Our English Summer courses provide not only an opportunity to learn and improve your English skills but they encourage you to meet new international friends, the native people and in turn, this really improves your general communication skills as well.
The Irish are a particularly social and hospitable people, they are very welcoming, enjoy the company of others and love to talk about life in general. They will be more than willing to offer you their own experiences of people and places to help you get the most from your stay. Naturally, the more you speak with native speakers, the more you develop you language skills and communication abilities in English.
So, by taking a summer English course in Ireland you also have an extra authentic resource to practice as often as you choose.
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New adventures in Ireland
Attending an English summer course in Ireland should involve meeting new Irish friends and others from a wide variety of international backgrounds, but it is also about going on excursions to a wide variety of beautiful and interesting places. GCI excursions are always the highlight of the month with a true sense of Irish adventure.
Ireland is steeped in history with monuments and buildings dating from ancient pre-history to the present date which are well worth seeing. This built history offers you a chance to experience a timeline of Irish history with your friends and classmates, and whether you go on organised GCI school tours or privately, you will discover the roots of Irelands past is still very much valued in modern times.
The landscape of Ireland is quite varied, the most noticeable landscape that occurs throughout the country is a pastoral land of bright green fields full of farm animals who graze outside throughout the year due to our mild temperate climate. Ireland also has a significant area of blanket bog on hillsides and peatland which is quite marshy and unsuitable for agriculture providing a great location for native wildlife, especially birds. These peatlands are now being designated as special areas of conservation. Equally important, they have a huge storage of carbon which will play an important role in offsetting our carbon deficit.
In Galway City for example, it is very easy for English language students to access the impressive Moycullen bogs to the west of the city and walk along their winding lanes which possess wonderful views across Galway bay and beautiful romantic sunsets.
These locations are very accessible to students and present you with a chance to experience these majestic landscapes which include both farmland, blanket bogs, numerous lakes, wetlands and of course, ancient monuments and historic buildings.
Perhaps the wildest habitats that still exist in Ireland are to be found in mountainous areas such as Connemara, Mayo, The Burren hills to name but just a few.
As Ireland is an Island, many who visit our shores are immediately drawn to the wild coastlines which offer vistas of a wild landscape and untamed nature. The west coast in particular is a wonderful experience, huge rocky cliffs, remote sandy beaches and small towns and villages face the power of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. There are also several inhabited and uninhabited Islands lying off the west coast with a rich history, much of which still thrives in some of the remotest and most beautiful places in North West Europe, and well worth a visit.
Obviously, learning is your primary goal, but getting out and about is a fantastic way to refresh and energise yourself providing you with unforgettable memories and ensuring you return home revitalised.