English courses in Dublin

Dublin is a lively capital city that has managed to preserve the warm and traditionally festive atmosphere that is so characteristic of Ireland. Its relatively small size makes it an ideal destination for young people. Dublin is also a major cultural centre, with its many theatres, its literary tradition (James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, etc.) and its music. There’s no shortage of entertainment venues!


  • A lively, friendly capital
  • A major cultural scene
  • The school has 2 buildings, one located 2 steps from Temple Bar and the famous shopping street Grafton Street and the other on the Grand Canal, a lively and trendy area of the Irish capital, 15 minutes’ walk from Trinity College
  • Language and cultural clubs organised within the school

Language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: maximum 15 students
  • Schedule: morning or afternoon lessons
  • Course duration: 1 to 25 weeks
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their mother tongue to foreigners
  • Teaching materials adapted to new technologies

15 hours general English per week

This programme will enable you to improve the 4 fundamental skills of written and oral expression, listening comprehension and reading. You will also develop your ability to use practical English in everyday life.

This programme is ideal if you want to study English in a less intensive way and have more time to explore Dublin.
Courses are given either

  • in the morning from 9.00 to 12.15 Monday to Friday
  • in the afternoon from 13:00 to 17:00, Monday to Thursday.

Language level: beginner to advanced (A1-C1)

20 hours of general English per week, i.e. the standard 15-hour course + 5 hours of conversation classes

During the conversation classes, led by a teacher, students take part in role-play, make presentations and discuss topical issues. This programme is ideal for making rapid progress.

Classes run from 9.00 am to 1.25 pm.

Language levels: beginner to advanced (A1-C1)

Free language clubs are organised every week, including :

  • Job Club: this workshop aims to guide students in writing a CV and finding a job in the future.
  • Culture Club: a workshop dedicated to discovering Irish culture and different countries around the world.
  • Ciné club: screening of a film or series in English

Our partner school ELI has 2 schools, one on Dame Street and the other on the Grand Canal. The majority of students attend classes at Dame Street, but depending on the length of their stay and their level, classes can be held at the Grand Canal school.

ELI Dublin is accredited by: ALTO, Marketing English in Ireland

ELI Dame Street

A short walk from the famous Grafton Street, THE shopping street in Dublin and Temple Bar

  • 20 classrooms
  • Relaxation and games rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • 1 café and dining area
  • Trendy decoration

ELI Grand Canal

Along the canal in a trendy part of the capital, 15 minutes’ walking from the famous Trinity College

  • 9 classrooms
  • Free WIFI
  • Relaxation room
  • Garden

Every week, the school organises cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings, in which you are free to participate or not. These activities may be free or at cost, and their frequency varies according to the time of year.

Example of possible activities

  • Welcome Event
  • Guided tour of the city, visit to museums, visit to the Guinness brewery, etc.
  • Pub crawls
  • Excursions: Galway, Belfast, Cliffs of Moher, Game of Thrones film locations, etc.

Example of a timetable

Shared room (or single room), shared bathroom, half-board during the week, full-board over the week-end

Travel time to school/city centre: : +/- 45 minutes by public transport

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided
  • WiFi connection available (in most cases)
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

The residences are all located in the centre of Dublin, a 15-minute walk from the school.


  • Modern Residences fully equipped
  • Single room with adjacent bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Travel time to school: 15 minutes by bicycle, 30 minutes by bus, 40 minutes on foot
  • Travel time to the city centre: 15 minutes on foot

Services and facilities available

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Games room and relaxation room with big screen TV
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Bicycle shelter
  • Laundry facilities (chargeable)
  • Security 24/24


Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

Arrival airport:

  • 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 2024

Dates 2024

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 2024: 1/01, 5/02, 18/03, 29/03, 1/04, 6/05, 3/06, 5/08, 28/10

Christmas holidays: 20/12/24 – 6/01/25

Prices 2021

Including lessons, accommodation, meals as described, all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.3
Course & accommodation in residence, single room, self catering
Duration15 L PM15 L AM20 L PM20 L AM
1 week 575 595#REF! 655
2 weeks 985 1.025#REF! 1.145
3 weeks 1.365 1.425#REF! 1.605
4 weeks 1.735 1.815#REF! 2.055
6 weeks 2.475 2.595#REF! 2.955
8 weeks 3.255 3.415#REF! 3.895
12 weeks 4.575 4.815#REF! 5.475
16 weeks 6.055 6.375#REF! 7.255
20 weeks 6.795 7.155#REF! 8.145
24 weeks 7.535 7.935#REF! 9.035
Optional extras - Per week
Homestay, single room, half-board
Homestay, shared room, half-board 55#REF!#REF!#REF!
Transfers from/to Dublin Airport* 200
One-way trip
Round trip

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Accommodation in a homestay, shared room
  • Half board during the week and full board at weekends
  • Course materials
  • Limitless WiFi access
  • Activities and language workshops
  • Welcome activity
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Dublin
  • Airport transfers
  • Activities and outings organised by the school
  • Optional insurances