Dublin is a very popular place to learn English. The locals – who are clearly biased but not necessarily wrong – believe that they speak English better than anyone else does (including the English). Every type of course is on offer and many college options are available: it’s a good idea to spend some time working out which one is best for you.

Long-established and internationally affiliated schools include Berlitz and Kaplan.

Highly reputable third-level (tertiary) educational institutes that offer English language teaching as one of their many other courses include IBAT, DCU, TCD and UCD.

Most universities also offer ‘pre-sessional’ English language programmes designed to enable allow international students to improve their English for entry to degree courses. Maynooth’s is an example.

There are also many private colleges teaching English. Travelmag suggests that Everest Language SchoolThe English Studio and Atlas Language School are especially worth checking-out. This website also lists a wide selection.

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