Combination Courses 30

The Programme

As part of our English for Business & Professionals suite, GCI offers intensive Combination courses which allow students to combine General English 20 group lessons in the morning with 10 lessons of One to One training in the afternoons. The One-to-One component of the course involves a negotiated syllabus.


  • Minimum Course Length

    1 week +

  • Minimum English Level

    Beginner A1 - Advanced C1

  • Start Dates

    Any Monday
    (on bank holidays, courses start on Tuesdays)

  • Minimum Age

    17 in winter
    16 in summer

  • Lesson time a week

    30 per week (22.5 hours)
    45 minutes per lesson

  • Cost

    €695 per week

  • Maximum Class Size

    12 in winter / 14 in summer for G20
    1 for OC lessons

  • Lesson times

    Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 15.00
    (in summer classes begin at 8.30)

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for students wishing to improve their overall level of English by combining both English group lessons and one-to- one learning experience, allowing our students to experience the best of both worlds. The Combination course is the perfect option for learners who want to better their general English abilities as well as focus on their individual requirements.

This course is ideal if you need to work on a specific area of language or practice for a particular meeting, presentation or upcoming event at your workplace, college or university.

Course Objectives 

By the end of this course students:

  • should be able to communicate more confidently and precisely when expressing themselves through the use of English
  • will develop specific English language training focusing on their area of work or study
  • will benefit of a wider range of vocabulary and grammar applicable to both casual and business contexts
  • will feel more confident in participating in business meetings and networking situations


Course Content

The General English part of the course aims to develop the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently using English language. All aspects of language are covered: communication skills (both written and oral), listening skills, reading skills and language appraisal.

Each student completes a Needs Analysis Questionnaire before or on arrival. The teacher then uses the course proposal to develop a tailored course. Language input comes from various sources for the one-to-one part of the course including course books, newspapers, the internet etc. to facilitate the learning outcomes of the participant. The teaching approach is communicative and task based with the emphasis on language production.

The One-to-One element will quickly improve student’s general or specialised English. We cater for many professional areas, including sales, marketing, management, etc. We also help students to prepare for business presentations, negotiations or meetings, and develop key communication skills such as telephoning, business correspondence and report writing. We also offer CV and interview preparation skills.



Study in the heart of Galway, Ireland

Not what your're looking for? Have a look at our programmes

Explore more English courses