Established in 1989 we are a family run business and our centre is situated in the very heart of Dun Laoghaire, approximately 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and boasts many advantages. Two period buildings, modernised with extension, bright classrooms, computer room with free internet access, resource room, canteen with garden terrace and wonderful views overlooking Dublin Bay, reception and administration facilities and a team of dedicated teaching and auxiliary staff. The centre is serviced by 8 bus routes and is less than a seven minute walk to two (2) local DART stations (Metro)
At Active, we offer exam preparation for Cambridge PET, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, IELTS and TIE exams. Our teachers will give you the skills you need to achieve a good result. As well as improving your English, these classes focus on exam-taking strategies for you to maximise your potential.
If you would like to improve your academic skills in a dynamic, engaging environment, this is the course for you. In our English for Academic Purposes programme you will focus on all skills, with special emphasis on improving your writing, especially essay writing skills and listening to lectures and taking notes. EAP is available only to level B1+ students.
One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Large, 11-20 students
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
These courses are designed based on the language level and particular area of expertise of the English Language student. ESP can be taken in a closed group or on a one-to-one basis. Students will usually attend two hours of General English, appropriate to their proficiency level, in the morning. This is followed by classes focusing on the vocabulary, idioms, communication methods and culture of their chosen field in the afternoon.
We are happy to tailor courses and provide experienced teachers for any additional specific areas which students might choose to study.
Hourly private tuition on demand or group courses
Individual or group tuition based on needs analysis and with a syllabus tailor-made for the client. Private lessons usually take place in the afternoon and are offered on an hourly basis. Specialist areas include law, medicine, military and Business English.
Students are assessed on their level of English on their first day and placed in a class according to their level. In class students will improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Each afternoon a great variety of sporting activities, computers and arts & crafts are available as well as an extensive range of cultural and social activities which bring together local and foreign students in an international atmosphere.
Irish Student Integration Programme
Students are assessed on their level or full time school year and are placed in a class accordingly. Our teachers are all native and experienced with the Irish curriculum. In class students will improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Where possible exam papers will be also used as a teaching element. Each afternoon a great variety of sporting activities, computers, music and arts & crafts are available as well as an extensive range of cultural and social activities which bring together local and foreign students in an international atmosphere.
Students are placed together in closed groups for short periods of one or two weeks. In class students will improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Each afternoon an extensive range of cultural and social activities are arranged beginning with a walking tour of Dublin City Centre. One regional tour and two evening activities are also included together with one free leader accommodation place with each group.
High School Academic Year
Our High School Programme gives participating students the opportunity to study in an Irish Secondary School (High School), and through living and studying in Ireland the student will be given the opportunity to become fluent in English. All the schools offered in this programme follow the Junior and Senior cycle.
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