Studying English in Ireland

Why Study English In Ireland

Ireland’s English language schools, located throughout the country from the bustling capital to the wilder west coast, are recognised around the world as offering world class facilities and the highest standards of education.


World-class standards

The Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services (ACELS) rigorously audits each school, programme and their qualified teachers, ensuring that students in any of Ireland’s 110+ approved and accredited English language schools are met with an excellent educational experience.

Wide range of programme

Whether you are an executive looking to brush up on your business English, an English language teacher in need of a refresher course, a university student preparing for an exam or a teenager starting from the beginning, Ireland has approved courses and programmes to cater for all levels.

Excellent accommodation

Students can choose to stay with host families where they will be welcomed into an Irish home and made to feel part of the family. Residential, hotel and B&B accommodations are also available if required.

But language learning in Ireland isn’t just about the classroom experience. Ireland offers a unique and exciting experience for English language students of all ages. 

Friendly people

Did you know that Ireland tops the list of Lonely Planet’s most friendly countries and the Frommers Guide 2011 voted Ireland its favourite holiday destination? Not only that, the Lonely Planet voted the bustling city of Cork on Ireland’s south coast one of its top 10 cities in the world to visit.

Literary tradition

2011 also saw Dublin, Ireland’s capital, being awarded the status of UNESCO City of Literature, only the fourth such city in the world. Considering that Ireland has produced some of the world’s greatest authors and poets (among them four Nobel Prize winners – Beckett, Shaw, Heaney and Yeats) that should come as no surprise. Ireland’s great literary tradition has always been a huge attraction for foreign students of English.

Exciting outdoor activities

Ireland’s outdoors offer the more active student a huge range of adventure activities from walking and mountainbiking to kayaking and surfing. Did you know that Ireland’s Atlantic coast has some of the world’s biggest waves. Or if the water is not for you, why not experience Ireland’s famous beaches on horseback!

Whatever your interests are, Ireland’s rich culture and heritage, buzzing cities, breathtaking scenery and thrilling outdoor pursuits will ensure your stay is as full and rewarding an experience as possible.

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