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English courses in Galway

ATLANTIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL 2011

The school was established in 1993 by John Daly and has a friendly, direct atmosphere combined with high standard of teaching English. However, its aim is to give the students something more than ordinary English lessons.

Teachers and the staff meet the students in and outside the school, which enables the students to experience the real Irish hospitality in an exciting and colorful city on the west coast of Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In July 2003 the school was moved to the new building adapted to holding the classes. It is located in the centre of Galway next to the main Tourist Information Centre and the bus station, 1 minute from Eyre Square - Atlantic School has the best location among all schools in Galway. From the third floor of the school views on Galway Gulf and the city spread. Building of the school makes the impression because of the front covered with glass. It was designed to guarantee many facilities for the school, there is a big terrace/garden on the roof with the view on the gulf and the city.

People from the following countries learn at Atlantic Language School: Spain, Korea, Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, China, Russia, Libya, Estonia, Saudi Arabia, Brasil and Austria.

Atlantic is recognized by the Division of Education as a Language School to Teach English as a Foreign Language. The school is also a member MEI/RELSA, certified testing centre TOEIC and accredited centre of preparation and testing for ECDL.

 

 

 

Facilities
 

18 conference rooms
Reception desk
4 computers with the access to the Internet/ e-mail
10 computers to multimedia learning and listening to the language
library to additional learning and borrowing the books
self-study room
Cafeteria
facilities for handicaps
terrace on the roof with the view on the gulf.


Ireland 
Where can you find a better place to learn English than in Ireland, a country famous for its hospitable and friendly people, stunning beauty of the landscapes and coasts, wealthy of the music, theatre and literary traditions?
George Bernard Shaw claimed that the best and most proper English is spoken in Ireland. There are many famous English - speaking authors from Ireland, e.g. Yeats, Beckett, OCasey, Joyce - so this statement is understandable.
Today modern and robust European country, Ireland still worships its strong cultural and historic traditions. In reality, tradition and modern times go together. Ireland is a safe, not very crowded country with clear water and air. It makes Ireland a perfect place for many sports and activities in the fresh air, such as fishing, horse riding, sailing, golf and walks on the hills. There are also many indoor social and cultural activities for those who are less active.

Galway
Galway, cultural capital city of Ireland is situated on the west coast of Ireland. Only 3 hours of journey from Dublin and you will find yourself in a colorful, young academic town with developing business. Galway is one of the fastest developing towns in Ireland with 66,000 people. With the development of the economy, touristic sector and higher education, Galway will be the third biggest city in Ireland.
In 1988 Galway had the 500. anniversary, although it started to exist much earlier. The medieval part of the city has recently been renovated and many streets were closed for the cars, which gave the city a gipsy, artistic atmosphere. This area of the city is very popular among young people from Ireland and Europe. The main street, Shop Street runs through the city centre, and in the medieval part of the city changes its character from the street full of moderm fashionable shops to a street where you can find shops with curiosities, cosy caffees and bars as well as small restaurants.

Galway offers all conveniences of a modern city, but also intimate, friendly climate and safety of the small town. It is called the most European, and in the same time typically Irish from all Irish cities. Galway revives especially in July and August because of the famous Arts Festival and Horse Racing Festival. But there are many music and theatre events all year long. The city takes pride in some of the best restaurants in Ireland, traditional pubs and shops. Golf courses, horse riding centres, swimming pools, amusement centres, cinemas, bowlingtracks and fishing school are available in the city. Corrib River, famous for salmon catches, flows in the very centre of Galway. 

Galway is like a bridge to Connemar Gate. Not far from Galway you can admire dramatic seaside views Cliffs of Moher. Three Aran islands near the coast of Galway are a unique place because of the heritage of the Irish language, early Christianity and archeologic treasures - a place, where the time stopped, a place, where you can experience the past. 
And, of course, you cannot forget that the traditional Irish hospitality concerns also the newcomers. Students experience it in the school, in the city and in the families they live with. When they leave, they always want to come back to Galway some time in the future. 

Bus tickets in Galway cost about: week ticket: 12 Euro; 2-week ticket: 26 Euro, month ticket: 42 Euro.

On the first day the students should get to the school form the place of their accommodation on their own. Classes start at.9.00. Students will take written and oral qualification test, will be shown around in the school and will receive a student card and welcome packet. 
 

TYPES OF THE COURSES - SHORT COURSES

Courses for persons in the age of 17+        see the offer for persons in the age of 11-17

General English 1 Code: GE1 
20 lessons, 15 hours per week, from Monday to Friday, in the morning: 9.00-12.30 or in the afternoon: 13.30-17.00.

- improves practical knowledge of gramatical structures
- enriches vocabulary
- encourages to communicative interactions by work in pairs, playing scenes etc. 
- emphasis on pronunciation, listening and writing skills
- 6 levels, from beginner to advanced
Groups: max. 12 people, usually from 7 persons in the winter to 9 persons in the summer
10.30-11.00: break. This is the time for a cup of coffee and talks with the teachers and students.

 

General English 2 (intensive) Code: GE2 
30 lessons, 22.5 hours per week: 9.00-12.30 and 13.30-15.00 from Monday to Friday
GE2 is perfect for intensive study of the language and is recognized as Bildungsurlaub in Germany.

It is an intensive course and offers also additional conversation classes.
- improves practical knowldge of grammatical constructions
- enriches vocabulary
- encourages to communicative interactions by work in pairs, playing scenes etc.
- emphasis on pronunciation, listening and writing skills
- 6 levels, from beginner to advanced
- groups: max. 12 people, usually 7 persons in the winter to 9 persons in the summer
10.30-11.00: break. This is the time for a cup of coffee and talks with the teachers and students.

 

General English 1 + 5 individual classes Code: GE15P 

20 lessons, 15 hours per week: 9:00-12:30 from Monday to Friday
5 individual classes, 5 per week: 13:30-14:30 from Monday to Friday

It enables students to work on the chosen fields of the language. 
Individual classes: flexible programme and timetable adapted to the needs of the student.
Groups: max. 12 people, usually from 7 persons in the winter to 9 persons in the summer
6 levels, from beginner to advanced
10.30-11.00: break. This is the time for a cup of coffee and talks with the teachers and students.

 

Preparation for Cambridge Examinations: FCE, CAE, CPE Code: FCE CAE CPE 
FCE: First Certificate in English
CAE: Certificate in Advanced English
CPE: Certificate of Profficiency English

Full-time course: 20 lessons, 15 hours per week: 9:00-12:30 from Monday to Friday
Part-time course: 6 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays per week
in the morning: 9:00-12:30 or
in the evening: 18:00-21:00

Cambridge Examinations are known all over the world and recognized by the universities, employers and national education resorts in many countries.
Examination covers all four groups of language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It consists of some tasks, the aim of which is check the ability of the candidate to use English in practice. Therefore, the preparation is constructed in such a way so that the student can use the knowledge of the language in practice in many situations and contexts. Cambridge Examinations check the ability of the student to effective communication in Englih. 

The examinations take place in Cork in March (FCE only), June (FCE, CAE, CPE) and December (FCE, CAE, CPE).

More information:
www.cambridgeesol.org

 

General English - individual classes Code: PE1 

15 hours of individual classes per week: 9.00-12.30 from Monday to Friday.

It enables students to work on the chosen fields of the language, such as pronunciation, listening, writing, private and formal letters, conversations, CV writing.
- flexible programme and timetable adapted to the needs of the student
- 8 levels, from beginner to advanced
10.30-11.00: break. This is the time for a cup of coffee and talks with the teachers and students.

 

Advanced English and Business English  Code: GE1B
- 30 lessons per week
- at least intermediate level required
- from 09.00 to 12.30 from Monday to Friday
- from 13.30 to 15.30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- coffee break from 10.30 to 11.00
- lunch break from 12.30 to 13.30

The aim of the course is to improve your practical knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary. The participants improve their communicative skills by work in pairs, playing scenes, etc. There is also emphasis on pronunciation, listening and writing.
Group: max. 12 persons (usually 7 persons in the winter and 9 persons in the summer).
Afternoon classes focus on business issues.

PRICES OF THE COURSES 2008

> All prices in Euro
> Prices in the table do not include costs of accommodation (accommodation - see below)
> Full payment must be made at least 2 weeks before the start of the course
> There are max. 12 persons in the group
> Entry fee - 50 Euro for every course
> Costs of the handbooks - 30 Euro for every course, unless marked otherwise

Out of season - 04.01 to 1.07.2011  i 24.09.2011 to 16.12.2012
In the season - 2.07 - 23.09.2011
All year

ENGLISH COURSES AT ATLANTIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Name of the course   Code of the course: Weeks (handbooks) Price (EURO) Weeks (handbooks) Price (EURO) Duration
General English 1 GE1


1-11 weeks
12-23 weeks
24-35 weeks
36+ weeks


180
165
155
150

1-11 weeks
12-23 weeks
24-35 weeks
36+ weeks

190
190
140
135

24.09 - 16.12 / 2.07 - 23.09
4.01 - 16.12
4.01 - 16.12
4.01 - 16.12
Min 2 weeks Start from every Monday

General English 2 (intensive)

GE2


1-11 weeks
12-23 weeks
24-35 weeks
36+ weeks


215
190
175
165


1-11 weeks
12-23 weeks
24-35 weeks
36+ weeks

240
240
175
165


24.09 - 16.12 / 2.07 - 23.09
4.01 - 16.12
4.01 - 16.12
4.01 - 16.12
Min 2 weeks Start from every Monday

General English 1 + 5 individual classes GE1P5 every week

380

every week

415 4.01 - 1.07 / 24.09 - 16.12
Min 2 weeks Start from every Monday

Preparation for Cambridge Examinations 

CEP13F

13 weeks(FCE/ CAE)

2145 EUR 14.03 - 01.06.11
CEP13A 13 weeks (FCE/ CAE) 2145 EUR 5.09 - 2.12.11
handbooks charge
charge for FCE Examination
charge for CAE Examination
60 EUR
170 EUR
170 EUR

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English + Business English GE1 B
1-11 weeks
12-23 weeks
24-35 weeks
36+ weeks


245
220
205
195


1-11 weeks
12-23 weeks
24-35 weeks
36+ weeks


270
220
205
195


24.09 - 16.12 / 2.07 - 23.09
4.01 - 16.12
4.01 - 16.12
4.01 - 16.12
Min 2 weeks Start from every Monday

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Course dates: 2nd June do 14th August 2011

Accomodation Student Residence Host Family
Individual Course Prices     Bus
  Price (Euro) Price (Euro) Host Family ONLY
2 weeks 1540 1465 35
3 weeks 2310 2195 45
4 weeks 3065 2925 60
Prepayment 50 - -
Extra night with board 50 50  


ACCOMMODATION 

Fee for booking of accommodation - 50 euro.

Living with an Irish family is an integral part of English learning. Atlantic Language School has a group of carefully chosen families which host the students all year long. 

Living with an Irish family gives the student the opportunity to "live" with this language and experience the Irish way of life and habits.

Accommodation with Irish families for adult students
 
- we guarantee a single room in standard or with a bathroom (i.e. with or without own bathroom) for adult students.
- double rooms for adults are also available
- Half-board: breakfast and an evening meal/ full board on Saturdays and Sundays: breakfast, lunch and an evening meal.
- Only one student from a given country (i.e. never two from the same country) can live with a family.
- Friends, family etc. can live with the student after agreement.

 Accommodation is available from Saturday to Saturday or from Sunday to Sunday.

ACCOMMODATION WITH A FAMILY (2011) - price for a week in Euro
Type of accommodation
Out of season
In the season
Single room
additional night

195
28

220
32
single room with higher standard (with own bathroom)
additional night

255


37

275


40

Accommodation with Irish families for teenagers
 
- We guarantee accommodation in a double room for teenagers. Single rooms with a bathroom are available at the student's request.
- Full board  from Monday to Sunday: breakfast, lunch packet and an evening meal.
- Only one student from a given country (i.e. never two from the same country) can live with a family, unless the student would like to live with a friend.
- Friends, family etc. may live with the student after agreement.

We guarantee the following facilities for the student:
- clean room with e desk, place for clothes and a comfortable bed (bedclothes changed every week)
- the family should provide laundry service for the student once a week or the student should heve the access to the washing machine
- using the shower with hot water and the towels every day
- light and heating.

Accommodation in the apartments

   


Apartments are available from Saturday to Saturday, there is no possibility to buy additional night of accommodation. Shared rooms are available for students coming to the course together.

ACCOMMODATION (2011)  -prices in Euro per week
Type of accommodation Code
Out of season
In the season
single apartment SRs 180 205
single apartment with own bathroom SRse 210 245
double apartment SRt 110 130
double apartment with own bathroom SRte 130 150
4-6 bed dormitorium (every dormitorium has a private bathroom) 100 100
Reservation fee 25 25


TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT (one-way)
 

Dublin Airport Meeting Service

Participant of the course can be picked up on the airport in Dublin by the school's representative and taken to the direct bus to Galway.

Costs of the one-way bus ticket

150

Dublin Airport Meeting Service and Overnight in Dublin

Participant of the course can be picked up from the airport in Dublin by the school's representative and spend the night there with a host family, and the next day go by bus to Galway. It is the option perfect for late arrivals or early departures after the end of the course.

night's lodging and one-way bus ticket

€220

Airport Transfer Service (one-way)

Participant of the course can be picked up from the airport by the school's representative and taken to the school by a taxi. Second person from the same flight pays 50% of the price.

Dublin Airport
Shannon Airport
Galway Airport

€370
€200
€60



Arrival to the place of accommodation

 

Students usually come to Galway on the weekend before the start of the course. The school should receive tha dates and time of arrival to inform the family. The host families usually meet the participants of the course on the bus station. Many students prefer to get to the family's house by taxi. It costs about 7-10 € from the bus station.
 

 

Transport in Galway

 

- All host families live no more than 20 minutes by bus from the school and city centre. Many of them live 10-20 walk from the buildings of the school.
- Net bus tickets cost about:
€30 for two weeks; about €40 for three weeks; about €50 for four weeks
- Buses run between 7:00 and 23:30. 
- renting a bike costs about 40 € per week. Some long-term students buy a used bike and sell it after the end of the course. 
- minor students have to buy net tickets.

INSURANCE

We recommend to buy insurance for the time of journey and staying abroad. "LEXIS" offers WARTA Travel Insurance in the case of an illness or an accident. All issues connected with insurance for the time of the journey and stay may be set at College of Foreign Languages "LEXIS".


How to become a student at Atlantic Language Schools?

All issues concerning the course, booking, arrival, journey etc. may be settled in person or by mail at College of Foreign Languages  "LEXIS" or with our Representative. When you choose the course, accommodation and other services you are asked to fill in the application form, sign the contract and pay the agreed amount in PLN on our bank account "LEXIS". The application form, one copy of the contract and confirmation of payment should be sent to us by mail or fax, so that we receive it 2 weeks before the course starts (persons from other towns contact our Representative).

Before you leave you will receive:

· confirmation of the admission to the course together with a special letter for the border authorities in Great Britain so that you do not have any problems entering Great Britain,
· ticket for your journey - if you leave from Warsaw (persons leaving from other cities in Poland contact our Representative),
ˇ confirmation of the booking of your accommodation together with the address, telephone and short characteristic of the host family,
ˇ bill for all services you paid for.

Contact us - we will send you costs calculation

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