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Realistic English Tasks, in the ESL language classroom

How to develop a practical and immersive learning environment: The effectiveness of English language instruction often depends on the teaching styles employed by the language school and the educator. The approach favoured can significantly impact the learners’ engagement and proficiency.  Choosing from the very large range of teaching styles and approaches, we here at Horner School of English believe that the integration of real-life communication skills and task based language activities are [...]

By |2024-05-22T12:45:25+01:00May 22nd, 2024|English Language Club|

Guide to Using Dublin Bikes

Unlocking Dublin's Freedom: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Dublin Bikes Dublin Bikes were first introduced as a new public transport initiative in Dublin City about 2 years ago. They have been a huge "hit" and are constantly expanding their stations and number of bikes, due to the high demand. Dublin, with its vibrant streets and rich history, beckons exploration at every corner. And what better way to traverse this enchanting city than by using Dublin Bikes? With over 100 stations spread acros [...]

By |2024-03-07T15:02:45+00:00March 19th, 2024|Horner School News|

What Are Prepositions of Place in English: A Comprehensive Guide

Mastering Prepositions of Place in English: A Comprehensive Guide What Are Prepositions of Place: Prepositions of place are fundamental components of English grammar that help us describe the location of people, objects, or events in relation to other things. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned English learner, understanding how to use prepositions of place correctly is essential for effective communication. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of using prepositions of place [...]

By |2024-03-07T10:36:21+00:00March 7th, 2024|English Language Club|

School For Mini Stay Groups in Dublin

Mini Stay Groups: Embark on a Language Learning Adventure Dublin, is the capital city of Ireland and has long been a great place for junior groups and adult groups seeking cultural immersion, historic landmarks, and a taste of the renowned Irish hospitality. Mini Stay Groups usually come to Ireland with the main aims being to enhance their language skills and to experience the culture and the authentic Irish way of life.  Some groups travel with group leaders, who act a coordinators, some adult [...]

By |2024-03-07T15:43:53+00:00February 25th, 2024|Horner School News|

How to Improve English Skills Quickly

Effective Strategies for Rapid Progress in English: How to Improve English Skills Quickly: In today's interconnected world, proficiency in English is more important than ever. If you're looking to advance your career, communicate effectively with people from different cultures, or simply enjoy English literature and media, enhancing your English skills can open up a world of opportunities. Fortunately, there are several ways you can improve English skills quickly to become more fluent in E [...]

By |2024-02-07T22:12:29+00:00February 7th, 2024|English Language Club|

Looking for an Adult English Language School in Dublin, Specially For Adults ?

Horner School of English is an English Language School for Adults in Dublin City Centre Horner School of English is an English Language School for Adults in Dublin City Centre. We cater exclusively for adults over the age of 18 years. At Horner School of English, we have a team of excellent "Native English speaking" teachers, a comfortable school building and we arrange an interesting and varied cultural and social programme.  Everything at our school is  tailored to meet the needs of our ad [...]

By |2024-03-07T16:40:18+00:00January 24th, 2024|Horner School News|

SPECIAL OFFER – ARDCAIRN RESIDENCE – LOW SEASON

SPECIAL OFFER- LOW SEASON DISCOUNT For a limited time (bookings must be received by Horner School office before 16th February 2024), we are delighted to offer a very special low season discount on rooms at The Ardcairn Residence. The offer applies if you are staying during the period November 2023 to 05th May 2024. You may book one or more weeks during this period, to avail of this special offer price. Ardcairn is a modern university residence located close to Dublin City Centre [...]

By |2024-03-07T11:05:58+00:00November 14th, 2023|Horner School News|

Which Texbooks Are Currently in Use?

Which Textbooks Are In Use ?  Answer: Speakout 2nd Edition By Pearson We are currently using the Speakout 2nd Edition Series of textbooks in our general English classes. Speakout is a complete General English course for adults. It features BBC content throughout the course and helps learners increase their confidence in all skill areas, with a strong focus on spoken and written communication. Speakout provides interesting content using authentic BBC material to bring the topics to life and mot [...]

By |2024-03-07T11:00:54+00:00July 31st, 2023|Horner School News|

JULY OFFER – ARDCAIRN RESIDENCE – 10% DISCOUNT

JULY OFFER - ARDCAIRN RESIDENCE - 10% DISCOUNT We are delighted to offer a special 10% discount on all accommodation at Ardcairn Residence during JULY 2023. This offer applies during the period 02nd July  to 30th July 2023. Ardcairn is a modern university residence located close to Dublin City Centre.  All students have a single bedroom with private bathroom, access to a shared kitchen area for cooking meals and a communal Livingroom space. Walk to Horner School of English in ap [...]

By |2024-03-07T10:57:14+00:00June 1st, 2023|Horner School News|

How to get from Dublin Airport to your Accommodation

This article lists all the transportation options available to you on arrival at Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport is not served by a rail link so the options are bus, taxi or private transfer. Aircoach (Airlink).  The cheapest option is the Aircoach bus which is €7 oneway to the city centre and stops on O’Connell street which is the main street in Dublin.  The Aircoach (Airlink) – Departs from outside Terminal 1 & Terminal 2, every 15 minutes. Cost EUR 7.00 per person. Route: From Dublin Airpo [...]

By |2024-03-07T11:10:00+00:00December 9th, 2022|Horner School News|

Covid-19 NEW Travel Regulations For Ireland

From 19 July, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel.  Passengers arriving into Ireland with the Digital Covid Certificate will not need to quarantine after arrival. It is important to understand that your Digital Covid Certificate must certify at least one of the following: You have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an EU approved vaccine). You have recovered from COVID-19 (within the last 6 months). You have received a negative PCR test result (PCR test mu [...]

By |2024-03-07T11:14:21+00:00June 8th, 2021|Horner School News|

What transferable skills should you include on your CV

What transferable skills should you include on the CV?  On the previous article we discussed “what are transferable skills”, to recap quickly, here is the definition. Transferable skills are a core set of skills and abilities, which you have learnt and perfected over time, gained from previous jobs, voluntary and charity work, your hobbies and from home. Both Soft skills and Hard skills are transferable skills. Transferable skills are essential and can be used to show YOU are a great fit for t [...]

By |2021-04-21T11:57:40+01:00April 21st, 2021|English Language Club|

Real Everyday English, Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills - What are transferable skills ? Transferable skills can be categorized as Soft and Hard skills types. Transferable skills are often requested by employers within the initial recruitment phase as they can be used to show YOU are a good fit for the job. Hard Skills are specific abilities which help people carry out different jobs, they are teachable, this means, you can develop your hard skills through focused and dedicated training. Hard Skills: A Degree or other Academic [...]

By |2021-04-21T10:29:22+01:00April 13th, 2021|Horner School News, English Language Club|

A Brief History of The Georgian Quarter, Dublin 2

A Brief History of The Georgian Quarter, Dublin 2 Number 40 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2 is part of the World's Longest Row of Georgian Houses, from the corner of Merrion Square to Leeson Street, right in the centre of Dublin city - now known as the Georgian Quarter. The Georgian Quarter was shaped and designed by a number of key influential and very wealthy businessmen, starting back in circa. 1745. The land was owned by the 6th Viscount Fitzwilliam, Richard Fitzwilliam. Who was he ? [...]

By |2021-03-22T10:31:28+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Hidden Dublin|

Travel Advice Ireland- The New EU Regulations

What is the EU "Traffic Light" System for Travel ? Ireland has signed up to the EU’s ‘traffic light’ system for travel, which rates regions as 'red', 'orange', 'green' or 'grey' based on weekly Covid updates prepared by the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).  A map showing the designation of each region is published each week.  You can access the latest map HERE. All passengers arriving to ireland are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test for Covid-19, taken w [...]

By |2021-01-13T12:20:54+00:00November 17th, 2020|Horner School News|

WE ARE OPEN !

WE ARE OPEN FOR FACE TO FACE CLASSES We are delighted to announce that Horner School of English reopened for "face to face" classes on Monday 7th September 2020 and since then we have been welcoming a small number of new students to our Dublin City Centre School, every week.  Our class numbers are small but the atmosphere is (as always ) warm and friendly, the classroom furniture has been rearranged to meet the new distancing guidelines and our staff have completed the necessary training in lin [...]

By |2020-10-08T15:39:26+01:00October 8th, 2020|Horner School News|

Horner School Awarded Failte Ireland Safety Charter

Horner School Awarded Fáilte Ireland Safety Charter We are delighted to announce that Horner School of English is now approved by Fáilte Ireland for the new COVID-19 Safety Charter. The Safety Charter award demonstrates to all our students business partners and employees that we are operating in line with current Government public health advice and with safety and cleaning protocols in place. Further information on the Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter can be found here.   [...]

By |2020-09-14T13:12:37+01:00September 14th, 2020|Horner School News|

Covid-19 School Information

WE ARE OPEN FOR FACE TO FACE CLASSES We are delighted to announce that Horner School of English reopened for “face to face” classes on Monday 7th September 2020. We have been successfully welcoming a small number of new students to our Dublin City Centre School, every week since then. Our class numbers are small but the atmosphere is (as always ) warm and friendly, the classroom furniture has been rearranged to meet the new distancing guidelines and our staff have completed the necessary trainin [...]

By |2020-10-08T16:18:42+01:00March 12th, 2020|Horner School News|

Horner School Brochure & Price List 2020

Download our New 2020 Price List & School Brochure It's been a busy Summer Season at Horner School of English and we are now welcoming students to Dublin for September, October, November & December.  Contact us now if you would like to book a course this Autumn ! If you are thinking about booking a course in 2020 you can use the following links to download a copy of our NEW Student Brochure & Price List for 2020.  We open on Monday 6th January 2020 and we are looking forward to wel [...]

By |2019-09-24T21:39:05+01:00September 24th, 2019|Horner School News|