Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is a unique and vibrant city with a warm, friendly, lively and welcoming atmosphere.

Dublin also has a major cultural scene, with numerous theatres, its literary tradition (James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, etc), and its music. Wander round the Irish National Museum or the Irish National Gallery to soak up the rich artistic heritage of Ireland’s past, visit the famous Trinity College, spend a good time in a one of the numerous traditional pubs or discover the beautiful typical villages along the seaside. There is always something to occupy yourself with.

Our partner school, EC is located on the banks of the Grand Canal, only 20 minutes on foot away from Dublin’s main attractions and is easily accessible by public transport.

EC Dublin is accredited by: ACELS, DIT, MEI

School facilities include:

  • 4 Smart-TV-equipped classrooms
  • Library
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge
  • IT suite with 8 Internet connected computers
  • Café next door
  • Free Wifi

EC welcomes you with their orange carpet

  • Before your arrival: access to the online platform of EC to prepare for your stay
  • A warm welcome upon your arrival at the airport of station
  • A warm welcome in the residence or in your host family
  • A welcome activity on Sunday to meet the other students
  • On the first day of course: a VIP reception at the school
  • A presentation of all members of the EC team

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Class size: Average 12 students (maximum 15)
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons
  • Course duration: 1 to 23 weeks
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Open access to the online EC platform up to 12 weeks after your stay
  • Regular progress tests (oral test every week, written test every 6 weeks)
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

20 lessons per week

4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as EC trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below):

  • Write Now
  • Media Studies
  • The Language of Music
  • Film Studies
  • Global Citizenship
  • Comparative Culture & Communication
  • Basic English Writing
  • Academic Techniques in Practice (writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations)
  • Get Talking
  • And many more!

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning. Students enrolled in this course visit a number of fascinating locations, from stunning museums and inspiring galleries to successful local businesses and charming neighbourhoods all over the city.

Themed lessons include:

  • Business English – Tours of Local Businesses
  • Describing Art & Culture – Museum Tours
  • Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits
  • The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

EC’s English for Work course will allow you to improve your English fluency and empower you with the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with a variety of business issues. Every week you will take 30 lessons: 20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of Business English.

Business Skills:

  • Expressing personal opinions
  • Making suggestions
  • Presenting case studies
  • Problem solving

Business Focus – 10 tailored lessons :

  • Negotiating contracts
  • Management and HR
  • Branding and promotional strategies
  • Project management
  • Business ethics and CSR

Specific business techniques such as business English on the phone and interview skills are also covered.

Language level: Lower Intermediate to Advanced

As an EC student, you will enjoy a calendar of various social and leisurely activities in the afternoons/evenings every week. These activities are optional and some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change and vary depending on the time of year. Activity planning can be viewed on the online EC platform.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Welcome Event
  • Dublin Castle, Guinness Story House, museum outings
  • Pub outings
  • Excursions to Galway & Connemara, Cork, Belfast…

Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast included

Travel time to school: 15-50 minutes by public transport

Optional extras:

  • Half board
  • Private bathroom

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day


  • 200-room residence
  • Single room
  • Private bathroom
  • Self catering
  • Travel time to school: 30 minutes on foot or approx. 20-30 minutes by bus (direct connection)
  • Location: Church Street, near the modern, trendy Smithfield district

Services and facilities available

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Free WiFi access
  • TV and telephone in each room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Multimedia room
  • Common room
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities (for a fee)
  • 24 hour security
  • Lift


Arrivals: Saturday

Departures: Saturday

  • Arrival airports:
  • Dublin (DUB)

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Dates & Prices 2021

Dates 2021

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded):  01/01, 17/03, 02/04, 05/04, 03/05, 07/06, 02/08, 25/10, 25/12

Prices 2021

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.3
Course - Homestay accommodation, single room, breakfast
Duration20 lessons30 lessons
1 week 630 680
2 weeks 1.165 1.265
3 weeks 1.705 1.855
4 weeks 2.240 2.440
6 weeks 3.315 3.615
8 weeks 5.465 5.965
12 weeks 6.360 6.960
16 weeks 8.450 9.250
18 weeks 9.495 10.395
20 weeks 10.540 11.540
24 weeks 11.070 11.790
32 weeks 14.730 15.690
36 weeks 16.560 17.640
Extra week 460 490
High season supplement (course)
14/06 - 10/09Per week
Lessons from 1 to 12 week (s) only 20
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Host family - single room, 1/2 board 15
Host family - single room, private bathroom, breakfast 25
LIV Residence - single room, no meals 110
Special diet 45
High season accommodation supplements (12/06 - 11/09) (per week)
Host family accommodation, single room, breakfast 20
Host family accommodation, single room, half board 20
LIV Residence - single room, no meals 20
[/ HR] Transfers - Price per traject
Dublin 80

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • Course materials
  • Limitless WiFi access
  • Activities and language workshops
  • Welcome activity
  • Access to the EC e-learning platform up to 12 weeks after the course
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to Dublin
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals not included in your chosen accommodation
  • Activities and outings organised by the school
  • Optional insurance