English Language Courses at the National University of Ireland Galway

NUI Galway’s English Language Centre is a full time school committed to providing high quality English Language courses including General English, IELTS preparation and our 25 week pathway course to undergraduate and postgraduate study, PIAS.  

Courses Offered:

Class Dates & Times

Course Dates

  1. PIAS: 06 March -  25 August 2017 [500 hours]
  2. General English 1: 22 May - 02 June 2017
  3. General English 2: 06 June - 16 June 2017
  4. IELTS 10: 06 June - 11 August 2017 [250 hours]
  5. General English 3: 19 June - 30 June 2017
  6. General English 4: 03 July - 14 July 2017
  7. IELTS 6: 03 July - 11 August 2017 [150 hours]
  8. General English 5: 17 July -  28 July 2017
  9. General English 6: 31 July - 11 August 2017
  10. English for Groups: 22 May - 11 August 2017

Why Learn English at NUI Galway?

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  • The National University of Ireland Galway is ranked in the Top 2% of world universities.
  • Our courses give students the opportunity to improve their English skills in the prestigious environment of one of Ireland's premier Universities
  • The atmosphere at NUI Galway is welcoming and open and our commitment to excellence in teaching attracts high-calibre students from all over the world. Read testimonials >>>
  • Galway is one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful cities. An important aspect of our programmes is an introduction to the rich cultural life of Galway and the West of Ireland. View our location >>>
  • Our centre offers an exciting and varied social programme, allowing students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real life. View social excursions >>>
  • Our students have access to a wide range of on-campus facilities such as the University library, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre and banking services

 

Foundation Programmes

National University of Ireland, Galway works with a number of providers who offer foundation programmes for students who do not currently meet the University’s English language requirements.

The following courses are open to students who receive a conditional offer of admission to a select number of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway, subject to meeting the University’s usual English language requirements.

Atlantic Language

Atlantic Language is an English Language School, providing a range of educational services in purpose designed centres in Galway and Dublin for almost 20 years. In recent years, Atlantic Language has expanded to offer a number of University Foundation Programmes to assist international students who wish to study at Irish universities.

 

Programme Name:

University Foundation Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

14 October to 06 June (32 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€8,950

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

University Foundation Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

13 January to 06 June (21 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€5,250

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

Pre-Masters Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

14 October to 06 June (32 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€8,950

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

Pre-Masters Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

13 January to 06 June (21 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€5,250

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 Galway Cultural Institute

Programme Name: University Foundation

Lessons per week: 30 x 45min

Price per course: €7,250
 

The Foundation Programme is 26 weeks in duration, including two study weeks and two modules of eight weeks.

Programme Name: University Premasters Programme

Lessons per week: 25 x 45min
 
Price per course: €7,750
 
The Pre-Masters Programme is 34 weeks in duration including two Level-8 modules of 13 weeks and four study weeks.
 
Contact Galway Cultural Institute for further Information.

 

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Based in Dublin, the Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) delivers specialised NCUK –accredited foundation courses preparing international students for entrance into partner universities in Ireland and the UK. In particular, NUI Galway has accepted students who have completed the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK Graduate Diploma (formerly the Pre-Masters programme – PMP) at DIFC.

 

Programme Name:

NCUK International Foundation Year Programme

Provider:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Start Dates:

September and January each year

Further Details:

Contact DIFC for more details

 

Programme Name:

NCUK Graduate Diploma

Provider:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Start Dates:

October and January each year

Further Details:

Contact DIFC for more details

 

Castel Education

Castel Education provides foundation programmes for students wishing to study Medicine and Medicine related programmes at NUI Galway.

For further details, please visit Castel Education website or contact Dr Joe McGarryDirector of Academic Affairs