Welcome to English Language Ireland – an MEI accredited school in the sunny South-East of Ireland. We’re ready to share our quality English classes, our culture, and our care and attention in a wonderful rural setting with some city-like distractions – if you’re looking for some!

With mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys all close at hand, County Carlow is worth discovering and exploring. Against a beautiful landscape visitors to Carlow in Ireland’s sunny south-east will uncover a great holiday experience exhilarating outdoor adventure, traditional rural life, vibrant shopping and a rich cultural heritage.

Founded in 2000 by teachers and parents, Ruth & Terry Coffey; English Language Ireland (ELI) is a world-class language learning facility complemented by 300 hundred local host families dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential through immersive learning and a guiding pathway to higher education institutions.

ELI University graduate instructors create a personalised learning experience that engages students in active methods of learning that enhance their self-esteem, self-confidence, capacity to think critically and express themselves creatively.

Our passion is to deliver a better learning and cultural experience for a lifetime with a sense of Irish warmth, friendliness and fun.

All teachers are university graduates qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Many have taught abroad and bring a wide range of academic and life experiences to the classroom. Their focus is on quality learning in a personal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Teaching Methodology

ELI training is focused on learner needs and specific courses are custom built. Classes are designed to develop good communication skills through a combination of interactive and structural approaches. We pride ourselves on our communicative method of teaching.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:


English Language Ireland

On our general English course, you are going to speak a lot! The classes are great for students and for professionals. You have 20 hours every week to focus on your needs ... [+]

On our general English course, you are going to speak a lot! The classes are great for students and professionals. You have 15 hours every week to focus on your needs. Improve your level, make new international friends and enjoy free refreshments at morning break. Our small groups guarantee personal attention for all of our learners. So come and practise your English in Carlow, a wonderful Irish town in Ireland’s Ancient East.


Classes focused on fluency, vocabulary and group work 15 hours tuition each week Start your course on ANY DAY you want! Free Wi-Fi +Self-Access Study FREE Course Materials Ongoing support & feedback from your teachers Friendly and helpful assistance with living in Ireland Part Time ... [-]
Ireland Carlow
September 2020
English (US)
1 - 25 weeks
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Location address
The Schoolhouse,
46 Idrone Park,
O'Brien Road

Carlow, County Carlow, IE
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