The School

Arena School of English is an Irish owned and managed, specialist English language school for adult students, located in Dublin city centre. We are committed to providing high quality English language courses and a great cultural experience to our students.

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Arena School of English opened on 17th March 2009 – Saint Patrick’s Day!. Arena was founded by teachers. The school is located in a beautiful historic Georgian building on Harcourt Street in the centre of Dublin. The school is located in a fantastic part of central Dublin, beside Saint Stephen’s Green Park, five minutes walk from Dublin’s main shopping area Grafton Street.

Because we are a relatively small boutique school we can provide a very personalised and friendly school environment where every student is important and feels a part of the school – our students often say that we are like one big family! Our students have the opportunity to meet and make friends with other English students from different countries all over the world who are also in Dublin to learn English  For the most recent photos and videos of Arena School of English and to see testimonials from other English students check out our Instagram and Facebook.


Arena School of English is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language education. The school is also a Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Centre.

High Quality English Classes & Great English Teachers

Before students start an English course at Arena School of English they complete an English level placement test and consultation to ensure that they start their English course at the correct level. The English level placement test has three parts – grammar, writing and speaking. Students can also be contacted by zoom before they arrive to discuss their level.  Students progress is continuously monitored on a weekly basis.

Each English class level has a carefully planned syllabus and textbook which ensures that students get the maximum amount of practice in the four main skills – English listening, English speaking, English reading and English writing. Our classes have a large element of conversation and pronunciation based activities which provide students with the practical English skills necessary for everyday life. We also prepare students for the most important international exams – IELTS, Cambridge and TIE.

Our English teachers are all native English speakers, fully qualified and highly experienced. Our English teachers ensure that our English classes are always very well planned, interesting and fun. Class sizes are small, with an average of 12 students, so every student receives individual attention and the good mix of nationalities means that there is a vibrant atmosphere in each English class.

Students can choose to study English at a time that suits them – Morning, Afternoon, Evening. Students can also choose the number of hours per week that they want to study – from 4 hours in the evening to 30 hours intensive.

Great Course Prices

Students_in_class_May_09We are happy to offer students high quality English classes at an affordable price point. Our course prices are some of the most competitive in Dublin for high quality English classes with great teachers in a fantastic central location.

Our philosophy is to provide very high quality classes and an excellent programme of extra-curricular and social activities that will guarantee that students will want to continue studying with Arena School of English. Many students return to the school for courses time after time and also tell their friends about the school – student referrals are very important to us. We build long-term relationships with our students and make sure that they really enjoy learning English in Dublin.

Fun and Vibrant Atmosphere

alberto_cert_copyArena School of English has a fun and vibrant atmosphere combined with a professional and serious learning environment. Classes are fun and dynamic and when students are not in class they have the opportunity to practise their English with our staff who are all native English speakers and also other students from all over the world.

We know how important it is for our students to enjoy learning English and to also enjoy their time in Dublin. Our school is located in a vibrant and safe area of Dublin city centre beside many bars, cafes, shops, music venues and cultural attractions.

Facilities and Services

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Our Staff Profile

All English teachers and staff at Arena School of English are native English speakers with university degrees and teaching qualifications which are recognised by the Department of Education in Ireland and ACELS/QQI.

Our English teachers and staff are experienced and friendly and make sure that our students have a fantastic learning experience at Arena School of English. Meet us for a pint of Guinness and practise your English in the pub on a Friday! Our teachers and staff are the friendliest in Dublin! Meet the team.

Arena School and Education in Developing Countries

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