As the capital city of one of the most dynamic members of the EU, Dublin offers an exciting and enriching backdrop in which to improve your English. The Irish National Museum and the Irish National Gallery offer fascinating glimpses into the long history of the island from the Bronze Age through the Celts, up to modern times, and the world famous illuminated medieval Book of Kells can be viewed at Trinity College.

Dublin is also a wonderful base from which to discover the rest of Ireland, as almost all the roads and railways in the country lead to this central hub.

Dublin also has a large cultural scene, with numerous theatres, its literary tradition (James Joyce, Oscar Wilde etc) and music. There are plenty of entertainment venues, like the Temple Bar district which is home to many of the famous pubs and restaurants.

Freestyle programme

This Freestyle programme is specially tailored for youngsters aged 16 to 19 who wish to improve their English and are looking for more independence than a typical junior programme. As a matter of fact, they can take part in an activity programme specifically adapted to their age but can also enjoy free time to explore Dublin with their new school friends of different nationalities. They can also go on optional excursions upon weekends.

Our partner school is located on the banks of the Grand Canal, only a 15 minutes walk away from Dublin’s main attractions and is easily accessible by public transport.

Accreditations: ALTO

School facilities include:

  • 11 classrooms
  • Computer area
  • Free WiFi
  • Café
  • Small front garden

English lessons

15 English lessons per week

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: maximum 15 students
  • Schedule: morning lessons from 9:00 to 12:15
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • CELTA-qualified native teachers, teaching English as foreign language

Activities & Excursions

Examples of activities – per week:

  • 3 half day visits: walking tour of Dublin, Archaelogy Museum, Guiness Factory, Village de Howth, Kilmainham Gaol…
  • 1 evening activity: Irish Music night, Irish Dancing, Living Comedy…

Optional excursions (at extra cost) upon weekends: Belfast & Titanic Museum, The Giant’s Causeway, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher… (see ‘Dates & Prices tab’ for excursion fees).

Sample of weekly timetable

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Homestay (Irish host family)

Shared room, half board

Distance from the school: about 40 minutes maximum by public transport

Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

  • Arrival airport: Dublin International

Airport transfer will be subject to an extra cost for arrivals between 22:00 and 7:00 and for departures between 4:00 and 9:00 (see Dates & Prices tab).

Travel documents

  • Valid ID card or passport

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information about this, see our page Visa Information.

Don’t hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you need any additional information.

Dates & Prices 2020 – 2021

Dates 2020

This programme is available from June 29 to August 15. Arrival and departure are either from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons, activities & accommodation with family - Shared room, half board
1 week 595
2 weeks 1.095
Three weeks 1.475
4 weeks 1.875
Optional excursions
Belfast City & Titanic museum 45
The Giants Causeway 45
Galway tour 45
The Cliffs of Moher 40
Transfer supplements
Arrival between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. 25
Departure between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. 25

Prices include:

  • English lessons
  • Activities as described
  • Supervision during activities
  • Accommodation in an Irish host family (Half-board)
  • Local transportation pass
  • Transfers from/to Dublin Airport

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Dublin
  • Optional insurances