Cambridge and IELTS Exams


Which Exam Courses are on offer at IH Dublin?

Plenty! As a recognised Testing Centre for the Cambridge Exam Preparation exams, we are authorised to offer the First Certificate Exam (FCE), Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE) and The Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE).

The Cambridge Exams are among the most widely recognised English language examinations in the world and students can take their course and exam here at our school in Dublin.

Further information on dates and prices at our School in Dublin can be found Here!

And what about IELTS?

The IELTS Exams (International English Language Testing System exam), devised by the British Council and University of Cambridge, is a key exam for many Irish, UK and Australian universities for entry to degree courses. The accepted score for entrance to universities is 6 and above.

Our IELTS courses start every months and exam dates can be viewed Here

So, Which is it gonna be? Please Contact Us with any questions and as always, Keep an eye on our Facebook and Website for updates!

Matteo – English and Internship Programme


Looking for an Internship experience in an English speaking environment? Our Former student Matteo did just that. Read about his experiences below:

Hi everybody! My name is Matteo and I decided to quit my job in Italy, move abroad and  try an international work experience. At the moment I am attending an Internship in a Logistic Company based in Dublin.

Before coming here, I was very afraid about finding something that could help me to reach my goal as because moving to another city always requires long time. I asked the International House Lake Como team lingue if after the English Course, always useful for any level, I could find an internship in an area of personal interest.

As soon as I finished in the school, I began the internship lasting 3 months. It is a wonderful experience in many aspects. First of all I am improving my English day by day not only specific terms linked to the daily tasks but also idioms and many other current language expressions. Another important factor is that working in a foreign country allows you to understand (what is) the meaning of corporate culture. Colleagues and management are very friendly and they really do a lot of training and all of the people are very cheerful and easy-going.

Definitely I suggest this kind of experience both for those who want to move far away from his country and also for those who want to increase their professional skills. Last but not least I recommend to everybody to come to Dublin, even though all Ireland deserves a mention. The City is safe and not overcrowded and people are very sociable. A lot of cultural, landscape and musical activities complete the framework of an extraordinary country.

Thanks Matteo! For more information on our Internships, Please feel free to contact us Here 

Remember! Our Website is available in 5 Languages! Italian, French, Spanish, German and of course English!

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Young at Heart – Our over 50’s course!


Looking to improve your English with like-minded peers?

Our over 50’s course provides a chance for mature learners (Refreshers, Improvers, Enthusiasts) of English to take part in a tailored course and Social Programme.

The programme is designed around the different needs and interests of mature learners and developed from feedback from previous courses and the constantly changing needs of students.

When, you ask?

Our 2015 Start dates are:

8th June, 20th July, 21st September and 30th November.

Further information can be found here in English Italiano Français Deutsch and Español!

As always, Contact Us or email with any questions you might have!

Young Adult Summer Programme


The What?

The Young Adult Summer Programme. A tailored English Language Summer Programme specifically aimed at 16 – 18 year olds.

When? Where? 

The course will run during the summer months (June, July and August) and takes place in our Adult School on Dawson street in Dublin City Centre. Accommodation is in one of our excellent Host Families in Dublin

What else do I need to know!?

The Young Adult programme has it’s own Social Programme of Visits, activities and excursions which can be booked in advanced or booked on arrival. The choice is yours!

Need more information? Email or Contact us through our website Here!

Short Term Cambridge Courses


What’s New?
In addition to our Long running and highly successful 8, 10 and 12 week Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses, we are delighted to introduce new 4 week Intensive Courses for Summer 2015!

For FCE – The 6th and 27th of July
For CAE – the 29th of June and 27th of July

Cambridge Exam Centre
IH Dublin is an authorised Cambridge Exam Centre which means students can take the preparation courses with us and sit the exam at the end of course at the school. Our teachers for Exam Courses are highly qualified and experienced and include University of Cambridge Examiners.

Want to know More?
All of the information about our Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses is available on our website or Contact us here or email us directly at

Looking forward to hearing from you!



Have a look at our first Blog in Swedish! Our nationality mix here at IH Dublin is something we’re very proud of. We are happy to talk with any potential students wondering about our Nationality mix before you choose us. We’re always happy to answer any Enquiries!  

Check out how our latest Swedish Student got on during his time here:


Jag heter Mathias och läser First Cambridge Exam på IH (International house) i Dublin. Jag blev intreserrad av kursen via min syster som läste samma sak fast i London. Anledningen till att jag valde Dublin var för att jag tyckte att Dublin verkade som en intressant stad att bo i. Jag bokade kursen och boende via Blueberry. Det är väldigt roligt att studera på IH i Dublin. Lärarna är väldigt professionella och engagerade. Man kommer snabbt in i klassen och får snabbt nya vänner. Skolmiljön i skolan är väldigt trevlig med massor av folk från hela världen

Jag bor på Mountjoy street i en lägenhet som jag delar med 3 andra. Jag rekomenderar stark att bo som jag gör då man snabbt får nya vänner. Dublin som stad är helt fantastiskt. Massor av trevliga pubar, shopping mm. med nästintill gångavstånd till allt. Jag trivs väldigt bra här i Dublin och rekomenderar stark att studera här!

Thanks a lot Mathias! Are you interested in our Exam Courses? Or curious about our Accommodation options? Drop us a line at and we’ll get right back to you! 

Blog in English below!

My name is Mathias and I’m studying the First Cambridge Exam at IH (International House) in Dublin. I found out about my course via my sister who did the same thing but in London. The reason I chose Dublin was because I felt Dublin seemed like an interesting city to live in. I booked the course and accommodation via the Blueberry Agency. It’s great fun to study at IH Dublin. The teachers are very professional and dedicated. You will fit quickly into the class and quickly make new friends. The environment in school is very nice with lots of people from all over the world

I live on Mountjoy Street in an apartment which I share with 3 others. I strongly recommend you ive there like me as you quickly make new friends. Dublin city is absolutely amazing. Lots of nice pubs, shopping and more. With almost walking distance to everything. I’m very happy here in Dublin and encourages strong studying here!

Elisa – IH Dublin Intern


A few weeks ago we said goodbye to our Italian intern Elisa.  Below, She tells us all about her time in Ireland and with IH Dublin.

My name is Elisa, I am an Italian student but I have been working as an intern at International House Dublin for one month now and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my choice! 

In fact, everything happened very quickly and it was very unexpected as well. I have always been keen on travelling and languages in general, I love to see new places and to put myself to the test with different experiences, but this autumn I had just started my master in International Cooperation in Italy and I was trying to convince myself that it was time to study hard, when the Erasmus announcement of selection appeared ! 

I didn’t see it at first, it was a friend of mine who sent me a message. She has already had this experience abroad,  while for me it was the first time and I can still remember what she wrote to me: “you will never regret it”.

I wasn’t very confident at first. The scholarships from university were few and I thought I would never found a company to work for. But you know what they say: if you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else?

So I tried, I have been in touch with the school for some months, I did some interviews, and here I am! working in the office of a prestigious English school in Dublin, having fun with my colleagues, being in touch with students from all over the world, and above all improving my English skills and feeling more confident about my capacities to approach the business world.

The people I’ve met here have been very nice to me since my first day. At work they taught me patiently my job assignments, they are always kind, cheerful  and dedicated, and everybody is always willing to help, both outside and inside the school. I am quite sure when I say that it is not as easy as it seems to have such a great welcome when you are new and inexpert. 

Besides people, another reason that I love this school so much for is the possibility it gives to me to work in the office and at the same time with students, welcoming the new ones on Monday, coming along with them to other buildings, supervising them during the exams or simply being helpful when they need it. My job here is quite gratifying, I would say !

Since I am in Dublin, I am enjoying every moment, I am feeling good and I am having a great time. The Erasmus placement here is something that I really recommend to everybody. It helps to improve all your skills, to make new friends, to find a new foreign family as well if you want. 

Plus, Dublin is a very safe city , there are really nice places to visit and it’s not too big, thus you can really feel at home.

I don’t really feel like going back home ! 

Thinking about coming to Ireland? Why not check out our range of courses, Internship options, Junior Summer Centres and Year-Round Group Programmes. 

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