120 English Language Schools in Ireland - Ranking 2023

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Information about Ireland

From the awe-inspiring landscapes of County Derry to the wilderness of the Beara Penisula, this is one of world's most beautiful countries and worth every effort to explore it. Don't miss Dublin on your trip to Ireland, not only because of its architecture but also because of its soul and sociability making it the most charismatic of all capitals. Irish people are really welcoming and warm. They will stop and help you find your way or strike up a conversation when you are sitting in a country pub. End your trip with the scenic superstars like Connemara or Killarney National Park, or the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast.

Key Facts about Ireland

Population: 4,854,000
Capital: Dublin
Time zone: GMT +1
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0713 USD)
Telephone country code: +353
Largest cities in Ireland:
  • 1. Dublin: 1,000,000
  • 2. Cork: 200,000
  • 3. Dun Laoghaire: 185,000
  • 4. Limerick: 90,000
  • 5. Galway: 71,000
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Ireland in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Ireland on the official website - Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland.
Largest international airport in Ireland:
Dublin Airport (DUB): 10 km. from Dublin city center
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Ireland average): 4.45 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Most popular regions in Ireland for language travel

Q&A - Questions and answers about Ireland

  • We, as an agency, do not take care of all visa-related matters. The regulations for obtaining a visa are quite delicate and change constantly, so it is best to always contact the embassy or consulate of the country you are going to visit in your home country.
    What we can tell you is that in order to receive your visa letter you must have already paid for your booking in full.
  • Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre offers a CPE preparation course which consists of 20 lessons per week, from Monday to Friday. This school is also an examination centre for Cambridge Proficiency Certificate so you can prepare for and sit the exam in the same place.
  • We have several schools that offer day courses for children, and at the same time offer courses for adults. They would be different groups of course, and we would have to find dates when the two courses start at the same time. In addition, the Berlitz school offers a "Parents and Children" course where you can study together for the duration of the course.
    Angel Marcos, from - Jan 23, 2023
  • The school Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre is a school that specialized in teaching English as a foreign language. In Ireland, the only school that offers Spanish programmes on a one-to-one basis is Berlitz in Dublin. As an alternative, we cooperate with many different schools all over Spain and, at the time of writing, some online courses with group lessons can be arranged too.
  • Indeed, any citizen of the European Union can work and study in the Republic of Ireland without any complications or visa formalities. In addition, since you do not have to apply for a visa for Ireland, you will not have to comply with the common requirements of a visa: nor will you have to take out compulsory health insurance (although this is still more than advisable), nor will you have to prove financial solvency, among other benefits.
  • Yes, our Partner schools welcomes all nationalities.
  • Thank you very much for contacting us, but I regret to inform you that, on this occasion, we will not be able to help you. It is the schools themselves, and not us, who select their staff (teachers / monitors), so I recommend that you contact them directly.
  • Schools on our website are listed from the best reviewed first. The unbiased reviews are submitted by former students. At the time of writing, The Babel Academy in Dublin is the first on the list.
  • This is definitely possible! Simply click on our "Language Year" or "IELTS" search options whilst having clicked on Ireland as your desired location.
    Fraser Provan , Area Manager English from LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 05, 2022
  • Yes, there will be no problem. Simply tell us when you would like to start, the total number of private lessons you would like to book and your time availability so we can send you more information.
    Rubén De Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 08, 2022

FAQ about schools in Ireland

  • Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre has received the best overall rating in Galway.
  • Everest Language School, located in 15 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar, Dublin has been voted as the school with the best location in Ireland.
  • 270€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Ireland. The average cost of a language course in Ireland is 516€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at The Slaney Language Centre as the best.
  • Infinity English College was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • Schools select host families on the basis of past and demonstrable references, the experience they have in hosting foreign students, the distance from the school and the quality of the accommodation they offer. Bear in mind that all schools have very strict selection criteria when choosing a host family, and carry out constant reviews and checks to ensure that students can spend their study period as comfortably as possible, feeling almost at home.
    from Centre of English Studies (CES) - Mar 07, 2023
  • You can see our partner schools that organise senior courses in Ireland by simply clicking on "English for Senior" in the corresponding drop down menu after selecting the country.
  • The general rule for courses in all schools is that they begin on Monday and end on Friday, so there are effectively five days of classes.
  • By the sounds of things, your friend will be looking for a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA programme. We have a number of partner schools throughout Ireland that offer such programmes, taught in groups or privately.
    Fraser Provan , Area Manager English from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 22, 2022
  • Extra activities are organized weekly by the schools, depending on the period, availability and participation of the students. They cannot be guaranteed for Standard courses but only for Junior courses.
    However, a list of activities (sports and non-sports) / excursions that are available is available at the school office, which students receive during first-day orientation.
    Antonio, Area Manager from Emerald Cultural Institute - Jun 30, 2022
  • Normally a senior course can also be followed for 1 week (usually they are max. two weeks). You can also choose to follow an intensive course at a school that appeals to you and then we can see if the average age of the school is a bit higher.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 24, 2022
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