We are a year round language centre now celebrating 25 years in business in 2012. We are recognised by ACELS (Department of Education Ireland), MEI and FETAC. We are also a Cambridge Examinations Centre, TOEIC Examinations and TIE Examinations Centre. We enrol Adults as individual and group bookings and Junior students (closed groups only). Our courses include General English , Business English, Exam preparation (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, TIE, ETAPP) Teacher training (CELT, SQTTEFL,CLIL), Teacher Refresher Courses (GRUNDVIG, COMENIUS) and One to One training. All our teachers are University graduates with TEFL qualifications and many years overseas teaching experience. Our school is located in the historic Bridge Mills building overlooking the river Corrib in the centre of Galway city just 10 minutes walk form the train and bus stations. The building is an 18th century restored and converted Mill with coffee shop and restaurant in the basement. We have free internet access for students, free WIFi in each classroom as well as a Library and extra study materials. We offer a full Activities programme throughout the year to help studnets participate in local events, festivals, sports etc. Many activities are free but some require a small charge. Trips outside of Galway include visits to The Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and Connemara.
The Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is now offering online one-to-one English classes with experienced EFL teachers. The classes currently on offer are General English and Conversational English.
Each class lasts 45 minutes and combines face-to-face teaching and error correction with the use of online support materials to help the students develop their command of the English language in all four main skills areas; Speaking, Listening, Reading and, when requested, Writing.
The content of each lesson is determined by the student and is tailored to their level, their needs and their requests. The first class, which is free, lasts 30 minutes and it is during this class that the student’s level will be assessed and the content of the classes will be determined.
Closed group courses can be organized for groups of 5 up to 40. Courses are available for all ages including Juniors, 55+ and Adults.
Courses can be designed and priced according to group needs. Types of courses taken include;
English plus Cultural Activities
English plus Examination Preparation (Cambridge / IELTS / TOEIC /TOEFL etc.)
Other possibilities as required
Closed Group Courses
Starting dates: Any Monday
Host family accommodation available
Free places for group leaders with every 15 students
Local bus passes can be organised
Welcome Packs and Students Cards for all students and leaders
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
We offer an internationally recognised TEFL teacher training course, approved and accredited by ACELS (The Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services - Irish Department of Education).
This course is open to degree and non degree holding applicants and a member of staff will answer any questions regarding recognition of the course and your needs.
The course is designed primarily for native English speakers, but it is also open to non-native speakers who hold the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or equivalent.
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