Make friends for life with people of all ages and backgrounds.
“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.”
Connect with people from all over the world: with Emerald students from over 70 different countries and our locations’ diverse cultural community, you never know who you’ll meet.
Take the chance to embrace a different lifestyle. Experience the local way of life and understand their culture and traditions.
Choose an unforgettable experience and create lifelong memories and friendships. Join in the celebrations of unique, national holidays like St. Patricks Day and Hallowe’en.
I have been supported a lot in many ways by my tutor since I started course in this school. Especially when I was struggling with the CV for my internship, he kindly gave a lot of practical advice. I can consult him whenever I am worried about something even if it is small thing.
I went to Emerald to strengthen my English hoping it would be useful to find my first job. Now I have a real job as a consultant, and I know that my experience in Dublin at the ECI and my English level reached in those months have been very important to get my current position.
I fell in love when I first entered the school at Palmerston Park. It is a lovely place with a magical atmosphere. After 4 months studying English and living in Dublin, I know for sure that I had made the right decision!
I have been a teacher in Emerald since 2012. The first thing I noticed when I started here was how kind and welcoming the staff were, many go beyond their job in helping their students. Emerald is a school that is not afraid to innovate. We are persistently looking to improve the quality of our teaching, add to our courses, and better our services for students.
I've thoroughly enjoyed my experience working at Emerald over the last five years. One of the highlights for me has been mentoring students from all over the world. It has brought me closer to the students and they enjoy seeing a friendly, familiar face around the school, someone they know they can come and talk to anytime.
Preparing for the IELTS was one of the best choices I made when I first came to Ireland. The course allowed me to successfully enter both the work and academic environments, in a way that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. The teachers understood my challenges and helped me facing them. Studying in the Emerald premises also helped me socialise and challenge my English, going out of my cultural comfort zone.
Your new programme sounds exciting and perfect for the demanding needs in the working world and not only! Looking forward to another year with you!
Lonely Planet has twice voted Ireland as the World’s Friendliest Country. Dublin, ‘The City of a Thousand Welcomes’ has been voted Third Friendliest City in the World. Dublin has a young, vibrant and friendly nature, where 50% of people are under 25 years of age, allowing people to quickly feel at home.
A very popular tourist destination, Sussex is located in South East England and boasts miles of scenic coastline and famous beaches, charming small towns and villages; see Arundel Castle or the famous Chichester Cathedral.
Located in the South-east of England, Kent is known as The Garden of England, featuring charming small towns and villages, scenic countryside, and beaches. With stunning historic sites such as Canterbury Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the White Cliffs of Dover and Leeds Castle.
One of the UK’s AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and home to some of the most unspoilt, and historic villages in England. Visit the historic town of Oxford or the home of Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Years of experience
Carefully-selected host families in Dublin
Year-round adult schools in Dublin
Junior summer schools in Dublin
Different junior programmes
Junior summer schools in the UK
Different adult programmes
Students welcomed since 1986
Meet new people, learn other cultures & generate extra income by hosting students from all over the world. We are looking for families to host year-round & during the summer months.
We offer you the flexibility to accommodate on a short or long term basis & provide extensive support to make all arrangements. Find out more about becoming a host Family.BECOME A HOST FAMILY Close