Bray is a resort town located on the shore of the Irish sea. Only 35 minutes by train from Dublin, visitors can enjoy the calmness of the seaside as well as the capital’s dynamism. It is host to various festivals and activities all over the year, which makes it a perfect and attractive town to study in.

Our partner is located on the seafront and offers a breathtaking view from the classrooms!

ATC Bray is accredited by ALTO, ACELS, MEI, Quality English, EAQUALS.

School facilities include:

  • 23 bright and spacious classrooms
  • Computer room with Internet access
  • WiFi access everywhere in the school
  • Study area
  • Library
  • Private garden
  • Cafeteria
  • E-learning platform access (from 1 month before the start of the course and until 3 months after the end)

The school is accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

When arriving in Ireland, a 14 days quarantine will be required.

Don’t worry, you won’t miss any courses! During those two weeks, you will be able to follow 20 hours of lessons online with your teacher and other students of the same level as you.

Just remember to bring a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone equipped with a microphone and a camera.

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: 15 students maximum (10-12 on average)
  • Schedule: morning lessons and afternoon language workshops (free and optional)
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Free access to school e-learning platform
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

20 lessons per week

This programme focuses on the four main skills reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as grammar and vocabulary. The main purpose of the course is to develop your ability to communicate efficiently in English. Classes are held in the mornings from Monday to Friday.

Language level: beginner to advanced

26 lessons per week

This is the most intensive course. In addition to the 20 standard lessons, you have the opportunity to add 6 extra lessons whose emphasis will be on oral and fluent practice. Classes are held in the mornings and the afternoons from Monday to Friday.

Language level: beginner to advanced

Students can choose to study and prepare for the main English exams in order to validate officially their language level. Sessions are held on a 6 or 9-week basis (see Dates and Prices tab) and are organized the following way: 20 lessons per week focused on exam training of your choice.

Language level : intermediate (B1)

10 or 20 hours of English lessons online with your teacher and other students of the same level as you.

Those courses can be taken before your departure, during a quarantine period when required, when you return to keep progressing or at any time which suits you best.

Language level: all levels

Shared room, shared bathroom, half board.

Distance from the school: accessible on foot.

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week (for long stays)

Optional extras :

  • Single room
  • Special diet (vegan, etc)

Shared room, self-catering

Distance from the school: 700 metres

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided (towels are not)
  • Coin laundry in the residential complex
  • Shared kitchen
  • Common room


  • Shared flats (of 2 or 3 chambres)
  • Single or shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self-catering
  • Close to the school

Services and facilities available:

  • Shared equipped kitchen
  • Common living-room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels not provided

Twin rooms are available for 2 students travelling together.

Please bring your own bed linen and towels with you.


Arrivals: Sunday
Departures: Saturday

Arrival airport:

  • Airport: Dublin International Airport

Transfers available on request (fees apply, please see ‘Dates & Prices’ tab).

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (around 4 days after payment has been made).


Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information, please consult our page Visa Information.

For further information on this programme and visa procedures, do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.

Dates & Prices 2021

Dates 2021

Start of the sessions : The majority of courses start every Monday, throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, classes start on Tuesday.

Holidays and vacations (no classes will be held on these dates or made up at a later date; no compensation will be given): 04/01/2021, 17/03, 05/04, 03/05, 07/06, 02/08, 25/10, 20/12 – 03/01/2022

Beginning of the exam preparation courses:

  • CFF: 11/01/21 (9 weeks) and 16/03 (9 weeks), 20/09 (12 weeks)
  • IELTS : 11/01, 22/02, 06/04, 17/05, 28/06, 09/08, 20/09, 01/11

Prices 2021

All taxes and registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Course & accommodation (half board with family or no meals in residence & appartment)
DurationStandard course (20H)Intensive course (26H)
1 week 745 835
2 weeks 1.265 1.445
3 weeks 1.760 2.030
4 weeks 2.280 2.640
6 weeks 3.205 3.745
8 weeks 4.210 4.930
12 weeks 5.970 7.050
16 weeks 7.615 9.055
18 weeks 8.500 10.120
20 weeks 9.420 11.220
24 weeks 11.260 13.420
32 weeks 11.205 13.505
36 weeks
Additional week 60
Preparation for exams & accommodation in a double room (family, half board or shared apartment, no meals)#REF!#REF!
IELTS (6 weeks) 30#REF!
FCE (9 weeks)#REF!
CAE (9 weeks) 120#REF!
FCE / CAE (12 weeks)#REF!
Supplements - per week
Single room - Host family#REF!
Single room - Shared apartment
Special diet
Refundable security deposit (to be paid on site)#REF!
Private lessons (per lesson)#REF!
Airport transfer - accommodation (compulsory for children under 18)
Dublin International Airport (one way) 95

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel from/to Bray and airport transfers
  • Local transportation
  • Exam fees (if applicable)