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Learn English in Dublin

Dublin, the literary and historical capital of France, offers an exceptional setting for a language stay. The city combines a rich heritage, with landmarks such as Trinity College and Dublin Castle, with a vibrant cultural life marked by renowned festivals and theaters.

Learning English in Dublin means immersing yourself in a metropolis where history rubs shoulders with modernity, where cobbled streets lead to peaceful green spaces and neighborhoods of Georgian architecture. Dublin’s dynamic and welcoming way of life facilitates the day-to-day interactions that are essential for mastering the language.

A language stay in Dublin is synonymous with rapid progress thanks to a native English-speaking environment, first-rate educational facilities and immersion in the daily life of a city that breathes English around every corner. For all these reasons, Dublin is considered a destination of choice for anyone wishing to improve their English language skills while enjoying an unforgettable cultural experience.

Our selection of language studies in Dublin

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English immersion in Dublin - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Super intensive, 30 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 years 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €2408

General English course - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €5435

Intensive courses in Dublin - 8 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive, 26 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why study in Dublin?

A language stay in Dublin meanslearning English in the heart of a city where historic charm blends harmoniously with modern effervescence. The Irish capital, with its rich literary past and architectural treasures, offers an incomparable educational backdrop. Here, century-old library walls rub shoulders with avant-garde coworking spaces, and traditional pubs vibrate to the rhythm of live music every night.

Dublin is the ideal place for language immersion. It offers a dynamic learning environment where every conversation with a local, every street sign and every newspaper article becomes a learning opportunity. What’s more, with a range of reputable language schools, students can find courses to suit all levels and needs.

Students on a language stay in Dublin benefit not only from improving their level of English, but also from immersing themselves in the rich and welcoming Irish culture. They can join in with local life, explore the many historic sites, sample the local cuisine and take part in cultural events, all experiences that will complement their educational journey.

All in all, Dublin is a destination where learning is a part of every moment, offering the perfect setting for making progress in English and creating unforgettable memories.

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Our language training programs in Dublin

EC English College, Dublin

Our partner English school, EC Dublin, is located right in the center of Dublin, offering easy access to everything the city has to offer. In particular, it’s close to iconic landmarks such as Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle.

The school’s facilities include free Wi-Fi, a library and study room, as well as a student lounge and cafe for relaxing and socializing.

The school offers several English course programs:

  • General English: 20 lessons per week
  • General English – Intensive: 30 lessons per week
  • Professional English: 24 or 30 lessons per week
  • IELTS test preparation: 20 or 30 lessons per week
  • Cambridge test preparation : 20 or 30 lessons per week

EC Dublin also offers programs specially designed for learners aged 30 and over, known as
EC+30
.

CES Centre Of English Studies, Dublin

Located in the vibrant heart of Dublin, the English school Centre of English Studies (CES) is the destination of choice for those seeking to combine learning English with a rich cultural experience. You’ll enjoy a complete immersion in the excitement of a European capital steeped in history and character.

The school offers several programs for learning English:

  • General English: 20 lessons per week
  • General English – Intensive: 26 lessons per week
  • Professional English: 26 lessons per week
  • IELTS test preparation: 20 lessons per week
  • Cambridge test preparation: 20 lessons per week

Apollo Language Centre, Dublin

English language school
Apollo Language Centre
The Apollo Language Centre, ideally located in the heart of Dublin, welcomes students in a completely renovated building in 2023. With modern classrooms and relaxation areas designed to promote optimal learning, the school is just a short stroll from lively Grafton Street and quiet St Stephen’s Green. Apollo offers the perfect setting for studying and exploring life in Dublin.

Apollo Language Centre offers several programs for learning English:

  • General English: 15 lessons per week
  • General English: 20 lessons per week
  • General English – Intensive: 25 lessons per week
  • IELTS test preparation: 20 lessons per week
  • Cambridge test preparation: 20 lessons per week

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

The cost of a language course in Dublin varies according to several factors, such as the length of stay, the type of course chosen, accommodation and additional activities.

Here’s a general estimate:


  • Language courses :
    Prices vary from €150 to €350 per week, depending on the intensity and reputation of the school.

  • Accommodation:
    Options range from host families, costing around €200 to €300 per week with meals included, to student residences or shared apartments which can be slightly more expensive.

  • Living expenses:
    Allow a budget of around €100 to €150 per week to cover meals, local transport and personal expenses, although this largely depends on the student’s lifestyle.

  • Activities and excursions :
    Social and cultural activities organized by schools may entail additional costs.

To sum up, a four-week language stay in Dublin could cost between €2,000 and €3,500, all inclusive. We recommend that you research and compare language school offers to find the program that best suits your budget and learning goals.

The administrative formalities for a language course in Dublin depend on your nationality and the length of your stay.

Here are the highlights:


  • For EU/EEA nationals :
    No visa is required. A valid identity card or passport is all you need to enter Ireland.
  • For non-EU/EEA nationals :

    • Short-stay visa :
      For stays of less than 90 days, some may require a short-stay visa.

    • Student visa :
      For stays of more than 3 months, a study visa is generally required.
    • Insurance: All students should take out health insurance to cover the duration of their stay.

    • Proof of funds:
      Students from outside the EU/EEA are often required to provide proof that they have sufficient financial means for the duration of their stay.

    • Letter of acceptance :
      A letter of acceptance from the language school is required for the visa process.

    • Accommodation:
      Proof of accommodation in Dublin may be required.

    • Return ticket:
      It may be necessary to prove that you intend to leave Ireland at the end of your course.

It’s important to check current requirements with the Irish embassy or consulate before planning your stay, as regulations can change.

On a language study holiday in Dublin, there are usually several accommodation options to suit different needs and budgets.

Here are the main possibilities:


  • Homestay:
    Staying with a host family is a very popular option, as it allows total immersion in Irish culture. It’s a great way to practice everyday English in a family setting. Host families usually provide breakfast and dinner, and sometimes lunch at weekends.

  • Student residences:
    Student residences are a good alternative for those who prefer to live with other international students. They often offer single or shared rooms with access to communal kitchens and living areas. This allows you to meet people of different nationalities while enjoying a little more independence than you would with a host family.

  • Shared apartment:
    Renting an apartment or house shared with other students is an option for those looking for more independence. This usually involves managing your own meals and sharing rent and chores with your roommates.

  • Youth hostels:
    For short stays or those on a budget, youth hostels can be a viable option. They offer dormitory beds at affordable prices, with communal areas for socializing.

Dublin has a temperate maritime climate. Winter is cool, with average temperatures around 5°C to 8°C, rarely below freezing. Summer is mild, with temperatures fluctuating between 18°C and 20°C. Spring and autumn bring moderate temperatures but more precipitation. The weather can change rapidly, so an umbrella and clothing suitable for layering are recommended all year round.

There is no minimum level of English required for a language stay in Dublin, and programs are designed to accommodate students of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced. Dublin language schools offer placement tests to ensure that you are in a class that matches your level of English and will help you progress. The aim is to improve your language skills, whatever your starting point.

During your language study stay in Dublin, there are plenty of activities you can do to enrich your experience and practice your English.

Here are a few suggestions:


  • Cultural visits:
    explore historic sites such as Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College, where you can see the famous Book of Kells.

  • Museums and galleries:
    visit the National Museum of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland for an insight into Irish history and art.

  • Parks and Nature:
    Enjoy the city’s green spaces, such as Phoenix Park, one of Europe’s largest urban parks, and the Dublin Botanic Gardens.

  • Music and nightlife:
    Immerse yourself in traditional Irish music in local pubs and take part in live music evenings.

  • Day trips:
    Take excursions outside Dublin to visit famous sites such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Glendalough Valley or historic Cork.

  • Shows and theater:
    Take in a show or play at renowned venues such as the Abbey Theatre or the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

  • Cooking classes :
    Take part in cooking classes to learn how to prepare traditional Irish dishes.

  • Sports:
    watch a match of hurling or Gaelic soccer, traditional Irish sports.

  • Group activities:
    Join local groups or clubs to meet native speakers and practice your English in a social context.

  • Workshops and lectures:
    Attend workshops or lectures on topics of interest to you to improve your listening and speaking skills.

These activities not only enrich your stay with authentic cultural experiences, but also give you plenty of opportunities to practice English in real-life situations.

The ideal length of time to study English in Dublin depends on a number of factors, including your starting level, your learning objectives, the intensity of your study program, and how much time you can devote outside the classroom.

Generally, significant progress can be observed after around 4 to 6 weeks, as this allows sufficient immersion and time to get used to the language environment. However, for more substantial improvements, especially if you are starting from beginner or intermediate levels, a stay of 3 months or more is often recommended.

It’s also important to note that learning is faster when you’re actively engaged in using the language on a daily basis, for example by practicing with native speakers, taking part in local activities and avoiding speaking your mother tongue as much as possible.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

Cmlia
Cmlia
18/09/2023
L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
03/07/2023
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
08/03/2023
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
21/02/2023
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
05/02/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
Sam
Sam
31/01/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Inès
Inès
18/01/2023
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.