Facilities and Services
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. If you need the password, please ask at reception or check one of our noticeboards.
We understand the importance of your social life when learning a language. If you are not happy, you won't learn. We update our activity programme every week in order to keep things fresh and exciting. Collect an activity calendar from the reception each week. Most of the activities are free or at a very low cost. Please head over to our page on our activity programme for more information.
While you're here you will enjoy 30 bright, modern and spacious classrooms with ocean views. Our hallways are bright and airy, with space enough for you to congregate, relax, chat and make new friends. . At GCI, we are very supportive of our students who want to do extra study - some students may be exam-focused or some may be focussed on their career goals. Whatever your motivation, empty classrooms are available for study if you want a peaceful and quiet place to do some work after your classes.
Each one of our classrooms is fully equipped with interactive whiteboard technology. This makes it easy to explain something quickly with an image or video from the internet.
We have a fully-stocked, modern library with plenty of books, study materials, magazines, dvds, etc. We have a wide range of graded readers - books that are specially-designed for language learners. You can even use your student card to borrow books to read at home! On each floor, we also have an honesty bookshelf, where our students can take and leave books as they please.
There is always an English language teacher in the library, this teacher is very happy to help you with your homework or any general queries you may have on the language.
On the ground floor of the school there is a cafe - Anton's at Ozone Cafe. The cafe is great for delicious lunches, freshly-ground coffee, speciality teas, pastries and desserts. Everything in the Ozone Cafe is produced in their own kitchen with locally-sourced produce where possible, from their freshly-baked breads each morning to Anton's own home-made salad dressings.
We have a large hall, called the Halla Mor, where students can meet at lunch time to eat, chat and spend time with new friends! We also have a decking area with outdoor seating, a garden and paved areas around the school.
If you cycle to school everyday, we have plenty of spaces to park your bicycle. If you are interested in renting a bicycle during your stay in Galway, we can assist you with information at reception.
We provide our students with services for printing. If you need to print something, simply register your student card at reception and we'll explain the rest to you.
If you need to make use out of a computer for any reason, please let us know and we'll be happy to give you access to one.
Our school is located just 50 metres from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Students often make the most of the location to sit out on the beach to eat lunch, to chat or swim in the summer months. It takes a true Galway local to swim in the winter months but maybe you are brave enough!
Study in the heart of Galway, Ireland
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