SWAN Training Institute

Learn English with Swan Training Institute! SWAN

Come to study English at Swan Training Institute, Dublin, ireland. Specialising in English Language courses,Ministay (short group programmes) Internship, Au Pair and Junior Summer courses. Each year we teach around 3000 students from over 30 countries all around the world.

Our aim is to offer great quality at affordable prices in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you want to learn English for work or pleasure, we aim to help you achieve your goals.

Our school is located in Dublin city centre, so you can enjoy life as a student in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

Our teachers and staff are dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals. facebook

With over 20 years experience we know what students want and you will receive a warm welcome from teachers, staff and students alike.

Prices / Courses and Accommodation

See the full price list on the schools website.

Also, you can contact our staff at any time for a detailed price quote: Contact All About Languages / 1 (800) 620 – 5567

People learn second languages in different ways and for different reasons. Everyone agrees, however, that the best and quickest way to learn a language is to live in a country where the language is spoken and take courses in that language.

For whatever reason you are learning English, we are here to help you. If you want to experience English-speaking culture, then Dublin and Swan Training Institute is the ideal location for you. In our classes you’ll learn not only English, but you’ll also learn about Ireland, its history and its culture.

At Swan Training Institute, we have over 20 years experience in helping students to learn English in Ireland. We would be happy to assist you to learn English in any way that we can !

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General English Courses in Dublin

Teachers and Classes

All our teachers have university degrees as well as a recognised qualification in teaching English to foreign students. We choose our teachers on the basis of their experience, and on their ability to get on well with students.

We believe that successful learning can only be achieved in an environment that is both stimulating and enjoyable, and so, you are encouraged to develop self-confidence in using your English language skills in practical, everyday situations. As you progress, you will be exposed to a more in-depth analysis of the English language in higher-level or examination classes. Our selection of self-study materials, books and tapes, support the student in further improving your language capabilities.

We focus on the four key areas of Listening , Speaking, Reading and Writing although particular emphasis is given to fluency, conversation and pronunciation. Self-access materials, wireless and computers are available free-of-charge to our students.

Levels and class size

We offer classes to all levels of student from Beginner to Advanced ( Council of Europe levels A1- C1). Our maximum class size is 15 students ,but, on average, the class size is 10 – 12 students.


Our classes operate from 09.00 to 21.45 Monday to Thursday ( we close at 17.00 on Friday!).

  • Morning Classes run from 09:00 – 13:00.
  • Afternoon classes run from 14:00 – 17:00
  • Evening Classes run form 18.00 – 21:45 Monday – Thursday.

Course Duration

You can attend the General English Course for any period of 1 week or longer.

If you are planning on staying in Ireland for a long time, then we can offer you special rates.

Commencement Dates

You can start a General English Course on any weekday during the year . Exceptions are during public holidays and school holidays.

Intensive English

Our intensive English Classes are designed for those learners who have only a short time in which to study with us. Studying on one of our intensive programmes will greatly enhance your vocabulary and fluency. It is ideally suited to businesspeople and for people who need to use English in their work environment.

Classes focus on English as it is used by native speakers, and our teachers set clear goals for you to achieve. Our teachers also incorporate authentic materials into their classes, and use the most up-to-date teaching methods.

  • All our teachers are fully-qualified : your teacher will have a primary degree as well as a recognised qualification in teaching English to foreign students. We choose our teachers on the basis of their experience and their ability in the classroom.
  • Our other academic staff are available throughout the day to advise and guide you.
  • If you choose an intensive option with us you have the opportunity to combine our general English Morning and, Afternoon classes and study for 35 hours per week.

Accommodation in Dublin

Normally, short term students book either a host family or an apartment in advance and remain in that accommodation for the entire duration of their stay. Long term students , on the other hand, normally book an initial period of between two and four weeks in a host family and then decide whether to stay in their host family or move to a Swan Apartment or share a house or apartment with other Swan students.

We have a notice board in our reception area and there are always notes from students looking for other students to move in with them and share a room or an apartment/house. This is the choice preferred by the majority of our long term students. The choice that you make is entirely at your personal preference.

Host Family Accommodation*

We recommend that you stay with one of our host families as this gives you the chance to practice your English in an easy and natural manner. Your stay with your host family contributes to your total learning experience. On a personal level, many of our students and host families develop personal friendships and remain in contact after the course has finished.

You should know that all, of our host families are regularly personally inspected by our accommodation officer, are situated in fashionable and prestigious areas of Dublin ( Irish families do  not generally live in the city center).

Apartment accommodation in a shared room available in the city center.

  • Accommodation is at students’ disposal from the Sunday before beginning of course until the Saturday morning following end of course.
  • Not included: airfare, airport transfers, course materials, medical insurance
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