Minimum Course Length
2 weeks +
Improve your English language and communication skills with General English 26; 20 morning and 6 afternoon lessons each week. General English 26 (G26) is one of our three General English courses. With three different flexible options of 20, 26 or 30 lessons per week, these General English courses give you choice and flexibility so that you can start your learning journey any week of the year.
2 weeks +
26 lessons per week (19.5 hours)
45 minutes per lesson
Beginner - A1 -
€245 per week
(on bank holidays, courses start on Tuesdays)
12 in winter
14 in summer
17 in winter
16 in summer
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30 (in summer classes begin at 8.30)
Mon, Tues & Weds 13.30 - 15.00 (in summer afternoon classes start at 13.00)
Being able to communicate freely and confidently in English is a dream for many people. General English courses can help you achieve your goal and prepare you for a wonderful career or a pathway to your chosen university. We want you to get results and to get them fast.
You have to think about what you want to study and more importantly set your language goals before you start. With your dedication and hard work, our expertise and support, you can progress from one level to the next in as little as six weeks.
General English Course 26 (G26) is one of our newest programmes and is quickly becoming one of our most popular courses. It is affordable and is designed for those seeking an English language course with more class contact time. It combines our G20 morning programme with 3 afternoons of lessons focusing on projects, fluency and your communication skills outside the classroom.
Choosing to study a General English 26 lesson course is the ideal option for students wishing to rapidly develop English communication skills. You can start any Monday and begin your learning at the best time for you. You will have 2 afternoons completely free every week so you can study and explore the city of Galway.
You will improve your core communication language skills whether for work, study or pleasure. During your afternoon lessons, you will have more teacher contact time which will further enhance your ability to communicate. You will improve your confidence in speaking and listening and quickly become more fluent. You will enjoy a technologically-enhanced environment that helps you become a better learner. You can choose any length (2 to 50 weeks) and learn with students aged 17 to 70 from all over the world. Such diverse classes are a proven environment to raise your English level.
During your General English 26 course, we help you develop all areas of your language abilities. This includes your listening skills, your confidence when speaking, improving your pronunciation and intonation, your vocabulary acquisition, boosting your reading and writing abilities and ensuring that you use the correct grammar structures to be successful.
On the General English 26 lesson course, you will:
Our General English Course 26 lesson course (G26), follows a weekly Syllabus Guide for 12 weeks at each level for both for morning and afternoon lessons. These syllabi are designed to deliver learner outcomes based on the Common European Framework (CEFR) ‘Can Do Statements’ as well as focusing on the needs of our students.
These guides are based on core course books and supplementary material developed by the expert teaching team at GCI. Afternoon sessions focus on a wider range of resources that are both topical and communicative.
Your progress is assessed weekly with a review test every Friday and this gives you the opportunity to decide if you need to do more practise in any area. Your teacher will regularly discuss and analyse your progress with you. Homework is part of your learning journey and every day your teachers assign specific homework that must be done. The library is open in the afternoons and the teacher there can guide you to the most appropriate materials that will help you increase your knowledge and understanding of English language.