Course FAQ’s

Some of the most frequently asked questions here at Berlitz can be found below. If you still remain unsure, then why not get in touch.

When you arrive at the school, you will take a written and oral placement test so we can decide which level you are and place you in the right class. If you have a question about the level you have been placed in speak to the DOS.

Each student is different when it comes to learning English. Your progression really depends on your length of study and, most importantly, your commitment. All of our teachers are ready to give you all the advice, encouragement and assistance you need to develop your English skills as thoroughly as possible. We organise frequent outings and sightseeing tours for our students to places of interest all over Ireland. Partaking in these tours will also help you improve your English language as well as giving you the opportunity of seeing the beautiful countryside and making new friends.

In all cases, this is not possible and certainly not necessary. Our application form asks you to provide specific details of any accommodation requirements you have and we endeavour to find a host that matches these requirements. If you are not happy with your host family when you arrive, you must inform us straight away. If you want to leave your homestay, you must tell us two weeks in advance.


Students will take a test to see if they are prepared to move to the next level every 12 weeks. It is expected that students taking an academic year course will be able to complete 2 CEFR levels while at the school. However, some students may work at a faster or slower pace. Students who feel they need to change level are encouraged to speak to the DOS or ADOS.

Please fill in a form to request the letter. Forms are available at reception. The letter can normally be collected within one working day.

We cannot offer any refunds on uncompleted courses.