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ATC Language Schools Bray

Bray, Ireland
Very Good 4.5
School 5.0
Accommodation 3.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
Ireland is an extremely beautiful country! The school was great, but the host family has left bad impression.

Cosy 20-classroom school in Bray with accommodation located 5 minutes away from school.

School offers 3 free classes per week for those who want to practice speaking skills!

ATC Bray has 20 classrooms in Dunluice House, all of which are laid out to facilitate communicative learning and maximise students’ interaction with their teachers and with each other. The school has Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the building.

The classrooms are bright, spacious and warm, and many have magnificent views across the Irish Sea. There is a student study centre available for students who wish to study independently using the materials available in our library. The students can use this room to do their homework or practise/ improve their skills in English. The student library contains a wide selection of both educational and recreational reading materials. Teachers are always available to assist students with their studies. The ATC computer room is equipped with 25 computers and is open for students from 13.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.

The school also provides a comfortable cafeteria where tea and coffee are available for students. In addition, we have a student common room and private garden and patio area, with ample seating for our students.

All our teachers are native English speakers, who have a university degree and a professional qualification in English Language Teaching. Our trainers are dedicated professionals and have many years experience in teaching English to students from all over the world. Our teaching staff is guided by our Director of Studies who works closely with the teaching team in monitoring the progress of our students. Progress tests are done in class on a regular basis and in negotiation with teachers and the Director of Studies.

Our curriculum is based on the CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and focuses on student-centred learning. Each lesson is 60 minutes. Classes are available at all levels year round. ATC classes hold a maximum of 15 students, but you can expect an average of 8 to 12 students in class at most times of the year.

Students studying with ATC can choose from a comprehensive range of courses; from General and Intensive English to Exam Preparation Courses for IELTS, Cambridge FCE and CAE and Teacher Training Programmes for native and non native speakers.


General and Intensive English TOP CHOICE
From 17 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 60 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
28 August—8 September

The General English course syllabus consists of 20 hours per week and is designed to improve the students’ understanding of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The Intensive course consists of 20 hours of General English and and a further 6 hours of English per week focusing on discourse structures and conversation. It is designed to improve the students’ fluency and accuracy in spoken English.


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40 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 17
Half board

Living with a host family is the ideal way to practise English outside the classroom.

Our Irish host families have been selected carefully and are visited regularly by our Accommodation Officer. Most are within walking distance of the school and offer students half-board during the week and full board at weekends.

Junior students are provided with bed and breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal each day of their stay and live as part of the family they are allocated to.

half board

Marine Terrace

7 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

The ATC residence is located only 700 metres from the school on the seafront and offers accommodation in single and twin en-suite rooms with shared kitchen and living rooms.

Neptune & Altona

1 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

During the peak season ATC reserves additional accommodation for our students in apartments and houses within walking distance of Dunluice House in Bray. These houses generally accommodate 5 or 6 students in twin and single room accommodation.


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Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


December 2016
August 2016

Ireland is an extremely beautiful country! The school was great, but the host family has left bad impression.

The school organised a lot of interesting activities for students, many of them are free.

The only thing I did not like at all was my host family. They made a good first impression but then... I had a lot of misunderstandings with them. The food was awful: only ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products, pizza, pasta, toasts. I asked my hosts to cook anything else but they decide not to take to heart my desires. Anyway, the house itself was comfortable and cosy.

August 2014

Since I lived in a family, I had an opportunity to communicate in English not only with teachers and new friends at school, but also at home with native speakers every day.

The classes are taught in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, everyone is very nice, teachers are really professional and love their work. I liked the selection of study materials. Especially the extra classes and open lessons on the culture of Ireland. Additional classes are thought of as lessons on speaking, but, actually, they are much wider and also expand your vocabulary, etc.

About school

Dunluice House, Strand Road, Bray ,Co. Wicklow
Closest international airport
Dublin airport (DUB)
In 50 minutes
Average age: 24
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