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The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin, Ireland

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

45 Lower Leeson St. - D02 AH72 Dublin - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Winner ST Star School of Europe 2015 and ST Star School of Europe Shortlist 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Games room with table tennis and foosball table.
  • On campus accommodation offered
  • On campus accommodation very close to school
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

Background: Linguaviva is Dublin’s first language school. It has, since its inception - this has been used a few times, been the longest-standing member school of Quality English in Dublin. The city itself has been nominated by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s best cities to live and work in. A plethora of sightseeing, outdoor excursions and cultural experiences makes the city a desirable location for English language studies.

Location: Linguaviva is situated in one of Dublin’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Portobello.

Social programmes: Guided outings and tours take place once a week and students get to enjoy historical and cultural places of interest in and around the city. Full day and weekend excursions to places such as Kilkenny and Newgrange are also led by a representative of the school.

School facilitates: The common areas of the school encourages students to interact in English and perhaps, take each other up on a table tennis match in the school’s common area.

Course structure: Courses at the Linguaviva center includes General English, Business English, Group Stays, Senior Programmes, Teacher Training and Language Exam Preparation courses.

Accreditations: Over the last 40 years, the school has received a long list of accreditations - making them one of the most sought-after schools in Dublin.
  • The language school The Linguaviva Centre was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1977.
  • Legal name / parent company: The Linguaviva Centre Limited
  • Tax registration ID: 300420

English Courses

General Language
Private
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by The Linguaviva Centre
Comments about courses

Bank transfer fee (if non EU account): EUR 17.50.

All students must purchase a course book. The cost would depend on the student's language level.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
70.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022 - 03 Jan. 2022, 17 Mar. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 31 Oct. 2022, 17 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.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
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  • Learning in Dublin
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  • Students in Dublin
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  • Hallway
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  • The Linguaviva Centre classroom
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  • The Linguaviva Centre students
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  • The Linguaviva Centre lesson
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  • Entry hall
    Entry hall17/53
  • Learning together
    Learning together 18/53
  • The Linguaviva Centre games room
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  • The Linguaviva Centre class
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  • Computer facilities
    Computer facilities 21/53
  • Lesson in progress
    Lesson in progress22/53
  • Students in class
    Students in class23/53
  • The Linguaviva Centre outdoor area
    The Linguaviva Centre outdoor area24/53
  • Relaxing between lessons
    Relaxing between lessons25/53
  • Chatting
    Chatting26/53
  • Student lounge
    Student lounge27/53
  • Leisure games
    Leisure games28/53
  • Class in Dublin
    Class in Dublin29/53
  • Cultural excursion
    Cultural excursion30/53
  • Making new friends
    Making new friends31/53
  • Reading
    Reading32/53
  • The Linguaviva Centre facilities
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  • Outside the school
    Outside the school34/53
  • Computer room
    Computer room35/53
  • classroom
    classroom36/53
  • Group learning area
    Group learning area37/53
  • Sitting area
    Sitting area38/53
  • Canteen
    Canteen39/53
  • School entrance
    School entrance 40/53
  • City
    City41/53
  • Excursion
    Excursion42/53
  • concentrating
    concentrating43/53
  • Taking notes
    Taking notes44/53
  • Large group session
    Large group session45/53
  • Learning together
    Learning together 46/53
  • practising conversation
    practising conversation47/53
  • Hills and valleys
    Hills and valleys48/53
  • Coastline
    Coastline49/53
  • On the beach
    On the beach50/53
  • Relaxing on the lawns
    Relaxing on the lawns51/53
  • Pub
    Pub52/53
  • River view
    River view53/53

The Linguaviva Centre

Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSMEI / RELSAQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalQQI, Education in 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 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at The Linguaviva Centre and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most 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

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:100
Throughout the year: 75
Minimum age of students
15 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 7
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Dublin Airport:
70 € one way
140 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).

Visa Documents

Nationals from Mongolia require a visa to enter and study in Ireland.
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
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
30 €
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
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 (sample):
Weekly Sample Leisure Programme
Weekly Sample Leisure Programme

Accommodation

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of
The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin
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What students liked about The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin
Firstly, good teachers and friendly stuff, good location, nice classrooms, possibility to eat and drink a cup of cofee in the dining room. Inner rooms clear and neat, classes are equipped good technical devices. Teachers can understand each people with each accent. They know many ways to attract audience, use various methods for teaching. My favorite - Peter (afternoon classes) and Magdalena (morning, but unfortunately, I was studied by her only 1 week).
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You can trust completely the organizational skills of the staff
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The very playful way of teaching and targeting our difficulties
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the pedestrian city center next to the Trinity College where there is always something to see on the street
Other comments: very good center with good organization

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    FAQ about The Linguaviva Centre, Dublin

  • English courses at The Linguaviva Centre start at 72 € for Part-time English Course 10 (Afternoon) course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Hostel is the most popular among all our clients of Linguaviva
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (70 €)
  • 100% of teachers at The Linguaviva Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at The Linguaviva Centre comes from Germany with a 15% representation, followed by students from France (15%) and Spain (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • The Linguaviva Centre offers courses from 15 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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