Our English School in Dublin


Smaller Classes

Maximum 12 students per class

Expert Teachers

Accredited native English speakers with 5+ years experience each

Focus on Speaking

Learn the communication skills you need

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

Dublin English Courses

Our English School in Dublin is right in the heart of the city.

Students at the Central English School Dublin 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.

We have been delivering high-quality English courses for more than ten years.

Students from more than 50 different countries are currently taking English courses at our school so you can be sure of a good mix of nationalities in your class.

Small Classes


Most English schools in Dublin have 15 students in every class.

We have no more than 12. Usually, the classes are much smaller.

By having a maximum of 12 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.

Flexible Courses


Can I take a holiday from my course?

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.

You just need to give us at least a week’s notice. Only whole-week holidays can be booked. You tell us when you will return to classes and your course will be suspended until then.

Central Location


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.

Social Programme


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.

Au Pair Club


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.

Central School ONLINE

Join your teacher and classmates in a virtual classroom instead

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

English School Dublin Review - Viviana

"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."

Viviana, Italy

English School Dublin Review - Sherezade

"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!"

Jeanne, France

English School Student Francesco

"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."

Oscar, Spain

Sample Prices

4 hours (2 classes) per week

1454 weeks
  • 16 hours of lessons
  • All Study Materials
  • Homework and Marking
  • Course Certificate

10 hours (5 classes) per week

3604 weeks
  • 40 hours of lessons
  • All Study Materials
  • Homework and Marking
  • Course Certificate

4 hours (2 classes) per week

39012 weeks
  • 48 hours of lessons
  • All Study Materials
  • Homework and Marking
  • Course Certificate
MEI English School
Cambridge Certificate
Accredited Callan Method English School