Dublin is an ideal destination to study English. It is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and while walking throughout its streets you can feel a charming and spicy mix of culture, freedom, history and art. Dublin is a lovely city and this is one of the reasons why it has become a popular destination for educational trips. In order to live and study English in Dublin, it is good to bear ... Learn more »
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6% discount iStudy International - ISI Ireland
iStudy International - ISI Ireland
Study English in Ireland at International Study Institute Ireland (ISI Ireland), an English Language School in the centre of Dublin. We are a young, vibrant school, bursting with energy and have planned social events throughout the year for our students. Located...
MEI-RELSA ACELS
Courses from €73.50
6% discount Delfin English School Dublin
Delfin English School Dublin
Delfin is a well established school located in the heart of Dublin, right beside O'Connell St, the most famous street in Dublin and only a short walk from Grafton St and Temple Bar. Our school is based in a lovely Georgian building with large, bright and modern...
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Courses from €46.88
6% discount Academic Bridge
Academic Bridge
At Academic Bridge our policy is to ensure that our students will receive the highest quality education. Our helpful staff and dynamic team of highly experienced, qualified teachers provide individual attention. The open door policy we operate allows students to...
Courses from €60.85
6% discount Malvern House Dublin
Malvern House Dublin
Malvern House Dublin is located in the centre of Dublin city on Dame Street. We are a modern school and next door city centre residence. Malvern House Global offers quality educational programmes for Adults and Juniors in Ireland, UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Cyprus...
ACELS
Courses from €136.11
6% discount Englishour
Englishour
Englishour is a boutique English language training school based in Dublin city centre. All of our teachers are experienced native-speakers who are experts in guiding learners towards communicating effectively through natural spoken English. Our school is based...
Courses from €23.50
5% discount Castleforbes College
Castleforbes College
Castleforbes College is a small, friendly, student oriented school intending to meet the growing demand of international students looking for quality education recognized at international level in the area of Language Excellence. We do this by providing high quality...
Courses from €33.25
6% discount Arena School of English
Arena School of English
Arena School of English is a specialist English language school located in a beautiful historic building in Dublin city centre, five minutes walk from Dublin's main shopping area! The school is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland,...
ACELS Cambridge ESOL authorised center
Courses from €32.81
6% discount Dorset College Dublin
Dorset College Dublin

Founded 1983 Dorset College is a well established education provider with our English language school located in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, beside the beautiful Mountjoy Square Park. Dorset College offers a flexible and extensive range of high quality...

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Courses from €109.25
5% discount Eden School of English
Eden School of English
Eden School of English is a small, dynamic school located in the heart of Dublin. We are located in an historic building right beside the River Liffey a few metres from O' Connell Street. Every year we have the pleasure of welcoming students from all parts of the...
ACELS Cambridge ESOL authorised center
Courses from €57.00
5% discount ULearn English School
ULearn English School
ULearn is one of the oldest and best English schools in Dublin. We have been helping students learn English since 1988 and our mission remains the same today: to help all our students grow in confidence and capacity with a memorable and effective English learning...
MEI-RELSA ACELS
Courses from €30.58
5% discount Atlas Language School
Atlas Language School
We are a young, vibrant and professional language school committed to providing a unique learning experience and excellent English courses in a friendly and motivating environment. With excellent teachers and facilities, a comprehensive and fun social programme that...
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Courses from €161.87
6% discount Travelling Languages
Travelling Languages
Travelling Languages is much more than a school! Travelling Languages is an inclusive teaching method which combines traditional classroom tuitions with an outside social programme that helps improve our students language skills while travelling around...
Courses from €39.27
6% discount Center of English Studies - CES Dublin
Center of English Studies - CES Dublin
Founded in 1979 Centre of English (CES) is the leading English language school in Ireland. CES is accredited by the Irish Department of Education and is a full member of EAQUALS. CES is also the only school in Dublin city to be an official IELTS test centre. CES is...
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Courses from €168.75
5% discount International College of Technology (ICOT)
International College of Technology (ICOT)
ICOT, a vibrant, modern college setting high standards of education and has been growing as a reputed education institution in the city of Dublin. It is an independent institution for local and international students. The College offers wide range of courses in...
Edexcel EDI LCCI
Courses from €76.00
5% discount NED Training Centre
NED Training Centre
The National Employee Development Training Centre, or NEDTC, is a private adult education centre situated in the heart of Dublin City Centre. We have built up a large international student base; attracting students from all around the globe. As a small school we...
Cambridge ESOL authorised center
Courses from €52.82
6% discount Infinity Business College
Infinity Business College
Infinity Business College is an Acels accredited School of English, a member of MEI Relsa and also a Business College. All of our teachers are ACELS approved University graduates who are experienced with meeting the challenge of keeping their English classes...
MEI-RELSA ACELS
Courses from €45.07
5% discount Central College Dublin - CCD
Central College Dublin - CCD
Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, (CCD) has a modern campus with cafes, shops and popular Sights close by. We pride ourselves on offering excellent teaching and services to all of our students. Whether you will be studying for pleasure, a career or further...
Cambridge ESOL authorised center Edexcel
Courses from €100.70
5% discount Leinster College
Leinster College
Leinster College was founded with a vision to become a center for students from all over the world and is dedicated to preparing it's students to meet today's national and international skills requirements. Our campuses provide modern classrooms coupled with highly...
Edexcel
Courses from €40.19
6% discount Active Language Learning
Active Language Learning
Established in 1989 we are a family run business and our centre is situated in the very heart of Dun Laoghaire, approximately 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and boasts many advantages. Two period buildings, modernised with extension, bright classrooms,...
MEI-RELSA ACELS
Courses from €18.80
4% discount Oxford College International Ireland
Oxford College International Ireland
Oxford College International is a small friendly school situated off O'Connell Street, in Central Dublin. The Liffey River an the Spire are a few minutes away. All the main attractions, such as Temple Bar, Trinity College, Grafton Street are within 10 minutes walk...
Edexcel EDI Education in Ireland
Courses from €64.60
6% discount ECM College
ECM College
The ECM School of English/School of Tourism and European College of Management is a city centre located Dublin's school of languages and professional courses. We welcome students from all over the world providing them with a great student support and helping them...
ACELS Cambridge ESOL authorised center EDI LCCI
Courses from €66.38
6% discount The Linguaviva Centre
The Linguaviva Centre
 The Linguaviva Centre Ltd school has been established since 1977 and is recognised by the Department of Education in Ireland. Teaching standards in Linguaviva are the best available with highly qualified and experienced teachers. The maximum number of students in a...
ACELS Education in Ireland MEI-RELSA Quality English
Courses from €79.69
6% discount Language in Dublin
Language in Dublin
Language in Dublin has been teaching English to students from all over the world for 20 years. Students can choose from General English, Intensive English, Exam Preparation, Mini Group English or choose One to Ones to study Business English. Rich in Irish literature...
ACELS
Courses from €26.95
5% discount Emerald Cultural Institute
Emerald Cultural Institute
Our year-round centre is located in a Victorian mansion in a prime residential district within easy reach of Dublin city centre. Our excellent facilities include two multi-media language laboratories and free internet/e-mail access including wireless internet access...
ACELS ALTO BILDUNGSURLAUB EAQUALS IALC ISO 9000:2000 MEI-RELSA
Courses from €163.60
5% discount Griffith Institute of Language (Griffith College)
Griffith Institute of Language (Griffith College)
Griffith Institute of Language is one of Ireland’s leading English language schools and offers the very best in English Language Learning within a fun and safe college environment in Dublin’s city centre. We offer a wide variety of English language courses including...
ACELS MEI-RELSA
Courses from €154.55
6% discount Alpha College of English
Alpha College of English
Alpha College is approved by ACELS. ACELS assures the quality of English Language Teaching in Ireland on behalf of the Department of Education and Science by imposing comprehensive guidelines to ensure the provision of a quality service to students and the...
ACELS EAQUALS MEI-RELSA
Courses from €168.75
6% discount Dublin School of English
Dublin School of English
The Dublin School of English was founded in 1968 and is one of the leading English Language Schools in Ireland. It is recognised by the Irish Department of Education for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. Situated in the centre of Dublin in Temple Bar -...
ACELS BILDUNGSURLAUB Education in Ireland Erasmus+ MEI-RELSA
Courses from €32.06
6% discount EIE - European International Education
EIE - European International Education
Welcome to the eie Institute of Education, a further and higher educational institution licensed by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta (License No: 2005-TC-001), offering MQF Level 3 to Level 7 programmes, in partnership with...
Courses from €88.12

Learn English in Dublin: An experience that will change you forever!


English in DublinDublin is an ideal destination to study English. It is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and while walking throughout its streets you can feel a charming and spicy mix of culture, freedom, history and art.

Dublin is a lovely city and this is one of the reasons why it has become a popular destination for educational trips. In order to live and study English in Dublin, it is good to bear in mind two important events that marked its history: one is the struggle for the independence from England, which held Ireland for seven centuries, and the other is the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants. Careful! On these two topics the Irish are sensitive and it is best to be careful with your comments.

To understand a bit how this magnificent city is, let’s start from the first century BC near the River Liffey, when the city was founded by the Vikings.Nowadays, from any of the bridges crossing the river, you can enjoy a phenomenal sunset. Let’s keep going with the history of Dublin.

In mid V century, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, introduced Christianity in Ireland , which was a variant of Roman Christianity: in fact, it also borrowed religious elements of the Druids and pagan rituals. In his name, every March 17, Irish people worldwide gather and join in a drinking party, where everyone is dressed in green, the national color.

It is impossible to summarize the history of Dublin in a few paragraphs! However, we can point out some events that have marked the city. Shall we get started?

1170. Henry II invades Ireland and the island becomes a dominion of the Norman kings of England.

1530. Henry VIII rebels against the Pope. He imposes Anglicanism and begins hunting and oppressing the Catholics.

1601. It is promulgated the Act of Supremacy, which imposes that the high offices of the state are covered only by Englishmen and the Protestants.

From 1640 to 1682. Dublin's population increases from 10.000 to 60.000 inhabitants. A consistent number of Englishmen, Dutch people and Jews get to Ireland. The differences between Catholics and Protestants are enormous, to the extent that the first could not inherit land, marry a person of another religion and even own a horse.

1801. England crushes the Irish Parliament. The Catholics recover some basic rights. Ireland integrates fully in the UK.

1845-1849. The Great Famine destroys the crops of potatoes. One million people dies and another half million leaves the country.

1905. Sinn Féin movement is founded by the journalist Arthur Griffith, to achieve independence from the British monarchy.

From 1922 to 1923. The Civil War leads to the recognition of the Irish Free State. Freedom comes at last!

1922. Not everyone is happy with the political decisions made. Northern Ireland does not accept the Irish Free State and its conditions and it stands up for independence. Ireland is split into two parts.

1948-1950. A huge number of Irish people leaves the island, due to the conflicts between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The largest group heads for the United States.

1949. The Republic of Ireland is born. The country takes off towards progress and Dublin begins standing out as an attractive and important city for business, science, research and the arts.

The history of Ireland has a bit of everything: wars, conflicts, despotic kings and magic faith. What is undeniable is the passion of these people for their past and glorious moments relating to wise people, saints and heroes.

 

Dubliners, a culture full of passion and humor

When taking an English course in Dublin, you will notice that in Ireland two languages are spoken: English, the official language and Irish, also known as modern Gaelic. Originally coming from Celtic languages, ​​in modern Gaelic there are no direct expressions such as "yes", "no" and "to own". What do you think of it?

Dubliners are characterized by the militancy and the passion through which they defend their roots. On the other hand, it also highlights their fairness and kindness in dealing. Their sense of humor is spicy and pungent. Each statue in town is pointed with a nickname, ranging from the commonplace to the smartness in the pun. For example, the statue of James Joyce is known as "The Prick With The Stick" and the statue of Oscar Wilde is called "The Fag on the Crag".

Dubliners believe in ancient Celtic and Viking myths. Keep in mind that they were never conquered by the Romans. A very interesting and fun myth says that in Ireland there are some leprechauns, a sort of redheaded elves wearing green hats, who appear when a rainbow joins the heaven with the earth. These lads seem to own a lot of gold and they offer it to whoever looks into their eyes. At this point, you know the secret to turn an educational trip to Dublin to learn English into a treasure hunt.

If something makes the Dubliners feel proud of themselves is the amazing amount of writers, musicians and artists of quality who were born and raised in Dublin. With a population of just five million people, Ireland was given 4 nobel prizes for literature: William Butler Yeats (1923), Bernard Shaw (1925), Samuel Beckett (1969), who wrote the shortest play ever released, which lasts 30 seconds and it is called Breath-and Seamus Heaney (1995). A glance at the music and here you find characters like Sinead O'Connor, who was a waitress at the Bad Ass Café-bar and U2, who sang in the streets of Dublin many times.

Actually, U2 used to play by the door of the same pub, where lots of people used to meet to listen to them, blocking the entrance to the bar. The owner sent the group away more than once. Bono, in a fit of anger, one day said that when he was rich and famous, he would buy the pub and put the owner on the street. In fact, he went further: he bought the pub and the whole building, now called The Clarence Hotel.

The best way to discover the city. Strolling. 

Dublin Iwalks are a series of 12 free audio guides covering fascinating aspects of Dublin, written and told by the well known historian Pat Liddy. They are downloadable from the web visitdublin.com.

The perfect place to study English.
The library of Trinity College was founded in 1519 and today houses more than 6 million volumes. It's great.

Eating a dish of fish and chips.
The famous fish and chips has been the quintessential food for generations of Irish. The best places to eat this delicacy are Leo Burdock's (2 Sraid Jamestown St Werburgh) and Beshoff's (6 Upper O'Connell Street)

For jogging and breathe fresh air.
Phoenix Park, the largest in Europe. It is 712 hectares wide. There you will find the house of the President of Ireland and the Wellington Monument. Above all, you will enjoy lots of greenery and fresh air.

Temple Bar will make you shiver.
The most bohemian and funky spot. Crowded shops, pubs, art galleries and restaurants. The pub that bears the same name as the zone, The Temple Bar, is a must. Named the best Irish music pub 2001-2012, it offers daily music sessions. And for free!

Do you like motorcycles?
A classic in the area of ​​Temple Bar is the first restaurant biker from Ireland, the Thunder Road Café. Decoration with classic motorcycles, large portions and very smart price. Do not leave without trying the Strawberry Daiquiris!

Museums and exhibitions without spending a penny. Most museums, galleries and exhibitions in Dublin are free. Chester Beatty Library, National Gallery and the National Museum are not to be missed.

Let's go to the pub!
There are three pubs that are the best to socialize, enjoy the night and practice English in Dublin with a beer in hand: The Hole in the Wall, O'Donoghue's and The Auld Dubliner.

Dublin will change you forever. Dare to live it!  

 

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Learning English can be fun and exciting; it also opens many opportunities such as employment possibilities, travel, and much more. It can be very empowering to be able to speak English with confidence, and being participant of every communicative act so much easier. It is very important to choose the right way to learn English; one of the most relevant aspects is to choose amongst the most reputable and proven schools in Dublin.
 
Study English in Dublin can be such a great idea - it is the best opportunity to learn English the best way possible, among those who speak it as their mother tongue all the time. By booking a English language study travel package in Dublin 2014, students will spend time experiencing new cultures where their chosen language is built, as well as learning better and much quicker than by studying from books, recordings or even in a classroom or at home.
 
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