Dublin is a very popular place to learn English. In fact, local Dubliners believe they speak the language better than anyone else – including the English.

You’ll find dedicated English language schools throughout Dublin, as well as English courses at local colleges. So it’s a good idea to spend some time working out which option is best for you.

Dedicated English language schools in Dublin

Long-established and internationally affiliated English language schools include Berlitz, Kaplan and The English Studio.

Other highly-rated English language colleges in the city include Everest Language School, Atlas Language School, Your English, the International School of English, Englishour, Delfin, Apollo, ULearn, Horner School of English, Arena School of English and the Central School of English. But this list isn’t exhaustive, there are many more institutions to choose from.

English language courses from mainstream colleges

There’s also highly reputable third-level colleges and universities like IBAT, DCU, TCD, UCD and Dorset College which offer English language teaching among their many other courses.

If you want to study in Dublin in order to earn a degree, most universities also offer ‘pre-sessional’ English language programmes. These are designed to help international students improve their English before they start on a degree course. Maynooth University, TU Dublin, DCU and UCD all have one.

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Private colleges in Dublin

In addition to Dublin’s publicly funded colleges, there are a number of private institutions which also provide higher level education. If you plan to study in Dublin, you’ll find a run down of each of these private colleges below. If you’re looking for information on private secondary education in Dublin, you can find out more about them here. American College Dublin Set up by Florida’s Lynn University bac

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Colleges in Dublin

Dublin’s universities aren’t the only prestigious educational institutions in the capital. The city is also home to a number of colleges with long histories and international reputations. Among them is the Royal College of Surgeons with its enviable location on beautiful Stephen’s Green, as well as the country’s oldest art college NCAD. If you plan to study in Dublin, here’s an introduction to the city’s state-funded colleges.

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Universities in Dublin

Just under 120,000 students attend Dublin’s four universities. Trinity College, which is the oldest, is right in the heart of the city and is also home to famous attractions like the Book of Kells. The other three have campuses scattered throughout the city suburbs. There is also another university based just outside of Dublin in the town of Maynooth – it’s about 25km away from the city centre. Each of these universities has its own particular strengths and between them they offer courses in everything from astrophysics to zoology. Although medicine, science, busin