Ireland has gained a well founded reputation for the quality of its English language services offered nationwide. More than 130,000 people came to Ireland in 2008 to undertake all types of English language learning courses. There are currently more than 110 quality assured English language teaching organisations (ELTOS) recognised by the Department of Education and Science and they offer a wide variety of courses such as General English for adults and juniors, Business English, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, English with Work Placement, one to one custom made programmes, etc. English language training can also be combined with sporting activities such as angling, golf or tennis. English language schools in Ireland generally provide a full package of tuition, accommodation and extra-curricular activities.
The Administration and Co-ordination of English Language Services (ACELS) is a function of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. ACELS provides quality assurance for English language services in Ireland through the management and operation of an Inspection/Recognition Scheme for ELT organisations and an Accreditation Scheme for English Language teacher training providers. ACELS is responsible for the development and quality assurance of a suite of English language exams (TIE, ETAPP) and for the organisation of professional development activities for ELT practitioners.
Every year, thousands of people from all walks of life come to Ireland to study the English language. And there are plenty of language schools that hold courses designed to focus on your exact needs.
Whatever your age, ability or specific requirement is, there are language courses available in Ireland that will suit you. Whether it's business communication or casual conversation you are looking for, your language school can recommend the best type of examination to make the most out of your stay in Ireland. Below are the language schools which we work together and we are more than happy to help you out to enrol to a course of your choice.
|1 Galway Cultural Institute|
|2 University of Limerick Language Centre|
|3 UCD Applied Language Centre|
|4 English Language Academy|
|5 Dublin School of English|
|6 Alpha College of English|
|7 DCU Language School|
|8 Griffith Institute of Language|