Full-Time English Courses Dublin

  • Year Round Adult English Courses in Dublin – Malahide
  • Secure Enrolment with Learner Protection
  • 15 – 25 Hours Tuition per Week.
  • Group General English & One to One Options.
  • Beautiful and Vibrant Dublin Coastal Location – Malahide – Just 22 mins from Dublin City Centre.
  • Levels from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced.
  • Combine an English Course with Quality Host Family Accommodation within Walking Distance.

At the Irish College of English, we offer Intensive year-round English Courses in Dublin at our Malahide School. The Irish College of English is recognised by ACELS, a service of quality and qualifications Ireland, for English Language Education. Students can register for courses from 1 week  to 1 year in duration, and there is an excellent mix of nationalities in all our programmes. We also operate Learner Protection through our membership of MEI. Many students come to Ireland for a 1 – 4 Week Course with Host Family Accommodation to Improve their English, others come for our 1 Year Programmes to experience studying and living and working part time in Ireland.

Su Fluidez Comienza Aquí!

At the Irish College of English our adults get special attention, at any time we limit the number of adults to 60 students hence offering a boutique type school where individual needs can be met and progress monitored. We also ensure an excellent mix of a nationalities making for a rewarding experience.

Localización ideal

The Irish College of English has been in the heart of Malahide for over 25 years. Situated on Dublin’s coastline, Malahide many attractions include Malahide Castle, a Beautiful Seaside Village, Marina, Coastal Walks. Our location offers students the best possible experience of Dublin. Students enjoy Dublin City’s highlights while living in a vibrant authentic area of Dublin meeting and socialising with Irish people.

Familias a poca distancia

All our students stay in carefully selected families in Malahide in single rooms and all students can walk to school. We guarantee one nationality per family unless otherwise requested. Our Families are the highlight of the experience and have quality assurance procedures in place, ensuring great stays for all our students.

Note: During some periods adults may be located in our next town Portmarnock and have a 10 minute commute to school. This would be communicated at the time of booking.

Elige las fechas

We are flexible regarding arrival and departure days and times. The majority of students arrive on a Saturday or Sunday and begin school on a Monday and leave on the corresponding Saturday or Sunday e.g. Sat to Sat or Sun to Sun. We also accept weekday arrivals and departures e.g. Mon to Mon, Wed to Wed etc. Extra nights are also available if necessary.

Escuela Galardonada

Estamos orgullosos de haber sido votados por los estudiantes como Mejor Escuela de Idiomas en Irlanda 2019 ' según las clasificaciones de Google y Facebook. Este premio otorgado por Education Awards se basa en las clasificaciones de los estudiantes solamente. También hemos sido preseleccionados como 'Mejor Escuela de Idiomas' en los premiosThe Irish Education Awards 2020. Además, fuimos la primera escuela de idiomas de Irlanda en ser preseleccionada para los premios Star Awards de la revista Study TravelJunior Course Under 18's Global Industry Award en 2015 y fuimos nuevamente preseleccionados en 2016, 2017 y 2019. Preseleccionados 'Escuela de Idioma de Inglés en Europa' en 2017 y 2019.

También hemos sido galardonados por la Cámara de Comercio de Malahide en 2014 con el'Premio a la Excelencia en el Servicio'por una clara demostración de un excelente y consistente servicio al cliente y en 2016 fuimos premiados con el premio a la'Organización del Año'.


Course Options:


Galería de Fotos

Ejemplo de horario

  • 15 horas de clases de inglés por semana: Lun - Vie 9:00 - 12:15
  • Free Coffee/Tea Break from 10.30 – 10.45am
  • Free Conversation Class Once a Week
  • Optional Afternoon Pay as You Go Tours/Trip with Free Irish Activity Leader
  • Evening Pub Social Meet up Once a Week
  • Saturday Optional Full Day Tour


What’s included?


We have a specially designed Adult Syllabus to encourage your  progression and confidence with an emphasis on building fluency. We believe in real materials and growing to love the language by living it. Classes are international and have a maximum of 15 students per class. 15 full hours tuition per week. (Classes 9.00am – 12.15pm each day with a 15 minute break). 

Accommodation Option

Our accommodation is in homestays in Malahide in walking distance of our school. We guarantee one nationality per family unless friends wish to stay together. Our hosts typically take 1 or  2 students at a time and all our adults have single rooms. Families will do student’s laundry as part of their normal home routine. We carefully match students with families. Families provide breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. Meals are nutritious and we can cater for special diets on request. On arrival we also give students a welcome pack including a reusable water bottle and our school has a water refilling station. For more information on accommodation options see our accommodation page.

Actividades entre semana

Students have access to our weekly Optional pay as you go activity programme. We provide a free leader to bring you on our afternoon trips and you pay for your travel  end entrance fees.

Actividades nocturnas

Every week we have a designed pub night where students can meet each other on a social night out.

Excursiones de día completo - Sábados y Domingos

Each Saturday our students have the opportunity to book a full day trip. Sample Day Trips: Glendalough, Kilkenny, Belfast, Cliffs of Moher etc.

Travel Card

Students attending a full time course can apply for a Dublin Discount Travel Card.

Free Conversation Class

Our Conversation Classes are free of charge for our enrolled students.

Informe y Certificado del Estudiante

Los estudiantes reciben un Certificado de Asistencia y logro al final de su curso. También se incluye un informe individual sobre su progreso en la escuela, escrito personalmente por su profesor.

Academic Focus

The main focus of these intensive English courses is on Rapid Learning for Communication in Spoken and Written English. Our highly qualified English teachers set students clear learning objectives and use the latest modern teaching techniques to provide language practice in speaking, writing, listening and reading, to improve English pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. These English language classes also include an Irish Culture Component, which covers Irish language, traditional music, history and culture. These special English lessons will provide those students learning English in Ireland with a better knowledge of the local people and culture, enabling them to become more actively involved with the unique Irish way of life. Read more about our English Courses in Dublin.

Work and Study in Ireland

Students Requiring a Study Visa to Work and Study in Ireland: Our courses are also suitable for non-EU students requiring study visas to enter Ireland. The Irish College of English can assist students with study visa applications and will issue a letter of acceptance upon registration. We will also issue you a College Letter needed to apply for the right to work in Ireland. Our Academic Year Programme (25 weeks tuition within an 8 month study period) are included on the Department of Education and Skills Internationalisation register of programmes approved by the Minister for Education and Skills for the purpose of access to employment by students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Read more Work and Study in Ireland Visa Regulations. See The Department of Justice Website for more detailed information on Study Visas.



Cómo reservar

Reserva Online ahora o rellena nuestro Adult Booking Form o envíanos un email al info@iceireland.com.


Preguntas frecuentes (FAQs)

¿Cuál es el horario?

Classes are from 9.00am – 12.00pm each day and in the summer this timetable changes to an afternoon session with classes from 1.00pm – 4.00pm each day. Extra Evening and one to ones can be added. We have pay as you go adult activities in the afternoon or in the morning in the summer and an ICE Leader accompanies the group on all activities.

¿Cuál es la combinación de nacionalidades?

We have excellent nationality mix and at any time we normally have between 8 and 12 nationalities represented at our school.

¿Cómo puedo elegir mis fechas y horarios de llegada y salida?

We base a 1 week stay on 7 nights 2 week stay on 14 nights accommodation, 3 weeks on 21 nights and 4 weeks on 28 nights. Most students arrive on a Sat or Sun and depart on the corresponding Sat or Sun but we are also happy for students to arrive and depart during the week. Should you require an extra night in the home stay a 32 euro additional fee applies. We are very flexible as to arrival/departure time so please book best available flights.

¿Cuántos alumnos habrá en clase?

Hay un máximo de 15 estudiantes por clase, con un promedio de 13 estudiantes por clase.

¿Cuáles son las titulaciones de sus profesores?

Todos nuestros profesores tienen una licenciatura y un título de enseñanza de inglés. Todos nuestros profesores están reconocidos como profesores de inglés cualificados por ACELS.

¿Cómo asignan a los estudiantes en su nivel de inglés correcto?

Evaluamos a los estudiantes a su llegada y llevamos a cabo un control de su progreso incluyendo exámenes semanales para que los estudiantes puedan cambiar de nivel si vemos que no está en el nivel correcto.

¿Cuántos niveles de inglés tienes?

We have from A2 to C1 Levels.

¿Qué pasa el primer día de clases?

On arrival you will be tested and given welcome information and shown to their correct level class.

¿Tiene alguna oferta especial o descuento?

Todas las ofertas actuales estarán en las secciones de ofertas especiales de nuestro sitio web.

Can you provide an invitation letter for visa purposes?

Sí, proporcionamos cartas a todos los estudiantes procedentes de fuera de la UE que necesitan un visado para entrar en Irlanda.

¿Cuándo debo pagar el campamento?

Se realiza un depósito de 200 euros en el momento de la reserva. El resto del precio se debe realizar 4 semanas antes de la llegada.

Can I pay by credit card or cash?

Yes, we accept credit card, cash or bank transfer.

¿Cuál es la política de reembolso?

Los depósitos no será reembolsables, para cancelaciones hechas con 21 días o más antes de la llegada, el resto de los cargos serán reembolsados.

If I miss a class will I get another class?

If you inform us in advance we can add on another class but there are no extra classes given if you miss classes.

Will I get a student card?

On full time programmes you will be eligible for a student discount card

Can I take holidays?

Yes, but if you are on a study visa some regulations apply please see the Non EEA information

If I choose to stay in your Home Stay Option

¿Cuándo recibiré la información de la familia anfitriona y de qué tipo?

You will receive your host family profile including a map of their location 2 weeks pre arrival.

Can I contact the family pre arrival ?

Sí, su dirección de correo electrónico estará en su perfil.

What If I am unhappy with my host family or class or any aspect of my stay ?

We are always here to help and will move you to a new family or class and assist in whatever way we can to ensure you are happy.

Do you offer airport transfers?

We can offer an airport transfer service but most adults opt to take a taxi from Dublin Airport to their home stay which will typically cost about 20 euro (10 minutes). Bus 102 also comes from the airport to Malahide and Portmarnock.

Is my Laundry done?

Yes, typically once a week by the host.

Do I have a single room ?

Yes, all adults have a single room.

¿Cómo seleccionan y aseguran la calidad de sus estancias en familia?

Todos nuestros anfitriones son de nuestra localidad y están a poca distancia a pie de nuestra escuela. Esto asegura que sean miembros de la comunidad local, lo que nos parece muy importante. Visitamos a todos los anfitriones y nos aseguramos de que ellos y sus hogares sean adecuados para recibir a los estudiantes. También nos aseguramos de que todos los miembros de la familia no tengan antecedentes y continuamente llevamos a cabo un seguimiento de retroalimentación para asegurar que sólo trabajamos con anfitriones acogedores y atentos.

How do I go to and from my host family?

Students typically walk to and from school, all students live within a 30 minute walk. At some times of the year adult may live in the next town in Portmarnock which would be a 10 minute journey by bus to school, we will inform you of this at the time of booking.

Will I get a House Key?

Most hosts will give adult students a key.

Do I have a curfew?

No, adults don’t have curfews but as you are living in a family you would be expected to respect the family and not cause noise at night coming and going or bring friends back to the home.

¿Atienden a dietas especiales?

Sí, podemos ofrecerte dietas especiales, sólo tienes que consultar con nosotros antes de hacer la reserva y, en ocasiones, se aplicará un suplemento.


Ver Folleto y Listas de Precios