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Galway Cultural Institute is in Salthill in a contemporary modern building. The location is stunning overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and just ten minutes’ walk from the city centre. Our spacious campus provides students with high quality technologically advanced teaching and learning facilities and a wide choice of course options. Since its foundation in 1989, GCI has provided English language programmes to students from all over the world - in fact, we have welcomed people from more than 50 countries. Our facilities are excellent, and our teachers are the best.

Galway Cultural Institute (GCI) is recognised by ACELS / QQI, and it is accredited by IALC and Eaquals, and is a Cambridge exam testing centre.  GCI is part of the GCI group which includes its sister school Galway Business School offering QQI validated bachelor’s and Certificate programmes.

About Us


  • A full study pathway from language to foundation and degree programmes in our sister school, Galway Business School

  • Family Run

  • Independently Irish Owned

  • Record of excellent results and student progression

  • Technology-enhanced classrooms with flexible e-learning tools

  • Cambridge Examination testing centre

  • Expert staff with high levels of student support

  • National and international accreditations: Irish Department of Education (QQI), IALC, EAQUALS

  • Social and cultural programme with opportunities for volunteering, internships, and work experience

Adult Courses​
  • General English

  • General English plus Cambridge or IELTS exam preparation

  • English plus ICT Skills (co-delivered with GBS)

  • English plus Business Communications (co-delivered with GBS)

  • Combination Courses

  • One to One

  • Exam Preparation  

  • Teacher Training Programme / Erasmus+

  • Professional Certificates (3 weeks)

  • Foundation Programmes

  • Tailored Programmes

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Phone: +353 91 863 100

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