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Business English & ICT Skills

The SAY Business English courses are specifically designed to help you develop your career in the business field or progress onto higher education programmes at our sister school, GBS.

English for University Preparation Course

Galway Cultural Institute’s & Galway Business School’s English for university course is aimed at international high school students who are looking to improve their academic English skills before entering university.

Evening Cambridge Preparation Online Course

If you’re looking for an exam-focused, live online evening course, then the Cambridge Exam Preparation Evening Online course is perfect for you, whether you’re living in Galway, or anywhere else in the world. 

Evening English Online Courses

Suitable for all levels, our four-week programme fits around you. Live, online English lessons take place over two evenings per week, and are complemented by extra English study resources available at any time on our e-learning platform.

IELTS Online

Our online IELTS exam preparation course is structured to ensure that you maximise your IELTS exam score. Lessons are intensive and focus on developing the key language skills and exam techniques you will need to achieve the result you need.

General English 20 lessons

General English Courses are our most popular English language courses.You can choose to study English in Ireland with this popular 20 lessons per week course.

General English 30 lessons

Maximise your time and improve your language fluency quickly. The General English 30 Course is for those who want to get to proficiency fast.

Online General English

Online General English Courses are delivered by expert GCI teachers and supported technologically by two cutting-edge platforms to support the learning of our students, Zoom and Moodle.

Study English Abroad 20 lessons PM

Our Work & Study programme is ideal for students who want to improvement their English level while living & working in Ireland. The programme includes 6 months (25 weeks) of tuition, an international recognised certificate and an 8-week holiday over an 8-month visa.

C1 Advanced 9 weeks | 20 lessons

Gain fluency fast and certification with this 9-week CAE Cambridge Advance exam preparation course including 20 lessons and succeed at both work and university level. Get in touch today!

Cambridge CAE Online

Get ready to pass the Cambridge Advanced Certificate CAE on this Exam Preparation Course online with 20 lessons/week, 6 week course - GCI, Ireland.

Cambridge FCE Online

Improve your English and maximise your chances to pass the Cambridge First Certificate FCE on this Exam Preparation Course online with 20 lessons/week, 6 week course - GCI, Ireland.

IELTS 9 weeks | 20 lessons

This 20 lessons a week IELTS examination course focuses on developing key techniques and strategies for the IELTS examination. Our academic team are available to assist with the application process for the IELTS examination.

IELTS 6 weeks | 20 lessons

This course has 30 lessons per week and is one of the most popular exam preparation course for IELTS, the ideal certificate for anyone planning to study at a third level institution in a speaking English country.

B1 Preliminary | Exam Only

B1 Preliminary, formerly known as Cambridge English Preliminary PET, is one of the four Cambridge English qualifications. This qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English language. Book your exam here, GCI is an authorized Cambridge testing centre.

B2 First | Exam Only

A First Certificate Cambridge or B2 First qualification shows that you posses the necessary language skills to study in English and to work and live independently in an English speaking country. Book your exam here.

C1 Advanced | Exam Only

C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced CAE is a high-level qualification that is officially recognised by universities, employers and governments around the world.

English Courses for 50+

The 50+ Programme is designed for mature students who want to improve and combine their language skills with an active social programme.

Combination Course | 26 lessons

This Combination Course allows students to get the full benefits of a General English 20 programme with the added bonus of 6 One-to-One afternoon classes in the afternoons. Here, you can choose the learning topics you would like to focus on.

Combination Course | 30 lessons

As part of our English for Business & Professionals suite, GCI offers intensive Combination Courses which allow students to combine General English with One to One training in the afternoons.

Private One to One English Lessons

Galway Cultural Institute offers tailored One-to-One programmes with the option of taking 20, 30 or 40 individual lessons per week. A One-to-One programme will quickly improve student’s general or specialised English.