Minimum Course Length
The 50+ Programme is designed for mature students who want to improve and combine their language skills with an active social programme.
20 lessons per week
45 minutes per lesson
Pre-Intermediate - A2
Upper-Intermediate - B2
two weeks course
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30
in the summer classes start at 8.30
If you are over 50 and looking for new experiences, studying the English language in a city as vibrant and exciting as Galway should be top of your list. This two-week course offers 20 Intensive General English lessons and a specialised activity programme so that you can enjoy the very best of Ireland.
The 50+ programme offers mature students the opportunity to study with like-minded students of the same age range, from all over the world.The programme includes exciting language practice and a range of cultural and social activities with a focus on Ireland’s famous heritage.
The 50+ programme has 20 lessons of Intensive General English in a closed group in the morning, with max class size of 14 students. The course of study is designed to maximize use of English in everyday situations, includes elements of practical language and increases students’ confidence in their ability to use English. The teaching team is chosen based on their experience and areas of expertise.
It is a mixed ability class with students from Pre-Intermediate (A2) to Upper-Intermediate (B2). If students fall outside of these categories, they will have the option, if they wish, to join a General English class more suitable to their level.
The social programme
Below are some highlights of the activities programme that is suited to the participants' specific tastes and needs.
Welcome lunch in the school cafeteria with GCI staff – exclusive to Club 50+ Programme participants.
Six afternoon activities which include the following:
Three Evening events – some of which are shared with Galwegians and other students.
Two full day weekend tours
Transfer which include the following:
Return transfer by public coach and taxi transfer (on arrival only) to accommodation in Galway.