Long term Ireland programmes at Kaplan International, Dublin

Key points

  • Located in the Temple Bar area, a cultural icon
  • Friendly, welcoming locals and staff
  • Expert teachers and dynamic classes
  • Opportunity to meet and socialise with many different nationalities

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Brazil, Turkey, etc..
ratings
10 authentic opinions
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

What makes our partner school such a great place to study English in Dublin? For starters, Dublin has been voted the friendliest city in Europe, so you’ll find supportive, helpful and welcoming teachers, with dynamic classes and expert methodology to make you feel right at home. The school is right in the cultural centre of Dublin, in the famous Temple Bar area, so you’ll easily be able to enjoy both modern and traditional Irish culture with the city at your feet. With 10 classrooms, a multimedia centre, and a library, you’ll have ample opportunity to study, and the school also has special areas for students to take a break and socialise together. Ireland attracts students from all around the world, and you’ll be sure to find a vibrant mix of cultures on your English course at Kaplan Dublin.

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club (semi-intensive or intensive course)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Semi-intensive course (Academic Semester/Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20 - 52 week(s)
20 weeks From 3900.- GBP
(4280.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
20 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:50-13:05 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:35-12:50 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Ardcairn House residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom
24
5120 EUR
10195 EUR
12835 EUR
36
7640 EUR
15235 EUR
19195 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (21.06-20.08.2021) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 35 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 35 EUR

Options

K+ Live Express: Grammar & Vocabulary, 5 l/week (per week) 100 EUR
K+ Live Express: Speaking & Listening, 5 l/week (per week) 100 EUR
K+ Live Express, 10 l/week (per week) 200 EUR
One-to-one online lessons (per lesson) 80 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 EUR
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 59 EUR
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 119 EUR
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 EUR
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(18.12.2021 - 25.12.2021)
60 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
55 EUR
Close to School supplement (host family) (per week)
Subject to availability
30 EUR
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
53 EUR
Extra night (18+) (host family) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
62 EUR
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
80 EUR
Extra night (18+) (residence) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
89 EUR
Airport transfer from Dublin (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Dublin (pick-up and drop-off) 162 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.03 / 05.04 / 03.05 / 07.06 / 02.08 / 25.10.2021
Holidays
19.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (Academic Semester/Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20 - 52 week(s)
20 weeks From 4082.- GBP
(4480.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
20 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:50-13:05 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:35-12:50 (Fri)
Options (group): 08:30-09:45 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:30-09:30 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Ardcairn House residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom
24
5360 EUR
10435 EUR
13075 EUR
36
8000 EUR
15595 EUR
19555 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.91   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (21.06-20.08.2021) 20 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 35 EUR
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 35 EUR

Options

K+ Live Express: Grammar & Vocabulary, 5 l/week (per week) 100 EUR
K+ Live Express: Speaking & Listening, 5 l/week (per week) 100 EUR
K+ Live Express, 10 l/week (per week) 200 EUR
One-to-one online lessons (per lesson) 80 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 EUR
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 59 EUR
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 119 EUR
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 EUR
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(18.12.2021 - 25.12.2021)
60 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
55 EUR
Close to School supplement (host family) (per week)
Subject to availability
30 EUR
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
53 EUR
Extra night (18+) (host family) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
62 EUR
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
80 EUR
Extra night (18+) (residence) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
89 EUR
Airport transfer from Dublin (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Dublin (pick-up and drop-off) 162 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.03 / 05.04 / 03.05 / 07.06 / 02.08 / 25.10.2021
Holidays
19.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

10 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Spain
/ 5
Profesores magníficos que te ayudan con todo lo que necesitas y que se nota que les gusta enseñar. Escuela ubicada cerca del centro y con buenas conexiones. Lo único negativo es la poca variedad de nacionalidades porque la gran mayoría es de habla francesa y en menor medida italianos y españoles. El alojamiento en general está muy bien, y cabe destacar la atención de algunos del staff que fue increíble con nosotras.En cuanto a la limpieza de las instalaciones dejaba un poco que desear, sobretodo en esta época que estamos viviendo. Supuestamente el precio incluía una limpieza semanal de la habitación pero con el COVID se suspendió este servicio pero el cual aún así seguimos pagando. Al igual que la cocina, que este servicio si se mantuvo pero no era precisamente una limpieza profunda.Las instalaciones del alojamiento están muy bien y tanto en la habitación como en la cocina tienes todo lo que puedes necesitar.Otro punto negativo del alojamiento es que si realizamos este curso es para aprender inglés, y si cogemos la residencia lo normal es mezclar un poco las nacionalidades para así poder aprender más. De 7 personas que éramos en el piso, 4 éramos españolas. A pesar de estar muy contenta con mis compañeras de piso, creo que lo idóneo sería mezclar para obligarte a hablar inglés ya que la finalidad del viaje es aprender inglés. Estoy muy muy contenta con esta experiencia, tanto con vosotros como con Kaplan. A pesar de algunos comentarios negativos que he hecho, he de decir que los positivos son muchísimos más y mejores por lo que recomendaría este viaje a cualquier persona.Estoy super agradecida por haber podido vivir esto y con todos vosotros.Muchas gracias por todo y espero volver a vernos pronto.
31 weeks, August 2020 – March 2021
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí. Empecé mis clases en un nivel A2 y terminé en un C1. Actualmente me considero mucho mas suelta a la hora de hablar y sobretodo entiendo mejor los listening. »
Top tips
« Si se quieren ver acantilados cerca de Dublín recomiendo sin duda Howth. »
25 years old - Spain
/ 5
La familia es lo mejor que me he llevado de Irlanda, amabilidad, buenas personas, atentos, te hacen sentir como alguien más y lo más importante te ayudan en lo que necesites.
23 weeks, September 2020 – February 2021
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Creo haber logrado progresos sobretodo en mi fluidez al hablar pero también creo que no lo suficiente, creo que se puede conseguir mucho más si no existiera el COVID. »
School highlights
« Los profesores. »
Top tips
« Guinness Storehouse y Biblioteca de Trinity College »
40 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, August – September 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Certamente. I progressi ci sono stati perchè per imparare una lingua straniera è fondamentale recarsi nel paese dove è possibile parlare quella lingua. »
Top tips
« Le escursioni nel weekend. »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Emplacement de l Ecole est top.Beaucoup de francophones.
11 weeks, October 2020 – January 2021
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui surtout dans le parler. Car j ai pu m entraîner à parler avec des personnes qui parlent anglais. »
School highlights
« Les cours en face to face, en petit comité »
Top tips
« Les cours.Les monuments de la ville.Lieux d intérêt. »
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
Una delle esperienze più belle di sempre che ti cambiano la vita !
4 weeks, September – October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ho fatto molti progressi sopratutto nella fluidità nel parlare »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
8 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
9 weeks, January – March 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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46 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Residence)
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27 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, November – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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School facilities
Classrooms
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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27 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Certamente si. Maggiore facilità a dialogare in inglese. Questo miglioramento è stato dovuto, oltre alle lezioni, alla conoscenza fatta con altri studenti che soggiornavano nel residence. »

Host family
The Irish are well-known for their hospitality, and staying with a host family as you study English in Dublin gives you the ideal opportunity to get to know them better! Your host will help you to find your way to school and find your feet, and you’ll enjoy meals together in the evening, giving you the chance to improve your English while learning more about the culture. Host families generally live between 45 and 60 minutes away from the school, and you’ll have half board, towels, linen and laundry (once a week) provided.

Ardcairn House (ages 18 and over)
This bright, modern residence is found just a 20-minute walk from our centrally located partner school Kaplan Dublin. With an on-site gym, bowling area, a terrace area to relax and socialise, a bike room and even a grocery shop in the building, you’ll enjoy your stay in Europe’s friendliest city in style! Enjoy modern apartment-style rooms, with a shared fully equipped kitchen. Each room has a double bed, wardrobe, and desk. The common areas are cleaned weekly, and a laundry room is available at extra cost.

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Ardcairn House

General information

In the bustling centre of Dublin, Ardcairn House is ideally located - just a 15 minute walk from the river Liffey and Dublin's world-famous Temple Bar, where students can enjoy the very best of Irish culture. Live music spills out from the many pubs and bars in the area and you are spoilt for choice for amazing places to eat. The residence offers stylish bedrooms with private bathrooms and shared kitchens, perfect for practising English outside of the classroom. For added convenience, there is an onsite supermarket and for even more fun, you will also find a bowling alley, a golf putting course and a music room. After a busy day exploring, relax on the roof terrace and take in the sights of the city.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
18 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Walking distance to public transport:
17 minutes

Walking Distance

Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
1 minute
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 15:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Credit card

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
Self-catering

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
5 EUR for wash and dry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Roof terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
40
~12 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Common areas cleaned weekly
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

The perfect mix of modern and traditional, Dublin is a cultural icon and offers so much to see and do during your English course in Ireland! Explore the cobbled streets, enjoy traditional Irish music in the local pubs, and travel just outside the city for some of Europe’s most beautiful lush green landscapes. Kaplan Dublin offers multiple social activities to help you get to know students from around the world, including evenings out, tours of local cultural hotspots, and trips to must-see locations such as the postcard-perfect Howth. If you’re looking to make foreign friends, Ireland’s the place to be – the friendly locals will make you feel right at home!

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Book a course with accommodation at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of the following offer: 

- 2 weeks free online lessons K+Live Express
- 2 weeks free residence accommodation 

Valid for the following destinations:
Kaplan Bath
Kaplan Bournemouth
Kaplan Cambridge
Kaplan Liverpool
Kaplan Liverpool 30+
Kaplan London - Covent Garden
Kaplan London 30+
Kaplan Manchester
Kaplan Oxford
Kaplan Torbay
Kaplan Dublin
Kaplan Edinburgh


Conditions:
- Only applicable to new bookings received before 28.06.2021 for courses with accommodation
- Students may book host family accommodation, but the initial 2-week quarantine period must take place at the residence
- Minimum stay: 4 weeks
- The on-site course must start before 12.07.2021, and the online course must start before 28.06.2021 unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- Offer subject to availability

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 03.03.2021
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