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Rating: 4.3

4.340 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
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School accredited by ACELS (The Advisory Council for English Language Schools) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) School accredited by MEI / RELSA School accredited by QE (Quality English)

The school is located in the city centre of Galway. More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (1)Facilities (13)
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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415€ 397€
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General English - Classic - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2460€ 2399€
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 January 2021

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2380€ 2261€
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What our students said about Galway

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The language school is located in the immediate city centre. Apart from many advantages, this has the disadvantage that the daily lunch in the heavily frequented city centre is very expensive. A minimum of 10 Euros is to be expected in each case. But the offer is very varied. The public transport is offered on the line 407, which was used to reach my host family, only every half hour and on Sundays as well as in the evening hours only once per hour. The bus is always at least 5 minutes late during rush hours. It also happened that the bus did not come at all.

Anja
Germany

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Galway

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

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.

9 September 2019
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Anja
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

The teachers are really good
I had a host family too far from the school. More than 4 km. No flexibility from the school if you need start or finish in the middle of the week you have to pay the whole week

31 August 2018
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Massimo
Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

You could add a small exercise book to the student pack

3 July 2018
Course: General English - Low season - 1 week
Student age: 17 years

Marco
Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

Teachers MARTIN & EVANS - these two are the best.
Martin, my afternoon teacher, is one of the most talented, I have no words to describe him. I never saw or met someone so sensible and close to the students. The way he interacts is really amazing!! I hope next year when I return for my IELTS course, he can still be there.

7 March 2018
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Sineia
Brazil

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

International community of co-students Wide range of social activities

8 September 2017
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Tomasz
Poland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

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.

31 March 2017
Course: Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Julius
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

The historic building. Location. Friendly staff.
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

23 January 2017
Course: General English - Low season - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

Yumi
Japan

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

Everyone was very laid back and friendly which created a pleasant atmosphere.
WLAN (or WiFi) was unfortunately only partially usable. The lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions was quite long at 75 minutes.

18 July 2016
Course: Intensive English - High Season - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Gerd
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

I liked the good atmosphere and the good teachers, as well as the fact that everybody at the school was very friendly.
I had an afternoon class and the second week I did not speak much because two people distracted the class.

23 June 2016
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years

Jose Antonio
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

the teacher and the social activities
I think it is a good school

13 August 2015
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Clara
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

The infectious attitude of the teachers who know how to motivate us to participate.

11 August 2015
Course: Intensive English - High Season - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years

Gregor
Switzerland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

The perfect number of students in each classroom and the atmosphere that reigned in the classroom, but also the excellent teachers
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

22 December 2014
Course: General English - Low season - 5 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Toni
Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

The teachers' involvement in helping you learn English. They are Always available and they do thier best to make things easier for you....
I recommend this school!!!! I had a great time there...

8 December 2014
Course: General English - Low season - 3 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Federica Giuseppina
Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

I particularly enjoyed the fact of studying in a class composed of different nationalities and languages.
The host families should be better selected : closer to the city center and with a true relationship between host and student.

8 October 2014
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years

.geoffroy
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

quality teachers, small classes, organization, building in a central location and pleasant

7 September 2014
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 56 years

Antonella
Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

Teachers and friendly staff, especially the manager
Missing interactive visual media, and outdated facilities

2 September 2014
Course: General English - 7 weeks
Student age: 55 years

Alvaro Enrique
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

Teachers, activities organized by the school
Very good school, efficient staff and very welcoming.

20 May 2014
Course: General English - Low season - 25 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Pierre-henri
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 40 reviews

Our two teachers were enthusiastic. They deserve great praise for their perseverance and the ability to understand "our" wide variety of accents ;-) Versatile lessons with various tools.... funny, informative, certainly "challenging", never boring. The "free lessons" were also very informative, some really excellent and sometimes more "useful" for knowledge building than the actual lessons.
Sometimes the knowledge level of the participants in a group differs strongly. At the admission interview, it should be spoken more about the individual's desires, aspired goals etc. The written categorization test isn't really meaningful.

22 April 2014
Course: General English - Low season - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Monika
Austria

Key Facts about Galway

Galway: Looking for bohemian cool and traditional culture on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way? Then look no further than the artsy and history filled city of Galway, Ireland. Small sea-front painted pubs are buzzing with live music, while street side restaurants and cafes offer front-row views to enjoy the many buskers, street performers and trad sessions all over town. Galway’s got one of the liveliest pub scenes in the whole of Ireland and coupled with the delicious food served here it makes the city a gastronomic gem. Remnants of the medieval town wall are still to be found and lie between shops, bridges the Galway bay. Here, you can find handcrafted Claddagh rings, old Irish books and musical instruments. A long promenade will take you to Salthill, a seaside suburb where you can find and enjoy the area's famous oysters. Sitting right on the doorstep of many of the islands most exciting attractions you can enjoy the natural wonders of places such as the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and the wild beauty of Connemara.

Population: 2,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Connaught, County Galway

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1888 USD)

Galway quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (40 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

High season: August

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 234 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 265 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:81* (19% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:71* (29% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Ireland average):3.84 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in GalwayBest time to take a language course in Galway

March
St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day

March 2021Here, as in the rest of the country, St Patrick's Day is celebrated in style. Galway is not a very large city, so the grand parade - with marching bands, dancers, bagpipes, and street artists from around the world - maintains an accessible size so visitors feel included in the festivities.

July
Galway Film Festival
Galway Film Festival

July 2021The Galway Film Fleadh, is a six-day festival of international film and the self-purported leading Irish film festival. The event goes beyond screenings of new projects to include the Galway Film Fair with its many conferences, masterclasses and network events.

Galway Arts Festival
Galway Arts Festival

July 2021Galway International Arts Festival both produces and exports some of the most interesting theatre being made in Ireland at present. The festival also welcomes great names and productions in theatre, music, puppetry and performance art from around the globe.

Galway Races
Galway Races

July 2021 - August 2021The Galway Races Summer Festival is a seven day horse racing event and the biggest mid-summer festival in Ireland. Aside from the daily races, events include a competition for the best-dressed lady, a mad-hatters competition and a family day.

September
Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival
Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

September 2021The oldest oyster festival in the world, the Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival is a three-day extravaganza where people come from all over to eat the famed Galway oysters. Events include a masked fancy dress dinner party, world oyster opening championship and a family day.

What to do in Galway

Galway City Museum
Galway City Museum
Galway Cathedral
Galway Cathedral
Connemara
Connemara
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    FAQ about schools in Galway

  • Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, located in The Bridge Mills, Bridge Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Galway.
  • Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is the best rated accommodation in Galway.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Ireland is 6 weeks.
  • The student price index in Galway is 81.39. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Galway with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Galway electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.
  • In Galway the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in Galway offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEIC, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, Other exams, TORFL.
  • In Galway there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Rugby, English & Tennis.
  • See the climate table of Galway and the event calendar of Galway with events such as St Patrick's Day, Galway Film Festival, Galway Arts Festival.

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