GCI Galway Cultural Institute

School

Premium English language 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

  • The English language school in Galway GCI was founded in 1989, the Galway Cultural Institute GCI 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, study General English for your career, or just for fun.
  • The facilities at the English language school in Galway are excellent, and the teachers are the best.
  • ACELS/QQI recognises the Galway Cultural Institute, and IALC and Equals accredit it.
  • 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.
  • The school runs a varied social and cultural programme with opportunities for group activities, school events, volunteering, and sports.
  • Galway Cultural Institute (GCI) is the best English school in Galway and also 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 city's beautiful sports, cultural, and musical events. 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

Location

SchoolGCI Galway Cultural Institute
AddressGCI House, Salthill, The prom
CodeH91 CDW4
CityGalway
Province/StateGalway
CountryIreland
Latitude53.263136
Longitude-9.071776
Phone (emergencies)+353 87 24 78 128
Street viewGoogle Street View

Facilities

Library Library
Student Lounge Student Lounge
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 B1Trinity College
AccreditationsACELSALTOBILDUNGSURLAUBEaqualsEducation in IrelandErasmus+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
Last day for 2025 bookings with 2024 prices30/Oct
Year 2024
Holidays (school)23/Dic → 03/Jan
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 05/Feb, 17/Mar, 18/Mar, 01/Apr, 06/May, 03/Jun, 05/Aug, 28/Oct, 25/Dic, 26/Dic

Statistics on ages

Low Season

Students total average220
Students per classroom maximum12
Students per classroom average9

High Season

Students total average350
Students per classroom maximum14
Students per classroom average12

Statistics on nationalities

Low Season

Total nationalities22

High Season

Total nationalities30

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Prices

Year 2024
EUR
Enrolment fee65 ≈ 0
Enrolment fee online20 ≈ 0
Placement fee65 ≈ 0
Near homestay max minutes25
Supplement near homestay (per week)40 ≈ 0
Material general course (total)75 ≈ 0
Material exam course (total)100 ≈ 0

Accommodation

Homestay accommodation in Galway

Homestay accommodation in Galway

Accommodation with a host family in Galway. Live the experience of full immersion living with an Irish host family in Galway

Shared Houses and Apartments in Galway

Shared Houses and Apartments in Galway

Residential accommodation in Galway is the best option for students seeking independent living with other international students in Galway, Ireland

Residence Dunaras Village

Residence Dunaras Village

Residential accommodation in Galway. University student residence in Galway with free bus to the English school in Galway, Ireland

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}GCI GE & CC -10%GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%1-50 2016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2200≈ 0
2ENGeneral English Course 20 lessons 30+General English course for mature 30 plus students 15 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {1762}GCI GE & CC -10%1-12 2030Adults 30+A2B1B2C1295≈ 0
3ENGeneral English Course 20 lessons AfternoonAfternoon General English course Standard 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {52}GCI GE & CC -10%1-50 2016Adults 16+AfternoonGeneral EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2175≈ 0
4ENGeneral English Course 30 lessonsThe most popular General English Intensive course 30 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {51}GCI GE & CC -10%1-50 3016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2255≈ 0
5ENGeneral 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}GCI GE & CC -10%1-12 2616Adults 16+Language + One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C2565≈ 0
6ENGeneral 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}GCI GE & CC -10%1-12 3016Adults 16+Language + One to OneA1A2B1B2C1C2765≈ 0
7ENGeneral English Course + Business English 20+10LCombined general English course 20 lessons with Business English like Marketing, Digital, Social Media, Entrepreneurship & Leadership in Galway {1539}23016Adults 16+General EnglishLanguage + BusinessB1B2C1C2325≈ 0
8ENFull-time Cambridge PET Course 20 lessonsCambridge B1 Preparation Course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {56}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%62016Adults 16+Cambridge PETB1B2C1C2PET B1226.67≈ 0
9ENFull-time Cambridge PET Course 20 lessons PMCambridge B1 Preparation Course full time 20 lessons per week in the afternoon in Galway, Ireland {1760}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%62016Adults 16+AfternoonCambridge PETB1B2C1C2PET B1200≈ 0
10ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 20 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {59}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%122016Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB1B2C1C2FCE B2224.58≈ 0
11ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 20 lessons PMCambridge B2 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in the afternoon in Galway, Ireland {1770}92016Adults 16+AfternoonCambridge FCEB1B2C1C2FCE B2220≈ 0
12ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 30 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 30 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {58}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%63016Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2FCE B2315.83≈ 0
13ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 34 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 34 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {57}43416Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2FCE B2400≈ 0
14ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 20 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {68}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%122016Adults 16+Cambridge CAEB2C1CAE C1224.58≈ 0
15ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 20 lessons PMCambridge C1 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in the afternoon in Galway, Ireland {1769}92016Adults 16+AfternoonCambridge CAEB2C1C2CAE C1220≈ 0
16ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 30 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 30 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {67}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%63016Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2CAE C1315.83≈ 0
17ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 34 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 34 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {60}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%43416Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2CAE C1400≈ 0
18ENFull-time Cambridge CPE Course 20 lessonsCambridge C2 preparation course full time 20 lessons per week in Galway, Ireland {1761}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%62016Adults 16+Cambridge CPEC1C2CPE C2246.67≈ 0
19ENFull-time IELTS Course 20 lessonsFull time academic IELTS Preparation Course 20 lessons per week for 6 or 9 weeks in Galway, Ireland {494}GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%6, 92016Adults 16+Cambridge IELTSB1B2C1C2IELTS286.67≈ 0
20ENFull-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 IELTSB1B2C1C2IELTS220≈ 0
21ENEnglish Classes + Internship 20 lessonsWork placements for European students. English classes of 20 weekly lessons of at least 4 weeks followed by unpaid internships in Galway {1768}4-50 2018Adults 18+General EnglishInternshipB1B2C1C2200≈ 0
22ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L AMStudy and Work Visa 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 IrelandA1A2B1B2C1C2155≈ 0
23ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L PMStudy and Work Visa 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 IrelandA1A2B1B2C1C2131≈ 0
24ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L AM RENEWALStudy and Work Renewal Visa 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 IrelandA2B1B2C1C2117.40≈ 0
25ENWork & Study with Student Visa 20L PM RENEWALStudy and Work Renewal Visa Course 20 lessons in the afternoons for 25 weeks for non-EU students with a visa which allows you to work in Galway {1511}25-25 2018Adults 18+AfternoonGeneral EnglishVisa Renewal IrelandA2B1B2C1C2101.40≈ 0
26ENCourse 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}13018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2400≈ 0
27ENOverseas 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}13018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2400≈ 0
28ENErasmus+ Teacher Refresher Course CLILErasmus+ General English course plus CLIL Methodology for Primary and Secondary Teachers in Galway, Ireland {152}13018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2400≈ 0
29ENEnglish & Academic Writing & Presentation SkillsThe Erasmus+ General English Plus Academic Writing & Presentation Skills for Lectures in Galway, Ireland {153}13018Adults 18+Erasmus+Teacher TrainingB2C1C2400≈ 0
30ENEnglish 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 EnglishA2B1B2387.50≈ 0
31ENOne to One English Classes 20 lessonsPrivate English classes 20 lessons a week in Galway, Ireland {72}1-4 20General EnglishOne to OneA1A2B1B2C1C21,075≈ 0
32ENOne to One English Classes 30 lessonsPrivate English classes 30 lessons a week in Galway, Ireland {73}1-4 30General EnglishOne to OneA1A2B1B2C1C21,585≈ 0

Offers

OFFER Galway Cultural Institute % GE & CC
GCI GE & CC -10%

OFFER Galway Cultural Institute % GE & CC

Special Offer of 10% discount on General English and Combination group courses with GCI Galway, Ireland

Booking: 12/Feb/2024 → 31/Mar/2024
OFFER Galway Cultural Institute Exam courses %
GCI Cambridge or IELTS Exam courses -20%

OFFER Galway Cultural Institute Exam courses %

Special Offer of 20% discount on Cambridge and IELTS Exam preparation courses with GCI Galway, Ireland

Booking: 12/Feb/2024 → 31/Mar/2024