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FAQs

Some questions frequently asked by International House Dublin students.  

FAQs for Adult Students

International House Dublin is located on the north side of the city, near O'Connell Street and Connolly Station.  Our postcode is D01 X997

Click here to find us on Google Maps!

 

Classes begin in the morning at 09.00.  

The schedule for classes for students taking part in GE20, GE25 and BE25

09:00 - 11:00 Class

11:00 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 13:30 Class

Students who are taking part in GE25 and BE 25 have additional classes in the afternoons Monday - Thursday

14:30 - 15:45 Class

On your first day your English level will be tested by our academic team. This test consists of both written and spoken elements.  Once marked, you will be placed in a class that is suitable for your test level.  If you feel that you are in the incorrect level, please speak to your teacher in class.

You can see our information for students who require Visas here.

International House Dublin offers courses of 20 hours per week and 25 hours per week. 

All International House Dublin classes take place from Monday to Friday during office hours. Currently we do not offer evening classes. 

The maximum number of students in a class is 14

Yes, the school has Wi-Fi access throughout.  You will receive the password on your first day. 

FAQs for Junior Students

International House Dublin has two summer centres in Dublin - a Homestay Centre and a Residential Centre.  

The Homestay Centre is in Sutton Park School, located near Howth in the north of Dublin.  Click here to see the location of our Dublin Homestay Centre!

The Residential Centre is in Wesley College, located near Dundrum in the south of Dublin.  Click here to see the location of our Dublin Residential Centre! 

International House Cork's Junior Summer Homestay and Residential Centres are both based in University College Cork.  Click here to see the location. 

Students attending the Junior Programme, have 15 hours morning tuition and then have a variety of afternoon activities after lunch.  

Host families for our Junior Summer Centre are located in Bayside, Baldoyle, Clarehall, Donaghmede, Raheny, Howth and Sutton.  IH Dublin provides a daily private coach service to and from school. 

Students who are attending our Summer Centre in Sutton Park school will get a private coach to school from their host family.  

Students who are attending our Summer Centre in University College Cork will get a bus ticket for each week of their course.  

Absolutely!  International House Dublin arranges a fully accompanied service from arrival in Dublin to arrival at your accommodation in Cork.  This service is €80 each way.  

Student arriving to the Residential Centre can check in on Sundays.  Students arriving to a host family can check in on Saturdays or Sundays. 

Student arriving to the Residential Centre can check in on Sundays.  Students arriving to a host family can check in on Saturdays or Sundays. 

FAQs for Teacher Training

Yes. The content, requirements and assessment are the same for all CELTA courses regardless of the format in which you choose to take your course. Therefore, if you successfully complete your training your certificate will say that you are CELTA-qualified but it will not say whether you studied part-time, full-time or did the blended online course. The course is recognised equally by employers as a result.

Yes. Teaching practice is a central part of the course and for this trainees must attend IH Dublin on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 14:30 to 17:45. Course participants work with real language learners and must plan and deliver a range of lesson types. Lessons are observed by the tutor and by course peers, and followed by a feedback discussion. In addition to teaching practice, participants complete online modules and coursework which are set and monitored by a tutor on a weekly basis.

No. CELTA is a course-based award with continuous integrated assessment. Therefore, participants must complete all modules and teaching practice sessions to meet the required standards in order to gain the qualification. If you think that you may not be available for part of the course, then you should consider alternative course dates when you will be fully available. For those who have previous experience, you will still need to complete all modules and teaching practices, adapting and adding to your skills and techniques to suit the EFL context. You will be given feedback and action points to help you develop further and expand your skillset. There are no exemptions for those with experience or other teaching qualifications.

Provisional result letters are issued approximately 3 days after the course finishes and can be used when applying for jobs. The Cambridge certificate arrives about 6 to 8 weeks after the course and will be posted out, along with the end-of-course report.

While we are an approved DELTA centre, we are not currently running courses ourselves and we recommend Distance DELTA courses for those interested in preparing for and gaining the Cambridge DELTA qualification. IH Dublin is an approved Orientation Course centre for Module 2. For Distance DELTA you apply directly to them and they will be able to help with any queries about their courses. You can contact them here.

IH Dublin is an exam centre for DELTA Module 1. We can help candidates to register for the exam which takes place in June and December. Contact patricia.cordelle@ihdublin.com for more information.

General FAQs

International House Dublin works with GuardMe to provide students with medical insurance.  For students who are travelling for less than 90 days the cost is €65. Insurance for up to one year is €130.  

 

Students from the EU should travel with a European Health Insurance Card E111 card. This will allow students to access medical care in Ireland. 

 

If you require Travel Insurance, you should purchase this before travelling. 

International House Dublin offers a Social Porgramme every week. There are trips and activities daily and a day trip every Saturday.  These can be booked with our Social Programme Team in Reception! 

Students can attend additional classes in the afternoon. International House Dublin offers:

  • PSP Classes - Personalised Study Programme, Monday- Thursday 4pm-5pm. This incluses speaking, writing Pronunciation
  • Job Skills Workshop -once a week
  • Integration Class  - Advise and help on integratiing into life in Ireland - once a week

If you have booked a course though our website, you will have received an invoice with bank transfer details on it.  We can also take credit card payments, and can provide you with a form or take details over the phone. 

 

Accommodation FAQs 

If you book half board host family accommodation, you will be provided with breakfast and dinner by your host family. 

If you book B&B host family accommodation, you will be provided with breakfast only by your host family. You will not have access to the family kitchen after breakfast -this is not a self catering option.  

Check the Host Family section of our website here.

International House Dublin accommodation options are only available to students who are attending English language courses in the school. 

Check in is on Sunday only after 2pm. Check out is on Sundays before 11am.  

Students can arrive in their host family the Saturday or Sunday before their course starts.  If additional nights are required we can make a request for this.  

Host families live in the suburbs of Dublin.  All students will need to get to school using public transport.  See our homestay information here

Charleston Road Studio Apartments - Ranelagh

Students can walk 40 minutes or take public transport to the school. 

Archway Court Apartments - Mountjoy Street

Students can walk 20 minutes or take public transport to the school

 

Airport Transfer FAQs

On arrival in Dublin airport, go through passport control and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrivals hall.  Our driver will be in the arrivals hall with a sign with your name.  Please look for him. If you cannot find your driver, please call the emergency number provided on your transfer confirmation document.  

If you wish to take a taxi, there is a taxi rank outside the airport.  A taxi will cost €30-40.

If you wish to take public transport, you can use google maps to choose the best way.  You will need to travel to the city centre first before taking another bus/train/tram to the area of your host family.  

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