Language Courses for Au Pairs in Ireland

Are you looking for a language school for au pairs in Ireland? Find out more about a language course in Ireland!


Information at a Glance

  • Every au pair has to have the opportunity to take English classes.
  • Usually, the au pair has to pay for the language course.
  • Prices vary depending on the course, but are similar to the prices in other European countries.


Language Schools in Ireland

irland aupairIreland has two official languages: Irish (Irish Gaelic) and English. Normally, people in Ireland speak English to each other, but there are some reasons where Gaelic is spoken.


Besides living with a host family, the other important part of the au pair program is to learn a foreign language.


Taking a language course can help you greatly with this! The combination of living with a host family and taking English classes is an ideal opportunity for you to improve your spoken and your written English at the same time.


Every au pair in Ireland has to have enough time off to be able to take language classes. If your host family won't let you take language classes, you should change families!



Au pairs in Ireland have to pay for their language classes. Talk to your host family and see if they are willing to help you with the costs. However, keep in mind, that they don't have to! The costs for language courses vary, depending on the school. The prices in Ireland are similar to the prices in other European countries.


Language Schools

You can find public and private language schools in Ireland that offer different language courses, not only for beginners but also for more advanced language students. Language classes are offered in the morning, in the afternoon and also in the evening. If you want, you can also take a preparation course for an official English language exam. You can find language courses for all levels in Ireland, so we recommend taking an initial exam to see what class level suits you best.


Language Levels in Ireland

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the basis for evaluating your language level in Europe. There are 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. A1 stands for beginner, while C2 corresponds to the level of a native speaker.


Language Schools in Ireland

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  • Cork English College  
  • Ballyneety Language School
  • Cork Language Centre
  • Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure Cooradarrigan  
  • Cork English College


  • English in Dublin
  • Alpha College of English
  • The Horner School of English   
  • DSE Dublin School of English
  • DCU Dublin City University


  • Atlantic Language School
  • Aran Language English Centre  
  • Galway Cultural Institute
  • Bridge Mills, Galway Language Centre Ltd.



Do you know other language schools that are missing from this list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!



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