIC Exams.
  • The language school Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre was founded in Galway, Ireland in 1987.
  • Legal name / parent company: Galway Language Centre
  • Tax registration ID: TIN:9675289a
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Private
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre
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: EUR 160 (8 months).

  • Open a bank account in Ireland and have evidence of more than EUR 3000 balance. The school can help students to open an account on arrival (please bring proof of funds from your home bank with you to Ireland).

    While there is no policy that students must buy their course book through the school, they must have the correct course books with them when going to class. If not, they will not be allowed to enter the class which will affect their attendance negatively. There is a Student Noticeboard located in the school where students can buy and sell course books.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
55.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 50 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 17 Mar. 2022, 05 Apr. 2022, 03 May 2022, 07 Jul. 2022, 02 Aug. 2022, 25 Oct. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022 - 26 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 € per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops
Note: All courses offered by Galway Language Centre can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

“Small school with big ideas - We are here to put te student at the centre of everything. Culture, education, social life!”
Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSALTOEAQUALSIALCMEI / RELSAQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalFETAC
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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 islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 14
    Number of public PC workstations: 4
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

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
Minimum age of students
16 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Airport transfer
Best arrival airport is Dublin.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
75 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing0.5 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding15 km
Music0.5 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis3 km
Yoga0.5 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Morning sample activity schedule
Morning sample activity schedule
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
Afternoon sample activity schedule
Afternoon sample activity schedule

Accommodation

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of
Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway
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What students liked about Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway
I felt very comfortable in this language school. Small class sizes, different levels, very friendly and open-minded teachers. The teachers rotate so that I also had the pleasure of being taught by different teachers. Everyone has their own methods and approach. I not only learned English there, but also a lot about the country and its people and this has not been limited to Ireland. The classes are mixed differently: different backgrounds, different cultures, different mother tongues. Through the group work, you have the opportunity to learn about all these, to get into conversation and make friends at the same time. The school itself offers various leisure activities and additional hours. Bus tours can also be booked and paid for at the school.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Book market "Charly Brown", bus tours, pub Quays with fantastic music and great atmosphere.
The small class size. I attended classes in February/March and the average class size was about five or six students, especially the classes in the afternoon were characterized by a very small amount of students taking part in the class.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Afternoon lessons are good to improve your speaking skills.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Bring an umbrella with you, unfortunately it often rains...But it's Worth it for all the rest!!!! :)
Other comments: I recommend this school!!!! I had a great time there...
The perfect number of students in each classroom and the atmosphere that reigned in the classroom, but also the excellent teachers
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Absolutely don't buy at the beginning the text books suggested by the school, but just wait until you'll be placed in your right and definitive level, otherwise you will be forced to buy more books
Other comments: You can organize yourself independently from the school trips to the Cliffs of Moher and Connemara Park, because you are you will not save anything at all doing it troughout the school

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    FAQ about Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway

  • English courses at Galway Language Centre start at 97 € for Year Long Course: General English (Afternoon) course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Bridge Mills
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive English , General English , Year Long Course: General English (Afternoon), Private Lessons
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Bridge Mills varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 16 students (QQI TESOL/TEFl Exam Preparation)
  • 100% of teachers at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre comes from Switzerland with a 15% representation, followed by students from Spain (15%) and Brazil (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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