Learn English in Ireland

Dublin IrelandDublin in Ireland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for learning English abroad. The so-called `Emerald Isle` is world renowned for its gently rolling hills, green plains and forests, its many small lakes and the breath taking rocky coastline. There is something here for both nature lovers and those who enjoy culture.

Giant's Causeway or the impressive old town of Dublin, the home of the world famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde, are just two of the many culturally interesting places that you can visit on your language study trip.

Dublin has a large number of cultural monuments to visit and a great deal more to offer to language course participants, perhaps offering more than the cultural city of Cork and the university town of Galway. Dublin is well known for its lively music scene, and you shouldn´t miss out on a visit to one of the many pubs or `Whiskey Distilleries`.

Studying English in Ireland has one more important advantage over language courses in England - they are a lot cheaper. The open, uncomplicated and friendly nature of the Irish people makes a trip to this country a unique experience. During your visit to our quality language school in Ireland, our expertise will allow you to achieve your main goal which is to learn English.  

We hope we have convinced you that learning English in this beautiful country of rugby, football, Guinness and pop music, to learn a foreign language, is very attractive.

Our School Location

You can find our language school in the centre of Dublin: 

Ireland`s capital city of Dublin has an international airport which is located about 12 km north of the city centre. Dublin Airport is used by many airlines (such as: KLM, British Airways, BMI) and has direct flights from all over the world. In particular, the Irish airline "Aer Lingus" often provides cheap flights to the capital. Furthermore Ryan Air flies to Dublin from various airports.

When you arrive in Dublin, it is best to get to your accommodation by taxi. We are happy to organise a taxi transfer for you, however it is a little cheaper to take a taxi from the airport yourself.

The public transport network now includes an underground. There are also yellow double-decker buses which are quite cheap. Several other bus companies, such as Dublin Bus (www.dublinbus.ie), provide direct links between Dublin airport and the centre. Lines 16A, 41, 41A, 41B and 41C, 46 X, 58 X, 746, 747, 748 operate between 6.30am and - 11.30pm at to 20-minute intervals and the journey takes about 40 minutes. The Airlink Express Bus numbers 747 and 748 run at 10-minute intervals from the airport to the main bus station in Store Street, and Connolly and Heuston railway stations which are the two largest train stations in Dublin (the journey time is approximately 25 minutes).

For long term courses, you can purchase a Travel Card at a reduced price on the first day of your course.

School Facilities

Our international language school in Dublin was founded in 1977 and is one of the earliest established schools in the city. The school is accredited by the Irish Ministry of Education as a school for the teaching of English as a foreign language and is open all year round. 


The school is housed in Ireland's capital city in an elegant Georgian building on Lower Leeson Street near St. Stephen's Green. The main shopping street (Grafton Street), the National Art Gallery, Trinity College, the National Library and other museums are within a few minutes' walking distance. 

At the school, there are computers available for your use. You can also borrow books and audio-visual materials from the well-equipped school. To enrich your language learning with insights into Irish culture and traditions, the school organizes a variety of excursions and activities, e.g. a visit to a whiskey distillery or a tour of Trinity College, the most prestigious university in the country! 
Our language school in Dublin offers courses for all skill levels. To place you into the right course, you'll take a written and oral placement test on your first day at the school.

Our school in Dublin places great emphasis on the quality of teaching—a qualified team of teachers will help you learn English in a warm, but professional atmosphere. The team is ready to help you not only with course-related questions, but with other advice to make the most of your stay! 

 

School Accreditation

Our partner language school in Dublin is the only school in Dublin to have accreditation from `Quality English` (an association of excellent family-run English language schools). The `Quality English` association only accepts independent, highly reputable English language schools and regularly checks the satisfaction of the participants. The association regularly visits the schools and checks the feedback from agents and corporate clients to make sure the standards are always kept high.

Our language school in Dublin is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science in Ireland through ACELS (Advisory Council for English Language Schools) as a language school for the teaching of English as a foreign language. ACELS has existed since 1969 and is part of the Ministry with the task of monitoring the standards of English language schools and ensuring quality.

The school is a member of the Association of MEI-RELSA (Marketing English in Ireland - Recognised English Language School Association). RELSA was founded in 1969 as a trade association for language schools in Ireland. MEI was introduced in 1993 as a marketing cooperative for English language schools. After the merger of the two separate organisations to MEI RELSA, the association represents a large number of high-quality English language schools in Ireland. One of the main functions of the association is to maintain the quality and standards of the schools.

Student Reviews

Language Courses

All course fees include: Courses as described below, placement test and course certificate, course materials (course book with EUR 30,- deposit), information, free Internet access, computer room and library.

Course Prices (in Euro)

All course fees include: courses as described, placement test and course certificate, course materials (course book - €30 deposit), information, activities programme (excluding entry and transfer prices), free Internet access (including WLAN), free access to the computer room, library, student cinema, games room and summer garden.
Save: The longer the duration of course, the cheaper the price per week!

Early bird discount: If you book by 30.04.2017, you will get 5% off the course price (except July and August 2017)

Courses begin every Monday1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk6 Wk8 Wk12 Wk24 Wk
Standard course (20 lessons)2204406608401,2451,6002,2204,400
Semi Intensive course (26 lessons)2605207801,0001,4851,9202,7005,400
Intensive 'Crash' course (30 lessons)3006009001,1401,7102,2803,4206,840
Business English (20 lessons + 10 hours)6901,3802,0702,6403,9455,2007,60015,200
Combined course (20 lessons + 6 hours)4509001,3501,7502,6253,5005,25010,500
50 + programme (20 lessons) *-735------
Teacher Training (20 lessons) *-990------
Private courses (20 lessons)9001,8002,7003,4805,2206,96010,440 -
Private courses (30 lessons)1,3502,7004,0505,2207,83010,44015,660 -
Additional tuition (6 lessons)2825648461,0781,6172,1563,2346,480
Additional tuition (10 lessons)4709401,4101,8002,7003,6005,40010,800
Cambridge exam course (20 lessons) **2204406608401,2451,6002,200-

Lesson: 50 minutes each - hour: 55 minutes each, *The 50+ programme and the Teacher Training course will take place on specific dates.  ** The Cambridge exam fee is not included in the price and depends on the exam.

Course Dates and Info

You should consider the following dates when planning your study trip to Ireland in 2016:

General English language courses, Business courses start dates 2017: Start any Monday

Absolute Beginner start dates 2017: On request

50+ Programme language courses date 2017: On request

Teacher Training course dates 2017 (two weeks): 10.04.2017, 14.08.2017, 02.10.2017, 16.10.2017

Holidays in Dublin (weekdays) 2017: 17 March, 14 April, 17 April, 01 May, 05 June, 07 August, 30 October. The winter holiday will run from 25 December until 05 January 2017.

Accommodation

To make your language course in Ireland a great success, choosing the right accommodation is just as crucial as choosing your language course! Our language school in Dublin offers a variety of different types of accommodation and there's sure to be the perfect accommodation for you here.

Staying with a host family is a very popular option among our students. Here you have the opportunity to apply what you learn in school immediately and gain insight into the everyday life of a Dublin family. If you place more value on your independence, then the halls of residence are a suitable option for you. In the summer months, staying in shared apartments at a university college is also possible. Here you can choose from a single or double room with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

If you want even more independence, we can of course arrange accommodation in nearby guest houses and hotels for you.

Apartment

Shared apartments are very popular with our students. These are fairly typical of their sort, where you stay in a single room and the kitchen, bathroom and common room is shared with the other residents. There is also the option of booking a private bathroom. Generally, each apartment has 3-4 bedrooms and bed linen is provided.

Some of the apartments are in the student halls of residence at the university and you can use the catering and sports facilities available on the campus. The residence is in a good location for bus routes, and you can reach the school in about 15 minutes away. Accommodation in a shared apartment in Ireland is ideal if you want to be independent but also to have the chance to make contact with students of a similar age! Our language school has apartments in the university halls of residence in the summer months from June to August.

Host Family

Host family accommodation is very popular with our students. All our host families are carefully selected and regularly visited by the school.  You are treated like a member of the family in the host families and have the opportunity to take part in the daily life of the family and to gain valuable insight into Irish culture and the way of life.

The host family provides you with a single room. We mix the nationalities staying in each homestay, unless specially requested, so that the participants do not speak the same language as each other.

Our host families live in the best residential areas of Dublin: Stillorgan, Kilmacud, Dundrum, Rathfarnham, Goatstown, Foxrock and Leopardstown. All the homestay accommodation is situated close to a direct bus route which will take you to the school and city centre without changing bus. You can buy special student tickets for the buses in the school (for long term stays). In the rush hour it takes a maximum of about 40 minutes to get to the school.

When you book your homestay in Ireland you can choose between bed and breakfast, half board or full board accommodation. If you would you like to be as independent as possible, you can reserve accommodation without any meals. You can use the family kitchen to prepare your own light meals, but this option is only available on request.

Residence

The residences are located in the heart of Ireland's capital city, Dublin and are fully equipped with modern facilities. This accommodation is available throughout the year. We recommend our residence for students up to the age of about 25.  Some of the single and double rooms have a private bathroom. The double rooms are not equipped with a double bed but have two single beds. The students share a kitchen and lounge area when they stay in these self-catering residences.

If you want to take your laptop, you can use the broadband Internet access free of charge. The bed linen is provided, but towels are not supplied. This is an ideal location because the famous Grafton Street shopping street is only 10 minutes away on foot and you can walk to the school in about 15 to 20 minutes.

Please contact us if you would like to stay in a double room - we're here to help.

Guest House/ B&B

Guest House - Leeson Bridge House

The guest house, Leeson Bridge House, is located in Upper Lesson Street, just a few minutes` walk from the centre of Dublin. It is in a historic Georgian building which has recently been completely renovated. 

All the rooms have a private bathroom, telephone, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, iron / ironing board and hairdryer. You can book either a single or double room and exclusive rooms with a private Jacuzzi and private sauna are also available. 

You can walk to the centre of Dublin and to various places of interest from Leeson Bridge House within a few minutes. Concert and exhibition halls, theatres, pubs, restaurants and shopping are just minutes away on foot.

The language school is located so close that you can walk there in 2 minutes.

Please contact us to find prices to help you to plan your trip to Ireland.  

Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)

Standard course (6 lessons) + Accommodation (FB) per person
1 Wk (7 nights)2 Wk (14 nights)3 Wk (21 nights)4 Wk (28 nights)
Homestay (BB)*
180335490645
Homestay (HB)210395580765
Homestay (FB)225425625825
Shared Apartment (self-catering)**249473697921
Shared apartment en-suite (self-catering)**
2775297811,033
Residence (double room, self-catering)263501739977
Residence (single, en-suite, self-catering)263501739977
     
Leeson Bridge House per person1 Wk (7 nights)2 Wk (14 nights)3 Wk (21 nights)4 Wk (28 nights)
En-suite (BB) (double)8651,7052,5453,385
En-suite (BB) (single room)7181,4112,1042,797

HB: Half Board  - FB: Full board - BB: Bed and breakfast, *not possible in July and August **only possible in the period from 29 May to 20 August

School Activities

During your language trip to Dublin you will not only be able to improve your English language skills, but also have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the culture and traditions of the country!   


The green island of Ireland, with its stunning scenery, fascinating history, and pulsating cities provide a great deal of attractions for interesting excursions.  

Our language school in Dublin organises a variety of extracurricular activities and excursions for the students on a regular basis in the afternoons, evenings and at the weekends too. For example, you can visit the famous Guinness Brewery, watch a Greyhound race or visit Trinity College, the most prestigious university in the country. It is always worth visiting the "Old James" whiskey distillery, where you can learn about the history of Irish whiskey, watch how whiskey is distilled and then go to the Jameson Bar for a whiskey tasting!   

The full-day excursions at the weekends are very popular and you can visit the impressive ruins of Glendalough Monastery or hike through the varied landscape of the Wicklow Mountains. When you come to Ireland, you should not miss seeing the cliffs. Perhaps the most remarkable cliffs are the "Cliffs of Moher", which are among the highest cliffs in Europe. Every week there are different activities and excursions so that there is something of interest for everybody. You are always accompanied by either a teacher from the school or a trained guide. We would like to point out that the school's activities are for a fixed number of participants.