About

A few words about us

The School

The English Academy is situated on Townsend Street at the top of Hawkin's Street, right in the heart of the City Centre. We offer a very high standard of education in one of the most convenient locations Dublin has to offer.

We provide year-round English courses at all levels. We are specialists in Cambridge and IELTS exam preparation courses.

We are very proud of our success, the friendly atmosphere that we encourage and the achievements that our students regularly obtain. The success of our philosophy is borne out by the high percentage of students that renew courses with us and large numbers of referrals to our School.

It is important that you are confident when you choose which school to study at and we hope that The English Academy will prove to be the right choice for you.

Our Partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment

(part of the University of Cambridge)

The English Academy is an Authorised University of Cambridge Examinations Open Centre, currently the largest in Ireland.

We run both paper and computer-based versions of all the popular Cambridge Certificate Exams.

We were also the first active Cambridge computer-based test centre in Ireland.

Our teachers are trained Cambridge English Examiners. This means you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality teaching available today and be taught to internationally recognised standards.

Cambridge English is “everyday English”, it prepares you for living and working in an English-speaking country. The Cambridge English exams, which are available throughout the year, are taken by more than 3 million people each year around the world.

The Certificates are very valuable for your future career prospects and are accepted in almost every country in the world (over 130) as recognition of your level of English. Check out www.cambridgeenglish.org for more information.

The various examinations, both paper based and computer based, can be taken right here in the school itself.

We offer such popular certificates as TKT, KET, PET, FCE (First Cert), CAE (Advanced), CPE (Proficiency), BEC (Business) and Bulats.

The English Academy is also a Cambridge English Teaching Awards Centre offering the internationally recognised CELTA qualification.


Facilities

The Building

The English Academy School spans some 1,300 square metres of purpose-built space located in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre.

Classrooms

Every day over 25 classes are held for learners of English at all levels from Elementary (A1) to Proficiency (C2). Our classrooms are spacious, modern, and bright with natural light in abundance. Heated in winter and cooled in summer, you can be assured of a memorable learning experience.

Library

The English Academy has a dedicated room for students to study in before and after class. The Library is open from 09:00am to 07:00pm hours each day.

Self-study materials are available.

Examination Facilities

The English Academy is an official University of Cambridge Examinations Centre, the only one in Dublin City Centre. We were also the first active Cambridge computer-based test centre in Ireland.

Students can sit Cambridge English Examinations right here in the school itself. Our dedicated Computer test centre boasts the latest PC technology, whilst our Examination Hall is fully equipped with a professional permanent audio system for the listening examinations.

Common Room & Cinema Room

There is a large bright recreation area for students to relax and meet up with their friends before and after classes at The English Academy.

The English Academy show movies most afternoons free of charge for students in our specially equipped Cinema Room boasting a large High Definition Screen and comfortable seating.

Television & Internet

Why miss the latest events, news and sports from home and abroad? The English Academy has access to satellite television stations from around the world.

We know you love the internet and want to stay in touch with family and friends back at home. That is why we provide lots of computers for students to surf the internet in their own time free of charge.

In addition The English Academy boasts a free Wi-fi network for students throughout the school.

Coffee Shop

Students can obtain their favourite freshly brewed Italian Espressos, Lattes, Mochas and Hot Chocolates from the school shop. The shop also stocks snacks and cold drinks. A traditional barista is waiting to serve you.

The school also has a number of vending machines dispensing drinks, chocolate and sweets.

Every floor boasts ice-cold filtered water dispensers, which is free for students.

Football

Like Soccer? Then pack your boots with you and join our football team which plays all year round with full eleven-a-side or five-a-side matches.

Social Programme

The English Academy organise many events for you to enrich your trip to Ireland. Regular trips to the Museums, Art Galleries, Theatres, pubs and sites of historic interest are arranged.

Our history

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The English Academy School of English. "Our philosophy is simple......The student is at the heart of everything".

The English Academy School of English was founded by owner Paul Seaver back in 2004. From its original home on O'Connell Street the School grew quickly thanks largely to the hard work and dedication of Co-Director Deirdre Byrne. The School is 100% Irish owned.

 

The English Academy School of English. "Our philosophy is simple......The student is at the heart of everything".

Within months of commencing to trade, The English Academy was approved by ACELS, the regulatory body for English Language Schools in Ireland.

 

The English Academy School of English. "Our philosophy is simple......The student is at the heart of everything".

By the end of 2009, in the heart of the recession, The English Academy had moved to premises over twice the size of the original, and as the largest single supplier of students for Cambridge English exams in Ireland, became an Authorised Examinations Centre for the University of Cambridge ESOL in Dublin. We proudly ran the first computer-based Cambridge exam in Ireland and the first ever computer-based CPE exam in the world.

The English Academy School of English. "Our philosophy is simple......The student is at the heart of everything".

The English Academy became a University of Cambridge Teaching Awards Centre at the start of 2011 and has run a CELTA Teacher Training course almost every month since, in addition to DELTA exams. The English Academy has been responsible for almost 100 new teachers finding gainful employment each year in the EFL world.

The English Academy School of English. "Our philosophy is simple......The student is at the heart of everything".

Now located on Townsend Street, Dublin 2, The English Academy continues to go from strength to strength: more classes, more courses than ever, all approved by ACELS & INIS for its ILEP. Cambridge English Exams are held every month with more dates and more flexibility than any other Exam Centre.

The English Academy School of English. "Our philosophy is simple......The student is at the heart of everything".

Plans are afoot to add more diverse teacher training courses next year including part-time and online options.

We are very proud of our success, the friendly atmosphere that we encourage and the achievements that our students regularly obtain. The success of our philosophy is borne out by the high percentage of students that renew courses with us and large numbers of referrals to our School.