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English school in Dublin: Twin School


Rating: 4.2/5.0

4 North Great George's St. - 1 Dublin - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: Twin School is located in a fully-equipped Georgian building in the heart of the city, two minutes on foot from the main street, O'Connell Street and the Spire which is regarded as the centre of the city. Shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and local bus stops are all within very easy walking distance from the school.
  • Twin School operated previously under the name Alpha College of English.
  • The language school Twin School was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1989.
  • Legal name / parent company: Twin English Centre Ireland
  • Tax registration ID: 555444

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Twin School
Comments about courses

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
75.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 17 Mar. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 31 Oct. 2022, 26 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 is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

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 Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • 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 Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Twin English Centre, Dublin can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Twin School

Accreditations and Quality seals
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
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:50
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Twin School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • There is a very limited number of homestays who provide this option so the service cannot be guaranteed.
  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 18
    Number of public PC workstations: 8

Additional comment about facilities of school

Director of Studies available for students each day (scheduled) Advice and guidance on self study options and homework

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:250
Throughout the year: 110
Junior courses - In summer: 160
Minimum age of students
16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 7
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

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 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
Express shipment fee (via courier)
35 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Diving4 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding4 km
Mountainbiking7 km
Music2 km
Sailing4 km
Squash6 km
Swimming1.5 km
Tennis3 km
Windsurfing4 km
Yoga2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Guide for excursions Selected half and full day activities organised within the school including: Irish music or dance Quiz Conversation club Video/film club Guidelines for CV preparation
Adults - Paid activities
Some excursion destinations which require payment (approx. 3 to 15 EUR) Irish music shows can be organised, particularly in summer (approx. 15 to 25 EUR)
Junior - Free activities
Included in the programme.
Junior - Paid activities
Various options are available.




Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of
Twin School, Dublin
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    FAQ about Twin School, Dublin

  • English courses at Twin English Centre start at 55 € for Part-time: Communication Skills course with 5 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Twin
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (70 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Twin varies from 15 students (Intensive English: English + Communication Skills) to 15 students (Intensive English: English + Communication Skills)
  • 100% of teachers at Twin School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Twin School comes from Italy with a 19% representation, followed by students from France (19%) and Spain (8%).
  • Twin School offers courses from 11 years (Young Learners Intensive - Residential, 25 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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