Learn English in Ireland
CENTRAL – Right in the heart of the city
CONVENIENT – Excellent transport links to all of Ireland
COMFORTABLE – Spacious, bright classrooms
FRIENDLY – A small school with a great atmosphere
Our English School is right in the heart of Dublin from where we have been delivering high-quality English courses for nearly ten years.
Students at the Central School of English enjoy easy access to all the attractions Dublin city centre has to offer and excellent transport links to other parts of the city and the rest of Ireland.
The Central School of English is a small independent language school owned and run by English teachers committed to helping you develop your communication skills in English.
Students from more than 5o different countries are currently taking English courses at our school so you can be sure of a good mix of nationalities in your class.
Covid-19 Update – 02/10/20
To comply with National Public Health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, our school building is currently closed. We will update you here when this changes. You can book a course for the future or try our online english courses.
Current Health Guidelines for Dublin include:
“No organised indoor gatherings should take place.”
“Work from home unless absolutely necessary.”
Public transport is for “essential workers and essential purposes only”
Full guidelines here.
Most English schools in Dublin have 15 students in every class.
We have no more than 9.
By having a maximum of 9 students in our classes, we know our students are getting the attention they need. In fact, our classes are often even smaller than that.
By keeping our classes small, you can be sure that you will learn English as quickly as possible. You will be corrected more, you will speak more and you will be heard more.
This is why we say our courses are the best value English courses in Dublin.
Got an appointment? Work hours changed? Need a break? No problem.
Simply by giving us two days notice, you will not lose the class you have paid for. We will save that class for you and you can take it later.
No other English school in Dublin will offer you this flexibility.
Yes, you can. You can take a holiday from your course at any time you like – for example to visit family at home or, well, to have a holiday.
Again, you just need to give us two days notice. You tell us when you will return to classes and your course will be suspended until then.
No problem. For a small extra fee, you can sign up for our ‘flexi-courses’ and have the freedom to take your classes at whatever times and on whichever days suit you best.
You can change the times and days of your English classes from week to week. You don’t even need to inform us.
Our flexi-courses mean the Central School of English is perfect for you if:
You work shifts and the hours of your shifts change
You care for a child and cannot always guarantee to make your class
Our building is at 23 Marlborough Street, a one-minute walk east from the Spire on Dublin’s main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street.
There’s a LUAS (tram) stop on our street, the train station is a 5-minute walk away and all city-centre buses stop less than two minutes away.
The Central School of English is the most central English school in Dublin, meaning you have immediate access to all that our city has to offer.
Our classrooms are bright and airy and have comfortable seating. There are many inexpensive cafes and restaurants nearby and bargains to be had from the neighbouring shops.
English students at the Central School of English enjoy a full social programme including cultural events in Dublin, day-trips to other parts of Ireland and parties at the school.
It’s not just for fun – which it is – but because we want to give our students extra opportunities for learning English.
Activities include parties, pub nights and music events on Friday nights, a mid-week trip to a place of interest in Dublin and a trip to a tourist destination in Ireland every weekend.
Of course, our students happily get together and organise their own social events but we like to do our bit!
You can find lots of pictures of our social events on this website but if you want more, please have a look at our Facebook page.
With its central location, social programme and flexible courses, the Central School of English is the first choice for au pairs in Ireland.
We know au pairs work hard so we offer a chance for a break with our weekly au pair club – a social meet-up with free coffee and cake and a host of activities.
Meet other au pairs and make friends!
The Au Pair Club meets at the school from 1pm to 3pm every Saturday afternoon.
There is also a WhatsApp group. Text “au pair” to 086 178 1687 to join.
Join your teacher and classmates in a virtual classroom
Modern – Live chat with the latest in video-conferencing
Convenient – Learn from home or wherever you want
Flexible – Join a class at a time that suits you
Interactive – Share live video, images, audio and text
"I have learnt a lot by studying with both the Callan Method and the more traditional methods. I am confident that I am getting the best possible help."
"I've learnt more in 3 months in the school than one year at University! And the teachers are great, funny and interesting in different ways, lovely!"
"Among the English academies that I have tried in Dublin, it is the best I have had. The value for money is the best of any English school in Dublin."