ERASMUS + - ERASMUS + open and closed group teacher refresher courses throughout the year. Please contact us for more details if you want to book your course with us - Open enrolement in July and August each year (Closed groups accepted throughout the year).

SQTTEFL - SQT TEFL training course (ACELS - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ) for State Qualified (or pending qualifications) Primary and Secondary teachers - 1 week full time courses- April and June 2018. - Employment opportunities in Ireland teaching Juniors available with this course.

Business English - Business English private lessons and closed group courses available throughout the year. Contact us for more details.

Foreign Languages - Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese. - Foreign Languages programme - €160. New term starts September 2018

IELTS - NEW IELTS morning or afternoon classes now booking - Start any Monday.
General English: Full time 8 months- General English course - €2400.

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is a family-run adult English language school, established in 1987. Our school is located in a beautiful, renovated 18th century mill overlooking the River Corrib in the centre of Galway City, the cultural capital of the West Coast of Ireland.

In this friendly and vibrant atmosphere, you will study English with our team of experienced senior teachers. We have a wide range of courses, including:

  • General English – Full-time & Part-time
  • Cambridge Examination Preparation (all levels)
  • TOEIC, TOEFL & IELTS Preparation
  • English for Business & Professional Use
  • English for Specialist Subjects
  • Part-time Courses
  • TEFL Teacher Training Courses

We can offer host family accommodation where you will live as a guest with an Irish family. Getting to know Irish culture and way of life will be an enriching part of your English language experience here in Galway.


Our school is accredited by many different organisations including MEI, ACELS (Irish Department of Education), Quality English, Cambridge Examinations, ALTO and Eaquals.

Quality is an important aspect to everything we do and as a member of Eaquals our Quality is assured. We strive to do our best and meet the standards of quality set by Eaquals (

EAQUALS – aims

  • To improve the experience of language learners by developing quality standards for the teaching of modern languages
  • To deliver accreditation against these standards for providers of language education
  • To develop practical resources, and offer training and support for those working in the field of modern languages

Eaquals – Values

  • To serve the interests of language learners worldwide
  • To promote all languages and cultures
  • To foster international cooperation and understanding
  • To encourage personal and professional development
  • To uphold openness and transparency
  • To support fair dealing and professional service


Following on from our 30th Birthday conference last year Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is going to hold another ELE conference event on 19 May 2018 at the Harbour Hotel Galway sponsored by National Geographic Learning. Time 09.30-15.30


  • John Hughes – ELT Author – National Geographic Learning

Make critical thinking an everyday part of your teacher toolkit

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author with over 30 titles including course books for students and methodology resources for teachers. His books for National Geographic Learning include Life, Spotlight on First, Practical Grammar, Success with BEC Vantage and Total Business. In his 25-year career, he has taught students from all over the world and has managed departments of Business English and Teacher Training and has lectured on ELT
materials writing and critical thinking at Oxford University


  • Thom Kiddle – Director Nile Training Norwich U.K.

Professional Development Through Student Progress

Thom is Director at Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) and has been a teacher, trainer and manager in Portugal, Australia, Thailand and Chile before returning to the UK. His professional interests are technology in learning, teaching and assessment, and teacher training.

  • Jo Watson – Eaquals Sponsored Speaker

Providing feedback and Correction techniques
Joanna (Jo) has been involved in English Language teaching since 1989. She has taught in Kuwait, the UK, Bahrain, Sharjah, Dubai, Oman and Switzerland.
Jo has worked as a part time teacher, a senior teacher, a Director of Studies, a centre manager, an Academic Manager, a teacher trainer (CELTA and DELTA OC), an IH Visitor, an EAQUALS inspector and Director EAQUALS Accreditation and Consultancy Services. Jo helped to develop EAQUALS online Inspector Training and is also involved in inspector training.
Since November 2012 Jo has been working a freelance consultant and teacher trainer and in April 2013 she was elected onto the EAQUALS Board as a trustee.


TEDtalks 3 x 15 minute sessions – Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre Staff

  • Ciara Ni Eochaidh – ELE Teacher- Reflective Teaching – Raising Awareness
  • Mairead O Connor – Teacher Trainer – Dealing with awkward classroom situations
  • Cathy Peck – Managing Director Zoogle Training – Using critical incident frameworks to respond to intercultural challenges in the classroom
 Coffee Break  sponsored by O Driscoll O Neill Insurance
 Lunch Break  sponsored by Zoogle Education – CPD at your fingertip
 Conference Main Sponsor  National Geographic Learning 

For more details and registration for the 2018 event please contact:

Patrick Creed

School Director

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre                                              

The Bridge Mills

Bridge Street

Galway H91 R1WF



30th Birthday Celebrations  2017

This free one day training event helped celebrate 30 years of teaching and training. Our event was a training workshop for teachers which linked to CPD development for in service teachers or those in training. The event was free for all to attend in Galway and included Lunch, coffee breaks etc. hosted at the Radisson Hotel in Galway. All talks were in plenary with feedback / self-reflection sessions following each talk.


Conference registration sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessment


  • Jo Gakonga – Teacher / Teacher Trainer -Cambridge English Language Assessment
  • Tim Goodier – Head of Academic Development -Eurocentres
  • Carole Robinson – Senior Trainer – Norwich Institute for Language Education
  • TEDtalks (Bridge Mills)- 3 x 15 minutes sessions Julie Cuttance Teacher trainer, Gary Gallagher Videographer, John Doherty Teacher – Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

Morning Coffee break sponsored by Study and Protect by O’Driscoll O’Neil

Transport discount for bus tickets booked to our event sponsored by GoBus. Log onto on to .


Phone: 00353 91 566468

Facilities Include:

  • Student Library
  • Student Common Room
  • Restaurant in building
  • Computer room with Free internet access
  • Free Wi fi in each classroom
  • Listening Lab
  • Free Social Activities
  • Coffee shop in building
  • Free Student Card with local discounts
Emergency Numbers: 00353 86 167 8503

Mission Statement:
Our goal is to be a leading language solutions provider and promote excellence in language education.We aim to provide the highest quality of language learning and to promote innovation and standard setting in language teaching, learning and teacher training.

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