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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

ACELSEAQUALSMEI / RELSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalQQI

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • 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

  • 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
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 300
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 200
  • Junior courses in summer: 300
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 60

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

  • 17 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):

15
15
5
5
10
5
15
5
15
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).It takes 30 minutes  to 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.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 17.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

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.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 0 Additional Week
Price in € 210 200 420 399 630 599 780 741 1170 1112 1440 1368 2640 2508 3300 3135 3600 3420 5400 5130 165 157
Price in US$ 235 470 705 873 1309 1611 2954 3692 4028 6041 185
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 36 Additional Week
Price in € 170 162 340 323 510 485 640 608 960 912 1200 1140 2240 2128 2800 2660 3120 2964 4680 4446 140 133
Price in US$ 191 381 571 716 1074 1343 2506 3133 3491 5236 157
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 0 Additional Week
Price in € 375 357 750 713 1125 1069 1400 1330 2100 1995 2600 2470 4800 4560 6000 5700 6600 6270 9900 9405 300 285
Price in US$ 420 839 1259 1567 2350 2909 5370 6712 7383 11075 336
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 800 780 1550 1512 2250 2194 2900 2828 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 919 1780 2584 3330 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The 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 24/7 This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Patricks College Campus in Drumcondra, 9, 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.
2018: 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018, 22.Jul.2018, 29.Jul.2018, 05.Aug.2018, 12.Aug.2018, 19.Aug.2018, 26.Aug.2018.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 615 600 1180 1151 1690 1648 2150 2097 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 707 1355 1941 2469 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Our 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, 9, 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.
2018: 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018, 22.Jul.2018, 29.Jul.2018, 05.Aug.2018, 12.Aug.2018, 19.Aug.2018, 26.Aug.2018.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 990 941 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1108 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 65.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 195 390 585 780 195
Price in US$ 230 460 689 919 230
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 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 175 350 525 700 175
Price in US$ 207 413 619 825 207
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 & 1 meal, 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 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 400 600 800 200 200 65
Price in US$ 471 707 942 236 236 77
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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 255 510 765 1020 255 200
Price in US$ 301 601 901 1202 301 236
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 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250 60
Price in US$ 295 589 884 1178 295 71
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.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 70 € (one way); for 140 € (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
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.4/5.0 
Social activities
3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.9/5.0 
Value for money
3.6/5.0 
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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