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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, Galway, Ireland

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

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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

ACELSALTOEAQUALSMEI / RELSAQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalFETAC

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 PC 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

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

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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 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

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Afternoon lessons usually run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45 - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 €High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Afternoon lessons usually run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45 - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lessons can be scheduled mornings or afternoons. More than 10 lessons can be booked (45€/lesson).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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 June- 31 September and mid December to mid January.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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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 June- 31 September and mid December to mid January.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00 - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Courses are for teachers who use English in the classroom and have a strong CLIL component to each course.
Starting dates
2017: 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Fixed duration: 9 weeks (start date 03.01) or 12 weeks (start date 13.03 or 18.09). Course books and exam fee not included. Speaking exam dates set 2 weeks in advance of the written papers.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
04.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 09.Dec.2017
Exam fee
175 €
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Exam fee and books not included. Speaking exam dates set 2 weeks in advance of the written papers.
Starting dates
2017: 06.Feb.2017, 08.May.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
04.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 27.Jul.2017, 24.Aug.2017, 09.Dec.2017
Exam fee
175 €
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Books and examination fees not included. Speaking exam dates set 2 weeks before written papers.
Starting dates
2017: 13.Feb.2017, 08.May.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
11.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 20.Jul.2017, 25.Aug.2017, 09.Dec.2017
Exam fee
185 €
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Fixed duration: 9 weeks (start date 09.01) or 12 weeks (13.03 or 18.09). Exam fees and books not included. Speaking exam dates to be confirmed 2 weeks before the written papers.
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
11.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 09.Dec.2017
Exam fee
185 €
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Price in €------695661--------------
Price in US$------790--------------
Books and examination fees not included. Speaking exam dates set 2 weeks before written papers.
Starting dates
2017: 08.May.2017, 13.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
08.Jun.2017, 02.Dec.2017
Exam fee
195 €
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Exam fee and books not included. Speaking exam dates confirmed 2 weeks in advance of the written papers.
Starting dates
2017: 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
08.Jun.2017, 02.Dec.2017
Exam fee
195 €
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Note: All courses offered by Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre can be reserved 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 classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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: 120€ (8 months). • 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

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Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
19 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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Dates
High season dates 27.May.2017 - 03.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
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Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per 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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Dates
High season dates 27.May.2017 - 03.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
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(charged by school)
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Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
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(charged by school)
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Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per 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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Dates
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
High season
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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
Dates
Fully booked on: 21.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season dates 01.Jun.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
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 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
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
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
3.7/5.0 
Social activities
3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.6/5.0 
Other
3.6/5.0 
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.
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.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
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
The historic building. Location. Friendly staff.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
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: The school responds flexibly to your requests, such as change of a class, purchase of textbooks, arrangement of a tour etc. I recommend you to consult the school without any hesitation.
Other comments: Facilities (including PCs) are not very new though, there is free WiFi in the school. So, you don't have any problems, if you take your device with you. The school organises the excursions and the activities. There are many popular bars and restaurants around the school. The school staff gives you the information
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 with private bathroom
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 with private bathroom
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.

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