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.

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)

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 program and visa procedures, do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.

Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

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):

22/12/19-05/01/20, 17/03, 13/04, 04/05, 01/06, 03/08, 26/10, 21/12/20-03/01/2021

Beginning of the exam preparation courses:

  • CFF: 13.01.20 (9 weeks) and 16.03, 21.09 (12 weeks)
  • IELTS : 13/01, 24/02, 06/03 29/06, 10/08

Prices 2020

All taxes and registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Course & accommodation (shared room, half board with family or no meals in residence)
DurationStandard course (20H)Intensive course (26H)
1 week 590 650
2 weeks 990 1.110
3 weeks 1.365 1.545
4 weeks 1.765 2.005
6 weeks 2.475 2.835
8 weeks 3.175 3.655
12 weeks 4.470 5.190
16 weeks 5.805 6.745
18 weeks 6.395 7.475
20 weeks 7.065 8.265
24 weeks 8.325 9.740
32 weeks 10.815 12.735
36 weeks 12.030 14.190
Additional week 330 390
Preparation for exams & accommodation in a double room (family, half board or shared apartment, no meals)
IELTS (6 weeks) 2.890
FCE (9 weeks) 3.595
CAE (9 weeks) 3.595
FCE / CAE (12 weeks) 4.600
Supplements - per week
Single room - Host family 40
Single room - Shared apartment 35
Special diet 30
Refundable security deposit (to be paid on site) 50
Private lessons (per lesson) 50
High season accommodation 31 / 05-29 / 08
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)