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The School and Fantastic Location

Outside_16_JanArena School of English is an Irish owned, specialist English language school for adult students. We are a medium-sized school located in a beautiful historic building with seven classrooms and excellent facilities. The school is in a fantastic location in Dublin city centre beside Saint Stephen's Green Park and five minutes walk from Dublin's main shopping area Grafton Street. Arena School of English is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching.


Because we are a medium-sized English language school you will experience the best aspects of a large school and a small school combined. You will meet other students from different countries who are also in Dublin to learn English or who are living and working in Dublin and studying English part time. The other students in your English class will be of the same level and they will all be adults. You will make great friends when you are in the school.

We provide a very personalised and friendly school environment where every student is important and feels a part of the school - our students often say that we are like one big family!

For the most recent photos of our English school and testimonials from other students please click on our Facebook page.


High Quality English Classes & Great English Teacherslaura

Before you start an English course at Arena School of English you will do an English level placement test to ensure that you are placed in the most appropriate English class according to your current level of English. The English level placement test has three parts - grammar, writing and speaking. It can be done at the school (it will take about 20-30 minutes) or on the internet and telephone before you arrive if you are not in Dublin.

Each English class level has a carefully planned syllabus and textbook which ensures that students get the maximum amount of practice in the four main skills – English listening, English speaking, English reading and English writing. Our classes have a large element of conversation and pronunciation based activities which provide students with the practical English skills necessary for everyday life.

Our English teachers are all native English speakers, fully qualified and highly experienced and they ensure that our English classes are always well planned and also interesting and fun. Class sizes are usually small, with an average of 8-10 students, so every student receives individual attention and the good mix of nationalities means that there is a vibrant atmosphere in each English class.

Students can choose to study English at a time that suits them – Morning, Afternoon, Evening. You can also choose the number of hours per week that you want to study – from 4 hours to 30 hours – depending on your timetable.

Great Course PricesStudents_in_class_May_09

We are happy to offer you high quality English classes at a price you can afford. Our prices are the best in Dublin for high quality, small English classes with great teachers. How is this possible? Our philosophy is to provide very high quality classes and an excellent programme of extra-curricular and social activities that will guarantee that you will want to stay with Arena School of English, return to us again in the future and also tell your friends about our great school. We want to build a long-term relationship with our students and to make sure that you enjoy learning English in Dublin.

Fun and Vibrant Atmosphere



Arena School of English has a fun and vibrant atmosphere combined with a professional and serious learning environment. Classes are fun and dynamic and when you are not in class you will have the opportunity to practise your English with our staff who are all native English speakers and also other students from all over the world.

We know how important it is for you to enjoy learning English and to also enjoy your time in Dublin. Our school is located in a student area of Dublin city centre beside many bars, cafes, shops, music venues and cultural attractions.

Arena School of English is professional but also informal and friendly.

Facilities and Services

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Our Staff Profile

Arena School of English's English teachers are all native English speakers with university degrees and they are CELT qualified which is recognised by the Department of Education in Ireland. All our English teachers have a minimum of four years experience teaching English. Our teachers are very friendly and when you are in the school you will have many opportunities to speak to the teachers on a Friday evening in the pub and practice your English while drinking a pint of Guinness!


From front to back: Michela (teacher), Paul (teacher), Jenny (manager), Laura (teacher), Fergal (teacher), Helen (teacher), Shauna (teacher), Paul (manager), Patrick (academic manager).



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Arena Terms and Conditions

  • We will confirm by email reservations for courses and accommodation only when a completed booking form, completed level tests and payment are received.
  • Bookings may be cancelled up to a week prior to commencement of course with a €75 administration penalty. Where accommodation has been booked an additional €95 penalty applies.
    For cancellations received 1 to 7 days before the course begins 50% of full amount will be refunded (minimum cancellation fee is €75).
    There is no refund or transfer of courses for any cancellation once the course has commenced. This includes late arrival, early departure or days missed during the course.
  • Courses are non-transferable and must be completed within the specified time and dates originally booked.
  • There will be no classes on Republic of Ireland public holidays. The price of the course includes these public holidays and no refunds, discounts or extra days can be given in place of these days.

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