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Swan Training Institute, Dublin, Ireland

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Swan Training Institute

The language school Swan Training Institute was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1988. With almost 30 years experience, Swan Training Institute is one of the most established and reputable English language schools in Ireland, located on the famous Grafton Street in the heart of Dublin city. The school has 14 modern and comfortable classrooms, each fitted with the latest 65' interactive smart-boards. It is accredited by EAQUALS, ACELS, QQI and members of MEI.

The school address is: 9-11 Grafton St., 2 - Dublin (Ireland).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Video game console

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

6

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 600
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 250

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 2

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
5
4
5
8
15
18
10
15
3
15
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).It takes 30 minutesto school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 08.Jan.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks1234681620240Additional Week
Price in €1681603363205044796245939368901152109521122007264025082880273643204104132126
Option to choose between morning and afternoon classes. Combination of traditional and high-tech, innovative teaching methods. All the courses are reviewed, developed and updated regularly.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:45 - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks12346816202436Additional Week
Price in €13613027225940838851248776873096091217921703224021282496237237443557112107
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3-4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45 - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in €30028560057090085511201064168015962080197638403648480045605280501679207524240228
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
7-8 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00 - 17:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinnerThe Junior Summer programme is in St. Patrick’s College, which is situated in a pleasant suburb, 3 km away from the city centre. Activity programme included. 20 euro supplement per week – to cover the cost of Swan representative responsible for the individuals.Price includes
Supervision 24/7This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Patricks College Campus in Drumcondra, Dublin
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinnerOur Junior Summer programme is in St. Patrick’s College, which is situated in a pleasant suburb, 3 km away from the city centre. Activity programme included.This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Patricks College Campus in Drumcondra, Dublin
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
2017: 27.Feb.2017, 10.Apr.2017, 22.May.2017, 01.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 20.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00 - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Swan Training Institute, Dublin can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 65.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 50 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks1234Additional Week
Price in €195390585780195
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Supplement for special dietary requirement: €30.
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
31 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks1234Additional Week
Price in €175350525700175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Supplement for special dietary requirement: €30.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €--40060080020020065
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €2555107651020255200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
There are two friendly dogs and one kitten in this apartment. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2017 - 31.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 €
weeks1234Additional WeekOne-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €250500750100025060
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Friday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2017 - 30.Jun.2017, 01.Sep.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
  • Most of host families are located in the suburbs, so you can use one of three main methods of transport to reach the city centre - bus, train or tram.
    Other more independent options are city centre apartments, hostels, guest houses or B&B.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Dublin Airport:for 65 €(one way);for 130 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Golf8 km
Horse riding8 km
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Squash5 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga 

Reviews

City
4.4/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.1/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.7/5.0 
Value for money
3.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0 
Other
3.0/5.0 
Students liked about Swan Training Institute, Dublin
a lot of teachers, the presence of very few Italians, the presence of students from all over the world
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
2.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: During the summer months, the street in front of the school hosts the buskers (street musicians)which, even though they're pleasant listening, they are also a great disturbance during the lesson.
Other comments: The management staff is very helpful in finding solutions for problems that may occur.
Teachers and the teaching method
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Can rest assured, they will feel completely at ease.
Other comments: wonderful school with wonderful people
How friendly the staff was.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I advice you to attend the activities organised by the school.
Other comments: Perfect
The staff was friendly and kind.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The activities organised by the school are worth attending.
Other comments: The school deserves a 10 out of 10.
excellent teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Other
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0/5.0

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