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English in Bray, ATC

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Why study English in Bray?

  • Ages 16+
  • Melting-pot of cultures
  • Resort town near Dublin
  • IELTS, CAE or FCE exam preparation
  • School accesible on foot from families and residence
  • Access to online platform before and after your stay
  • Optional language workshops in the afternoons



Bray is a resort town located on the shore of the Irish sea. Only 35 minutes by train from Dublin, visitors can enjoy the calmness of the seaside as well as the capital's dynamism. It is host to various festivals and activities all over the year, which makes it a perfect and attractive town to study in.

The school

Our partner is located on the seafront and offers a breathtaking view from the classrooms!

ATC Bray is accredited by ALTO, ACELS, MEI, Quality English, EAQUALS.

School facilities include:

  • 23 bright and spacious classrooms
  • Computer room with Internet access
  • WiFi access everywhere in the school
  • Study area
  • Library
  • Private garden
  • Cafeteria
  • E-learning platform access (from 1 month before the start of the course and until 3 months after the end)

The school is accessible to persons with reduced mobility.


English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: 15 students maximum (10-12 on average)
  • Schedule: morning lessons and afternoon language workshops (free and optional)
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Free access to school e-learning platform
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

Courses on offer

  • Standard English: 20 lessons per week

    This programme focuses on the four main skills reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as grammar and vocabulary. The main purpose of the course is to develop your ability to communicate efficiently in English. Classes are held in the mornings from Monday to Friday.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • Intensive English: 26 lessons per week

    This is the most intensive course. In addition to the 20 standard lessons, you have the opportunity to add 6 extra lessons whose emphasis will be on oral and fluent practice. Classes are held in the mornings and the afternoons from Monday to Friday.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • CAE, FCE or IELTS exam preparation

    Students can choose to study and prepare for the main English exams in order to validate officially their language level. Sessions are held on a 6 or 9-week basis (see Dates and Prices tab) and are organized the following way: 20 lessons per week focused on exam training of your choice.

    Language level : intermediate (B1)



Shared room, shared bathroom, half board.

Distance from the school: accessible on foot.

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week (for long stays)

Optional extras :

  • Single room
  • Special diet (vegan, etc)

Marine Terrace student residence (ages 18+)

Shared room, self-catering

Distance from the school: 700 metres

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided (towels are not)
  • Coin laundry in the residential complex
  • Shared kitchen
  • Common room



  • Shared flats (of 2 or 3 chambres)
  • Single or shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self-catering
  • Close to the school

Services and facilities available:

  • Shared equipped kitchen
  • Common living-room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels not provided

Twin rooms are available for 2 students travelling together.

Please bring your own bed linen and towels with you.

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): from 22.12.18 to 07.01.19, 17.03, 22.04, 06.05, 03.06, 05.08, 28.10, from 21.12.19 to 06.01.20

Exam preparation course start dates:

  • FCE: 07.01 (9 weeks) and 19.03, 23.09 (12 weeks)
  • CAE: 14.01 (9 weeks) and 19.03, 23.09 (12 weeks)
  • IELTS: 14.01, 25.02, 08.04, 20.05, 01.07, 12.08, 23.09, 04.11 (6 weeks)

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

Lessons & accommodation (shared room, half board in a host family or self-catering in residence)
DurationStandard course (20H)Intensive course (26H)
1 week575635
2 weeks9701090
3 weeks13401520
4 weeks17351975
6 weeks24352795
8 weeks31253605
12 weeks44005120
16 weeks57156655
18 weeks62957375
20 weeks69558155
24 weeks81959610
32 weeks1064512565
36 weeks1184013995
Extra week325385
Exam preparation & accommodation in a double room (half board in a host family or self-catering in flatshare)
IELTS (6 weeks)2855
FCE (9 weeks)3545
CAE (9 weeks)3545
FCE/CAE (12 weeks)4465
Optional extras - per week
Single room - host family45
Single room - flatshare40
Special diet30
Deposit (refundable, to be paid on site)50
Private lessons (per lesson)50
Airport transfers (mandatory for under 18s)
Dublin International Airport (per journey)90

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel from/to Bray and airport transfers
  • Local transportation
  • Exam fees (if applicable)

Practical information


Arrivals: Sunday
Departures: Saturday

Arrival airport:

  • Airport: Dublin International Airport

Transfers available on request (fees apply, please see 'Dates & Prices' tab).

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (around 4 days after payment has been made).


Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information, please consult our page Visa Information.

For further information on this program and visa procedures, do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email.

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