Hi, I’m Kristell Hernandez I’m a 27 year old Mexican – my birthday was on March 20th - my second birthday since I arrived in Galway a year ago now! I wanted to start writing this blog as a way to tell you about my experience living and studying English in Galway. It has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life, I’m not talking exclusively about improving my language skills! Living abroad is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences and in my next few posts I will explain everything that I have experienced first-hand so you can think about having this amazing experience in your own way.
Let’s get started, have you ever dreamed of immersing yourself in a new culture and learning a new language? If so, Galway in Ireland may be the perfect destination for you. With its stunning landscape, bustling nightlife, and friendly locals, studying English in Galway is an unforgettable experience.
This blog post will let you know why I have found Galway to be such a great place to learn English and what makes it stand out above other destinations. Whether you want to explore Irish culture or use the city as a base while exploring the country, read on to learn more about why studying English in Galway should be at the top of your list.
The Importance of English
English is the most spoken language in the world, making it an important language to learn. However, the reason I decided to focus on improving my English is because I have always wanted to live abroad and build up knowledge and new experiences and also I’ve always dreamt of living my life in and through English having friends from all around the globe so there you go – the reason I came to Ireland!
Perhaps some of these reasons will be the same for you!
First and foremost, you may be thinking about your academic future, most international universities deliver their classes and lectures in English this means that if your English isn’t good enough, you simply won’t be able to understand what’s going on in class. And I guess even if you could understand the lectures, participating in class discussions would be very difficult. Let’s not forget - all the course materials are also in English!
But an English academy isn’t just about academics, socializing is essential to the experience! You’ll likely want to explore Galway and meet new people when you're not in class studying if your skills aren’t up to par, this will be quite difficult. Overall, good English skills are essential if you want to focus on building a bigger network in Ireland.
The benefits of studying English at Galway Cultural Institute
Galway is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in Ireland. Located on the west coast of the country, Galway is known for its vibrant nightlife, friendly locals, and stunning scenery. It's no wonder that so many people choose to study English in Galway!
There are many reasons why studying English in Galway is a great idea. For one, the city is home to Galway Cultural Institute, whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, you'll be able to find a course that suits your needs.
In my experience, the top 3 benefits of studying in GCI have been:
- Classes taught by experienced and qualified instructors; you can be sure that you'll make progress quickly.
- Being able to learn English in a supportive and fun environment.
- Experiencing Irish culture first-hand. From traditional music sessions, in pubs to exploring the city's medieval streets, there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in local life.
Of course, if you want to venture further afield, Dublin and Belfast are both just a short train or bus ride away! So, whether you're looking to improve your English skills or explore Ireland's rich culture, studying English at GCI is the perfect choice for you.