Castleforbes College

1 Belvedere Court, 77 Upper Gardiner Street,, Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland
courses

All courses

Castleforbes College offers the following course types:

starting at
A$ 97

starting at
A$ 202

starting at
A$ 220

starting at
A$ 299

starting at
A$ 422

starting at
A$ 4,087

starting at
A$ 4,702

starting at
A$ 299

starting at
A$ 299
school
photos

Photos

  • Entrance to Castleforbes College 1/43
  • Classroom at Castleforbes College 2/43
  • Entrance to Castleforbes College 3/43
  • Computer room at Castleforbes College 4/43
  • Classes at Castleforbes College 5/43
  • Corridor inside Castleforbes College 6/43
  • Classes at Castleforbes College 7/43
  • Classes at Castleforbes College 8/43
  • Other 9/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 10/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 11/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 12/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 13/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 14/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 15/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 16/43
  • Homestay housing offered by Castleforbes College 17/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 18/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 19/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 20/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 21/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 22/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 23/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 24/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 25/43
  • Apartments offered by Castleforbes College 26/43
  • Activities offered at Castleforbes College 27/43
  • Activities offered at Castleforbes College 28/43
  • Activities offered at Castleforbes College 29/43
  • Activities offered at Castleforbes College 30/43
  • Activities offered at Castleforbes College 31/43
  • Students of Castleforbes College 32/43
  • Castleforbes College 33/43
  • Castleforbes College 34/43
  • Castleforbes College 35/43
  • Castleforbes College 36/43
  • Castleforbes College 37/43
  • Castleforbes College 38/43
  • Castleforbes College 39/43
  • Castleforbes College 40/43
  • Castleforbes College 41/43
  • Castleforbes College 42/43
  • Castleforbes College 43/43
reviews

Reviews

100% recommend

based on 7 reviews
5 stars
6
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing

"Above exprectations"

kseniia prakhova, student from Russia

Level: for some reason I was put in the (pre)intermediate class. But the head teacher was so attentive, flexible and undertanting (and I had only 4 days because of st.patrick's) that in the evening of the first day I joined the advanced class, so I had a chance to be present in 5 classes of different teachers. It was fun.afterall In the mornings I had an upper-intermediate class, in the afternoon I was in the advanced class. (No worth saying that I found evening classes more useful than my experience in Manchester in sum).

Activities: I had no chance to join excursions (because of intensive timetable) but I joined students and teachers in the pub. This really helped to get acquainted with teachers and international students, so next two days I felt very comfortable at the school.

Timetable: I was busy from 9 am to 5 pm (with 15 min breaks) , so I felt I wasn't wasting time (especially in comparison with the timetable in Manchester), I had only 2 teachers most of time (this was comfortable as well). On the other hand I didn't see much in Dublin, I'd better had weekends there to go sightseeing.

At the very first moment when I didn't know I needed cash for books deposit I was confused.(In Manchester they had a bank terminal.) But the head teacher was lenient so I brought cash the next day.
Classrooms are ok, location is good.

The host: was fantastic. I couldn't dream of anybody more friendly and loyal. I hope that we became friends. Her house was clean and well-equipped. She was ok to allow me to cook breakfast (the lady in Manchester was insane about letting anybody cook). She spent the last evening with me, I highly appreciate her attention and her attempts to make my stay comfortable.

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Date of study
18 M03 2019 - 22 M03 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Castleforbes College, Sales Team at Castleforbes College responded to this review.
09 April 2019

Many thanks for your words, we really appreciate them :)
It was a pleasure to have you studying with us. It was short but intensive and we really hope to see you very soon!

Best of luck in your next adventure!!

"Great learning experiences and sharing community"

Aline Thais Kafer

The school offers a great environment since the beginning. Arriving there, we're greeted by Andrea, the receptionist, and then we can go to one of the 12 classrooms, where the teacher is waiting for us ready for the class to start. My teacher most of the time was Brendan, an energetic young teacher always concerned in making the classes interesting. We were always motivated to participate, talking about important subjects, writing and evolving in nowadays discussions. The book is challenging and current, teaching the language while bringing up all sorts of subjects, from politics, geography and history to sciences, sports and news. The school still has a cafeteria, where are offered free coffee and tea, and also a lounge where students can hang out.
Every week there are several activities all students can attend to, like conversation classes, language exchanges, parties and visits to parks and museums, besides the weekend trips to other gorgeous spots of Ireland. Those activities allow us to socialize and make friends from all over the world, to practice our conversation skills and to get to know better Ireland and the Irish people.
What I liked the most was the friendly environment, because the school is not so big, it is easy to become a small and united family. The only thing I disliked was the small number of female toilets, but it is totally manageable.

I really appreciated the 25 weeks spent in the school and I recommend it to anyone intending to go to Ireland.

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
25 weeks
Date of study
21 M03 2018 - 14 M09 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Amazing experience in an awesome language school...a unique word : THANKS !"

Floriane Crane

Classes are very good because it is only about 10 people per each level, so very nice to learn. Teachers are very funny, we are not bored at all and they teach us with fun (Andrew best teacher ever !!). The social activities are amazing with our International Andrea, stay as you are !!! After many searches about different schools, I could notice that Castleforbes was very cheap compare to some other schools in Dublin. The location is perfect because it is very close to city centre so pretty handly !! Without forgetting Adrian, that amazing director very friendly and cool !

The only two negative things would be maybe the price of the houses : very expensive (BUT amazing experience anyway for a first housemate in my case) and the fact that Castleforbes does not propose yet a part time, it might be practical I think.

I came 2 times in 4 months to that school so things are said : best school ever !

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
13 weeks
Date of study
18 M02 2018 - 25 M05 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Excellent place to learn and make friends"

Fábio Ricardo Xavier do Nascimento

Castleforbes College is the best English School that I've ever studied at, the teachers are incredible, the staff is kind and thoughtful... The extra activities are perfect to make friends and practice speaking English... Definitely, I recommend it!

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
85 weeks
Date of study
3 M01 2017 - 28 M08 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"I highly recommend it!"

Eleonora

I've spent 1 month in Castleforbes College and I felt at home since I've been welcome in the apartment they offered to me.
The school is situated only 10 minutes from the city center and the apartment was only 15 minutes far from it.
The teachers are highly qualified and they keep the class enjoyable all the times.
The staff is friendly and they create activities that gave us the opportunity to meet students from other classes or courses.

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
11 M06 2018 - 6 M07 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"My experience"

Maria Fernandez

I was in Castleforbes College last month and I spent 4 weeks
It was an amazing experience and I met a lot of people from other countries. My teacher (Andrew) is the bestttttt in the school!!
Funny classes and my English improved a lot. They also organize activities and night outs where I met other students from other classrooms.
I really recommend this school. I will repeat for sure!!

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
1 M07 2018 - 29 M07 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Normal"

Simas Peralta osle

Everything was Good but not excellent, except maybe the teacher who was really Good at his job.

Read more...

My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School facilities
Social activities
School location
Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
5 M08 2018 - 18 M08 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
housing

Housing

Castleforbes College offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - 2-person shared room - Breakfast and dinner - 2 students must book together

A$ 334
weekly
Age range: 15 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Dublin
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 15 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 334
The homestay accommodation in Dublin is the perfect solution for all students interested in improving their language skills outside of the English course and experiencing the culture.

All families are 100% Irish, carefully selected to ensure the highest comfort of the students. Usually they are young couples with or without children, single mothers, or retired couples with children who no longer live at home.

Located in quite residential areas just outside of Dublin city centre, the families are all well connected to school by public transport.

The homestay solution is designed with half-board accommodation, that is breakfast and dinner included.

If a student has particular needs due to a special diet or any allergies, it is necessary to provide these details in advance and we will do our best to find a family that suits your requirements.

Homestay - Single room - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 369
weekly
Age range: 15 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Dublin
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 15 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 369
The homestay accommodation in Dublin is the perfect solution for all students interested in improving their language skills outside of the English course and experiencing the culture.

All families are 100% Irish, carefully selected to ensure the highest comfort of the students. Usually they are young couples with or without children, single mothers, or retired couples with children who no longer live at home.

Located in quite residential areas just outside of Dublin city centre, the families are all well connected to school by public transport.

The homestay solution is designed with half-board accommodation, that is breakfast and dinner included.

If a student has particular needs due to a special diet or any allergies, it is necessary to provide these details in advance and we will do our best to find a family that suits your requirements.
apartment

Shared apartment - 3-person shared room - No meals

A$ 264
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Dublin
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: 3-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, heating, and garden
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, before 11:00 AM
A$ 264
We have both houses and apartments available to our students. They are based in the city centre of Dublin, just a short walking distance from the main touristic attractions.

The school is easily reachable from the different accommodations, usually around a 10/20 minutes’ walk.

It is our best intention to try to arrange the accommodation according to different nationalities, so that the students can continue practicing their English out of school time. However we cannot guarantee this.

Shared apartment - 2-person shared room - No meals

A$ 299
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Dublin
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, heating, and garden
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, before 11:00 AM
A$ 299
We have both houses and apartments available to our students. They are based in the city centre of Dublin, just a short walking distance from the main touristic attractions.

The school is easily reachable from the different accommodations, usually around a 10/20 minutes’ walk.

It is our best intention to try to arrange the accommodation according to different nationalities, so that the students can continue practicing their English out of school time. However we cannot guarantee this.

Shared apartment - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 352
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Dublin
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, heating, and garden
Distance to school: 10 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, before 11:00 AM
A$ 352
We have both houses and apartments available to our students. They are based in the city centre of Dublin, just a short walking distance from the main touristic attractions.

The school is easily reachable from the different accommodations, usually around a 10/20 minutes’ walk.

It is our best intention to try to arrange the accommodation according to different nationalities, so that the students can continue practicing their English out of school time. However we cannot guarantee this.
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Dublin based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

Read more...
map

Map

1 Belvedere Court, 77 Upper Gardiner Street,
Dublin
Dublin 1
Ireland

School location

Castleforbes College is located in the city centre of Dublin, just 10 min walking distance from O’Connell Street, in the heart of the city and the most famous meeting point the Spire. Positioned in a quiet and well organized area, you would have plenty of options for your lunch break, with many restaurants, fast-food, shops in the nearby area.

questions

Questions and answers

Have questions? Get answers from Castleforbes College staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.

Ask a question

"Prezados, Voces sao certificados pelo Acels? E dão apoio em relacao a paaseios , ajuda em conseguir um trabalho , enfim um apoio ao estudando pois meu filho é timido demais. Grata"

Vania Castro, student from Brazil
Gemma, Castleforbes College school representative (Sales Advisor)

Hi Grata

Castleforbes College is listed on the ILEP and provides quality English Language courses that comply with the requirements of the International Student Visa.

ACELS is an accreditation that is no longer fully-operational in Ireland.

All educational courses in Ireland that comply with requirements of the International Student visa are managed by the Immigration Service of the Department of Justice and Equality. These courses are all listed on the ILEP (Interim List of Eligible Programmes).

The ILEP is currently the only fully-operational, government-recognized standard for all schools and colleges in Ireland providing educational courses for Non-EEA students in Ireland.

In order to be listed on the ILEP, language schools must meet a certain standard in terms of both company-standing and course-offering. Included within ILEP criteria are the following requirements:

– Mandatory provision of learner protection in respect of enrolled non-EEA students
– A maximum class size of 15 students
– Properly qualified teaching staff

You can see more about this on the INIS website:
http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Interim%20List%20of%20Eligible%20Programmes%20-%20ILEP

Best regards,

Was this helpful? Yes
Show prices