English Language School in Dublin, Ireland

Welcome to Language and Leisure! Based in Dún Laoghaire (pronounced "Dunleary") which is just 20 minutes from Dublin city centre, we offer English language classes and leisure activities every summer to young people aged between 13 and 18. We believe that by creating a warm family atmosphere, learning English can be fun!


Summer school

Our summer school programme takes place at the Holy Child Community School (located 10 minutes from the beautiful seaside town of Dun Laoghaire) and is for 13-18 year olds >> Summer school

Why choose us?

Parents and teachers send their children and students to our courses knowing that their English will improve, and that they will make new friends from over the world >> About us

Our location

A picturesque harbour town near Dublin, an attractive centre of commerce and culture, Dun Laoghaire is the largest sailing and watersports centre in Ireland >> Our location


If you're interested in registering a place with us, feel free to contact us with any queries you may have. You can also book a place online now.


Host families

All of our host families are selected personally by Andrew Basquille, Director of Language and Leisure. Many of them have been hosting students for us for over 10 years; they know how important it is to provide students a home away from home and take their responsibility very seriously.

Our families host students because they have a genuine interest in people and they love to talk and to learn about other cultures. They regard the experience of meeting foreign people as important for their own children.  Read more about host families >>


Latest pictures from Instagram

Below you'll find some of the latest pictures from our Instagram feed. Visit our gallery to see more images of our summer school.


Recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching (ELT) 

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