Minimum Course Length
3 weeks / 30 lessons
English for University focuses on academic English and highlights the practical English skill sets you need to study at university.
Galway Cultural Institute’s & Galway Business School’s English for University course is aimed at international high school learners who are looking to improve their academic English skills before entering university.
The course introduces learners to academic English and develops the necessary skills required at university level. The programme promotes communication in English, essential study skills & challenges learners to think critically.
3 weeks / 30 lessons
30 lessons / 45 minutes per lesson
B1 - Intermediate
€295 / week
June 13th, August 8th
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30 / 15.00
(in summer, classes begin at 8:30)
people today have many opportunities available with regards to education. As
English becomes more and more ubiquitous, hundreds of universities and colleges
around the world offer programmes in English where English is not the native
language, and thousands of students study abroad on English speaking countries.
The one thing they all have in common is a good academic command of the
If you’re an ambitious learner who is looking for a great way to get ready for your future university life - this is the course for you!
Perhaps you are still in high school or have recently finished and now, you are thinking about the future – if your plan is to go to university, this course is an excellent option for you. Our English for University course is designed for international and EU students preparing for undergraduate studies in English, either in Ireland or other English-speaking countries.
Perhaps you want to be more successful in your future university studies & develop necessary academic skills? This English for University course will ensure that you are fully prepared for your future academic life.
This course has been specifically designed for students like you who want to improve and develop their academic English for university as well as improving their communication skills.
This English for university course has been designed to equip learners with the skills needed to take on a university programme at undergraduate level. During this course, you will develop the necessary learning strategies and study skills to successfully transition and adapt to a third-level educational environment.
Learners will be encouraged and motivated to become reflective, independent learners. The course will also provide you with opportunities to practice and develop your oral and written presentational skills.
By the end of the programme a learner will be better able to:
Collaboration & Teamwork
& Note Taking Strategies
Referencing in text and bibliographies English)
Introduction to Academic Writing
Delivering Effective Presentations
Analysis of Speaking Styles
Pronunciation & Developing active Listening
Coherence & Cohesion
English for University increases your knowledge of academic English as well as your study skills. It also helps you become an independent learner so that you are fully prepared to study at degree level in English. If you are studying in an English-speaking university (or going to) you will need to learn this type of English.
This course aims to help you understand what is expected, develop skills to help you learn independently, and build your confidence. You will benefit from our expertise to develop academic English language skills needed to progress to higher education. You will have the opportunity to practice:
You will also enrich your learning and benefit from having full access to the resources on campus which include:
This programme combines the expertise of our language school, Galway Cultural Institute and our undergraduate business school, Galway Business School. We are in a unique position to deliver this introduction to the university experience.
Galway Cultural Institute has a modern campus where you will have full access to our library facilities and study support. After your classes, the school provides the perfect conditions for some quiet study before returning to your accommodation in the evening. For more information on GCI accommodation, please see here.
Galway Cultural Institute provides a varied social activity programme with certain important objectives. This programme means that:
We endeavour to provide a range of activities to suit all interests and to show you the very best of our beautiful city Galway. For more information on our activities please see our Events page.
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