General English

General English Course

General English is a general skills course which will help you to progress in all areas of the English Language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

You can choose to attend the Standard, 15 hours per week, or the Intensive, 22.5 hours per week course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn effective English using the most up to date techniques and materials
  • Practice communication skills through role-plays, pair work, group discussions
  • Develop effective techniques for reading and listening
  • Practice writing skills by studying emails, formal and informal letters, reports
  • Learn in a relaxed and welcoming environment with the support of experienced, professional teachers
Key Facts
Hours per weekStandard: 15 hours/20 lessons
Intensive: 22.5 hours/30 lessons
TimetableStandard AM: 9.00 – 12.00 Mon – Fri
Standard PM: 13.30 – 16.45 Mon – Fri
Intensive: 9.00 – 12.30 & 13.30 – 15.00 Mon – Fri
LevelsA1 CEFR Beginners
A2 CEFR Elementary
B1 CEFR Lower Intermediate
B2 CEFR Upper Intermediate
C1 CEFR Advanced
Course LengthFlexible/minimum 1 week
Minimum Age18 years
Start DateAny Monday
Maximum class size14 (average: 10 – 12)
Nationality MixInternational, mixed

We offer the following accommodation options for a 7-night stay (Saturday to Saturday) in Galway.

Below you can find more details about them. Please access the ACCOMMODATION page on the menu for further information.

Self-Catering Apartments

Accommodation in exclusive self-catering shared apartments

  • Single/twin/double rooms
  • Standard/comfort (en-suite) rooms
  • Fully-fitted kitchen, including utensils
  • Wi-Fi or cable Internet available
  • Common areas (living room/kitchen/bathroom)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • From Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Saturday

Host Family

Home-stay accommodation with friendly and welcoming local host families.*

  • Enjoy a full immersion in Irish culture
  • Warm, welcoming Irish families
  • Various locations in Galway
  • Half-board – Monday to Friday
  • Full-board – Saturday and Sunday
  • From Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday

*Travel time can range from 25 to 50 minutes depending on location.

Still have questions about the course?

If you would like to get more information about this course or ask about any of our other language courses, please get in touch with us today. We’ll help you to find the perfect course to match your personal and professional goals.