Long-term Study & Work Programmes

Key Facts

  • Address:  5 Lad Lane, Dublin 2
  • Age: Young Adults aged 16-29    Adults & Professionals aged 30+
  • Start Dates: Every Monday
  • Maximum class size: 14 students


Apollo Language Centre’s Adult School is located in Dublin city centre within 5 minutes’ walk to Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green.  The address at 5 Lad Lane, Dublin 2 is a much sought after location right next door to the new European Headquarters of LinkedIn.  Lad Lane is a quiet street just off Baggot Street in the city’s central business district and there is an abundance of coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops on our doorstep making our school an ideal choice for a language course in Dublin.


The modern school building with 3 floors has 10 classrooms all equipped with audio-visual equipment, comfortable lounge & outdoor area with tea/coffee and snacks, quiet room for afternoon study, wifi throughout and charging docks for laptop/ipad use.  The building is serviced by an elevator and has a welcoming reception inside the front door.  View the school photos in the gallery below.


The Apollo Adult School located is an official IELTS testing venue, enabling our students as well as students from other language schools to book and sit the exam at Apollo.

IELTS Exam Dates 2019: May 23, June 13, July 18, August 1, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 12.


‘The Apollo Experience’ continues outside the school when you will visit the best attractions that Ireland has to offer & get involved in the Apollo Social programme with our fantastic Apollo Experience staff.


Accommodation is offered in brand new city centre student apartments in single bedrooms with private bathrooms within walking distance of the school for students aged 18+ as well as host family accommodation located in the suburbs of Dublin for students aged 16+.


View/download school and accommodation fact files here >

 Study and Work Programme

The Study and Work Programmes are available for non-EU visa requiring students and consist of 25 weeks of study plus 10 weeks of holidays.  Students are permitted to work part-time for the whole 35 weeks and full-time during the 10 weeks holidays.  Students booking this programme must book an end of programme exam and medical insurance for the whole duration of their stay.  At Apollo, we offer students the choice of booking the IELTS or Cambridge FCE/CAE exams and the exact exam is decided during the first week of your course at the school.  Apollo is an IELTS test venue so students can take the exam at the school at the end of their course.

Morning Real World English

  • 20 hours per week: 09.00-13.15 Monday-Friday
  • Start Dates: Every Monday

MORNING REAL WORLD ENGLISH available for all levels from Beginner to Advanced, will prepare you to use English in ‘real world’ situations and will take into account your interests and strengths and weaknesses, as well as your short and long term goals.

Afternoon Real World English

  • 15 hours per week: 13.45-17.00 Monday-Friday
  • Start Dates: Every Monday

AFTERNOON REAL WORLD ENGLISH available for all levels from Beginner to Advanced, will prepare you to use English in ‘real world’ situations and will take into account your interests and strengths and weaknesses, as well as your short and long term goals.


  • Apollo Jobs Club: Free  seminars to help students find a job in Dublin including CV preparation, interview skills and practical advice about finding a job
  • IELTS Focus Course: Students can move from Real World English to IELTS Focus Course when they reach the entry level at no extra charge
  • IELTS Exam Venue: Students can take their end of programme IELTS exam at Apollo
  • Course Books: 2 course books included in materials fee so need to purchase any books at Apollo
  • Learner Protection: Learner Protection Insurance included for all Study and Work Programme students
  • No Summer supplements: We do not charge supplements on courses or accommodation during Summer
  • Tuition Hours: 1 hour/lesson = 60 minutes
  • Apollo GO – Goals and Objectives: Monthly 1-1 tutorials for long-term courses and again at the end of the course to ensure that the student’s individual goals are being reached
  • Apollo Real World Learning: Apollo students will follow a structured programme to enable them to practice their English in real world situations such as job interviews, meetings, presentations, communicating by email & conducting skype calls though English.
Long-term Study & Work Programmes Prices 2020

Study and Work Programme

25 week course + 10 weeks’ holiday

25 weeks
Morning Real World English  –20 hours per week €3900
Afternoon Real World English  –15 hours per week €2600

additional fees:

  • All Course Books and Material (first book): €50
  • Registration fee: €50
  • Cambridge / IELTS Exam Fee (compulsory): €180
  • Medical Insurance (optional): €120
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