Our Organization

About Us – Page at the bottom, Deirdre will give Orla the text, it needs to include pg 26 C III corporate structure, accreditations, associations with links



Centre of English Studies for Excellence

First established in 1992 as an English Language School in Dublin, Ireland, the Irish College of English is a quality education provider and is recognised by the Department of Education as having year round English schools for the teaching of English as a foreign language. Our syllabi are carefully designed to meet the needs of our learners and each student is graded on arrival and placed into an appropriate class. On finishing a course, students receive an individual exit report and graded certificate of attainment.

Elementary Level to Advanced Level

Classes range from elementary to advanced proficiency levels and all students are tested on arrival and placed in a class which best suits their level of English. The main focus of all our language school courses is on communication through spoken and written English. Our highly qualified teachers set students clear learning objectives and use the best techniques to provide practice in speaking, writing, listening, reading and grammar for the English language.

Factors at ICE English language schools which help our students excel:

  • Students are engaged in communicative activities to develop their ability to speak, listen, read and write in English. There is an emphasis on the use of authentic texts and materials to build students’ cultural awareness during their course at the Irish College of English.
  • On-going assessment and movement through class levels ensures that students are always learning at a pace best suited to their needs.
  • Our dedicated teachers offer excellent student support and supervision and are always available to help students and provide them with extra materials.
  • On request we can offer individual lessons tailored to students’ specific requirements.
  • Students have the use of the library and free hi-speed internet and email access to help develop their English skills base.

Professional English Teachers

Our teaching staff are all professionally qualified, with a primary degree and a recognised TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification and are experienced native English teachers. Our excellent student feedback attests to the quality of our teaching and the effort our teachers make to ensure that every student is motivated and progressing well in class. Our teaching ethos is for lessons not only to be educational but also fun and entertaining, hence promoting learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

Modern Dublin English School

Students learning English at the Irish College of English can enjoy excellent facilities of modern language schools and high quality centres of English studies (CES). The language centres are bright and spacious and have been newly refurbished.

Our classrooms hold a maximum of 15 students and all students have individual desks. The schools’ have a student common area with plenty of seating and free high speed internet access over WiFi. This is a good place to meet other students and relax between lessons.

We also have a library where students have access to a variety of English books including graded learners, best sellers and books of Irish interest. Our teachers also have access to the latest technology in audio/visual training aids for language teaching in the classroom.

Corporate Structure

pg 26 C III corporate structure

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At the Irish College of English, we take pride in our commitment to delivering high-quality language instruction that empowers students to thrive in an English-speaking environment. As an accredited institution recognized by ACELS (Advisory Council for English Language Schools), we uphold the highest standards of excellence in language education.

Our dedication to linguistic proficiency is further exemplified by our affiliation with TIE (Test of Interactive English), ensuring that our students receive an education that is not only immersive but also internationally recognized.


We are proud to be a member of the prestigious MEI (Marketing English in Ireland), a leading association that represents the best language schools in the country. As a MEI-associated school, we adhere to stringent quality standards, ensuring that our students receive an excellent language learning experience.

We are also a member of Education in Ireland, which promotes Ireland as a great destination to study and get a high quality education. This allows us to provide students with access to a rich cultural and educational experience, positioning us as a gateway to academic excellence in Ireland.

As active members of the Malahide Chamber of Commerce, we are deeply ingrained in the local community. This affiliation reflects our commitment to fostering strong connections, not only within the educational landscape but also within the vibrant Malahide community.


We were delighted to be a finalist in the Fingal Business Excellence Awards for Business of the Year 2023, as well as finalists in The Irish Education Awards in 2023, 2022 and 2021 for ‘Best Language School’.

We were also delighted to be finalist in The Irish Education Awards in 2023, 2022 and 2021 for ‘Best Language School’.

We were voted ‘Best Language School in Ireland 2019’ by students based on Google and Facebook ratings. Uniquely, this Education Stars Award is based on student ratings only.

In addition, we were the First language School in Ireland to be ever shortlisted for the Study Travel Magazine Star Awards – Junior Course Under 18’s Global Industry Award in 2015 and were again shortlisted in 2016, 2017 and 2019. We were also shortlisted for English Language School Europe in 2017 and 2019.

In 2022 we were shortlisted for Best Professional Service the Fingal Business Awards. We were previously also honoured by Malahide Chamber of Commerce with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service and with the ‘Organisation of the Year’ Award.