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English school in Dublin: Twin School

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Ireland in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Ireland
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

Twin School

The language school Twin School was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1989. Alpha College 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.

School re-opening on 10 August 2020
Covid-19 school related information
Social distancing will be taken in place and there will be further sanitising material available for students and staff.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACELSEAQUALSIALC MEI / RELSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

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

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

19

Number of public PC workstations:

8

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

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: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 110
  • Junior courses in summer: 160

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 11 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):

6
4
19
3
1
1
3
19
5
7
5
8
2
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).

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

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 17 Mar. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.

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

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 23 24
Price in € 315 630 945 1200 1500 1800 2200 2750 3060 5865 5760
Price in US$ 339 678 1017 1292 1615 1937 2368 2960 3293 6312 6199
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 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  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 23 24
Price in € 260 520 780 1000 1250 1500 1800 2250 2520 4830 4560
Price in US$ 280 560 840 1077 1346 1615 1937 2422 2712 5198 4907
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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 8 10 12 23 24
Price in € 370 740 1110 1400 1750 2100 2600 3250 3660 7015 6960
Price in US$ 399 797 1195 1507 1884 2260 2798 3498 3939 7549 7490
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 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  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in € 365 720 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 393 775 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 15 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 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: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3600
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3874
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3150
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3390
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1850 2690 3530 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 2044 2971 3899 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 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 11
Price in € -- 1680 2520 3360 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1856 2784 3711 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
King's Hospital College, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1605 2322 3040 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1773 2565 3358 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1435 2152 2870 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1585 2377 3170 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Airport transfer (return trip)
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Tiernan\'s College, Dundrum, Dublin
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 570 1140 1710 2280 -- -- -- -- -- -- 570
Price in US$ 614 1227 1841 2454 -- -- -- -- -- -- 614
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in € 315 630 945 1200 1500 1800 2100 2200 2750 3060 5760
Price in US$ 339 678 1017 1292 1615 1937 2260 2368 2960 3293 6199
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 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  - 16:05
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in € 260 520 780 1000 1250 1500 1750 1800 2250 2520 4560
Price in US$ 280 560 840 1077 1346 1615 1884 1937 2422 2712 4907
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- 1000 1250 1500 1750 1800 2025 2250 2520
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1077 1346 1615 1884 1937 2180 2422 2712
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in € 260 520 780 1000 1250 1500 1750 1800 2250 2520 4560
Price in US$ 280 560 840 1077 1346 1615 1884 1937 2422 2712 4907
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 825 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 888 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 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
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 75.00 €
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:Classes commence on Mondays unless it is a public holiday, in which case an excursion is organised for that day.

Also available:
Work Experience Programme (available to EU nationals only)
In the summer months we aim to place students aged 30+ at A2-B2 levels, according to level, in group classes with other students of the same age.

In July and for the first 2 weeks of August students aged 16 to 19 at A2 to B1 levels can also be placed in classes with their age group. For this age group, there are special evening activities, accompanied by an Alpha teacher.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 155 310 465 620 775 930 1085 1240 1550 1860 155
Price in US$ 176 352 527 703 878 1054 1229 1405 1756 2107 176
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
27 minutes by public transport (average reported by 14 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, 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: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Price in US$ 216 431 646 861 1077 1292 1507 1722 2153 2583 216
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Twin School - 1
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Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport (average reported by 71 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, 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: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 295 590 885 1180 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 335 669 1003 1337
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Becket House Residence, Twin School, Dublin - 1
Becket House Residence, Twin School, Dublin - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Jan. 2020 - 13 Jul. 2020, 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Individual or Group transfers can be arranged in July and August for students staying in our residential accommodation.
Private bathrooms need to be booked at least 2 months in advance and are only available for students aged 23 and over.
Extra supplement for special dietary requirements may apply.

Leisure activities

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

Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Other

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 

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    FAQ about Twin School, Dublin

  • English courses at Twin School start at 126 € for Academic Year in Ireland PM course with 15 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 School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (70 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Twin School varies from 14 students (English for Business Professionals) to 18 students (Travel Talk (50+))
  • 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 (Alpha Young Learners (Residential) + Champions/Showbiz, 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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