English Language Schools in Dublin - Ranking 2022

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

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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 we like about Dublin

One thing for sure is that you will have a good craic in Dublin! The social life here is fantastic with a lively night scene full of locals in their famous Irish pubs.Irish people are extremely friendly and it is easy to integrate into a group of friends. The city is a much more manageable size than other capital cities, such as London. It is easy to navigate and accommodation options will not be so far from your school of choice. Aside from the few hot spots for tourist crime, the city is safe, but it is still best to err on the side of caution especially at night. Dublin is home to a well connected International Airport. It is close to the centre and there are plenty of bus connections to bring you to and from the city. So book your flights now and grab a Guinness in one of the local pubs!

What we dislike about Dublin

Dublin has an extensive network of public transport, which unfortunately is not the most reliable and at times can be slow. The city is small though, so students may not need to rely on public transport to get to where they want to go. A popular expression for the weather in Dublin is that there are 4 seasons in one day. The climate is often changeable with little warning. It is best to be prepared for all eventualities when leaving your accommodation in the morning.

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What our students said about Dublin

Rating: 5/5


Just a lovely city which I highly recommend. Many different things to do, so for everyone should be something interesting available. Lots of public transports and nice people anyway. The city is big but not too big so you can see a lot by walking around. Nice pubs, friendly and open minded people and for me a city we should have seen once in life.


Rating: 4/5


Dublin is the most expensive city in Europe that I have seen so far. There is a lot of fast food - very unhealthy! The pubs are very casual but at the same time expensive. There are very interesting double buses that run very often, but the tickets are insanely expensive!

Temenuzhka Hristova

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.


Rating: 5/5


I liked Dublin. Lots of beautiful things to see, as well as museums. But it's expensive, and the city is dirty.


Rating: 4/5


Too high prices for food, unbelievable high, especially for fish.


How our students rated their experience in Dublin


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Overall city attractiveness
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Rating: 4.1/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.1/5.0


Rating: 3.4/5.0


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Rating: 4.4/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Dublin

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 33 reviews

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).

21 February 2022
Course: Super Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 193 reviews

It was a great experience with very motivated teachers, which were able to encourage you. Grammar, Conversation practice and everything else was well explained and there was always time for questions. I would book it again.

16 November 2021
Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years


Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 6 reviews

Very good school. Unfortunately I did not get into the right level as there are few classes. But sometimes there were 3 or 4 of us and that was really great! Thanks to Diego

14 September 2021
Course: General English - Morning - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years


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: 4.2

4.2 | 290 reviews

The teachers and their teaching methods were the best.
The building is in a good location. The condition of the building is in need of renovation! The toilets are a disaster.

23 October 2019
Course: General English Morning - 1 week
Student age: 46 years

Temenuzhka Hristova

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 193 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 | 6 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 | 33 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 | 33 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 | 71 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 | 193 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 | 33 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 | 18 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 | 193 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

4.0 | 65 reviews

The patience the teachers had with me
For me it was ok

26 December 2018
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 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!

Interesting information about Dublin

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 = 1.0660 USD)
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.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 382 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 257 €
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):4.29 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Dublin

Weather in Dublin

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Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35 °F40 °F45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
Water Temperature
48.2 °F46.4 °F44.6 °F46.4 °F48.2 °F51.8 °F55.4 °F57.2 °F57.2 °F55.4 °F53.6 °F50 °F

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

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FAQ about schools in Dublin

  • A2Z School of English has received the best overall rating in Dublin.
  • ULearn English School, located in 89 Harcourt Street 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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