English Courses for Adults over 30

English for Over 30 Programme

If you're looking for an English language course specifically designed for individuals over 30, you might want to consider a program that takes into account the unique needs and interests of adult learners.  If you are aged 30+ with a current English language level of A2 - C1 (pre-intermediate to advanced) and would like to improve your English in smaller classes, this is the course for you!

Who is the English for over 30 course for?

Our 30+ English course is designed specifically for more mature students wishing to learn English in a professional and focused environment with like-minded peers.

The course is tailored to students aged 30+ and over who aim to improve all areas of their English language skills in a diverse and exciting English language programme. Students are enabled to develop all aspects of their English in a supportive classroom environment with a low student-teacher ratio.

English for 30 plus provides a great opportunity to study English with peers of a similar age in our schooling Galway and develop networking opportunities with other international learners. Students from all over the world choose to study English with us, so on your course, you can make friends with people from everywhere, providing you with a cultural experience that will really open up your world view.

  • Minimum Course Length

    1 week / 20 lessons

  • Lessons a Week

    20 lessons / 45 minutes per lesson

  • Minimum English Level

    A2 Pre-intermediate

  • Cost

    €295 / week

  • Start Dates

    29 April to 30 August

  • Maximum Class Size


  • Minimum Age


  • Lesson time a week

    Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30

English for 30 + Objectives

The English courses for adults 30 are designed to help students interact more effectively in a formal environment and to develop the practical skills required to succeed in a constantly evolving global workplace. We welcome clients from varied backgrounds including junior business executives, teachers, postgraduate students and professional individuals specialized in various industries. The syllabi are designed to deliver learner outcomes based on the Common European Framework (CEF) ‘Can Do Statements ‘and the needs of our students.

English for 30 + Course content

English course for over 30 cover general language skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing, or they may be tailored to specific purposes like business English.  You will study 20 lessons each week in a mini group of maximum 8 students. Through speaking, listening, reading and writing, our 30+ curriculum is specially designed for determined and career-driven students, with a focus on boosting your English communication skills.

Supplementing your learning with real-life practice, such as joining our language exchange course and engaging in conversations with native speakers, can greatly enhance your language skills.

What is included in the course fee?

  • Written and oral placement test
  • Tuition (45 minutes per lesson)
  • Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials
  • Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi
  • Ongoing support and monitoring by academic team
  • Networking Lunch with fellow students & GCI staff
  • Certificate on completion of course
  • Student Portal access
  • Small class size

All our General English courses and English courses for adults 30 give you time to enjoy the social and cultural activities in GCI and explore the picturesque city of Galway.

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