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Babel Academy of English, Dublin, Ireland

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in IrelandAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Ireland
4.7/5

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Top rated social activities

Babel Academy of English

The language school Babel Academy of English was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2016. Central location in Dublin's historical quarter, easily accessed by public transport, 10 minute walk from Pearse Dart (Train) station, adjacent to Merrion Square Park, within walking distance of many tourist sights and attractions, variety of cafes and restaurants close by.

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Babel Academy of English

Currently our school is fully open online.
Office staff are working remotely and classes and social activities are being run online.
We are awaiting government guidelines regarding re-opening the building so that we can ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Please check Irish travel updates and information.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Games room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

4

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

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

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 4
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 10 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):

10
5
5
25
25
25

Optional airport transfer

Dublin Airport:
80 € pick up
160 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 17 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020 - 21 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in € 280 560 840 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280
General course schedule
6 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  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1360 1700 2040 2750 170
General course schedule
3 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  - 12:25
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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General course schedule
3 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
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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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:
Afternoon: 12:35  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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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  - 13:35
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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20 lessons per week aimed at preparing students to sit the FCE exams.
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:
Afternoon: 12:35  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
185 €
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20 lessons per week aimed at preparing students to sit the FCE exams.
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  - 13:35
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
185 €
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20 lessons per week aimed at preparing students to sit the CAE exams.
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:
Afternoon: 12:35  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
195 €
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20 lessons per week aimed at preparing students to sit the CAE exams.
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  - 13:35
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
195 €
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20 lessons per week aimed at preparing students to sit the IELTS exams.
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:
Afternoon: 12:35  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
210 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 2200 2640 220
20 lessons per week aimed at preparing students to sit the IELTS exams.
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  - 13:35
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
210 €
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 €. 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.
Comments about courses:Airport transfers:
Prices quoted are for transfers from 8:00 to 20:00, outside these hours are EUR 95 each way.

Accommodation

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Price in € 230 460 690 920 1150 1380 1610 1840 2300 2760 230
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Includes:
Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Babel Academy of English - 1
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Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Music 
Rugby 
Sailing 
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.7/5.0

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Students liked about Babel Academy of English, Dublin
Teaching and secretarial staff, prepared, polite, friendly and helpful
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
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    FAQ about Babel Academy of English, Dublin

  • English courses at Babel Academy of English start at 140 € for General English - Afternoon course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Babel Academy of English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (80 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Babel Academy of English varies from 1 students (Executive One-to-One) to 15 students (Intensive English )
  • 100% of teachers at Babel Academy of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Babel Academy of English comes from Italy with a 25% representation, followed by students from Spain (25%) and Russia (25%).
  • Babel Academy of English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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