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Galway & Dublin
National University

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential
Start dates 2/7, 3/7, 9/7, 17/7, 18/7, 30/7, 31/7

The National University of Ireland, simply known as NUI, has ancient origins dating back to 1845. It has gained and maintained recognition as a Pioneer University in the field of research and education. Just a seven-minute walk from Galway city centre, this is the riverside city campus everyone is looking for. Students stay inside the Corrib Village in rooms with ensuite facilities. A modern campus full of Irish magic said to be due to the river which flows nearby, this truly is an Irish experience. NUI has a fantastic sports hall with a 25-metre six-lane  swimming pool, basketball court that can accommodate up to 600 people, a gym, an outdoor athletics track which also includes a full hockey field. There are also 16 restaurants and coffee shops on campus and a beautiful lecture theatre which is the hub of our social activities and lively social programme.


• Full board en-suite accommodation in single/twin rooms

Top Nationalities

• Italy
• Russia
• France
• Spain
• Ukraine
• Portugal

  • 1 Full-day Excursion
  • 4 Half-day Excursions
  • 3 Entrances
  • 3 Days MiniBreak
  • Irish Experience: Leprechaun Experience
  • 40 English lessons: 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

Top Plus Programme

  1. MLA MiniBreak to Dublin: Three days/two nights in university residence, standard half board accommodation
  2. MLA Irish Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • Leprechaun Experience
  3. MLA Combo Meal:
    • One Irish Breakfast
    • Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions and MiniBreak
  4. One full-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Aran Islands (admission included) with Cliffs of Moher
  5. Two half-day excursions to Galway and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour
    • Galway Museum
  6. One half-day excursion to Galway by public transportation and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Galway Atlantaquaria (admission included)
  7. One half-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Dunguaire Castle (admission included)
  8. Sport and leisure activities:
    • Support of mother tongue staff

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme

Our traditional MLA Top and Top Plus formula offers a comprehensive two week programme. Let our experienced operations teams in the UK or USA design an extended programme at one of our centres from three to six weeks in length customized for your group.