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Ireland: Language Training Opportunities

Accreditation and co-ordination of English language services

The Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services (ACELS) is a legacy function of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). ACELS is currently the national body responsible for the development and management of an inspection/recognition scheme for English Language Teaching organisations (ELTOs) nationally. All recognised ELTOs are listed on the Schools section of their website.

The list of recognised ELE organisations is published on an annual basis at the beginning of each calendar year – please see the Schools section of their website for List of ACELS Recognised English Language Teaching Organisations.

All recognised ELTOs may carry the following legend: Recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching.


Other sources

LanguageCourse - List of private language schools in Ireland

Free and Affordable English Classes

English language classes in Dublin

Fáilte Isteach

Fáilte Isteach is a community project involving predominantly older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes in 104 communities. Their groups provide a space for those who are isolated to connect; for perspectives to evolve; for attitudes to change. The informal, relaxed approach to learning allows the most marginalised in our society to engage with others and truly integrate into life in Ireland.

It aims to:

  • Provide the necessary language skills to migrants in a student-centred, welcoming and inclusive manner

  • Establish a network of Fáilte Isteach groups in communities throughout Ireland

  • Involve older volunteer tutors and recognise their skills, expertise and contribution to the community

  • Promote greater integration and achieve a new sense of community spirit, by forging new friendships and facilitating learning among and about different cultures