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Emerald Cultural InstituteDublin, Ireland

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating of Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin
Ranked #5 of 57 English schools in Dublin
Location of the school

Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 2.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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.
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

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

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 140 per year.

Mandatory Learner Protection insurance costs EUR 50 (for long-term bookings of 25 weeks or more).

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
100.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 90 €. 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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 17 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 03 Jun 2024, 05 Aug 2024, 28 Oct 2024, 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
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 14 days before the course is due to start.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • 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 Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. 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.”
Mauro Biondi
Director of Emerald Cultural Institute
Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSALTOEAQUALSIALCMEI / RELSAQEMarketing English in Ireland, Select Ireland
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
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
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 - logoAmerican Express - logoCash payment - logoVisa Debit - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Self-study areas

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • No pork option available in homestay
  • 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
    Number of public PC workstations: 15

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 250
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 250
Junior courses - In summer: 300
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 300
Minimum age of students
17 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 16 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Dublin Airport:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Dublin and how to get from the airport to Dublin on your own here on our Dublin page.

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

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Diving10 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

City Centre Orientation.
Bank and Immigration Seminar.
Job searching and CV Seminar.
Botanic Garden.
National Gallery of Ireland.
Supervised Study.
Dublin Castle.
National Museum of Archaeology.
Natural History Museum.
Speed Friending.
Board Games.
Language Exchange.
Hugh Lane.
Chester Beatty Library

Adults - Paid activities

Guinness Storehouse
St. Patrick's Cathedral
EPIC Ireland
Wicklow & Glendalough
Book of Kells
Jameson Distillery.
Murder Mystery Tour.
Dublin Castle.

Junior - Free activities

Irish Dancing.
Botanic Garden.
National Gallery of Ireland.

Junior - Paid activities

St. Patrick's Cathedral
EPIC Ireland
Wicklow & Glendalough
Book of Kells


Ratings of Emerald Cultural Institute compared to ratings of all schools in Ireland

 Emerald Cultural Institute DublinAverage of all other schools in Ireland
Overall school rating4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.6/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Student opinions about Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin

Great organisation, friendly people.
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Junior Programme: Multi-Activity, no accommodation - 2 weeks
3. Sep. 2022
Great teachers and enjoyable lessons.
Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0


Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0


Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good and very interesting.
Course: Intensive English - 8 weeks
30. Jul. 2019

Student Testimonial Videos

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Questions and answers about Emerald Cultural Institute

  • 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 - Mar 11, 2022
  • Unfortunately, we do not take bookings of 1 week during summer (June- September) unless he books an SPC course (Specialised Courses, individual lessons). If he wishes to come in May or before we could take the booking for 1 week
    Susanna Legnani, from Emerald Cultural Institute - Nov 28, 2023

FAQ about Emerald Cultural Institute, Dublin

  • English courses at Emerald start at 159 € for Academic Year Programme Afternoon course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Emerald Cutltural
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (100 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Emerald Cutltural varies from 1 students (Personal Intensive Course 20) to 15 students (Introduction to CLIL)
  • 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 Italy with a 15% representation, followed by students from Spain (12%) and Japan (12%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Emerald Cultural Institute offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 16 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.


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