The Best English Language Schools in Dublin

by Paul Joseph  |  Published October 4, 2017

Dublin is blessed with an excellent selection of English language schools that invite people keen to improve their English skills while enjoying all the delights of this popular capital city. From absolute beginners through to advanced English speakers, there’s a range of courses that will meet your needs.

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We’ve looked into all of the language schools in Dublin and come up with our top three. In doing so we’ve tried to provide as much variety as possible, but you can be sure that each one comes with a high level of repute. We hope you find our selection useful.

Everest Language School

Founded by a trio of highly experienced language teachers – Anne-Marie, Maria and Rob – Everest Language School is located in the heart of Dublin city centre, just moments from famous attractions such as Trinity, Temple Bar and O’Connell Street. The school offers a wide range of courses, including courses that help students prepare for exams (FCE, CAE and IELTS) as well as General English courses. The school also lays claim to being the first in Dublin to base all of its academic decisions on linguistic research undertaken in-house, overseen by a Director of Studies who has created a unique curriculum for all levels. Furthermore, as well as its language courses, there’s also help available for finding local accommodation, as well as comprehensive advice on visas on the school website.

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The English Studio

Situated in the centre of Dublin, The English Studio is an international brand across both Ireland and the UK. Fully accredited by ACELS, ALTO and MEI, The English Studio Dublin is ranked among the top 3 schools in Dublin, offering General English and Intensive English courses, as well as several different Exam Preparation courses. The English Studio is currently the only English language school in Dublin that offers a Business English course eligible for an 8-month student visa. Students can also choose from a range of specialist courses, tailored for students planning to enter the workplace. The school has a highly qualified Student Support department to help students with questions about immigration, accommodation, local transport, and entertainment. The learning experience goes beyond the classroom as well, with regular social activities organised on a weekly basis, giving students the chance to experience all that Dublin has to offer.

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Atlas Language School

Located in Portobello House, a beautiful landmark building overlooking Dublin’s Grand Canal, Atlas Language School offers General English courses designed to give students the language skills to live, work, study and travel in an English-speaking environment. Students are given clear learning objectives based on their specific needs and teachers continuously monitor their progress and provide regular feedback. Courses also include access to free afternoon elective classes which give students the chance to focus on additional areas of language learning, including Conversation and Pronunciation, Irish Life and Culture, English and Drama and many more. Other services include student support and welfare, accommodation, and social and cultural activities, such as visits to art galleries and museum, and cinema and theatre trips.

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