GCI Galway Cultural Institute

School

Premium English school in Galway and probably the best English language School in Ireland

Information

Why GCI Galway Cultural Institute is the best language school to learn English in Galway

  • Founded in 1989, the Galway Cultural Institute is located in Salthill in a contemporary and modern building.
  • The location is stunning, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is just a ten-minute walk from the city centre.
  • The spacious campus provides students with high-quality, technologically advanced teaching and learning facilities.
  • GCI is the ideal place to prepare for a Cambridge exam or study General English for your career or just for fun.
  • The facilities are excellent, and the teachers are the best.
  • The Galway Cultural Institute is recognised by ACELS/QQI, and it is accredited by IALC and Equals.
  • GCI is a member of ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations).
  • GCI Galway Cultural Institute is a Cambridge, IELTS, and Trinity testing centre and offers exam preparation courses for all three.
  • A varied social and cultural programme with opportunities for group activities, school events, volunteering and sports is run by the school.
  • Galway Cultural Institute (GCI) is a quality English language school managed and run by an expert team of educational professionals.
  • GCI offers you a wide range of comprehensive English language programmes year-round, from A1 Beginner to C2 Advanced, at very affordable prices.
  • GCI’s varied social programme takes full advantage of all the beautiful sports, cultural, and musical events happening in the city and surroundings. As we are not only a language school (GCI) but also a business school (GBS), we have very close links with the business communities, offering opportunities for volunteer experience, particularly for our long-stay students.

Most popular activities English Language School Galway Cultural Institute GCI organises in the afternoon in Galway

  • Charity Bake Sales.
  • Conversation Club.
  • Craft Beer Tasting.
  • CV Workshop.
  • GCI Movie Club.
  • GCI Student Pub Night.
  • Irish Culture Lessons.
  • Irish Dancing Lessons.
  • Learn to Learn Lessons.
  • Learn to make Irish Coffee.
  • Sunday Meet-Up Activities - going for an Irish Breakfast, University Visit etc.
  • Walking Tour of Galway city.

Most popular activities English Language School Galway Cultural Institute GCI organises in the evening in Galway

  • Bowling.
  • GCI Student Pub Night.
  • Laser Tag.
  • Movie Night.
  • Themed Monthly Student Party – includes finger food.

Most popular excursions and trips English Language School Galway Cultural Institute GCI organises at weekends in Galway

  • Aran Islands.
  • Cliffs of Moher.
  • Connemara.

Location

SchoolGCI Galway Cultural Institute
AddressGCI House, Salthill, Galway, H91 CDW4, Ireland
CodeH91 CDW4
CityGalway
Province/StateGalway
CountryIreland
Latitude53.263063
Longitude-9.071338
Phone (emergencies)+353 87 24 78 128
Street viewGoogle Street View

Facilities

Library Library
Student Lounge Common Area Student Lounge Common Area
Vending Machine Vending Machine
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Restaurant Restaurant
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Computer Room Computer Room
Interactive White Board Interactive White Board
Terrace Terrace
Garden Garden

Summary

Total students capacity450
Number of classrooms30
Age minimum16
Authorised exam centre forCAE C1FCE B2PET B1
AccreditationsACELSALTOBILDUNGSURLAUBEaqualsErasmus+ILEP Interim List of Eligible ProgrammesOficial Authorised Exam Centre for CambridgeOficial Authorised Exam Centre for IELTSOficial Authorised Exam Centre for TrinityQQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland
Year 2022
Holidays (school)19/Dic → 02/Jan
Holidays (country)03/Jan, 17/Mar, 18/Apr, 02/May, 06/Jun, 01/Aug, 31/Oct, 25/Dic, 26/Dic
High season period courses27/Jun → 09/Sep
High season period residences25/Jun → 09/Sep
High season period homestays25/Jun → 09/Sep

Statistics on nationalities

Whole Year

Total nationalities22

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Prices

Year 2022
EUR
Enrolment fee60 ≈ 0
Enrolment fee online10 ≈ 0
Placement fee60 ≈ 0
Near homestay max minutes25
Supplement near homestay (per week)40 ≈ 0
Material general course (total)60 ≈ 0
Material exam course (total)100 ≈ 0
Material online course (total)40 ≈ 0
Medical insurance (total)150 ≈ 0

Accommodation

Homestay accommodation in Galway

Homestay accommodation in Galway

Live the experience of full immersion living with a native Irish host family in Galway

Shared Houses and or Apartments in Galway

Shared Houses and or Apartments in Galway

Student shared house or apartment in Galway is the best option for students seeking independent living with other international students

Summer Residence in Galway

Summer Residence in Galway

University student residence with free bus to the school

Courses

#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (EUR)Price Week from ()
     
1ENGeneral English Course 20 lessonsExcellent General English course Standard 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {49}1-50 2016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2170≈ 0
2ENGeneral English Course 26 lessonsPopular General English Semi-intensive course 26 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {50}1-50 2616Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2205≈ 0
3ENGeneral English Course 30 lessonsThe most popular General English Intensive course 30 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {51}1-50 3016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2215≈ 0
4ENGeneral English Course 20 lessons afternoonAfternoon General English course Standard 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {52}1-12 2016Adults 16+AfternoonGeneral EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2190≈ 0
5ENGeneral English Course 26 lessons afternoonAfternoon General English course Semi-intensive 26 lessons per week in the summer in Galway, Ireland {53}1-12 2616Adults 16+AfternoonGeneral EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2220≈ 0
6ENGeneral English Course 30 lessons afternoonAfternoon General English course Intensive 30 lessons per week in the summer in Galway, Ireland {54}1-12 3016Adults 16+AfternoonGeneral EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2235≈ 0
7ENFull-time Cambridge PET Course 20 lessonsCambridge B1 Preparation Course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {56}62016Adults 16+Cambridge PETB1B2C1C2PET B1206.67≈ 0
8ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 20 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {59}122016Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB1B2C1C2FCE B2205≈ 0
9ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 30 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 30 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {58}63016Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2FCE B2289.17≈ 0
10ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 36 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 36 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {57}43616Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2FCE B2367.50≈ 0
11ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 20 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {68}122016Adults 16+Cambridge CAEB2C1CAE C1205≈ 0
12ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 30 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 30 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {67}63016Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2CAE C1289.17≈ 0
13ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 36 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 36 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {60}43616Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2CAE C1367.50≈ 0
14ENFull-time IELTS Course 20 lessonsFull time academic IELTS Preparation Course 20 lessons per week for 6 or 9 weeks in Galway, Ireland {494}92016Adults 16+Cambridge IELTSB1B2C1C2IELTS288.89≈ 0
15ENFull-time IELTS Course 20 lessons afternoonFull time academic IELTS Preparation Course 20 lessons per week in the afternoon in Galway, Ireland {71}92016Adults 16+AfternoonCambridge IELTSB1B2C1C2IELTS200≈ 0
16ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L AMAcademic Year English Course 20 lessons per week in the morning for 25 weeks for non-European students, with a visa which allows you to work in Galway {142}25-25 2018Adults 16+General EnglishVisa IrelandA1A2B1B2C1C2PET B1FCE B2CAE C1152≈ 0
17ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L PMAcademic Year English Course 20 lessons a week for 25 weeks in the afternoon for non-European students with a visa which allows you to work in Galway {979}25-25 2018Adults 18+AfternoonGeneral EnglishVisa IrelandA1A2B1B2C1C2PET B1FCE B2CAE C1128≈ 0
18ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L AM RENEWALAcademic Year English Renewal Course 20 lessons in the morning for 25 weeks for non-European students with a visa which allows you to work in Galway {1341}25-25 2018Adults 16+General EnglishVisa Renewal IrelandA2B1B2C1C2PET B1FCE B2CAE C193.60≈ 0
19ENWork & Study with Student Visa 26L AMAcademic Year English Course 26 lessons per week for 25 weeks for non-European students, with a visa which allows you to work in Galway, Ireland {143}25-25 2618Adults 18+General EnglishVisa IrelandA1A2B1B2C1C2PET B1FCE B2CAE C1184.80≈ 0
20ENGeneral English Course + One to One 20+6LCombined General English Course 20 lessons per week plus 6 Private One to One English classes per week in Galway, Ireland {124}1-50 2616Adults 16+Language + One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C2515≈ 0
21ENGeneral English Course + One to One 20+10LCombined General English Course 20 lessons per week plus 10 Private One to One English classes per week in Galway, Ireland {125}1-50 3016Adults 16+Language + One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C2695≈ 0
22ENLeadership & Management 20 CTSEnglish course Leadership and Management aimed at those who needs to lead market strategies in Galway, Ireland {145}32016Adults 18+BusinessProfessionalsB2C1C2275≈ 0
23ENMarketing & Social Media 20 CTSEnglish Course with Marketing and Social Media. How companies can benefit from Social Media in Galway, Ireland {146}32018Adults 18+BusinessProfessionalsB2C1C2275≈ 0
24ENBusiness & Entrepreneurship Course​This three-week Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship course is designed for the entrepreneurial entrepreneur in Galway, Ireland {147}32018Adults 18+BusinessProfessionalsB2C1C2275≈ 0
25ENCourse for Overseas Teachers Technology​The Erasmus+ General English Plus Technology course is designed for non-native teachers who teach subjects through English in Galway, Ireland {150}1, 23018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2450≈ 0
26ENOverseas Teachers Drama Music & Culture​Erasmus+ General English plus Drama, Music and Culture course for non-native teachers who teach subjects through English in Galway, Ireland {151}1, 23018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2450≈ 0
27ENErasmus+ Teacher Refresher Course CLIL 20 lessonsErasmus+ General English course plus CLIL Methodology for Primary and Secondary Teachers in Galway, Ireland {152}1, 23018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2450≈ 0
28ENEnglish & Academic Writing & Presentation SkillsThe Erasmus+ General English Plus Academic Writing & Presentation Skills for Lectures in Galway, Ireland {153}23018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2450≈ 0
29ENEnglish Course for Senior 50+ studentsGeneral English course for people over 50 year old combined with Activities and Excursions in Galway, Ireland {144}22050Adults 50+General EnglishA2B1B2352.50≈ 0
30ENOne to One English Classes 20 lessonsPrivate English classes 20 lessons a week in Galway, Ireland {72}1-50 2016One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C2980≈ 0
31ENOne to One English Classes 30 lessonsPrivate English classes 30 lessons a week in Galway, Ireland {73}1-50 3016One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C21,440≈ 0
32ENOne to One English Classes 40 lessonsPrivate English classes 40 lessons a week in Galway, Ireland {74}1-50 4016One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C21,855≈ 0
33ENOnline English Course 20 lessons in GroupExcellent General English course Online of 20 lessons per week from the convenience of your own home {1110}1-50 2016OnlineA2B1B2C1C2120≈ 0