English Language Schools in Dublin

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60 Best language schools in Dublin (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning English in Dublin? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in Dublin for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in Ireland such as Athlone, Bray, Cork, Galway, Gormanston, Heathland, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo, Waterford, Westport, Wexford or see our list of all schools in Ireland. You may also want to consult options outside Ireland for learning English.
Why Dublin? Dublin is a energetic and cultural capital. It has a lot to offer such as theatres, art galleries and historic sights. The city also hosts the Customs House, the Four Courts and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Irish are known for their friendliness and this is very evident in their capital. Why not frequent with the locals by trying their famous beverage, Guinness, in one of the many pubs around the capital. Learn more about this unique drink in the Guinness Storehouse Factory. Dublin is a very manageable size for a capital and is a great base to explore all this beautiful country has to offer!
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What our students said about Dublin

Rating: 5/5


Dublin is a must to go, definitely. People are lovely. The city is so vibrant. The school is awesome and the teachers are of a high level as well. I had a wonderful time here. Best choice ever! I strongly recommends Alpha College!

Ana Cristina

Rating: 3/5


It was not possible to use the bikes neither in the centre nor outside due to the massive amount of busses, which cost an arm and a leg.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Dublin

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 5 reviews

The location, the organisation and the teaching in general.
The only thing I would change is the use of a book. Teachers use photocopies that make the teaching more flexible but the students lack a point of reference to stdy or go over the material.

9 December 2019
Course: General English 20 (Morning) - 3 weeks
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 191 reviews

Friendly and helpful teachers that help you throughout your stay.
Great facilities, friendly and helpful staff.

7 October 2019
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 5 reviews

I liked the kindness and courtesy of the staff and teachers. I was particularly impressed by the two extra private lessons that they offered me (due problems during the 2 weeks of my course) by the excellent teacher Denise Harford. Good quality of the 2 private lessons.
Even though the Director of Studies understood that some of the classes may not have been ideal for me and kindly offered me two private lessons, I must say this was not enough for my expectations - and the cost- of a Super-Intensive General English Course.

26 August 2019
Course: General English Super-Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Grazia Maria

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 31 reviews

The people
The best school in the world

20 August 2019
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 31 reviews

Very friendly staff working in the office

19 August 2019
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 2 reviews

Great teachers and enjoyable lessons.

30 July 2019
Course: Intensive - 8 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 70 reviews

Kind staff and the class size (max. 15) was suitable.

15 July 2019
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 191 reviews

Teachers were very good and friendly. Also the staff was doing well.
At the beginning we wasted morning lessons. It would be better in future for students to take the test online, so they can have the whole day for studying. Thank you!

24 June 2019
Course: Standard General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 30 reviews

Teacher Tara and Brian did a great job: well organised and they also were able to keep the lessons interesting by presenting lots of topic varieties. Thanks to the teacher!

24 June 2019
Course: Semi-Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 31 reviews

School staff are cheerful and helpful.
The information about the school's facility which I saw online is wrong. I told this to Linguaviva staff, too. For future students, it's better to review it.

15 April 2019
Course: Super Intensive English - 6 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 17 reviews

The look and the location of Atlas are beautiful.

2 April 2019
Course: General English Fluency - 1 week
Student age: 28 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 191 reviews

I liked the teachers and their skills in teaching, but I can't say I'm fully satisfied about my experience because in this period they've gone to holidays and I changed teachers a lot of times. In my opinion, in this way I couldn't improve very well my English. The teachers are very friendly and patients with the students but I disagree about this organization of the school.

26 December 2018
Course: Intensive General English - 7 weeks
Student age: 27 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 191 reviews

The teaching method of the professors and the various activities organised by the school
It is located in a fantastic spot that favors those who want to visit the city during breaks. The teachers are fantastic and help anyone in need.

2 November 2018
Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 290 reviews

Finding new people and dealing with many other languages ​​and traditions

2 November 2018
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 290 reviews

The thing I liked most about the school was the teachers. Excellent professionals and very didactic :)

31 October 2018
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 25 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 290 reviews

The availability of the staff
Good location and helpful staff

1 October 2018
Course: General English Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 191 reviews

Good preparation and energy of the lecturer.
It was not very cool to change the conditions in the 2nd week. Other, smaller room, no coffee machine.

10 September 2018
Course: General English - Morning - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years


What school directors said about Dublin

Jonathan Quinn

Dublin is a very historic city but it is very young at heart. The city has a thriving social, musical and cultural scene. Our famous pubs are a huge attraction and create a wonderful atmosphere around our city.

Dublin has a young, vibrant and friendly nature, allowing people to quickly feel at home. Dublin has been voted Third Friendliest City in the World.

Dublin is a lively, friendly hub with many cultural, musical , and historical attractions for international students to enjoy.

Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for students looking to study English, and thanks to Ireland’s position as a multicultural and progressive country, non-EU students also have the chance to gain work experience while studying on a full time course. The Irish are known for their friendly and helpful disposition, and the country boasts breath-taking scenery, historic towns and cities, wonderful cultural diversity and incredible areas of natural beauty. That is why Ireland is fast becoming one of the most popular study and work destinations in the world!

Key Facts about Dublin

In terms of quality of life Dublin reached place number 33 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 1,025,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Leinster, Dublin City

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1717 USD)

Dublin quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4

4.4 (779 reviews by our former students)

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.

universities: 13 (rankings of universities in Dublin)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 363 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 252 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:70* (30% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:61* (39% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Ireland average):3.90 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in DublinBest time to take a language course in Dublin

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

February 2022 - March 2022International film festival with a special category highlighting Irish film. Ten days of great new films with awards granted for lifetime acheivement as well. This yearly festival has changed sponsors since its inception in 2003: Jameson whiskey, and later Audi.

St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day

17 March 2022Dubliners put on a great festival in the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day and its traditional parade. With live music, street theatre, many and varied cultural events, and of course, plenty of whiskey and beer.

St Patrick's Parade
St Patrick's Parade

17 March 2022Thousands of people line the city streets every year on March 17th to watch this famous parade of floats, musicians, theatre troups and dancers.

Bray Jazz Festival
Bray Jazz Festival

May 2022This year, Bray Jazz Festival will return for its 20th anniversary. Every year, renowned artists come to perform and put on a wonderful show.

Bray Air Show
Bray Air Show

July 2022Air Show event over 2 days in the seaside town of Bray - 1 hour south of the city centre by train. The Irish Aviation Authority is showing off its aerobatics skills.

Electric Picnic Festival
Electric Picnic Festival

September 2022The Electric Picnic Festival has been offering up one of the best organised open-air events since 2004. With an emphasis on electric music, it has welcomed many of the biggest names in the rock/pop genre. Held in Stradbally, County Laois, it is easy to get to from Dublin.

Open House
Open House

October 2022Discover the architecture that shaped the city of Dublin firsthand. Most of the open houses and building tours are free and access is on a first come, first served basis.

What to do in Dublin

Trinity College
Trinity College
St Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green
Croke Park Stadium
Croke Park Stadium
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Arrival Airport

Dublin (DUB) - 9 km. from Dublin city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 7,00 €, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Dublin Airport, Maldron Hotel, North Wall Quay, Docklands Convention Centre, Guild Street Jurys Hotel, Jury´s Inn Custom House Quay, Marlborough Street, Dublin City South, Hawkin´s Street

Taxi: 23 €, 18 minutes drive to city center of Dublin

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Inverness, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Ronaldsway, Southampton
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Hartford Bradley International, Los Angeles International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International

    FAQ about schools in Dublin

  • Apollo English Language Centre has received the best overall rating in Dublin.
  • Babel Academy of English, located in 2nd Floor Astor Hall, 4-8 Eden Quay, City Centre has been voted as the school with the best location in Dublin.
  • ULearn English School was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at ULearn English School is the best rated accommodation in Dublin.
  • The student price index in Dublin is 70.3. For details check the city's cost of living section.

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