We welcome students from all over the world who wish to study English and discover a new culture. Since our foundation in 1975, we have established a reputation as one of Ireland's leading schools and provide the highest standards of teaching and support services.
We are recognised by the Department of Education for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. We offer you unique opportunities to study English with our range of Quality Language Courses, Teacher Training Courses, Foundation Programmes and Work experience.
You can select a course to suit your level and your language requirements. You will benefit from the experience of our teaching team and our commitment to quality.
ESL Program Introduction
Courses are held at 7 levels from Beginner to Advanced (Check availability at Beginner level).
Excellent qualified teachers
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Weekly progress tests and tutorials
Special programme of study at each level. Grading system enables students to move to a higher level when the first programme is completed.
Teachers focus on practical communication skills with emphasis on speaking and listening. Reading and writing activities provide opportunities for pair and group work. Vocabulary, idioms and grammar are practised in interesting and stimulating ways to achieve fluency.
Courses have a cultural component to give students an insight into the Irish culture and the Irish way of life.
Schedule & Fees
Students can join our Standard, Intensive and Combination courses on any given Monday. The following are the starting dates for our specialised courses.
The centre is open from January 4 to December 16.
National Holidays (Centre Closed):
March 17, March 28, May 2, June 6, August 1, October 31.
Executive and Professional Courses:
February 7, March 7, May 9, June 13, July 4, August 2, September 5, October 3, November 7.
Professional Development Courses for Teachers of English:
July 4, August 2
Cambridge Examination Courses:
January 4 10 weeks (FCE, CAE)
March 14 13 weeks (FCE, CAE, CPE)
March 21 12 weeks (FCE, CAE, CPE)
September 12 13 weeks (FCE, CAE, CPE)
September 19 12 weeks (FCE, CAE, CPE)
Business English June 13 - September 23
(same fee as C2)
Special Courses & Features
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