Choosing a top English language school to study your English course is not always an easy thing to do! If you're looking for a school to come and study English once the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, then look no further. GCI is here, still standing!
A lot of different things have to be taken into consideration and it’s easy to get caught up in what schools have on offer on their websites and in their brochures. This is why we have come up with a checklist with some key points for you before deciding and registering with an English language school in Ireland.
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Look out for the quality mark
Choosing to study English in a speaking English country brings a lot of benefits. Before you decide on a school, research a little bit about its history, background, quality standards.
Galway Cultural Institute has national and international accreditations awarded from the Irish Department of Education (QQI), ACELS, Eaquals and IALC. We are a member of MEI, Education in Ireland and Galway Chamber of Commerce. All of which are highly respected institutions. We are also a University of Cambridge ESOL Examination Authorised Centre.
Be sure the school you choose has Learner Protection in place, this ensures that students are taken care of if the school decides not to continue giving classes for any reason.
You should also ensure the school is listed on ILEP (Interim List of Eligible programmes) as they are the only schools that are approved by the government that can guarantee your student visa.