Courses


How do I find out my level of English?

We will give you a placement test on your first day and discuss your learning needs. We will use this to place you in the class which is most appropriate to your level. However, we are aware that the initial assessment does not always accurately reflect your range of communication skills. If you think your class level is too low or too high, come and talk to us. You can also take our free English test here.

How many English levels do you have?

We offer English classes from A1 to C2. Before you arrive, it is a good idea to take our free English test and discuss the specific skills you would like to improve during your course with us. You can contact us here.

Do you offer Exam Preparation courses?

Yes, we offer exam preparation for IELTS and Cambridge exams – FCE and CAE. You can get more information about our courses here. If you have a different exam that you want to prepare for, please contact us to discuss your options.

Can you help me to book an IELTS or Cambridge exam?

Yes. We can help you book an external exam in Ireland.

Do you offer Business English courses?

Yes, we offer courses in Business English. You can get more information about our courses here.

Do you offer specialised or one-to-one courses for specific purposes?

Yes, we can tailor courses to your needs and interests. If you are looking for one-to-one classes or if you have a group looking for a specialised course, please contact us to discuss your options.

Do you have offers for family groups?

Yes, we offer packages for family groups throughout the year. You can choose from these options – we will combine your requirements to create a tailor-made package:

→ Teenage language courses (including Summer School option)
→ Adult language courses
→ Social and Cultural Programme
→ Airport transfers
→ Host Family Accommodation (We can place family members in the same host family or in different host families in the same area)

What are the class times?

Morning classes are 09:00-12:25. Full-time afternoon classes are 13:30-16:55. Part-time afternoon classes are 13:30-16:00.

How many students are in a class?

There is a maximum of 15 students in full-time and part-time classes.

When can I start a course?

Any time. Email us at info@babelacademy.ie to check availability or confirm your start date.

Do you provide extra study support during the course?

Yes, we can provide online self-study materials if requested.

Do you provide regular feedback and assessment for students?

Yes, we assess your English level on the first day. As part of your course, your teacher will give you a weekly test to check your progress. During your course, your teacher will give you regular feedback and advice about what you need to improve and how you can develop your language skills.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

What qualifications do Babel Academy of English teachers have?

All our teachers have a university degree and an ACELS recognised teaching qualification.

How do I book an English course?

You can send us an email at info@babelacademy.ie, call us +353 1 5477665 or book online here. We will confirm your booking after you have paid. All bookings must be confirmed in writing.

What happens if I have to cancel my course?

We understand that circumstances may change and you may need to cancel your booking with us after you have paid. There is no cancellation charge for bookings made 4 weeks before you start your course. If you need to cancel within 4 weeks of the start date of your course, there is a cancellation fee. If you have any questions about this, please contact us .

What are the course prices?

Adult course prices – click here

Summer School prices – click here

We also offer a variety of different package options. You can include or exclude, for example, classes, accommodation, airport transfer, social and cultural programme activities, additional one-to-one classes, etc. You can also select from our executive one-to-one or small group courses. We are happy to talk to you about all your options before you book. For any other queries about prices please contact us directly.


Social and Cultural Activities


Do you have any afternoon and evening activities?

Yes, we provide a large variety of activities. There is something for everyone. Get more information about our Social and Cultural Programme here.

Email us at info@babelacademy.ie or call us +353 1 5477665 if you would like to talk about your options.

How do I get information about other social and cultural events in Dublin and Ireland?

We are always happy to offer information and advice to our students about what’s on in Dublin and the best trips and activities in other parts of Ireland. We know that you will want to have a taste of what the ‘locals’ enjoy, as well as the most interesting tourist sites. Please come and talk with us during your course. Our friendly staff are happy to offer their personal recommendations or help you to find more information about activities or places you are interested in.


Accommodation


What type of accommodation do you provide?

We provide a range of accommodation for short and long stay students. We can arrange your stay in a host family or private and shared apartment accommodation. Please contact accommodationsbabel@gmail.com to check availability.

Where are host families located?

Full time courses take place in Dublin city centre. Our host families are all serviced by regular public transport links to the city centre. Our Summer school host families are all located either within walking distance or with suitable links to the Raheny area where our summer school is based.

How much will my accommodation cost?

We provide accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. Contact us at accommodationsbabel@gmail.com and we will do our best to find the accommodation that suits you.

How do I book accommodation?

Email us at accommodationsbabel@gmail.com to book accommodation.

Can I change my accommodation if I have problems?

Yes, we are here to help. If you have problems with your accommodation, please talk to us immediately.


Transport


Do you provide transport tickets for bus, train and tram?

Yes, we can provide a travel pass for bus, train and tram if requested. You can e-mail us at info@babelacademy.ie for more information.

Do you offer airport transfers?

Yes, we can organise transport to and from the airport for arrival and departure. Please contact us for more information or to book a transfer with your course.

How can I travel from my accommodation to the school?

Our courses for adults and school groups throughout the year are conveniently based in the city centre. If you are staying in host family accommodation, all are located on average 20-30 minutes from the city centre. We can provide a travel pass for bus and train as part of your package, if requested. Alternatively, you can purchase a travel pass on your arrival.

Students attending our Summer School will be located in an area with direct transport (train, bus, or within walking distance) to the school.


Student Support


What do I do if I have an emergency?

Our office opening hours are (local Irish time) Monday to Friday 08:30 to 18:00. Please call us on this number if you have any questions or problems: +353 1 5477665.

When you arrive, we will give you our Babel Academy of English emergency phone number. Please use this if you have an emergency outside of office hours. We kindly ask you to use for emergencies only.

The Police/Fire/Ambulance emergency services in Ireland contact number is 112 or 999.

Can you help me to find an internship?

Yes, we provide support for students who are looking for suitable internship opportunities. Please contact us for more information.

Can you help me to book an IELTS, Cambridge FCE or Cambridge CAE exam?

Yes, we can help you book an external exam if requested.

What happens on my first day?

When you arrive at the school, we will assess your level of English and place you in the most suitable class. We will give you an orientation talk and a Babel Academy of English pack, including general information about your course and staying in Dublin.

What do I do if I have a problem with my course, accommodation or any part of my package?

Please come and talk to us immediately. It is extremely important to us that you have the best possible experience. We want to know about any problems so that we can help you to solve them as soon as possible.


Agents


How do I become an agent?

To become an agent, go to our Become an Agent page, complete the form and submit.

What are the benefits of being a partner of Babel Academy of English?

Please visit our agent page for more information or contact us to receive our booking partner manual.


ILEP Programmes Policy Documents


Click on the link to read the policy:

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Punctuality and Attendance Policy

Holiday and Sick Leave Policy

End of Programme Exam Entry Policy

Complaints and Grievances Policy


More information is also available in our Student Handbook

If you cannot find the your answer in our Frequently Asked Questions page or Student Handbook, please ask us.

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