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07 - 13 ADULT COURSES
14 - 15 FAMILY PACKAGE PROGRAMME
16 - 20 JUNIOR COURSES
21 - 23 ACCOMMODATION
25 SOCIAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
26 ATLANTIC COLLEGE
24 A STUDENTS FIRST DAY
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Dublin Airport - Galway 214 km
Shannon Airport - Galway 85 km
Knock Airport - Galway 90 km
Sligo Airport - Galway 146 km
Cork Airport - Galway 205 km
FLYING TO IRELAND
Aer Lingus www.aerlingus.com
Sheltered from the great Atlantic Ocean, Galway is one of Europes most western cities. Its prox-
imity to Irelands most spectacular landscapes and the vibrant and artistic nature of the city
makes Galway the cultural heart of Ireland.
Galway is located on the west coast of Ireland. Generally, students fly into Dub-lin airport. Galway is very accessible from Dublin airport with direct buses leaving the airport every 30 minutes. It is also possible to fly into Shannon air-port, which is one hour south of Galway. From Shannon, there is a regular coach service. On arriving to Galway, students can easily make their way to their accom-modation by taxi or public bus.
Atlantic Language Galway offers a range of transfer options from a meeting and greeting service where students are met at the airport by an Atlantic representa-tive and directed to their onward trans-port, to a door-to-door transfer option where students are accompanied from the airport to their accommodation.
Galway Railway Station
Atlantic Language School
JAMES JOYCE, U2 and the creators of Riverdance are just some of the artists that have taken their inspiration from these sur-roundings, entertaining people all over the world. Interna-tional education is nothing new for Ireland. Irish monasteries were recognised as important centres of education some one thousand five hundred years ago. This tradition has contin-ued through the ages, and now that it is so easy to travel to Ireland, many choose to come here, not only to learn, but also to live the wonderful range of experiences that Ireland has to offer. Ireland is an island which is both old and new. Steeped in centuries of history and cultural traditions, surrounded by a landscape characterised by rolling green countryside and rugged towering cliffs, the four million or so inhabitants have embraced both tradition and modernity. While much has changed over the past twenty years as the island has rapidly modernised, the genuine welcome and hospitality of the Irish is still a deep-seated tradition. Ireland is a place of wonder, a place to explore, discover and learn.
Ireland is home to medieval cities, spectacular
landscapes, dramatic scenery, as well as
traditional music, cosy pubs and lively cultural
festivals which make learning English in Ireland
a unique experience
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ShELTERED from the great Atlantic Ocean by the picturesque Galway Bay, the city of Galway is one of the most western cities in Europe but its location does not mean that it is isolated. A port city, trade with countries far and wide has been a long tradition in Galway. Today, it continues this considerable history by welcoming people from many countries. It is a crossroads where different nationalities meet, a lively and bustling place which boasts an amazing cultural diversity.
Known as the cultural capital of Ireland, Galway is a small but vibrant university city with a population of 72,000. It is renowned the world over for its music, both traditional and modern, for its theatre and performing arts and, perhaps most of all, for its many festivals throughout the year.
Galway people are friendly and helpful people who are proud of their city and their region, and happy to show it to the world, as they have been doing so for many hundreds of years.
The city of Galway is a maze of small, winding streets filled with shops, traditional pubs, street performers, weekend markets and some of Ire-lands finest restaurants. There is much to see beyond the city as Gal-way is a gateway to explore the striking scenery of the West of Ireland, from the magnificent Cliffs of Moher that face the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoilt karst Burren to the isolation of the Aran Islands off the coast, unique for their language Irish (Gaelic) is spoken here as a mother tongue archaeology and heritage.
Named the Cultural Capital of Ireland,
Galway is home to many musicians and
artists and boasts of renowned festivals
throughout the year
My stay in Galway was
perfect. Its a beautiful city
and I enjoyed it a lot. I met
a lot of people from many
different countries and for
me its great! I travelled a
lot around Ireland and its
beautiful! I want to come
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Located in the heart of Galway city, Atlantic Language Galway is a premium-choice English lan-
guage school. Established in 1993, the school is recognised and accredited by the Irish Govern-
ments Department of Education and Science
ATLANTIC LANGUAGE GALWAY, established in 1993, in the heart of Galway city, is a premium-choice English Language school. Atlantic Language Galway has established an often-remarked-on reputa-tion for its friendly and personal atmos-phere, its internationally mixed classes and its attention to high academic stand-ards of English teaching. These standards were fully recognised when Atlantic Lan-guage Galway won the Language Travel Magazine Award for Best English Lan-guage School Europe 2009.
The Irish tradition of giving a warm and hearty welcome is very important at Atlan-tic Language Galway. The unique culture of the West has much to offer visiting stu-dents. Its welcoming nature allows students to engage with the culture and to integrate in the Irish way of life. The most effective learning occurs when a student feels con-nected to a place and involved in its com-munity and there is no better place than Galway to make visitors feel at home.
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atlanticLOCATIONThe school is located in the heart of Galway city. After class, students can stroll through the bus-tling streets of the city and soak up the vibrant ambiance. The streets are lined with cosy cafs, bars, restaurants and street performers. The school is located opposite the bus station, pro-viding frequent services to and from Dublin and Shannon Airports. The train station located at the back of the school is also easily accessible with several trains running daily to various towns and cities in Ireland.
MODERN BUILDINGAtlantic Language Galway is located on the top floor of a distinctive twenty-first century modern glass building. Carefully designed and built as a language school, classrooms are glass-walled and filled with natural light, which flows into the cen-tral area of the school. This creates a bright, spa-cious and ideal learning environment and a place where students can spend time with their friends over coffee breaks or chat, meet up or study after classes.
NATIONALITY MIXAtlantic Language Galway is very proud of its extensive nationality mix. Each year we welcome students from across the globe to come and study English. They develop strong friendships and have the opportunity to share their many different experiences. This is especially true on occasions like International Food Day, celebrated each term, when students can sample the cuisine of other nationalities.
Free internet access from 12:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Free WiFi access for those students who have their own lap tops (personal comput-
ers) from 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
Library open to use as a study room Mon-day to Friday 12:30 to 17:00.
Library service available where students can borrow books and DVDs. The library
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