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Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin, Ireland


Rating: 4.5/5.0

10 Palmerston Park - 6 Dublin - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Large serviced restaurant and coffee bar on campus.
  • Free programme of workshops and seminars.
  • Private landscaped garden with covered seating areas.
  • E-learning platform.

What we dislike about the school

  • Textbooks are an extra EUR 45 each.

Location: Emerald Cultural Institute Dublin is located in the unique and bustling Irish capital city of Dublin. The school has various centres all over the city, the central of these being in the Rathgar area, a residential area on the outskirts of the city centre. The school is housed in an original Victorian Mansion with a private garden surrounding it. There are several eateries, cafés, banks, and links to public transport close by. Attractions within walking distance include the historic centre of Dublin, River Dobbler and Palmerston Park. The city centre is within a 30-minute journey of the school via public transport.

Social and cultural: Every week, Emerald Cultural Institute Dublin provides students with a social and cultural programme of extracurricular activities, such as excursions, seminars and trips. Activities and excursions may include trips to attractions and sites of interest such as Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Zoo and more. Dublin is ripe with history and places of cultural interest to be explored.

Course selection: Emerald Cultural Institute Dublin provides courses for adult and junior students throughout several locations in Dublin. The adult courses given by the school include immersive residential experiences, Teacher Training programmes, English for Executives, Exam Preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE) and Academic Year Programmes. There are also Summer experience courses available for Juniors and Young Adults throughout the summer months in fantastic residential location-based throughout the city.
  • The language school Emerald Cultural Institute was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986.
  • Legal name / parent company: Bluebeam Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 114023
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Emerald Cultural Institute
Comments about courses

Non-EU students booking an Academic Year Programme must register and pay for a recognised English exam. An exam deposit of EUR 120 is required at the time of booking.

Medical insurance is available for long-term students at a cost of EUR 120 per year.

Mandatory Learner Protection insurance costs EUR 50 (for long-term bookings of 13 weeks or more).

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
80.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 72 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 02 Jan. 2022, 03 Jan. 2022, 17 Mar. 2022, 05 Apr. 2022, 03 May 2022, 07 Jun. 2022, 02 Aug. 2022, 25 Oct. 2022, 18 Dec. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022, 20 Dec. 2022, 21 Dec. 2022, 22 Dec. 2022, 23 Dec. 2022, 24 Dec. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022, 27 Dec. 2022, 28 Dec. 2022, 29 Dec. 2022, 30 Dec. 2022, 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 30 days before the course is due to start.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 € per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by Emerald, Dublin can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Emerald Cultural Institute

“People are at the heart of what we do. We provide a nurturing environment where students can meet their personal and professional goals.”
Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSALTOEAQUALSIALCMEI / RELSAQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 9:00
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Emerald Cultural Institute and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 22

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Average age of students
In summer: 16 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Dublin Airport:
85 € one way
170 € return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Diving10 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
 Social Activities (PDF)
Social Activities (PDF)




Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin
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Emerald Cultural Institute Brochure (PDF)
Emerald Cultural Institute Brochure (PDF)
 Junior Program (PDF)
Junior Program (PDF)


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    FAQ about Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin

  • Yes, it is possible to book the course without accommodation. Let us know what your desired dates are and we can send further information, including a quote.
    Scarlett, Booking Office from Emerald Cultural Institute
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Emerald Cutltural
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (85 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Emerald Cutltural varies from 1 students (Private Course 20) to 15 students (Junior Homestay Programme: English + Football)
  • 100% of teachers at Emerald Cultural Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Emerald Cultural Institute comes from Brazil with a 16% representation, followed by students from Italy (15%) and Japan (12%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Emerald Cultural Institute offers courses from 11 years (Junior Homestay Programme: English + Football, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 16 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.
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