A guide to English Courses and Programmes

English Language Courses

In GCI there is a huge range of English language programmes to cater for learners of all levels. There are courses which focus solely on English in its general applications; there are Business English programmes,  Cambridge Exam Preparation courses and IELTS exam preparation programmes, individual lessons and various combined courses which allow you to get the best of two programmes at the same time. For those seeking qualifications, there are a wide range of courses for exam preparation. 

Tailored Programmes

GCI is a Cambridge Test centre  - this means that not only do we prepare our learners for their upcoming exams, but we also offer the convenience of sitting the exam in our school. Below is a list of some of our programmes – all of which can be taken for varying durations e.g. weeks or months; with different levels of intensity e.g. 20 hours a week or 30 or 34 and in summer with the option of morning or afternoon study.

Exams are an important aspect of any language learning journey and we advise our students to consider taking one of the exam options available. To help you decide which exam option is the best for you, read our blog section where you'll find expert advice from our teachers. 

Here is a guide to the best exam option for your level. You can test your English level here

Exam Preparation CourseCEFR Level
Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)B1
Cambridge B2 First (FCE)B2
Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)C1

Study in the heart of Galway, Ireland

Since 1989, Galway Cultural Institute has provided English language programmes to students from all over the world - in fact, we have welcomed people from more than 30 countries.

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