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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 80students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +353 (0) 91 566 468
  • Fax
  • +353 (0) 91 564 122
  • Address
  • The Bridge Mills, Bridge Street Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland

Why This School?

  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • Private language school

Introducation

  • - The oldest Language school and teacher training centre in Galway city
    - small class sizes and the most experienced teachers
    - Romantic side of the city as well as the beautiful environment

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre About the

  • One of the unique features of Galway Language Centre is its location in The Bridge Mills, an 18th century mill situated on the River Corrib in the centre of Galway. From the school windows there is a superb view of the river below with its colonies of swans and wild birds, and in the distance, Galway Bay and the hills of Co. Clare. The school began in 1987 as a small group of teachers wishing to bring academic excellence and a high standard of personal attention to students visiting from overseas to study English in Galway. Over the past 20 years the school has expanded to the present year-round, adult school of 10 teachers and 60 students, but the school has never forgotten the principles of the early school. Galway Language Centre is especially proud of their teachers who are chosen for their experience in English language teaching and their knowledge of other cultures and languages. All hold university degrees and have post-graduate qualifications and overseas teaching experience. In classes of no more than 10 students, there is a warm and relaxed atmosphere that is both convivial and professional. Most importantly, the teachers genuinely enjoy their lessons and are committed to helping the students fulfil their academic goals, while introducing them to the charm and uniqueness of life on the West Coast of Ireland.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    The Objective of the Language Course is to build the student’s intercommunication skills in English in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing and help put vocabulary, grammar and functions into the context of everyday general and academic communication.

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    1. understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of personal relevance and to catch the main points in conversation in real life and academic contexts.
    2. read texts and find specific, predictable information in everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, timetables and academic scripts.
    3. communicate in routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on topics and activities and understand enough to keep the conversation going.
    4. use phrases and sentences to describe family and other people, living conditions, educational background and job experience.
    5. to write notes, messages and academic documents relating to matters in areas of immediate need.

    Curriculum :
    The Methodology used focuses on the use of language acquired using The Communicative Approach to Language Learning. The student is the centre of the learning process and activities to build and grow the student’s knowledge are at the forefront of the language classroom. Currently the school does not require students on General English Language courses to buy a course book. The teachers select materials from different course books following the school syllabus and curriculum to tailor make each class to the students’ needs.
     
    Students will be level tested at the start of their course so as to be placed in the appropriate level. Following that, students will be tested every 2 weeks to assess progress and to help with assessing how quickly student can move from one level to the next.
     
    The course is offered year-round with sessions beginning every Monday.  The General English course are scheduled in the morning 9.00 - 12:30 with 20 lessons per week. General English lessons focus on helping you communicate effectively and confidently in everyday. The wide-ranging syllabus will improve your listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Course Information

Class size 10 Students Schedule 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Weeks
VISA Info Acceptance letter issue Minimum age 16
Accommodation Homestay

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-02-03 2020-02-10 2020-02-17 2020-02-24
2020-03-02 2020-03-09 2020-03-16 2020-03-23
2020-03-30 2020-04-06 2020-04-13 2020-04-20
2020-04-27 2020-05-04 2020-05-11 2020-05-18
2020-05-25 2020-06-01 2020-06-08 2020-06-15
2020-06-22 2020-06-29 2020-07-06 2020-07-13
2020-07-20 2020-07-27 2020-08-03 2020-08-10
2020-08-17 2020-08-24 2020-08-31 2020-09-07
2020-09-14 2020-09-21 2020-09-28 2020-10-05
※ From the Course Starting Dates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

학비

School's Admin fee
Tuition
Week Week Week Week Week
(EURO)€ 180 / Week (EURO)€ 165 / Week (EURO)€ 155 / Week
Week Week Week Week Week

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    The Objective of the Language Course is to build the student’s intercommunication skills in English in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing and help put vocabulary, grammar and functions into the context of everyday general and academic communication.

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    1. understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of personal relevance and to catch the main points in conversation in real life and academic contexts.
    2. read texts and find specific, predictable information in everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, timetables and academic scripts.
    3. communicate in routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on topics and activities and understand enough to keep the conversation going.
    4. use phrases and sentences to describe family and other people, living conditions, educational background and job experience.
    5. to write notes, messages and academic documents relating to matters in areas of immediate need.

    Curriculum :
    The Methodology used focuses on the use of language acquired using The Communicative Approach to Language Learning. The student is the centre of the learning process and activities to build and grow the student’s knowledge are at the forefront of the language classroom. Currently the school does not require students on General English Language courses to buy a course book. The teachers select materials from different course books following the school syllabus and curriculum to tailor make each class to the students’ needs.

    Students will be level tested at the start of their course so as to be placed in the appropriate level. Following that, students will be tested every 2 weeks to assess progress and to help with assessing how quickly student can move from one level to the next.

    The course is offered year-round with sessions beginning every Monday. The Intensive English course are scheduled in the morning 9.00 - 12:30 and in the afternoon 13.45 - 16.30(3 afternoons per week) with 30 lessons per week. Intensive English lessons focus on helping you communicate effectively and confidently in everyday. The wide-ranging syllabus will improve your listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Course Information

Class size 10 Students Schedule 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Weeks
VISA Info Acceptance letter issue Minimum age 16
Accommodation Homestay

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-02-03 2020-02-10 2020-02-17 2020-02-24
2020-03-02 2020-03-09 2020-03-16 2020-03-23
2020-03-30 2020-04-06 2020-04-13 2020-04-20
2020-04-27 2020-05-04 2020-05-11 2020-05-18
2020-05-25 2020-06-01 2020-06-08 2020-06-15
2020-06-22 2020-06-29 2020-07-06 2020-07-13
2020-07-20 2020-07-27 2020-08-03 2020-08-10
2020-08-17 2020-08-24 2020-08-31 2020-09-07
2020-09-14 2020-09-21 2020-09-28 2020-10-05
※ From the Course Starting Dates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

학비

School's Admin fee
Tuition
Week Week Week Week Week
(EURO)€ 250 / Week (EURO)€ 240 / Week (EURO)€ 235 / Week
Week Week Week Week Week

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course Information

  • 1 year visa :

    25 weeks General English + Exam preparation
    8 weeks working holiday


Course Information

Schedule 25 Weeks Accommodation Homestay

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-02-03 2020-02-10 2020-02-17 2020-02-24
2020-03-02 2020-03-09 2020-03-16 2020-03-23
2020-03-30 2020-04-06 2020-04-13 2020-04-20
2020-04-27 2020-05-04 2020-05-11 2020-05-18
2020-05-25 2020-06-01 2020-06-08 2020-06-15
2020-06-22 2020-06-29 2020-07-06 2020-07-13
2020-07-20 2020-07-27 2020-08-03 2020-08-10
2020-08-17 2020-08-24 2020-08-31 2020-09-07
2020-09-14 2020-09-21 2020-09-28 2020-10-05
※ From the Course Starting Dates 25Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

학비

School's Admin fee
Tuition
Week Week Week Week Week
(EURO)€ 2,200
Week Week Week Week Week

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Location


Accommodation

  • The school places their students in host family accommodation. The families are carefully chosen for their friendliness, hospitality and interest in their foreign visitors. Living with an Irish family provides students with an opportunity to practise their developing English skills, to meet ordinary Irish people and to share their way of life. Standard Host Family Accommodation provides single or double room with a shared family bathroom. It includes breakfast & evening meal Monday to Friday, full board Saturday & Sunday, including light laundry facilities. Students can also arrange their own accommodation in hostels, B&Bs, shared flats, etc., through the Internet or Ireland West Tourism - www.irelandwest.ie

Surrounding Area

  • One of the unique features of Galway Language Centre is its location in The Bridge Mills, an 18th century mill situated on the River Corrib in the centre of Galway. From the school windows there is a superb view of the river below with its colonies of swans and wild birds, and in the distance, Galway Bay and the hills of Co. Clare. Galway, the commercial and cultural capital of the West Coast of Ireland, is a charming university town of 70,000, located on Galway Bay and surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside with Connemara and its hills and lakes to the west and the fascinating archaeological region of The Burren, Co. Clare, to the south. Galway’s history dates from the granting of its charter in 1484 by King Richard III of England. The old quarter, nestled round the Spanish Arch and the remains of the medieval city walls, has always been a favourite with visitors. Its narrow streets are filled with shops, pubs, restaurants and bookshops. Galway’s friendly informal atmosphere, clubs, live music scene, lively pub life and traditional Irish music attract visitors from all parts of the world, and its many festivals all enjoy an international reputation.

Facilities

  • Students have access to Library, Wifi, Study materials, Internet access, Café and restaurant in building.

Activity

  • Activities include Traditional music pub evenings, Concert & theatre trips, Full-day excursion each week, City history walks, Talks on Irish history & culture, Greyhound racing, American bowling evening, River boat trips, Weekly Irish film series.

Getting to school from the airport

  • - Train services to Galway
    Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann): From Dublin to Galway, there is a regular train service, leaving from Heuston Station in Dublin city centre. A direct bus service between Heuston Station and Dublin Airport Arrivals operates approximately every half-hour. Approximate length of trip from Dublin to Galway by train: 2.5 hours.


    - Bus services to Galway
    Direct from Dublin Airport or Shannon Airport to Galway City Centre
    Citylink /GoBus operate an inexpensive bus service between Dublin and Galway or Shannon and Galway. Approximate length of trip from Dublin to Galway: 2.5 hours; and from Shannon to Galway: 1 hour 30 mins. The buses from Dublin leave every hour throughout the day from Dublin Airport Coach Park (near Arrivals) to Galway city centre, and from Shannon Airport to Galway every few hours.

    From Dublin City Centre to Galway
    Bus Eireann offers a regular bus service to Galway city centre from Dublin city centre, leaving from Bus Aras near Connolly Station throughout the day and evening, as well as from Shannon Airport. 

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學校周遭環境的問題??
Q: 想請問關於學校周邊環境問題,可以介紹一下週邊環境嗎? A: 您好,感謝您的來訊息詢問,關於學校附近的環境以下為您做個介紹。高威語言中心的其中一個特色是位於橋米爾斯,一個在上河科里布在戈爾韋的中心位置的十八世紀磨坊。從學校的窗戶可一覽天鵝和野生鳥類的棲息地,而在遠處,有戈爾韋灣和克萊爾山丘。戈爾韋,是愛爾蘭西部海岸的商業和文化之都,位於戈爾韋灣迷人擁有七千居民的大學城,四周環繞著美麗且未受破壞的康尼馬拉鄉村,西部有小山和湖泊,南部有公司和迷人的克萊爾考古區。戈爾韋的歷史可以追溯到賦予英格蘭國王理查三世章程。坐落在輪西班牙拱門和中世紀城牆遺跡的舊城區,一直受到遊客的喜愛。狹窄的街道充滿了商店,酒吧,餐館和書店。

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I was in Ireland Galway Language Center for 7 months of General English Program. First of all, my linguistic study was absolutely successful. I fell in love with Ireland, it is such a beautiful country. The town I stayed was so pretty that I wanted to live here. First 2 months I stayed with an Irish family for home-stay. I was able to experience the Irish culture and cuisine, so that was great. Next 2 months I lived with friends in a flat. The flat was clean, so it was good to stay. Because it is a shared apartment, students have chance to meet and be friends with other international students. Also you know how much you miss and love your home. School course starts off with a level test and class placement. There is a level test in every 2 weeks. The class consists of dynamic activities, it isn’t just lectures all the way, the teachers there help students to improve on what they are weak at. If a student is weak at speaking, teachers will aid this student by focusing more on communication, or if a student is weak at vocabulary, teachers spend more time on vocabulary for the student. It is 20 hours a week, and mostly students learn general English. Through magazines or books, student discuss in English. Overall, my experience in Ireland was great, I was able to learn English and experience totally new environment at the same time.

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 저는 아일랜드 Galway Language Centre 에서 7개월간 일반 영어프로그램을 들었어요. 결론부터 말씀드리자면 성공적인 어학연수를 보낸것 같아요. 우선 아일랜드라는 나라의 매력에 빠지게되었어요. 너무 아름답고 조용한 나라에요. 제가 지낸 마을은 정말 예쁘고 살고싶은 마음이 생기는 곳이었어요. 처음 2개월은 홈스테이를 하면서 아일랜드의 일반 가정에서 지냈어요. 아침, 저녁마다 아일랜드 현지의 가정식을 경험할수 있기 때문에 그점이 좋았고, 무엇보다 아일랜드 현지인들의 생활속에 들어가서 살아본다는 것이 정말 값진 기회였어요. 2개월 후부터는 사귀게 된 친구들과 함께 공동 아파트에서 생활했는데 아파트 시설도 깨끗하고 살기 좋았어요. 공동 아파트이기 때문에 다른 나라에서 온 학생들과 친해질수 있는 기회도 생겼고, 부모님과 떨어져서 지내는 어려움을 알게되기도 하였죠. 학교 수업에 대해서 말씀드리자면 먼저 레벨테스트를보고, 반배정이되요. 2주마다 실력테스트를하게되구요. 수업방식이 조금 특별한테 그냥 정해진 교육방식대로 강의하는식의 수업이 아니라 클래스의 학생들에게 부족한 부분, 필요한부분에 맞게 수업을하게되고 수업의 방법도 학생들의 성향에맞게 바꾸는 식으로 진행되요. 회화가 부족한 학생에게는 회화수업을 더 집중적으로 지도하고, 단어가 부족한 학생들에게는 단어가 단기간에 많이 늘수있도록 집중적으로 단어공부를 시키구요. 수업은 일주일에 20시간이고 일상생활에서 많이 쓰이는 영어를 배워요. 광고나, 책을 통해서 수업을 하기도하고 어떤 주제를 놓고 토론하기도하구요. 영어공부도 하면서 정말 새로운 곳에서의 경험을 할 수 있는 정말 만족스러운 곳이었습니다.

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私はアイルランドのGALWAY LANGUAGE CENTREで7ヶ月間一般英語プログラムを受けました。結論から言えば、完璧な語学留学になりました。まずアイルランドという国にはまったんです。とても美しくて、静かで、穏やかな国です。私が暮らした町はすごくキレイデああ、ここで住みたいな~という考えがしました。最初2ヶ月はホームステーをしながら一般のアイルランド家庭で泊まりました。朝、夜はアイルランド現地の課程食を味わうことができるのでそれがよかったし、何よりアイルランドの現地人の生活に入って生きてみるところがとてもよい機会でした。2ヶ月後からは友達といっしょに共同マンションで暮らしましたが、マンションの施設もきれいで良かったです。共同マンションなんだから他の国から来たともだちができる機会でした。そして、親と離れて生活するのが難しいことであるのがわかりました。学校の授業について言えば、まずレベルテストをうけてクラスに配置されます。2週つきに実力テストをうけますし。授業の方式はちょっと特別ですが、決められてあるある授業方式じゃなく暮らすの学生に不足した部分、必要な部分によって違う授業方式です。学生の性向によっても違いますよ。会話が足りない学生には会話を集中的に指導しますし、文法が不足である学生は文法の授業を受けます。授業は一週間20時間ですし、日常生活でよく使われる英語を学びます。広告や本を通して授業したり、ある主題について討論したりもします。英語勉強とともに新しいところでの新たな経験ができるので私はすごく満足しました。

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闕小葳

寄宿家庭,可以感受到愛爾蘭當地人的生活方式,也可以藉由與寄宿家庭媽媽和爸爸聊天知道一些有關愛爾蘭的資訊,洗衣服與吃飯寄宿家庭媽媽都會很貼心的幫你打理好,而每個家庭都會有他們的一些規定,住進寄宿家庭時可能要稍微問一下與觀察一下會比較好噢。

關於愛爾蘭;愛爾蘭的酒吧文化非常盛行,一到晚上不管是下班的人還是大學生下課都會習慣到酒吧喝一杯,而愛爾蘭人的個性非常隨和好相處,一個人去酒吧喝一杯旁邊的愛爾蘭人就會很舒服的跟你攀談閒聊,而且當他們說話時會有屬於當地的愛爾蘭腔調,還可以學一些當地才有的說法俚語與發音,夏天的假日可以到公園跟著當地人躺在草坪上看書或野餐與休息也是種幸福。
在愛爾蘭的這段時間,認識了很多人因此開了許多眼界,心也開了許多;在外地生活一定會有些緊張與陌生,但有人曾對我說:不管碰到什麼事,微笑一定不會錯。遇到不懂,只要不害怕開口問與用一種自己一定能解決辦法的心態面對,事情一定會迎刃而解,剩下的就是好好享受,好好在這段時間用自己的眼睛多看,多去體會,或許終究還是要回家與還是需要面對人生之後的人生課題,但一定會在這段時間學到很多事情也會是很棒的人生經歷。

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雰囲気がとてもよく日本人が少ない環境です。
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みゆ

スタッフの対応がとてもよく先生方も和気あいあいとしていて何でも相談しやすかったです。

午前中の授業は文法や書き取りなどテストで必要な学習で、週三回ある午後のクラスはスピーキング重視でとても日常で役に立ちました。
アジア人がほとんどいない環境で英語を学べて本当に良かったのと、国の違う人と話すのがこんなに楽しく刺激的だということが分かりました。
大人の方が多く落ち着いていて、なおかつ真剣に勉強することもできました。マンツーマンで行われるビジネス英語も人気がありました。
ホームステイ先の家族にも恵まれて毎日おいしいご飯を食べました。とっても栄養バランスが整っていて健康的な食事を取ることができました。
アクティビティではパブで音楽鑑賞をしました、お酒を飲みながらみんなで過ごした時間は宝物のようです。
また、留学するならこの学校に通いたいです。

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