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Learn English in Dublin

Welcome to English Path Dublin! Come and learn English in the city voted the Best Weekend Destination in the World in 2023. Our modern school is the perfect place to study English courses in Dublin. Join us today to improve your English skills and for a fun and enjoyable learning experience.

Capacity 220 students

Courses 16+

Campus timings: 8:30am – 5pm

Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, Europe

School overview

Our English Path Dublin school is located in a beautiful seaside town, close to the heart of Dublin City. Many students from different countries come to our school to learn English in Dublin. This is a chance for you to meet people from other places and backgrounds and learn about their cultures. Our school is also close to train and bus stops, making your journeys easy. To make sure that you have fun while you study English courses in Dublin with us, we organise group activities where you can practise your English language skills with your peers and have fun exploring this beautiful city. If you ever need any help with your studies or any personal problem during your time at English Path, our knowledgeable and experienced customer experience and academic team are always available to guide you.

Campus gallery

Why study at our Dublin school?

Dublin is known for its rich culture and history. It is one of the best cities to learn a new language, and with English Path, you can do that. Our modern school, located in a beautiful seaside town near Dublin city centre, offers you unique opportunities.   

  • Learn English in Dublin with a great mix of nationalities in the school. 

  • Our school is only minutes from the train station and bus stops. 

  • We organise two social activities twice a week so you can practise English beyond your classroom.  

  • Nearby mountains and sea offer you a peaceful getaway to enjoy the outdoors. 

  • You will learn from the experienced English Path academic team. 

 

Dublin

Dublin

About

Dublin is an excellent choice if you want to learn English while enjoying the great Irish culture and countryside. This beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and the sea, making it a peaceful and picturesque getaway. At English Path, we offer a wide range of English courses and affordable student accommodation options to improve your language-learning experience. You can choose from full-board, half-board, or self-catering homestays, all of which are comfortable and secure. Our goal is to make sure you have everything you need to succeed in your studies. 

EP Dublin accommodation

Homestay is a popular and affordable student accommodation option that provides a comfortable and familiar home away from home experience. By choosing homestay, you can enjoy the unique opportunity to fully surround yourself with the local culture while studying English in Dublin. The homestay feature allows you to live with a local family, who will welcome you as a member of their family and provide you with a safe and comfortable stay in the Irish capital. This is an excellent way to experience the local lifestyle, make new friends, and improve your language skills.  

To know more about our homestay option or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

Stay at a historic and prestigious hotel overlooking Dublin Bay with views of the city, Howth, and more. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Dún Laoghaire, close to the train station, major shops 
such as Dunnes Stores, Tesco, and Penneys, and is situated near many restaurants, pubs, and cafés.  

To know more about our accommodation options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

Travel and transport

Travel and Transport

Local

To travel within Dublin or from the airport, you can use the following different transport options.

Sunset Over the Sea

Taxi Service

Sunset Over the Sea

Air Coach

Sunset Over the Sea

Airport Bus

Sunset Over the Sea

Bus

Sunset Over the Sea

Train

 

Students should arrive at Dublin Airport. We request that you book your flights according to the starting date of your specific program. You must arrive on the Saturday or Sunday prior to your course start date. If you have booked a transfer service, a driver will meet you outside the customs area and drive you to your homestay or residence. Please ensure you arrange and pay the transfer fee in advance.

Our English courses

English Path Dublin campus provides spacious and comfortable classrooms to learn English in an enjoyable and engaging environment. Our interactive classrooms, self-study area, IT Lab well-stocked library, student services, common spaces to socialise, and student canteen aim to provide you with almost everything you need to learn English in Dublin

Nearby attractions

Dublin Castle

Guinness Storehouse

Hapenny Bridge

Howth Peninsula

Phoenix Park

St. Patricks Cathedral

Trinity College

Hagar Qim Temples

Address

Clarinda Park North
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin Ireland

Contact

Email: info@englishpath.com

Phone: +353 012 301 100

Emergency Contact

Phone: +353 85 130 4200

Nearest transport links

  • EP Dublin school is an ideal location for work. 
  • Seaside town of Dun Laoghaire 
  • 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre 
  • Plenty of car parks and bike parking facilities in the area 
 

"Enrolling in English Path was one of the best decisions I've made to learn English. The variety of English courses they offer ensured that I could focus on the specific language skills I needed to improve. The experienced teachers are passionate and skilled, making the learning process engaging and interactive. I'm grateful to English Path for helping me enhance my language skills and boost my confidence."

Upcoming social activities

Check out the exciting events at our English Path Dublin school. These activities are a part of our social program, and you can participate in them while studying English courses in Dublin with us. They are conducted to help you learn English in Dublin in a practical and enjoyable way. So, what are you waiting for? Enrol on our English courses in Dublin for a fun learning experience.

International Food Swap

Killiney Beach

Dublin Walking Tour

Irish Culture Class

Playstation Competitions

Other destinations

At English Path, we offer a range of university-style campuses across the globe. These campuses provide a great opportunity for you to learn English in a diverse and multicultural environment. Explore other English Path campuses and choose the one that suits your specific learning needs.

Why learn English in Dublin?

If you're looking to learn English and explore Ireland's culture while having a great time, Dublin is the perfect destination for you. The city is surrounded by mountains and sea, making it an ideal place for a peaceful getaway to improve your English language skills and enjoy the outdoors. Dublin is known for its rich arts scene and literary history, which can inspire your creative side. It is also a learning hotspot, home to some of the most famous and world-class universities. The tech industry in Dublin is thriving, offering great job opportunities. The friendly locals and vibrant social scene is like a warm, welcoming hug. Dublin's city life is well-balanced with green spaces and coasts nearby, offering plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the outdoors. So learn English in Dublin with us to improve your language skills while experiencing beautiful scenery and friendly people. 

Our English courses in Dublin are for all levels, from beginners to advanced learners. We have experienced teachers who can help you use English in real-life situations. You can choose from different courses, such as general English and IELTS preparation, that can help you achieve your goals. Learning English in Dublin is not just about your classes. You'll also have the chance to explore beautiful places and practise your English outside class. With English Path, you can learn a new language, make friends, and open doors to new experiences. Our courses are designed to help you achieve your goals, whether it's talking with people in English, performing well at work, or passing English proficiency tests. At English Path, we have it all. 

Frequently asked questions about EP Dublin

1. How to book an English Path accommodation?

You can book your accommodation in 3 simple steps: 

Step 1: You can indicate your preferred type of accommodation (homestay, shared apartment or residence) on the application form during your application for a course. Our Student Services team will record the preferred choice of accommodation. 

Step 2: EP will be able to secure the accommodation option once the invoice has been paid. Our team will send you the accommodation confirmation with further details on the selected option. 

Step 3: You will need to confirm your arrival and send your flight details to our team, as soon as the flight is booked and no later than one week before the flight date. Our team will be able to book and confirm your accommodation and/or transfers and provide more details within the confirmation document. 

Here are some important things you need to know to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Use our checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything and are prepared for the exciting times ahead. 

(i) Checklist 

Here are a few important items that you should bring with you: 

  • Passport. 
  • Acceptance letter. 
  • Accommodation letter. 
  • Proof of health/medical insurance. 
  • A bit of cash and credit/debit cards/Apple or Google Pay. 
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (depending on the season you come to Dublin). 
  • Adaptor for electrical appliances. 
  • Prescription medication and medical records. 
  • Emergency information 

(ii) Pocket money 

Recommended weekly budget: €250. This should cover expenses, local travel and activities. You will need additional money if you want to take weekend trips. Bring €100 with you in cash and a debit or credit card. You will need to check with your financial institution to make sure you will be able to withdraw money from an Irish ATM. Do not bring foreign currency. It is not wise to carry around large amounts of cash. 

(iii) Clothing 

Most students dress casually for classes, but you should bring nice clothes for going out and sportswear for sports and outdoor activities. The climate is changeable and may be different from your own. The typical temperature is 15-20°C in the summer and 0–10°C in the winter, although it can drop below freezing. Bring waterproof clothing if you’re arriving in the autumn or winter. 

(iv) Electrical current 

Standard voltage in Ireland is 230 volts; remember to bring an adaptor with you or buy one when you arrive. Ireland uses the same sockets as the UK.  

Arriving at the airport in a foreign country can be overwhelming. To better prepare yourself, make sure that you have read the information below about your arrival and how to get to your accommodation. If you get lost or confused upon arrival, don’t be afraid to ask the airport staff for help as they will be happy to give assistance. 

(i) If you have booked a transfer with us, in case of a service emergency, use the following details to contact us: 

If you have any flight changes, miss a connecting flight or need help meeting the transfer service, you should call the emergency number. Please be prepared to tell them your name, school name (English Path) and location. Students should only accept a transfer from a greeter with the official English Path signage. 

  • Transfer service emergency number: +353 1 531 0255 

(ii) Be aware of the general living costs (sample prices for items in this city) 

  • Bottle of water: €2 
  • Coffee: €4 
  • Can of coke: €1 
  • Meal out for two: €60 
  • Takeaway pizza: €15 
  • Sandwich: €6 
  • Local bus ticket: €2 
  • Cinema ticket: €16 

(iii) Understand the local customs 

  • Women in Ireland are equal to men and should always be treated fairly. 
  • Irish people talk to strangers in public areas. This is a great way to practice English, but caution should be taken. You should not give out your address and telephone number or accept inappropriate invitations. 
  • “Please” and “thank you” are very important words! Always use them if you ask someone to do something for you or if they help you or give you information. 
  • Ireland is a culturally diverse nation where people of all ethnic backgrounds are treated equally. 

(iv) Health and safety come first 

  • Medical insurance: All students must have medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Ireland. They can either book medical insurance offered by English Path or they can choose their own. It must be booked with an Irish insurance company. 
  • If you get sick: If you get sick while in Ireland, you should visit a doctor. You can ask the Student Services team or your host family where the nearest doctor is. If you have a minor illness, you can ask staff at a local pharmacist for advice. Remember to bring any relevant insurance or medical documentation with you. 
  • Protecting your belongings: We strongly recommend you take out insurance for your personal belongings, especially cameras, music players, mobile phones and laptops. Personal items cannot be covered by English Path homestay or residence insurance. 
  • Prescription medication: Remember to bring enough of your prescribed medication with you as Dublin pharmacists will not dispense a foreign prescription. International customs agents may ask you questions about your medication upon your departure or arrival, so be sure to pack it carefully. Bring any important medical records (blood type, prescriptions, x-rays) that might be useful for medical care abroad, as well as contact information for your health care providers at home. 
  • Staying safe at school: If you or another student have an accident or needs urgent medical attention, please come to reception, where the First Aider is located. 
  • Fire safety: If you discover a fire, press the fire alarm button on the nearest alarm. Leave the building immediately via the fire exit. Make sure you tell a member of EP staff exactly what happened so they can call 112. If you hear the fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Do not run or stop to collect your belongings. EP staff will guide you to the fire exit. Go to the assembly point. Follow any instructions given by a member of EP staff and do not go back into the building until you are told to do so by EP staff.  
  • Personal safety and looking after valuables: Dublin is generally a safe place, but, as with a lot of big cities, you should always be alert. Some tips are: Be alert when you are walking alone at night. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Do not leave your belongings unattended. In Ireland, you do not need to always carry your identification card or passport with you. You can keep it at home and carry a picture of your ID on your phone or a photocopy in your bag. 

(v) Medical costs  

Medical costs are at the discretion of your local doctor or hospital. Minimum medical costs are as follows: 

  • Consultation with a doctor: €40-70 
  • Prescriptions at a chemist: €15 per item 
  • Dental treatment: €150 
  • Eye test or new glasses: €60-100 

(vi) Laws 

  • No one under the age of 18 in Ireland may buy or consume tobacco or alcohol, including beer and wine. It is against the law to buy tobacco or alcohol for someone you know who is under the age of 18. 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious crime and police make regular random checks. 
  • You will need international ID to enter bars, clubs or pubs (e.g. Passport, ID card, driving license). 
  • Buying, selling and using drugs is illegal. 

(vii) Student code of conduct 

  • You must attend all classes. If you do not attend your classes, your representative will be informed. If you do not then improve your attendance, you may not be able to continue your course. 85% attendance is needed to be able to receive a certificate of completion. 
  • Be on time for all your lessons. 
  • Always tell English Path if you are going to be absent from school for any reason and tell your host family if you are going away overnight. 
  • If you commit a criminal offence or have to be severely disciplined, you will be sent home. We will also inform the immigration authorities. 
  • Be respectful, polite and open to different cultures. 

Call 112 in case of fire, a medical emergency or if you need the police (in Ireland the police force is the Garda). 

You can use the following modes of transport to reach the centre from the airport: 

Dublin Airport

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Airport to city 

centre by bus: 

Bus 16 or Bus 41 

€2 

60 minutes 

  • If you choose to book an airport transfer, your flight details should be sent to us 4 weeks in advance to ensure we will be able to provide you with an airport transfer. 
  • A driver will meet you after you come through the customs area and drive you to your accommodation. 

*Students under 18 years old must book homestay breakfast and dinner & return airport transfers. 

On your first day at English Path School: 

  • Induction starts at 08:45 am. 
  • This includes a placement test, speaking test, induction presentations about the school and academic programmes and the distribution of class timetables. 
  • A tour of the local area. 
  • Classes begin at 10:30 am. 
  • On your first day, you are expected to bring your passport and proof of medical insurance.