Language course English in Dublin

IH Dublin Wesley College Juniors

Our partner school Wesley College is an exclusive private boarding school. The campus is located in the spacious residential area of Ballinteer, in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. Students can reach Dublin city centre in about 15 minutes by tram (LUAS). With around 50 acres of spacious grounds, this school gives students a real ‘campus feeling’. There are excellent facilities such as state-of-the-art classrooms, internet throughout, a dining hall, a centre for Music & Arts, a library, an auditorium and several computer labs.

Key features of our partner English school in Dublin:

  • School accredited by IH and EAQUALS
  • State-of-the-art and fully equipped classrooms
  • School Dining Hall (with varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Library, music and arts centre, auditorium and computer labs
  • Extensive sport facilities (please see info below)
  • Students from all over the world
  • Level test upon arrival at the school


Wesley college campus contains a large variety of hypermodern sport facilities:

  • Floodlit, all-weather sports pitches
  • A brand new gym and fully-equipped indoor sports hall
  • Tennis courts, rugby pitches and hockey fields
  • A yoga space
  • Basketball/netball courts

The campus further organizes a wide range of social activities and excursions:

  • Evening activities such as karaoke, quiz night, talent show, etc. Students in homestay have 2 activities included per week, whearas students staying in the residence will have daily evening activities. The weekly student disco is included for all students.
  • A full-day excursion on every Saturday for all students, for example to Glendalough or Wicklow Jail
  • Several half-day excursions each week (2 for homestay, 3 for residence students), for example to the Guinness Storehouse
  • Renowned digital media activities, such as the creation of an e-portfolio, media production, motion animation and photography


This program has been designed for students aged 9-16 years old. CLICK HERE for courses this school offers for students of 16 years and older.

Intensive (9-16 years)

  • Ages: 9 -16
  • Minimum level: suitable for all levels
  • Lessons: 15 hours English language tuition per week with expert IH teachers in mixed nationality classes, in groups of a maximum of 15 students.
  • Accommodation: residence in rooms shared with 2, 3 or 4 students. Host families in twin rooms. All on basis of full board.
  • Supervision: 24 hours/ 7 days a week.
  • Curfew: Students are not permitted to leave the school in the evenings unsupervised
  • Airport transfer:  not included (compulsory service if students travel alone), please see rates on our online price list.
  • Social programme: included. The number of activities per week included in the programme depends on the type of accommodation you book. Extra activities (golf, horse-riding, water sports or tennis are available; prices on request)

English lessons
The teaching programme is very effective as well as fun, as it combines extremely communicative classes of general English with activities. It's a very interactive program supervised by highly professional teachers, who motivate the students to participate and to speak English. Digital media activities are provided, such as the creation of an e-Portfolio, movie & animation, creation of blogs and the online school newsletter. Students will have access to a web-based e-Portfolio to share with their friends and keep for the future.

Sample of the social programme

The school organises a varied programme of afternoon activities, local excursions to the city centre, sports activities & evening activities (e.g. talent show, bowling, disco). 

The number of activities per week included in the programme depends on the type of accommodation you book:

  • When staying in a host family: 2 half day excursions every week + 2 evening activities per week
  • When staying in residence: 3 half day excursions every week + daily evening programme    

Both accommdoation options include the full-day excursion on Saturday (e.g. to Glendalough & Wicklow Jail, or Belfast & Titanic museum).      

Extra activities (can be booked at a surcharge on request):

2 x 2 hours sessions per week with professional sports instructors, to be booked in combination with the intensive course (price on request).

  • Golf lessons
  • Watersports
  • Horse-riding lessons
  • Tennis coaching

Minimum age is 9 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per group
Number of lessons per week:
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Intensive (9-16 years) with host family, double room, fullboard 1400 2100 2800
Intensive (9-16 years) with residence, 2-4 person room, fullboard 1700 2550 3400
Starting dates:  

25/06, 02/07, 09/07, 16/07, 23/07


1 lesson = 60 minutes

The youth course includes:

  • Course and accomodation as stated
  • Full board
  • Course materials
  • Evening activity program (only 2 days when staying in host family)
  • 2-3 half day excursions to the city centre
  • full day excursion on Saturday

Last course day is 27/07/2018.

Info residence:  

A stay in the residence includes 3 half-day excursions and a daily activity program. Accommodation in the residence is in 2-4 person rooms with full board.

Info host family:  

A stay in a host family include 2 half-day excursions and 2 days of evening activities. Accomodation in host families is in twin rooms with full board.



The price stated here is for an airport transfer on arrival and departure at Dublin Airport, between 8.00 - 22.00 hours. A transfer outside these hours is on request and a supplement applies. Price per one-way transfer is € 70.

Airport transfers are obligatory for participants in the youth course when none of the parents travels with him/her.

All prices include

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • activity program
  • certificate of attendance

Last day of classes: 27/07/2018.

Activity programme:

The number of activities per week included in the programme depend on the accommdoation type you book:

  • When staying in a Host family 2 half day excursions every week + 2 evening activities per week
  • When staying in residence: 3 half day excursions every week + daily evening programme

Both accommdoation options include the full day excursion on Saturday.


Wesley College consists of two private boarding houses: one for boys and one for girls, with a maximum amount of 80 students. You will share a room with 2, 3 or 4 other students, based on full board. In the common areas students can watch TV, play games or practice their English together!  Each floor has shared bathrooms and towels and bed linen are included.

Host family

Accommodation in host families means you share a twin room with a student of a different nationality. This way you will learn the language both faster and better! This stay is on a full-board basis, meaning breakfast and dinner at the host family and a hot lunch in the school dining hall from Monday till Friday are included. In case of activities or excursions a packed lunch is provided. A private bus service to take the student to and from the school every day is provided. 

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Being the capital of Ireland and its largest city, Dublin is the political and economical center of this charming English speaking country. Young students taking a course in Dublin can choose between two locations, both offering English lessons combined with a full activity-programme.

Would you like to be close to the city center? Or do you prefer to stay near the sea? Check out our partner schools and decide which one suits you best!

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