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ISI English Language School Dublin

Address: 4 Meetinghouse Ln, Mary's Abbey, North City, Dublin, D07 V271, Ireland
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Description ISI English Language School Dublin

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Founded: 2001
  • Students age: from 16 years
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Accommodation type: residence, family accommodation (full, partial board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The ISI English School opened in 2001 in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, and offers courses for every budget. ISI English has 2 unique year-round centers located at Meetinghouse Lane and Parnell Square. Schools are located 5-10 minutes walk from each other. Meeting House Lane, the main headquarters building, is a modernized stone building dating back to the 18th century. All buildings are located in the city center, a 5-minute walk from O'Connell, Temple Bar and Trinity College.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ISI English Language School Dublin

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 240 € / week

General English - 15 hours / week - 180 € / week

The 15-hour training course focuses on communication skills, provides a solid foundation for grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking. By the end of each level, students will have to complete a certain number of tasks, applying the knowledge gained.

Basic features:

  • Suitable for any student who wants to improve their English
  • General comprehensive approach
  • Repetition of the basics of grammar, vocabulary at each level
  • A large amount of time for extracurricular activities.

General English - 20 hours / week - 240 € / week

In addition to the 15-hour General English program, the 20-hour course includes 5 specialized lessons of choice weekly.

The content of additional classes (at the choice of the student):

  • Pronunciation
  • Structured grammar
  • Reading, listening comprehension
  • Conversational skills
  • Grammar, writing
  • Exam Preparation (FCE, CAE, IELTS).

Key Features:

  • Suitable for students who want to spend more time in the classroom, but still take part in extracurricular activities.
  • A generic, universal approach plus an emphasis on one selected skill.
  • Repetition of the basics of grammar and vocabulary.

General English - 25 hours / week –300 € / week

The 25-hour program includes 10 specialized elective lessons each week.

Examples of optional topics:

  • Pronunciation
  • Structured grammar
  • Reading, listening comprehension
  • Colloquial speech
  • Grammar, writing
  • Exam Preparation (FCE, CAE, IELTS).

Key points:

  • Suitable for students who want to gain more academic experience by spending 5 hours a day in the classroom.
  • General comprehensive approach plus emphasis on two selected skills from the list.
  • Repetition of basic grammar, vocabulary
  • A small amount of time for extracurricular activities.

General English - 30 hours / week - 324 € / week

Students study two 15-hour general English programs at once - one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Despite the fact that this can lead to a repetition of the material, this 30-hour course provides an excellent result: consolidating grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking skills.

Main characteristics:

  • Suitable for students focused on in-depth academic experience, a small amount of time for extracurricular activities.
  • Full immersion.
  • A general, universal approach; there are no electives for specific skills.
  • Strengthening the basics of grammar, expanding vocabulary.
Annual
16+
from 240 € / week

Cambridge Examinations (FCE, CAE) - 20 hours / week.

ISI offers Cambridge FCE, CAE exam preparation throughout the year. The program includes a general English course (15 hours / week) + an additional 5 hours devoted to preparing for the exam using special examination materials and documents.

If students require more intensive preparation for exams, the school offers a 20-hour / week course. full-time, focused exclusively on exam preparation. The dates of these programs are fixed, so you need to send a request online and get the exact start / end dates of the course before applying.

Course Benefits:

  • 15 hours of general English combined with 5 hours of exam preparation
  • Grammar repetition, vocabulary expansion.
Annual
16+
from 240 € / week

Cambridge Examinations (FCE, CAE) - 20 hours / week.

ISI offers Cambridge FCE, CAE exam preparation throughout the year. The program includes a general English course (15 hours / week) + an additional 5 hours devoted to preparing for the exam using special examination materials and documents.

If students require more intensive preparation for exams, the school offers a 20-hour / week course. full-time, focused exclusively on exam preparation. The dates of these programs are fixed, so you need to send a request online and get the exact start / end dates of the course before applying.

Course Benefits:

  • 15 hours of general English combined with 5 hours of exam preparation
  • Grammar repetition, vocabulary expansion.

General English + Business English - 20 hours / week

  • Required language proficiency: B1 - C1.

Business English course includes 15 hours of general English plus 5 hours of elective classes. Electives are designed to enhance students' knowledge of communication in business situations. The component “Skills of writing” prepares students for business correspondence, “Skills of interpersonal communication and communication” - for oral negotiations.

Features of classes:

  • General + Business English
  • General universal approach
  • Repetition of grammar, expansion of the dictionary, including vocabulary related to the business world.
Annual
16+
from 240 € / week

IELTS - 20 hours / week

ISI offers an IELTS exam preparation course year-round: classes are based on a combination of General English (15 hours) with an additional 5 hours devoted to exam preparation. Teachers use special exam materials, documents.

If students require more intensive preparation for exams, they choose a 20-hour / week program. full-time, focused exclusively on exam preparation. The dates of these programs are fixed, so applications are submitted online in advance.

Course components:

  • Combination of 15/20 hours of General English with 5 hours of exam preparation
  • Mastering the main exam topics
  • Repetition of grammar, vocabulary.

Academic Year - 15 hours / week

  • Minimum age: from 18 l.

The 15-hour programs provide a good foundation for mastering basic linguistic skills with an emphasis on communication. Classes are integrated with general English programs and include preparation for the Trinity ISE exam. Academic Year students take the official exam before completing the course.

Academic Year - 15 hours / week + 5 hours of optional classes

Academic Year students learn basic language skills. The 20-hour program is based on a 15-hour foundation, offering 5 additional optional lessons in a number of disciplines, including fluency in spoken language, business English, and exam preparation. Students enrolled in the 20-hour program can choose to prepare for the Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE) or IELTS 6/7 (an additional exam fee applies).

Students of the Academic Year course have the right to work 20 hours a week during the course, 40 hours during the holidays from June to September and from December 15 to January 15 inclusive.

Winter English for students

ISI provides group courses in winter schools for 1 or 2 weeks. Participants can request an individual program, additions.

22.06.2020 -15.08.2020
15-18
from 835 € / week

Summer Camp at Belvedere College

Summer Camp at Belvedere College is a fun way to learn English for foreign teens. The curriculum includes 20 lessons weekly + 30 hours of stimulating social and cultural events with an emphasis on the development of verbal confidence, the use of English in real situations.

Program Benefits:

  • Duration - from 1 to 7 weeks
  • Great facilities at a prestigious private school
  • 20 hours of English lessons weekly
  • The use of English in practice, the development of speech confidence
  • International team
  • Hot Lunches at the School Cafe
  • Accommodation in an Irish host family, 35-40 minutes from the center by bus / train
  • 30 hours of social, cultural, sporting events every week (for example, museums, excursions, dances, football, basketball)
  • 2 evening events (disco, table quiz, Irish dance, drama)
  • 1 full day bus excursion every Saturday.

The camp takes place at Belvedere College, a prestigious historic private high school in downtown Dublin. The school is a center of excellence with excellent amenities:

  • Bright classes with interactive whiteboards
  • Student restaurant (lunch is included in the package price)
  • Outdoor courtyard for relaxation
  • All-weather sports field on the roof.

Education includes 20 hours of instruction, general practical English, and design courses aimed at encouraging student interaction. Thanks to classes in common English held in the classroom, the English in Action projects provide an opportunity to communicate with native speakers - conduct street polls, interviews, educational role-playing games, and travel to local markets. Highly qualified teachers are selected for their dynamic and energetic approach to learning, guaranteeing high quality studies.

Topics studied:

  • “Crime and Punishment” (jurisprudence and judicial system)
  • Music, Cinema & Art
  • Pop Culture, Social Media
  • Irish culture
  • History, folklore
  • Adventure travel
  • Purchase
  • Money, advertising
  • Health, medicine, science
  • Practical English.

The Practical English project takes students out of the classroom: they use the format of live presentations, debates, use whiteboards and computers to illustrate their findings. Pupils will ask questions about the presentation, vote and decide which projects were the most attractive and informative.

Examples of projects:

  • Travel agency office
  • Excursion (Garden of Remembrance)
  • Art exhibitions
  • Street Reviews
  • Interview
  • Visit to the old market.
Annual
15-18
from 3 965 € / 25 weeks

High school

At the junior cycle level, students usually study at least 8 academic subjects, and at the Leaving Certificate level - from 6. The most common subjects for obtaining a certificate of completion of high school in Irish:

  • Mandatory - math, english.
  • Elective subjects - usually 1 modern language, 4 disciplines to choose from.

Optional subjects:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Deutsch
  • Italian
  • Physics
  • Business
  • Research
  • Music
  • Design and technical graphics
  • Chemistry
  • Bookkeeping
  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Economy
  • Classic studies
  • Construction
  • Agricultural science
  • History
  • Home economy
  • Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Technical drawing. .

Accommodation, housing and food

ISI Dublin offers 2 types of accommodation:

  • Host families provide comfortable accommodation, accommodation in a single room or dormitory room. All host families are carefully checked by the police and school staff, while choosing preferences and dietary needs of students are taken into account. Families offer full board / half board (breakfast, dinner Monday to Friday + breakfast, small lunch, dinner on Saturdays, Sundays), live in the suburbs of Dublin (45 minutes by public transport to the city center, 5 minutes walk from bus stops and railway stations).
  • Accommodation at the residence. For students seeking to build an independent life, a self-catering student dormitory is always in demand. The residence is located a 10-15 minute walk from the school, but accommodation is available to students from 18 years old. In the areas of residence there are many shops, cafes, restaurants, restaurants, art house cinemas, a gym. The residence has single rooms with bathrooms, a shared kitchen, numerous amenities. Weekly cleaning of the common area (kitchen / living room) is included in the price, cooking and housekeeping is the responsibility of the students.

Cost of living (per week):

Type of allocation

October - June

June 28 - September 27

 

 

Single Number

General

Single Number

General

Family Accommodation Full Board

217 €

231 €

238 €

259 €

Family accommodation half board

196 €

210 €

210 €

238 €

Residence / Self Catering

-

295 €

-

360 €

Cafes in both centers offer hot and cold drinks, a wide range of sandwiches, cakes, snacks for every taste and budget, offering the best prices in Dublin. The price for lunch is from 3,5 €.

Events ISI English Language School Dublin

The ISI social program is a great way to meet new people, explore historical Dublin, and practice English with native speakers. The center offers a wide selection of free tours, clubs, evening events, interesting excursions. Suggested event options:

  • Dublin City Tour
  • Trinity College
  • Guinness Warehouse
  • Dublin Viking Museum
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • National Botanical Garden.

The school holds weekly evening activities:

  • Evening conversation
  • Game night
  • Movie night
  • Summer party
  • Halloween Parties, Christmas, Valentine's Day
  • Irish Music Evening
  • Clubs ISI.

The center offers students to take part in the work of free school clubs:

  • Jobs Club - helping students to find work in Dublin, developing interviewing skills, writing resumes.
  • Cinema and music club - students will learn famous Irish songs, write their own music, make films.
  • The Irish Historical and Cultural Club is one of the most popular ISI clubs; students will speak, discuss the history and culture of Ireland.

ISI students are offered full-day excursions every Saturday:

  • Kilkenny
  • Glendaloh
  • Belfast
  • Galway
  • Connemara
  • Cliffs of moher
  • Giants Road
  • Ring Kerry.

Advantages

  • ISI Dublin has won the English Language School Europe Award three times in 2014, 2016, 2018 (nominated annually since 2012); schools are recognized by ACELS, the quality and qualification service of Ireland. The institution is the official Trinity ISE examination center, a recognized center for the preparation for Cambridge exams and IELTS.
  • The average size of the ISI class is 13 students: teachers pay attention to the needs of individual students, draw up lesson plans in accordance with their needs.
  • Students undergo an individual assessment during the course booking using the online test + once again undergo testing upon arrival + weekly monitoring on Fridays. Weekly tests ensure that students cope with the proposed tasks and can move on to the next level.
  • ISI offers up to 16 different levels of study: this means, for example, that students can master B1 at levels 2-3, moving from one to another as skills improve.
  • ISI uses innovative and communicative approaches: teachers work according to the basic textbook + connect “real” materials: magazines, menus, advertisements, Internet resources (YouTube channels), songs.

Equipment ISI English Language School Dublin

Students use interactive whiteboards, computers, the latest software, and a host of online resources. Schools offer powerful WiFi in centers and computer rooms, webcams allow students to use Skype, FaceTime and other social networks, while maintaining communication with their families.

The school conducts classes on the basis of 3 centers:

  • ISI Meetinghouse Lane has 18 classrooms: located in the city center in a unique 18th-century stone building converted into a school in 2001. The interior combines original stone walls, wooden floors and modern design. The walls are decorated with inspiring artwork and frescoes by local artists. Designer furniture is used in student relaxation areas to create a cafe or bar feel.
  • ISI Parnell Square has 8 classes and is set in a beautiful Georgian-style red brick building. The room combines spacious rooms with modern furniture and artwork - this is an authentic learning space with its own café overlooking Parnell Square.
  • ISI Belvedere College is the center for summer ISI Dublin programs. The school has excellent amenities: bright classrooms with interactive whiteboards, student cafes, and an open sitting area.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Schedule:

  • Morning classes - 09.00-12.15
  • Afternoon classes - 13.30-16.40.

Course start dates: any Monday of the year except Christmas holidays.

  • Registration fee - 50 €
  • Workbook and materials 1-12 weeks - 40 €
  • Workbook and materials 13 + weeks - 75 €
  • Annual medical insurance (for students) - 125 €
  • Trinity Examination for students Academic Year - 170 €
  • One way airport transfer (50% discount for a 2nd person at the same address) - 85 €
  • Transfer from the airport and back (50% discount for a 2nd person at the same address) - 135 €
  • Individual lessons - 65 € / h.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 EUR
  • Medical insurance 135 EUR
  • Visa fees 100 EUR
  • Transfer (one way) 85 EUR
  • Study materials 40 EUR

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • ISI applicants must take an online English test before starting the course.
  • Minimum age - 16 years +.
  • The minimum basic knowledge of the English language is level A1.
  • Novice students participate in an individual program until level A1 is reached (additional fees may apply).

Scholarships ISI English Language School Dublin

The school provides up to 20% discount on tuition in the afternoon.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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