I was charmed by the International House school, where everything is organised to make all new students feel welcome since their very first day. After a grammar, comprehension and one-to-one speaking test with a teacher, students are divided into different levels and placed in modern classrooms near Grafton Street (which is THE street, with plenty of shops, restaurants and shopping centres). Every 2 hours, the teacher would change and the activities as well (games, discussions, grammar, videos, local newspapers, reading, pronunciation…). Their smile and energy gave me the motivation to keep learning and improving. A “social programme” is organised each week to make you discover Dublin and its surroundings (museums, pubs, walks in the nature…), and you can also attend additional lessons if you want to improve your pronunciation or learn how to find a job in Dublin. It’s a really good school, where students can progress at their won pace, in a friendly atmosphere.