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Swan Training Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Ireland in the last 12 months

What we like about the school

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  • On campus accommodation offered

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 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 25
Price in € 315 300 630 599 945 898 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2280 2166 2850 2708 3180 3021 5500 5225
Price in US$ 369 737 1105 1404 1754 2105 2456 2666 3333 3719 6431
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 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  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € 235 224 470 447 705 670 880 836 1320 1254 1600 1520 2000 1900 2960 2812 3700 3515 4440 4218 185 176
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1029 1544 1871 2339 3462 4327 5192 217
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
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 190 181 380 361 570 542 720 684 900 855 1080 1026 1260 1197 1360 1292 1530 1454 1700 1615 1920 1824
Price in US$ 223 445 667 842 1053 1263 1474 1591 1789 1988 2245
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:
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 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 375 357 750 713 1125 1069 1400 1330 1750 1663 2100 1995 2450 2328 2600 2470 2925 2779 3250 3088 3600 3420
Price in US$ 439 877 1316 1637 2047 2456 2865 3041 3421 3801 4210
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: 13:45  - 17:00
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 € 845 824 1640 1599 2380 2321 3070 2994 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1015 1969 2857 3685 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 includes (weekly): 5 afternoon activities, 5 evening activities, 1 full day excursion and 1 disco.
Group leader fee of EUR 20 per week.
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
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 € 655 639 1260 1229 1805 1760 2380 2321 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 787 1513 2167 2857 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 includes (weekly): 5 afternoon activities, 5 evening activities, 1 full day excursion and 1 disco.
Group leader fee of EUR 20 per week.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Patricks College Campus in Drumcondra, 9, Dublin
Starting dates
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.
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 € 280 266 550 523 800 760 1050 998 1310 1245 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 328 644 936 1228 1532 -- -- -- -- -- --
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Patricks College Campus in Drumcondra, 9, Dublín, Dublin
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.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 € 420 399 790 751 1100 1045 1440 1368 1800 1710 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 492 924 1287 1684 2105 -- -- -- -- -- --
It includes: language lessons, test on arrival, Welcome Pack, classroom materials, daily afternoon classes, Friday disco and 1 full day excursion per week. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Patricks College Campus in Drumcondra, 9, Dublín, Dublin
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018.
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$ -- -- -- 1158 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Certificate at the end of the course: EUR 45.
Starting dates
2018: 05.Mar.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 21.May.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 19.Oct.2018.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 25
Price in € 235 224 470 447 705 670 880 836 1100 1045 1320 1254 1540 1463 1600 1520 2000 1900 2220 2109 4250 4038
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1029 1287 1544 1801 1871 2339 2596 4970
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
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
200 €
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 65.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 €. 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:General English Courses contain Exam Elements specific for each level, in order to challenge the students more. Besides General English we also include some aspects of Irish Culture, History, Geography, etc.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 200 400 600 800 --
Price in US$ 247 493 739 985
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Supplement for special dietary requirement: EUR 30. Christmas supplement from 17 December 2018 to 7 January 2019: EUR 15.
Price extra night:
30 € (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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 16.Jun.2018 - 19.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 185 370 555 740 --
Price in US$ 228 456 684 911
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Supplement for special dietary requirement: EUR 30. Christmas supplement from 17 December 2018 to 7 January 2019: EUR 15.
Price extra night:
28 € (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: 10
Dates
High season dates 16.Jun.2018 - 19.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 285 570 855 1140 285 200
Price in US$ 351 702 1053 1404 351 247
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
There are two friendly dogs in this apartment.
The apartment has 1 single bed and 1 king bed, so it's suitable for single use, double or triple (in this case, for students travelling together, different fees apply). 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
Fully booked on: 20.May.2018 - 02.Jun.2018, 01.Jul.2018 - 08.Sep.2018
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 440 660 880 220 100 120
Price in US$ 542 813 1084 271 124 148
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The EUR 100 deposit is required when students arrive at the accommodation. EUR 75 would be refunded on departure and EUR 25 will be retained as check-out fee.
Late arrival fee: EUR 40 (from 20:00 to 22:00). 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
Dates
High season dates 18.Jun.2018 - 17.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 255 510 765 1020 255 100 60
Price in US$ 314 628 942 1256 314 124 74
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates
Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2018 - 09.Jun.2018 - 27.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
High season dates 18.Jun.2018 - 17.Aug.2018
High season
  • 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 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

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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