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Learn English in Galway

Learning English in Galway means immersing yourself in a unique atmosphere where history, culture and modern architecture meet. This vibrant city, known for its relaxed and welcoming way of life, offers an ideal learning environment far from the hustle and bustle of major metropolises. With its cobbled streets lined with traditional pubs and craft stores, a language study holiday in Galway is an opportunity for an authentic cultural experience.

Students can immerse themselves in the city’s rich historical fabric, from medieval ramparts to contemporary festivals celebrating everything from literature to music. Language accessibility is everywhere, from theaters to classrooms to everyday conversations.

Galway’s commitment to the arts and its vibrant student community make it a lively, interactive place to learn, where practicing English comes naturally, every day.

Our selection of language studies in Galway

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From €2730

English immersion in Galway - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive, 22 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 years 🥗 2 meals/day

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galway irlande
From €2390

General English course - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 15 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €5,170

Intensive courses in Galway - 8 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive, 22 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why study in Galway?

Opting for a language course in Galway means choosing tolearn English in a city that embodies the quintessence of Ireland, with unparalleled charm and human warmth. Galway, often considered the most Irish of Irish cities, offers a unique learning environment, fusing history, culture and a vibrant arts scene. With its rich cultural heritage, embodied by its many festivals and historic architecture, Galway is an open book for students keen to explore the English language in its natural context.

The city, with its relaxed atmosphere and friendly people, allows for immersion in the English language outside the classroom, whether through exchanges with local artisans or participation in cultural events. What’s more, Galway is renowned for its commitment to education and culture, offering varied, high-quality learning opportunities.

Galway’s human scale makes it easy to meet people and interact in English on a daily basis, encouraging constant and engaging practice of the language. It’s this combination of academic learning and real-life experience that makes a language stay in Galway a wise choice for those looking not only to improve their English, but also to enjoy an authentic Irish experience.

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Our language training programs in Galway

Atlantic Language School, Galway

Located in Galway, a city renowned for its cultural dynamism and beauty, the English school Atlantic Language School boasts modern facilities, including bright, well-equipped classrooms and the support of an experienced teaching team.

Thanks to its privileged location, students have the opportunity to explore Galway’s cultural richness, from its lively streets to its picturesque coastal landscapes, while practicing English on a daily basis.

Atlantic Language Galway offers several English course programs:

  • General English: 20 lessons per week
  • General English – Intensive: 30 lessons per week
  • IELTS test preparation: 20 or 30 lessons per week

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

The price of a language course in Galway depends on several key factors. Generally speaking, costs can be broken down as follows:


  • Language courses :
    Depending on whether you opt for general, intensive or exam preparation courses, prices may vary. Language courses in Galway can start from €200 per week, but this can increase depending on the intensity and type of course.

  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation options include host families, student residences, or shared apartments. Costs can vary from €150 to €300 per week, depending on the type of accommodation and meals included.

  • Additional costs:
    It’s also important to consider additional costs such as registration fees (often around €50 to €100), course materials, travel insurance, and social activities or excursions organized by the school.

  • Cost of living:
    Living in Galway means other daily expenses, such as food, local transport and entertainment. Allow around €100 to €150 per week for these personal expenses.

In Galway, language travelers can choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit their needs and preferences:


  • Host family :
    Living with a host family is a great way to immerse yourself in Irish culture and practice English on a daily basis. Host families generally provide a single room and meals (full or half board). This option promotes a deep cultural experience and helps to rapidly improve language skills.

  • Student residences:
    Student residences are perfect for those looking for a little more independence while remaining in a social environment with other international students. Residences can range from single rooms to shared apartments, with shared kitchens or meals provided.

  • Shared apartment :
    For those who prefer more autonomy, renting a shared apartment with other students is an option. This allows you to live more independently, while having the opportunity to socialize and practice English with roommates.

  • Private accommodation:
    Some students opt for a studio or private apartment. This option is generally more expensive, but offers total independence.

  • Youth hostels :
    For short-term language stays or students on a budget, youth hostels can be a viable option. They offer affordable rates, although the facilities are more basic and less private.

It’s important to book your accommodation well in advance, especially during the high tourist season, to ensure availability and get the best rates. It’s also a good idea to check out the services included, such as WiFi, access to the kitchen, and proximity to your language school.

Galway’s climate is oceanic and mild all year round, with average temperatures ranging from 5°C in winter to 20°C in summer. The region is known for its frequent rainfall and changeable weather. Even in summer, it’s a good idea to be prepared for sudden showers and temperature changes.

In short, the weather in Galway can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to pack clothing suitable for all conditions, including a raincoat, whatever the season .

You don’t need to have a specific level of English to study in Galway. Language schools in Galway offer programs for all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced learners. You will be assessed on arrival to determine your current level of English and placed on an appropriate course. This ensures that the teaching you receive is well suited to your abilities and learning goals. Our language stays are designed to improve your language skills, whatever your point of departure.

Galway, nicknamed the “City of Tribes”, is renowned for its lively artistic and cultural atmosphere.

Here are some activities you shouldn’t miss during your language training in Galway:


  • Explore the city center:
    stroll the cobbled streets, discover local boutiques and art galleries, and take a break in one of the many cafés.

  • Visit Galway Cathedral:
    admire the architecture and history of this imposing cathedral.

  • Enjoy the local markets:
    Galway market is the ideal place to sample local cuisine and buy handicrafts.

  • Discover the nightlife:
    Galway is known for its music scene, especially the traditional Irish music played in pubs.

  • Excursions in the region:
    visit the spectacular scenery of the Cliffs of Moher or the lunar landscape of the Burren.

  • Outdoor activities:
    Take part in hiking, biking or kayaking to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

  • Cultural events:
    Attend festivals such as the famous Galway Arts Festival if your visit coincides with the dates of the event.

The ideal length of a language stay in Galway to improve your English depends on your personal objectives, your current level and the intensity of your learning program.

In general, a stay of :

  • 2-4 weeks enables you to acquire a solid foundation for beginners or improve your language skills for intermediate levels.
  • 5-12 weeks is recommended for those who want to make significant progress and gain confidence in their everyday use of the language.
  • A semester or academic year is the ideal option for complete immersion, offering substantial language improvement and an enriching cultural experience.

It’s important to remember that language progress also depends on your personal commitment and willingness to practice outside class hours, interacting with native speakers and taking part in local activities.

Other destinations to learn English in Ireland

Language studies Dublin

Come and immerse yourself in Dublin’ s rich history and culture. Known for its renowned literary heritage and captivating cityscapes, Dublin offers a stimulating environment forlearning English, combining historic charm with contemporary dynamism. .

language studies abroad Cork

Learn English in Cork, a charming city known for its warm welcome and rich culture. Cork, a true Irish gem, is the ideal place to learn English in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.

Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

Cmlia
Cmlia
18/09/2023
L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
03/07/2023
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
08/03/2023
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
21/02/2023
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
05/02/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
Sam
Sam
31/01/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Inès
Inès
18/01/2023
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.