Minimum Course Length
The 50+ course is designed for mature students who want to improve and combine their language skills with an active social programme. You will learn and practice English with people from a similar generation and you'll have the perfect opportunity to visit Ireland and combine the holiday feeling with a learning experience.
20 lessons per week
45 minutes per lesson
Pre-Intermediate - A2
Upper-Intermediate - B2
two weeks course
7 May, 10 June
12 August, 9 September
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30
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 fifty plus course offers mature students the opportunity to study with like-minded students of the same age range, from all over the world. The 50+ course 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. English for fifty plus is all about discovering and connecting with others, learning about the Irish culture, combining enjoyable language practice and discovering Galway and its surroundings.
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.
Students will take part in a variety of activities during the 50+ programme and a GCI representative will accompany the students most of times during the social programme. Depending on the type of activity, these can take place during the afternoon or evening time during the week and full day at the weekend. The social programme activities include the following attractions:
Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view of one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the Cliffs of Moher, where you will encounter nature in its wildest, purest form. Like more than million plus visitors who come to see them each year, you can look forward to a trip never to be forgotten: Ireland at its most natural, rugged, panoramic and breath taking view.
To make the experience extra special, we include:
*Please note the social activity programme is subject to change due to availability challenges, weather conditions and providers' accessibility outside of our control.