Useful Information

English Language
Academy (ELA)

Useful Information

Useful Information

Airport Transfers
ELA Ireland offers a meet and greet service from Dublin Airport to host family or alternative accommodation or directly to the College. This service costs €65.00 for an arrival transfer and €65.00 for a departure transfer. Students booking this ‘meet and greet’ service will be met at the airport by the designated College representative and transferred to the agreed destination. The meeting point for all arrival transfers is the DAA information desk in the main arrivals hall of Dublin airport.

Alternative modes of Transport:

Taxi
There is a taxi rank directly outside the Arrivals Hall at Dublin Airport that operates 24 hours per day. Average cost per journey is €30.00 to the city centre, depending on the time of day.

Bus 747 (Airlink)
Departs from directly outside Terminal 1 & Terminal 2, every 15 minutes. Cost €7.00 per person. Route: From Dublin Airport to Heuston Rail Station, stopping in different city centre locations along the way, e.g. O’Connell Street, and Busarus (Central Bus Station). Average journey is 30 minutes, up to 55 minutes during rush hour traffic. Service is available: 06.00am– 23.30pm Monday to Saturday, 07.00am – 23.20pm Sunday. http://www.dublinbus.ie/PageFiles/110/Airlink%20Brochure.pdf

Air Coach
A private bus service, links all major Dublin city hotels with the airport, cost EUR €7.00. Departs every 15 minutes. Service is available: 05.00am- midnight. After midnight the service is available every hour.

Medical Insurance
All Non-EU students, including citizens of non-visa required countries must present proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) after they arrive in Ireland and complete their student registration. ELA can arrange Private Medical Insurance Cover for students under our School Group Policy. The Medicover policy provides cover for medical expenses incurred whilst in Ireland arising from any accident or any illness requiring hospitalisation to a limit of €2,500,000 during the period of insurance. Medicover does not provide cover for any pre-existing illness known to the insured person at the time of purchase.

DID YOU KNOW?
International Students are legally allowed to work while they study in Ireland

Accommodation
You’ll be surprised how quickly your speaking improves when you’re immersed in English from breakfast until bedtime. ELA’s Homestay Programme carefully selects Irish families who provide a friendly, supportive and welcoming home environment for students. Homestay gives students a window into the unique culture of family life in Ireland. We have an extensive network of families around Dublin, which our Accommodation Officers have visited and approved. Some of these families have been hosting our students since 2008 and are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. We have found that students often establish a long-term friendship with their host families and keep in touch with them after they return home. Many of our families are within 20-25 minutes of the school, only a short bus journey or light rail journey away. Accommodation is half board (bed, breakfast and evening meal). We can also arrange hostel accommodation in a quality city centre student hostel. Should a student prefer to stay in a hotel or apartment, this can be arranged also. Our multilingual Accommodation Officers are always available to help you if any problem or issue happens to arise.

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"My Course helped me a lot. Before the Course I didn’t speak English at all,now I can read,write and speak English,I can even watch movies in English……Thank You! I was most worried about writing it was a real challenge for me and now I have mastered it and find it very useful .I had some really good times here at ELA and graduated as an advanced student at ELA!" Klelia Zenneti, Brazil, July 2014

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