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The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin, Ireland

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The Linguaviva Centre

The language school The Linguaviva Centre was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1977. Linguaviva is located in the heart of Dublin city on the south-side of the river Liffey. We are within walking distance to all main tourist attractions.

The school address is: 45 Lower Leeson St., 2 - Dublin, Ireland (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACELSMEI / RELSAQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalQQI, Quality English

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for blind students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 75

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years

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):

5
2
15
15
3
6
12
7
8
5
13

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).

Dublin Airport:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 06.Jan.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 28.Oct.2019.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 25
Price in € 260 247 520 494 780 741 1000 950 1250 1188 1485 1411 1733 1647 1920 1824 2400 2280 2700 2565 5190 4931
Price in US$ 281 561 841 1078 1347 1600 1867 2068 2585 2908 5590
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 50 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  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 25 0 Additional Week
Price in € 230 219 460 437 690 656 875 832 1295 1231 1675 1592 2094 1990 2295 2181 3500 3325 6600 6270 190 181
Price in US$ 248 496 744 943 1395 1805 2256 2472 3770 7109 205
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 300 285 600 570 900 855 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2565 2437 2850 2708 3420 3249
Price in US$ 324 647 970 1228 1535 1842 2149 2456 2763 3070 3684
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 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  - 17:00
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 € -- 735 699 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 792 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Seniors will be mixed with other nationalities. Where possible there will be special focus on Irish Culture and Literature with some special lectures for the senior students.
Starting dates
2018: 26.Mar.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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 11
Price in € 230 219 460 437 690 656 875 832 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 248 496 744 943 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
A one off fee of €475 is required for the work placement in addition to the course fees.
Minimum 1 week of language course and minimum 4 weeks of internship which takes place after the course and is usually full time.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 450 428 900 855 1350 1283 1750 1663 2188 2079 2625 2494 3063 2910 3500 3325 4375 4157 5250 4988 438 417
Price in US$ 485 970 1454 1885 2357 2828 3299 3770 4712 5655 472
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 50 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  - 17:00
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 € -- 795 756 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 857 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is recognised by the European Commission. PIC Code: 945689764.
Registration deadline: 1 month before the starting date.
Starting dates
2018: 26.Mar.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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  - 13:20
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 25 36
Price in € 260 247 520 494 780 741 1000 950 1250 1188 1485 1411 1920 1824 2400 2280 2700 2565 5190 4931 7056 6704
Price in US$ 281 561 841 1078 1347 1600 2068 2585 2908 5590 7600
General English + 4 hours intensive specific IELTS preparation classes. These afternoon IELTS classes usually have an average of 5 students.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 50 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  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 70.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 47 €. 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 One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 555 740 185 25
Price in US$ 210 420 630 839 210 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Students may also stay over the Christmas period and an additional supplement of €140 is required.
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, 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: 15
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 400 600 800 200 25
Price in US$ 227 454 681 907 227 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Students may also stay over the Christmas period and an additional supplement of €140 is required.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 238 476 714 952 266 25
Price in US$ 270 540 810 1080 302 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
38 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates
Fully booked on: 20.Aug.2018 - 31.Dec.2018, 01.Jan.2019 - 25.May.2019 - 19.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019 - 31.Dec.2019
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 252 504 756 1008 252 25
Price in US$ 286 572 858 1143 286 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
36 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 840 1680 2520 3360 -- 25
Price in US$ 953 1905 2857 3810 29
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Leeson Bridge Guesthouse is located right beside the school.
Price extra night:
120 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Students will never be placed in the same family with another student who speaks the same language.

All students under age 18 must book both arrival and departure transfers.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball1 km
Basketball8 km
Cricket1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving8 km
Field Hockey8 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding15 km
Mountainbiking15 km
Music1 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing8 km
Squash5 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis3 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing8 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.6/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.2/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin
Customized courses
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Good school Ideal for practicing English
Welcome
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
3.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: a positive experience
Kindeness
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
The punctuality of the teachers and the right mix of nationalities in the classes, and not have too many compatriots in the same class
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Hostel
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You can trust completely the organizational skills of the staff
Other comments: Wonderful experience
The team of people working in the school.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
UCD Residence Roebuck Hall
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: The social activities are a little bit lax. Must-see activities such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Dublin Kilmainham Gaol, among others are not included...

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