GCI 15 Examination Preparation Courses International exams give you a goal to aim for and proves your level. We are specialists in putting you through the right course for the right exam. Your study time is optimised and your career prospects are enhanced while doing these courses. We offer preparation in the major exams - Cambridge - FCE/ CAE / CPE - TOEIC and IELTS. These courses are flexible and you can transfer easily from General / Academic Year or other long stay programmes. Cambridge organises exam centres in Galway and IELTS exams take place in Dublin. Examination Preparation Programmes ( max. class size: 14) Course Code & TitleLessonsDetails - Specific starting datesTimetable EP 20 Cambridge exam preparation FCE / CAE 20 12 weeks tuition plus 1 exam week FCE/ CAE preparation GCI is a centre of exam excellence Our focus is on maximising your success 9.00 - 12.30 Upper Intermediate EP 30 Cambridge exam preparation FCE / CAE / CPE 30 6 weeks tuition plus 1 exam week Short intensive courses Maximum use of time for exam success 9.00 - 12.30 + 5 afternoons Upper Intermediate EP 30 Combi- TOEIC Combined General English + TOEIC Preparation afternoons 30 4 weeks exam preparation Many starting dates GCI is a TOEIC testing centre IELTS is a benchmark for university entry Minimum numbers required 9.00 - 12.30 G20/ AY20 or OC20 + 5 afternoons TOEIC / IELTS Preparation EP 30Intermediate Combi- IELTS Combined General English + IELTS Preparation afternoons
GCI 16 Lifestyle and English Plus Course Code & TitleLessonsDetails Timetable LC Language & Irish Culture 30 G20 with 10 afternoons lessons of Irish Culture Minimum numbers required Intermediate + 9.00 - 12.30 + 5 afternoons LCK Language & Cookery30 G20 lessons in the mornings 6 lessons of culinary English 1 ' Taste of Ireland'which is a 3 course meal demonstration, sampling & recipes 2 week programme 4+ participants 9.00 - 12.30 + 4 afternoons EFM English & Film20 4 week programme 3 weeks G20 + 1 week film production Minimum 8 students 9.00 - 12.30 3 weeks Week 4 - Film Week Take Time Programme TAP 20 + host family + programme 2 week programme Available at any time for Closed groups Minimum numbers required 9.00 - 12.30 includes Host family & programme Specialist English Programmes Language & Irish Culture offers afternoons of Irish culture including aspects of history, the arts, the Irish language, social and economic development as well as practical culture workshops in dance, music or song. Language & Cookery explores the language of cooking and the kitchen. There is an introduction to local ingredients and recipes and a look at the evolution of modern Irish cuisine. The ' Taste of Ireland' demonstration is practical and fun and the highlight of each week. English and Film introduces students to the practical experience of film production during their final week. Students gain hands on experience of all the major aspects of film production from the planning phase, to acting and shooting and finally editing. Students receive a 3- 5 minute DVD of their masterpiece to take home. Take Time Programme is designed exclusively for students with experience and ' who are not young enough to believe that they know everything'. The programme is aimed at people who want to refresh or relearn their English and have a social and cultural experience. The programme combines exciting language practice with a range of cultural and social activities with a focus on Ireland's cultural heritage. English Plus Options include falconry, festival programme, fishing, golf, horse- riding, sailing, spa treatment or windsurfing & kayaking. Choose your preferred option in advance or on arrival at GCI.