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.
- General English
- Study Abroad Year
- Foundation Programme
- English for Business and Professionals
- Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses
- IELTS Exam Preparation Courses
- Certificate in Leadership & Management
- Certificate in Marketing & Social Media
- Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship
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, 26, 30 or 36 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 Course||CEFR Level|
|Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)||B1|
|Cambridge B2 First (FCE)||B2|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)||C1|
Study in the heart of Galway, Ireland
Online General English Courses are delivered by expert GCI teachers and supported technologically by two cutting-edge platforms to support the learning of our students, Zoom and Moodle.
Online General English
The Study Abroad Year programme is aimed at students from outside the EEA area who need to improve their General English while taking an international English exam.
Study English Abroad 20 lessons AM
With 30 lessons per week, this nine week IELTS preparation course will help you get the results you need to succeed at both work and university level.
IELTS 9 weeks combo | 30 lessons
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.Explore more English courses