Minimum Course Length
+ 8 weeks holidays
A Study Abroad Year (SAY) programme provides you with an exciting opportunity to live and work in a foreign country while you take a course of study to learn English.
These types of courses allow you to immerse yourself in the local customs and culture, meaning you will learn the language far more quickly. Lots of University students opt to fit in a year of studying or work experience abroad around their degree course.
At Galway Cultural Institute we recognise that these types of courses are increasingly popular, with languages now the most common subject for taking a year abroad – 33% of undergraduates choose this option. And Ireland has so much to offer the people that come here – from iconic scenery, world-famous heritage sites, and vibrant, modern cities such as Galway where you will be spoiled for choice with things to see and do.
Students who wish to enrol on Galway Cultural Institute’s Business English Communications course will need to possess a B1+ level of English ability on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. This is an intermediate skill level, and shows that you are competent enough to:
Our Business English Communications course is designed to give you every tool you need to prosper in the workplace. From the basics of communicating in English while at the office to the art of giving professional presentations, Galway Cultural Institute’s SAY programme is ideal if you wish to get ahead in your career. We will:
This Study Abroad Year course offers a combination of programmes shared between our two sister schools, Galway Cultural Institute (GCI) and Galway Business School (GBS). You will study General English classes in the mornings at GCI with other international students at your ability level, then in the afternoon you'll study business topics at GBS for approximately 4 hours per week.
The morning part of your course will focus on improving your English conversation and grammar skills for the entire length of your stay. Afternoon input will comprise Business Communications or Learn to Learn and will significantly improve your business English communication abilities but also introduce you to the practice of studying in a higher education setting.
+ 8 weeks holidays
20 lessons General English
+ 4 business lectures in Galway Business School
€195 Cambridge International Exam (FCE or CAE)
Any Monday in January 2024
Any Monday in September 2024
14 for English classes
50 for business lectures
English lessons: morning time 09.00 -12.30
Business Lectures: afternoon from 13.00 - 17.30 depending on module
Our choice of business English programmes consists of Business English Communication and Business English and ICT Skills. Both options are Study Abroad Year courses and designed to provide international students with an in-depth yet flexible learning experience, where you can study, work and enjoy a fully immersive year in the beautiful Galway region and where your English language abilities will receive a huge boost. Ireland, being the largest native English speaking country in the EU, offers a wonderful opportunity to submerge yourself in the life and language.
The courses combine intensive General English classes with business lectures in our sister school, Galway Business School. The business modules – be it for Business English Communication or Business English & ICT Skills – are delivered by Galway Business School and are approximately 12 weeks long, with around 4 hours of input per week.
Galway Cultural Institute’s Study English Abroad (SAY) courses are offered to students who are looking to improve their English skills and fluency. They also provide the opportunity to find employment in Galway, which will only increase your immersion in the local culture as you will be working alongside native speakers, picking up a huge range of vocabulary, and enjoying the local sights and sounds while you are here.
Ireland is a warm, welcoming, friendly place, and at Galway Cultural Institute we like to think we are exactly the same. We are one of the leading independent third-level colleges in Ireland. Located at the midpoint of the Wild Atlantic Way, on Ireland’s west coast, Galway is the perfect place to learn English and experience the best that Ireland has to offer.