Dublin

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.

Our partner school owns 2 buildings in the city centre of Dublin. The main centre is located in an impressive restored warehouse building from the 18th century. The second one is very close to the other, in a superb building of Georgian architecture style. The classrooms are bright, spacious and well-equipped.

Accreditations: ACELS

Affiliated with: MEI, ALTO

Awards: STM Star English Language School Europe 2014

School facilities include:

  • 25 classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboards (on the main site only)
  • IT room
  • Library
  • Study room
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi connection
  • Student cafe with hot drinks and snacks

Language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 15 (12 on average)
  • Timetable: classes are held in the morning and/or afternoon
  • Placement test: first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation at the end of your stay
  • Weekly evaluation of your progress

15 lessons per week

This programme focuses on the four main skills reading, writing, speaking and listening. Lessons are taught using a task-based method that focuses on communication in English. Suitable for any student who wants to improve their English in a less intensive way, allowing them more time to explore and enjoy Dublin. Lessons are being held in the mornings (9:00 to 12:15) or in the afternoons (13:30 to 16:40).

Language levels: beginners with some knowledge to advanced students

20 lessons per week

This course follows the standard programme adding 5 extra lessons per week. Lessons take place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:25 or in the afternoon from 12:25 to 16:40 (class times vary depending on the subjects chosen). Students can choose between different modules to complete the standard course: conversation, exam preparation or business. Choice depends on the level and availability.

Language levels: beginners with some knowledge to advanced students

25 lessons per week

This course follows the standard programme adding 10 extra lessons per week. Lessons take place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:25 (class times vary depending on the subjects chosen). Students can choose between different modules to complete the standard course: conversation, exam preparation or business. Choice depends on the level and availability. You’ll be able to choose once you arrive at school, and are offered in accordance with English level and availability.

Language levels: beginners with some knowledge to advanced students

30 lessons a week

In this programme, you’ll follow lessons between 09:00 – 12:15 and 13:30 – 16:40. You’ll make the most out of the stay as well as rapid progress while strengthening the four main skills reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Language levels: beginners with some knowledge to advanced students

20 lessons per week

Classes are focused on preparing students for the Cambridge exams between 09:00 – 13:20 each day. This allows to to concentrate solely on exam techniques to prepare intensively for the FCE or CAE exam.

Language level required: Upper intermediate – advanced (B2 for FCE and C1 for CAE)

20 lessons per week

This option includes 15 general English lessons and 5 IELTS preparation lessons. Classes are held from 09:00 to 13:25 or 12:25 to 16:40. It allows you to study the exam format and to practise by taking mock exams and practice materials.

Language level required: Upper intermediate – advanced (B2 – C1)

20 lessons per week

This option includes 15 general English lessons and 5 Business English lessons. Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:25 or in the afternoons from 12:25 to 16:40. This course helps students better communicate in English and develop written and spoken understanding while focusing on business English.

These classes are designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills for a specific reason (Judicial English, Medical English, Technical English etc.).

Complete beginners must take private lessons to obtain a basic level of English required to follow the general language programmes.

Private classes are usually held from 08:00 to 09:00, 12:25 to 13:25 and/or from 16:45 – 18:15.

As an IStudy International 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.

Possible activities may include:

  • Guided visit of the city
  • Free cultural excursions
  • Free cultural clubs (i.e. theatre, music, Irish culture etc.)
  • Visit to the Guinness Brewery, the Jameson distillery etc. (around €10)
  • Irish dancing night
  • Table Quiz
  • St. Valentine’s party
  • St Patrick’s party
  • Day outings to Wicklow, Kilkenny, Belfast, The Giant’s Causeway, Connemara or the Cliffs of Moher (between €25 and €30)

Shared room with a student of a different nationality, shared bathroom & half board.

Distance from school: between 30 and 45 minutes by public transport

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided (towels are not)
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day
  • WiFi connection available (in most cases)

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Full board
  • Extra night

Features:

  • Minimum : 2 weeks
  • Single room
  • Toilets and bathrooms in each room
  • Living and kitchen area shared with 4 – 7 students
  • Self-catering
  • Distance from school: between 8 and 15 min on foot
  • Location: Phibsborough Road, 15 to 20 min on foot from the city centre
  • Deposit to be paid on arrival (please see ‘Dates & Prices’ tab), reimbursable by the school at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has been found.

Facilities/Services:

  • Cinema room
  • Games room
  • Study areas
  • Free gym
  • Coin laundry available
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen provided
  • Living room and kitchen will be checked and cleaned once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms and bathrooms clean for the rest of the time.

Practical information:

  • Due to the large number of requests for these apartments, we would encourage you to contact us to know about availability.
  • It is not possible to book an extra night.

Travel

Arrival day: Saturday or Sunday with a host family & Sunday in a residence (after 14:00 in a residence)

Departure day: Saturday or Sunday with a host family & Sunday in a residence (after 11:00 in a residence)

Important: the session lasts for a duration of 7 nights and 8 days (so either Saturday – Saturday or Sunday – Sunday).

Arrival airport:

  • Airport: Dublin International Airport

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

Please note: 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).

Visa Information

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

Beginning 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.

Public holidays (no lessons will be given on these dates, nor will they be made up later; no compensation will be granted): 01/01, 17/03, 10/04, 12/04, 13/04, 04/05, 01/06, 03/08, 26/10

Christmas holidays : 21/12/20 – 01/01/21

Prices 2020

All taxes and registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Family lessons & accommodation, shared room, half board
Duration15L afternoon15L morning20L * afternoon20L * morning
1 week 480 520 530 580
2 weeks 840 915 940 1.035
3 weeks 1.170 1.280 1.315 1.460
4 weeks 1.490 1.635 1.685 1.875
6 weeks 2.130 2.350 2.420 2.710
8 weeks 2.810 3.100 3.195 3.580
12 weeks 4.170 4.605 4.750 5.325
16 weeks 5.295 5.825 5.965 6.625
18 weeks 5.940 6.890 6.545 7.840
20 weeks 6.585 7.245 7.425 8.245
24 weeks 7.880 8.670 8.885 9.870
32 weeks 10.465 11.520 11.805 13.120
36 weeks 11.755 12.945 13.265 14.745
Additional week 325 360 365 410
Family lessons & accommodation, shared room, half board
Duration25L30L
1 week 640 660
2 weeks 1.155 1.200
3 weeks 1.640 1.710
4 weeks 2.115 2.210
6 weeks 3.070 3.210
8 weeks 4.060 4.250
12 weeks 6.045 6.330
16 weeks 7.585 7.820
18 weeks 8.980 9.270
20 weeks 9.445 9.750
24 weeks 11.310 11.685
32 weeks 15.040 15.550
36 weeks 16.905 17.480
Additional week 470 485
Course supplements - per week
Private session 75
15L morning 45
20L morning 55
Accommodation supplements - per week
Single room, family 25
Full board, family 30
Residence, single room, no meals 130
Extra night with a host family 35
High season (28/06 - 27/09) 40
Refundable security deposit (to be paid on site) 200
Transfer from Dublin airport (compulsory for under 18s)
To go 85
Round trip 135

*20L: General English or options (exam preparation, Business English, etc.)

Prices include:

  • Chosen programme
  • Homestay accommodation in a shared room with half board
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Dublin
  • Airport transfers (compulsory for minors)
  • Optional extras
  • Local transportation
  • Deposit, if applicable (to be paid on site)
  • Exam fees, if applicable (Cambridge & IELTS)
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance