Professional Certificates: General English + Business Certificates in Summer

What are Summer Business Certificates?

Developed by experienced GCI teachers, our English language business certificates will help you understand the world of business better. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the ever-changing environment in which a business operates and the challenges that a business might face in the industry through practising English .

If you are spending a summer in Galway and wish to brush on your English but at the same time gain an useful insight into the world of business, these courses are for you. 

The summer certificates are:

  • Ideal for students who have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • The perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace

Summer Certificates are dynamic and practical courses with an emphasis on developing your communication language around key topics and skills that can be applied to a workplace. You will study General English in the morning in international classes followed by 10 lessons in the afternoon targetting one of the following topics:

  • Marketing
  • Digital
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media
  • Leadership

The courses are comprised of General English classes in the morning combined with afternoon classes on different business topics such as marketing, sales, digital citizenship, entrepreneurship, social media or leadership in today's world. The business classes in the afternoon may combine one or more topics listed above and provide an engaging platform for students to learn about the world of business and showcase their own expertise of the subject leaving room for great insights into the real business world.

Why should I study for a summer business certificate?

Whether you are a student studying a business degree, an entrepreneur looking for new ideas or simply a new entry to the business arena, these certificate programs will introduce you to the English language aspects of the business world and to the English language structures to consider in this field.

Our three week business certificate courses will give you a brief overview of the business world and they will also provide you with:

  • The ability to comment on business ideas and express opinions on business strategies
  • Enhance your entrepreneurial business skills through the use of English
  • Benefits to your personal development
  • Provide you with better job opportunities
  • Acquire the necessary skills to play a key role in the future of any business
  • Enjoy small classes that facilitate engagement by all participants

The business certificates will introduce you to a new way of using English when in a business setting. And they provide practical exercises designed to help you be more successful in using English in a business environment.

Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

How will doing a professional business certificate help me and my career?

In order for people to succeed in today’s global dynamic business environment they are required to have the necessary skills to compete and adapt. Such skills will ensure you are fully prepared for a rewarding and fruitful career.

You might be wondering ‘why do I need an English business certificate?’

The simplest argument is that the business world is not only intricate and ever changing but English is the main language of communication. It’s important to keep your skills up to date so you can have an advantage over the competition, or land a dream business job while competing against other maybe more experienced and educated candidates.

A professional English business certificate can benefit you in many ways, depending on your current level of education and your goals for the future. A professional business certificate such as the ones offered by GCI can:

  • Show employers that you are committed to your professional development
  • Open doors for the unskilled worker
  • Give you a competitive edge if you’re aiming at a top spot in the company or looking to change careers
  • Brush up on your existing English business skills
  • Get you understand the basics of English business before launching a full-scale business program such as our Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship ( delivered by Galway Business School)

Why should I do a professional business certificate in Ireland? 

Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.

It’s old news that English has become the global language of business and more and more multinational companies are setting English as their common corporate language in order to facilitate communication across geographically diverse locations and business roles.

Choosing to study an English language or English business course in Ireland means you will get to study in one of the best education systems in the world and join the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture (

Ireland is also home to some of world’s biggest and most powerful multinationals. Companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, LinkedIn or Wayfair have opened offices in Ireland and released a world of opportunities for business enthusiasts.

Students studying undergraduate business degree in our sister school, Galway Business School, have hands on experience from visiting such headquarters during their study time with us and you can read more about the companies in this blog.

Ireland is an English speaking country and is one of the reasons why so many multinational businesses locate their European base here. It also makes Ireland a great choice for international students.

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