Bray

English school in Bray

Founded in 1964, the English academy is located on the beach, a few minutes walk from the train station Dart. It is a spacious Georgian building overlooking the River Liffey. There is a multimedia room, cafeteria, library and wi-fi. Each evening you can attend tutorials if you need to, and can also make use of all of the facilities at the school. It has a relaxed and stimulating environment. Every week there are students from 12 or 16 different nationalities. The teachers are native speakers and qualified. 

Accreditation: The school is accredited by the Ministry of Education for teaching English as a foreign language and a member of MEI / RELSA 

School Facilities 

  • 20 fully equipped classrooms, some with sea views
  • Computer room with 25 computers
  • Common room 
  • Cafe with microwaves and fridges 
  • Library
  • Free wifi 

Mix of nationalities 

18% Italy, 17% Brazil, 17% Korea, 16% Spain, 5% France, 4% Russia, 4% Mexico, 2% Argentina, 1% Germany, 0.8% Czech Republic


Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 01/01/2017
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  • 17/03/2017
  • 17/04/2017
  • 01/05/2017
  • 05/06/2017
  • 07/08/2017
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  • 29/12/2017
  • 01/01/2018
  • 02/01/2018




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

Quality english

MEI RELSA


Strongest Points

  • A small town near the coast 
  • You can walk everywhere
  • Very close to the capital. Dublin is a 30 minute walk away

The city of Bray 

Bray is a small tourist town, located south of Dublin. Since the nineteenth century it has become an attractive destination for British people and Dubliners, who built their Victorian residences near the seashore. The town of Bray is the perfect place to study in a relaxed atmosphere, but with the advantage of proximity and good communication with the capital. You'll also enjoy the many advantages of living in a small coastal town, the environment and local bars, promenades, sea views and a wide range of sports and leisure activities. 

 

Useful Information: 

DART Website 
Tourism Website of Bray 
Website of Tourism Ireland


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Standard course

20 hours per week 

Morning Class 
Class schedule: 09:00 to 13:00

Perfect for

Ideal to combine studies and holidays, allowing plenty of free time in the afternoons

Additional information

It is ideal for students that need to improve their English to study, work or travel. We work on the 4 skills, and a special emphasis is on improving pronunciation and fluency in the use of the language. We use methodologies like CLT (Communicative Language Teaching), TBL (Task Based Learning) and CLL (Cooperative Language Learning). There are optional free classes in the afternoons.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00-13:00
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  17

Standard course

20 hours per week 

Morning Class 
Class schedule: 09:00 to 13:00

Additional information

It is ideal for students that need to improve their English to study, work or travel. We work on the 4 main skills, and a special emphasis is on improving communication and fluency in the use of the language. We use methodologies such as CLT (Communicative Language Teaching), TBL (Task Based Learning) and CLL (Cooperative Language Learning). There are optional free classes in the afternoons.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 12, 25, 36, 48 weeks
  • Horas per Week  16
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  17

Intensive course

Class in the morning and in the afternoon 

Class schedule: 09:00 to 13:00 
Afternoon: from 14:15 to 17:15 two afternoons a week

Perfect for

Ideal for those who want to progress quickly

Additional information

The base of the course is the same as the standard course, but has a wider timetable to allow more dedication to oral practice and to go into depth in other language aspects. We use methodologies such as CLT (Communicative Language Teaching), TBL (Task Based Learning) and CLL (Cooperative Language Learning). There are optional free classes in the afternoons.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Horas per Week  26
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00 to 13:00 & 14:15 to 17:15
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation for IELTS

20 hours of General English course + 6 hours of IELTS preparation course 

Class in the morning and in the afternoon 
Starting dates: 14.01, 25.02, 08.04, 20.05, 01.07, 12.08, 23.09, 04.11 2013

Perfect for

Ideal for students that need to certify their English level to get into a University in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.

Additional information

This course is a combination of the standard course of 20 hours per week + 6 extra hours of specific preparation to pass the IELTS exam.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 6 semanas
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00 to 13:00 + 14:15 to 17:15 two afternoons a week
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  17

Preparation for Cambridge (FCE/CAE)

Course starting dates: 

FCE (First Certificate in English): 4th January 2016 - 9 weeks // 14th March 2016 and 19th September 2016 - 12 weeks 

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam): 11th January 2016 - 9 weeks // 14th March 2016 and 12th September 2016 

 

 

Perfect for

Ideal for students that need to certify their level of English as high (B2 ) or advanced (C1)

Additional information

The course is designed to prepare students for their specific tests in the ESOL Cambridge exam. During the course, you will work on all the necessary competencies in order to pass the test successfully.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 9/12 weeks
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  60 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00 to 13:00
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  14
  • Average during the rest of year  8
  • Minimum age  16

Extra-curricular Activities

Extra-curricular Activities 

Every week the school organises a varied plan of activities. The activities are not mandatory, however it is a perfect way to practice English, meet new friends and have fun. Every afternoon there are film screenings at the school and excursions are organised at the weekends. 

This list is just an example: 

  • Monday: Walk touring Dublin 
  • Tuesday: Visit to National Gallery of Ireland 
  • Wednesday: Film Afternoon
  • Thursday: Tour of the Guinness Factory 
  • Friday: Bowling
  • Saturday: Full day excursion to Kilkenny, Galway, Belfast or Glendaluugh

Accommodation

Apartment

The apartments are located very close to the school. This type of accommodation provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice their English with students of different nationalities. The apartment consists of 2/3 bedrooms with bathroom, kitchen and lounge, fully equipped with dishwasher and TV / DVD. There is Wifi connection throughout the building. You will be given sheets and towels on arrival.

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Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence

The residence is just 700 meters from the school. Double or single bedrooms with bathroom are available. The residence has 2 fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers and two lounges with TV / DVD. Wifi connection throughout the building. You will be given sheets and towels on arrival. (July to September availability in another home with the same features is located in Dublin)

Residence Residence Residence Residence

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 700 metres

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Family

Families offer half board Monday to Friday, including full board on weekends. All families have been carefully selected and visited. Living with an Irish family is the best way to practice your English. The houses are located a short walk from the school, but in the summer months the students should get public transport to get to class. 

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: short distance walk to the school, but in the summer, some students will use public transport

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

Getting to Bray 

To get to your accommodation you can book a transfer with us and a driver will pick you up, or alternatively you can arrange it on your own: 

Cheapest airlines that fly to Dublin from Spain are: 

  •   Aer Lingus 
  •   Ryanair 

From the airport to the city 

At the airport you have to get to Dublin which is located 20 minutes from Bray, and from there catch a bus or a train to Bray. 

DART is a railway line that runs along the bay from the North to the South of Dublin, from Howth to Bray through the center of Dublin Tara Street and Connolly Station.



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