COVID 19- School CLOSED 6pm 12.03.2020- 07.09.2020 – Current enrolled students please note your course is now online in place of your face to face classes. Please contact us for more details if you need login access or any help.
We are reopening for Face to Face lessons from Monday 07 September 2020.
Contact us for support during this time by Email – email@example.com- Phone 00353 (0) 83 345 4142- After Hours 00353 (0) 86 1678503
We are open for business and teaching online:
While Corona 19 might keep our office closed we are teaching live lessons online everyday Monday to Friday. We also offer self study programmes free with all live lesson registration. Would you like a lesson? Email or call us to register!
€65 for 8.5 hours lessons per week or €80 for 15 hours lessons per week – email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a social programme to all our students and we have adapted it to our new circumstances – Contact us for a detailed programme – All welcome
|Date||Activity||What to do?|
|Exercise Day||Follow the set of exercises we give you and keep your body as healthy as possible! Let us see how you are doing by posting a video of you exercising!
|Tuesday|| Game’s Day
||Let’s all get together and play online of course. Challenge your friends to a match and decide once and for all who is the Quiz Master. Contact us for more!|
|Wednesday||TV Party||It is time to enjoy nature again and watch a programme together. Get the popcorn ready and let us know your thoughts on our WhatsApp group!|
|Reading Day||Come join our book club. Let us know your thoughts through our FB Messenger.|
|Take a virtual museum tour with us each week. We hope you enjoy it. Happy weekend!|
04 August 2020
We are reopening for Face to Face classes on Monday 07 September – All students must wear face coverings.
17 July 2020
Further Temporary Extension of Immigration Permissions
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee TD, has announced that immigration permissions, due to expire between 20 July and 20 August 2020, will be automatically extended for one month.
This includes people in Ireland on short stay visas and those whose permissions have already been extended by the previous notices issued on 20 March and 13 May 2020.
For international English Language Students, the extension means that they may continue to work if they wish, but must also re-enroll in an on-line course of study to adhere to the conditions of their permission. Failure to re-enroll in a course of study may result in a subsequent application to register being refused.
03 July 2020:
The Department of Justice have asked us to remind ILEP students, who have re-enrolled on courses with us, that they are obliged to re-register with GNIB.
See further INIS updates here – http://www.inis.gov.ie/
20 April 2020 Update from Department of Justice and Equality:
Where a college is physically closed and no courses are being provided, then students will be considered to have met their attendance requirement during the college closure. This is a pragmatic move to ensure no student is unfairly penalised for non-attendance outside their control. However, where a college is providing courses online, then students are expected to complete same.
Students who hold Stamp 2 permissions and who attend colleges which have physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may in these exceptional circumstances, work 40 hours a week. This is conditional on the student completing their course online if this service is provided by their college and represents a short term and temporary measure.
If a student does not complete an online English Language Programme, where provided by the college concerned, and has worked more than 20 hours a week during the time the college is physically closed, then they will have breached the conditions of their permission to remain and risk being refused a renewal of that permission.
22 March, 2020 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills for students in the English language education sector
The Covid-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and the welfare of all students is a priority for the Department of Education and Skills. This is especially the case for those students from overseas who have travelled to Ireland to study English and who may be particularly vulnerable at this time.
The Department is actively engaging with key stakeholders to ensure that issues of primary concern to these students are addressed as a priority. It has established a new Covid-19 Working Group for the English language education sector, including representatives of relevant Government Departments and representatives of both students and English language education providers.
The Department has issued guidance for all students in this sector, which is available here. This guidance is available in multiple languages (see below) and distributed through the English language providers to their students using relevant channels.
This information sheet provides guidance for these students on:
- Health advice about Covid-19
- Immigration Status
- Information for Employees and the Self Employed
The purpose of the guidance is to ensure that students in this sector are aware of all of the important messages and understand the trusted sources of information.
The Department of Justice and Equality has recently confirmed that everybody with immigration permissions which expire between 20 March 2020 and 20 May 2020 are automatically renewed for a period of 2 months. This renewal is on the same basis as existing permissions and the same conditions will continue to apply.
Many international students have immigration permissions that are dependent on their attendance at language school. Where an English language education provider has closed due to Government advice regarding Covid-19, all international students will be considered to have met their attendance requirement for the shutdown period. All other rules will remain in place and students will be required to renew their registrations as usual.
Information for Employees and the Self Employed
Students who have lost their job as a result of the current pandemic, are eligible to apply for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, which is administered by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The quickest way to apply is online via MyWelfare.ie.
The Covid-19 Working Group for the English language education sector will continue to meet on an ongoing basis to provide further support to students and providers in this sector.
12 March, 2020 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills
An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them.
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 (https://www.eaquals.org)
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