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Atlas Language School was set up in 2003 with the aim of providing a unique learning experience in a personal and motivating environment. The school is located in Portobello House, a beautiful landmark building that overlooks the Grand Canal in the south of the city.

The school has grown quickly since it was founded and has built up a reputation for excellence in that time. Atlas offers a wide range of courses and specialises in designing language programmes for groups and individuals with specific requirements. It has developed strong relationships with many schools, colleges and businesses in Europe and other parts of the world. Much of the school’s success has been built on their personal approach and the recognition that every student’s language abilities and goals are unique.

Atlas Language School won the LanguageBookings.com Students’ Choice Award in 2013, which certifies that the school has achieved worldwide students’ recognition as an exceptional Language School.


Atlas is conveniently situated near Harcourt and Charlemont Stations on the Green LUAS (tram) line and a number of bus stops and only 15 minutes walking distance from Dublin city centre.


  • State-of-the-art facility with 25 classrooms
  • Student cafe/restaurant
  • Library
  • Meditation room
  • Computer lab
  • Large student recreational area


  • ACELS (Irish Department of Education)
  • MEI (Marketing English in Ireland)
  • TOEIC Authorised Test Centre
  • Trinity College London Registered Examination Centre
  • University of Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre
  • ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)
  • BULATS (Business Language Testing Service)


Standard General English

This is Atlas’s most popular course. It consists of 20 classes of General English group classes per week that focus on improving your accuracy, fluency and confidence in English.

Lessons: 20 x 50 mins / week
Levels: Elementary – Advanced
Max students: 15
Age: 18+
Timetable: 9.10-12.50, Mon – Fri


Intensive General English

This course combines General English Fluency with 5 extra classes of small-group English training in the afternoons.

Lessons: 20 x 50 min + 5 x 50 min small group / week
Levels: Elementary – Advanced
Max students: 15 for morning group / 6 for afternoon group.
Age: 18+
Timetable: 9.10-12.50, Mon – Fri + 14.00-16:30, Tues & Thurs


Combination Course

This course allows students to combine General English classes in the morning with 5 classes individual training in the afternoon. Before beginning this course students will complete an extensive needs analysis and interview with Atlas’s Academic Manager to design their afternoon programme.

Lessons: 20 x 50 mins+ 5 x 50 mins one-to-one/week
Levels: Elementary – Advanced
Max students: 15 for morning tuition
Age: 18+
Timetable: 9.10-12.50, Mon – Fri + 5 afternoon classes


Full-Time IELTS Preparation

Atlas runs full-time IELTS exam preparation courses designed and monitored by their senior Academic team. They offer an Improvers class for students who are in the IELTS bands 4.0 to 5.5, and a Preparation class for students whose current level is at band 6.0 or above.

Lessons: 20 x 1 hour/week
Levels: Upper-Intermediate
Max students: 15
Age: 18+
Timetable: 9.00 – 13.10, Mon – Fri


Full-Time FCE Preparation

Atlas runs full-time FCE exam preparation courses that start approximately 10 to 12 weeks before the exam dates in the March, June, August and December Cambridge exam sessions. The courses are designed and monitored by their senior Academic team, which has many years of experience teaching the Cambridge exams.

Lessons: 20 x 1 hour/week
Levels: Upper-Intermediate
Max students: 15
Age: 18+
Timetable: 9.00 – 13.10, Mon – Fri


General English with CAE Preparation

This course allows you to take 5 hours small-group CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) preparation in addition to your General English classes in the morning. Afternoon classes are limited to a maximum of 6 people, giving you the most focused preparation possible with experienced examination teachers.

Lessons: 25/week (20 x 1 hour group + 5 x 1 hour small group)
Levels: Advanced
Max students: 15 in morning / 6 in afternoon
Age: 18+
Timetable: 9.00-13.10, Mon – Fri + 14.00-16:30 Tues & Thurs


General English with Business

As part of the school’s Atlas Professional suite of programmes, this course allows students to combine General English classes in the morning with 5 or 10 hours one-to-one Business English training in the afternoons.

Lessons: 20 x 1 hour group + 5/10 x 1 hour one-to-one
Levels: Intermediate – Advanced
Max students: 15 for morning, one-to-one in afternoon
Age: 20+
Timetable: 9.00 – 13.10, Mon – Fri + 14.00 – 16:30 Mon & Wed


Atlas Professional

With Atlas Professional, the school designs highly practical executive programmes which combine both focused language learning and effective team building.

Professional Total Immersion

Atlas Language total immersion programmes run for either 3 days (30 hours) or 5 days (50 hours) and are aimed at groups and individuals who require a highly interactive and practical English language skills total immersion course.

Atlas Professional In-Company programmes are designed for individuals or small groups of 2 to 6 people from the same company, based either locally or internationally.


Contact Hello Irlanda for more information or to request an Atlas Professional brochure.

Group Programmes

Part of Atlas Language School’s business is designing group programmes for schools and colleges worldwide. These tailor-made courses are built in close consultation with group leaders and are created to meet the specific language requirements of the students involved.

Atlas has experience delivering a number of different types of programmes, including project work, exam preparation, and work experience. Group programmes normally consist of 15 to 20 hours English language training in the morning with integrated social, cultural or academic activities in the afternoon. Programmes also generally include evening activities and weekend excursions in Ireland.


Typical Group Programmes include:

  • English lessons each morning in multinational or closed classes
  • Host family accommodation with welcoming Irish families who provide breakfast, pack lunch and dinner every day
  • Airport pickup and return for your group by private coach
  • Welcome kit with guides and maps
  • All social and cultural activities to give students a complete Dublin experience
  • Full day excursion at the weekend out of Dublin city
  • All course materials
  • End of course certificate


Contact Hello Irlanda for more information.

Junior Courses

Age: 12 – 17
Available: July/ August

Atlas Language School offers summer English language courses for juniors looking to further their English language skills. The school’s summer English language courses offer a once in a lifetime experience of entertaining and cultural activities while learning English in countries such as the UK, Ireland or the USA. You will never regret your decision of partaking in a summer English language course with Atlas Language School, as you will grow in confidence to use English both inside and outside the classroom.


Contact Hello Irlanda to learn more about these programmes or to request an Atlas Junior Brochure.

Atlas Accommodation


Over the years Atlas has built up strong relationships with a number of local families who host their students during their time in Ireland, all of whom are personally interviewed by the school’s accommodation officer and are chosen for their experience and friendliness. Students have the choice of their own room or sharing with a friend. Students of the same nationality are not hosted by the same family except on request or when they come as part of a group.

Student Residence

For students who do not wish to stay with a host family, Atlas has a number of modern, fully serviced apartments available for short-term rent around the city. Due to demand, apartment accommodation generally needs to be booked at least 4 weeks before a student is due to arrive.

Contact Hello Irlanda for more information about Atlas Language School’s apartment accommodation.

Atlas Social

Social Programme:

Atlas has a dedicated social programme co-ordinator who organises activities, tours and visits throughout the year for their students. These activities are a scheduled part of almost all courses and normally occur after class in the afternoon and evening. The school also organises day and weekend trips to scenic areas outside Dublin, such as Connemara, Clare and Galway.

Activities include:

  • Art gallery and museum tours
  • Visits to the cinema / theatre
  • School parties
  • Cycling, football and other sporting activities
  • Festivals
  • Day trips to historical sites
  • Traditional Irish music nights

Atlas Gallery

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