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The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin, Ireland

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  • On campus accommodation offered
  • Top rated school facilities

The Linguaviva Centre

The language school The Linguaviva Centre was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1977. Linguaviva is located in the heart of Dublin city on the south-side of the river Liffey. We are within walking distance to all main tourist attractions.

The school address is: 45 Lower Leeson St., 2 - Dublin (Ireland).

Accreditations and Quality seals

QQI, Quality English

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for blind students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public workstations:

10

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 before arrival
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 65

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 28 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years

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
2
15
15
3
6
12
7
8
5
13

Airport transfer

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

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 17.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 27.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 24.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 08.Jan.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 25 48 Additional Week
Price in € 260247 520494 780741 1000950 14851411 19201824 24002280 27002565 47504513 85008075 225214
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 25 48 Additional Week
Price in € 220209 440418 660627 840798 12451183 16001520 20001900 22002090 35003325 66006270 183174
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 300285 600570 900855 11401083 14251354 17101625 19951896 22802166 28502708 34203249 285271
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 735699 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Seniors will be mixed with other nationalities. Where possible there will be special focus on Irish Culture and Literature with some special lectures for the senior students.
Starting dates
2016: 21.Mar.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016.
2017: 10.Apr.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 450428 900855 13501283 17501663 21882079 26252494 30632910 35003325 43754157 52504988 438417
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 220209 440418 660627 840798 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
A one off fee of €475 is required for the work placement in addition to the course fees.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 795756 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is recognised by the European Commission. PIC Code: 945689764
Starting dates
2016: 21.Mar.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 08.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016.
2017: 10.Apr.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:20
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 260247 520494 780741 1000950 12501188 15001425 17501663 19201824 24002280 27002565 225214
General English + 4 hours intensive specific IELTS preparation classes. These afternoon IELTS classes usually have an average of 5 students.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Exam fee
185 €
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 70.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 47 €. 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

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 180 360 540 720 180 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students may also stay over the Christmas period and an additional supplement of €140 is required.
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, 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: 15
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 195 390 585 780 195 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students may also stay over the Christmas period and an additional supplement of €140 is required.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 210 420 630 840 210 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 238 476 714 952 238 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
34 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 693 1386 2079 2772 693 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Leeson Bridge Guesthouse is located right beside the school.
Price extra night:
99 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Students will never be placed in the same family with another student who speaks the same language.

    All students under age 18 must book both arrival and departure transfers.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Dublin Airport: for 70 € (one way); for 140 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Baseball 1 km
Basketball 8 km
Cricket 1 km
Dancing 1 km
Diving 8 km
Field Hockey 8 km
Football (soccer) 1 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 15 km
Mountainbiking 15 km
Music 1 km
Rugby 1 km
Sailing 8 km
Squash 5 km
Swimming 1 km
Table Tennis  
Tennis 3 km
Volleyball 5 km
Windsurfing 8 km
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin
Customized courses
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Good school Ideal for practicing English
welcome
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
3.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: a positive experience
Kindeness
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
The punctuality of the teachers and the right mix of nationalities in the classes, and not have too many compatriots in the same class
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Hostel
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You can trust completely the organizational skills of the staff
Other comments: Wonderful experience
The team of people working in the school.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
UCD Residence
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: The social activities are a little bit lax. Must-see activities such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Dublin Kilmainham Gaol, among others are not included...

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