Why Choose CIELS

Why Choose CIELS

International Students @ CEILS

The only English Language School in Carlow that was founded and run by a fully qualified mainstream secondary school teacher, Dave Barron, with English being one of his teaching subjects. CIELS enjoys QQI / ACELS accreditation almost from it's inception.

40 years of academic leadership experience in Dave Barron (B.A., M.Ed., Dip.Ed.Management).


In depth knowledge in host family accommodation that can only be acquired from experience through Catherine Barron (Accommodation & Family Liaison Officer)

Cambridge DELTA module 1 and 3 accredited experience through Danny Barron (BBS, Cambridge DELTA modules 1 &3) (Director of Studies)

State qualified teachers holding a Bachelors Degree, Higher Diploma and ELT qualification


Innovative, meaningful, interactive English language tuition focusing on spoken discourse


Quality, complete, packages that deliver everything they offer


Professional tutors to provide cultural and recreational activities


Personal attention to all visitors to ensure they are safe, happy and acquiring English language skills


If you would like to improve your English language skills, please read more about some our courses and contact us.

Hear what our past students have to say...


I really enjoyed my time in Ireland! The Blended Programme gave me good experiences, meeting new people, learning a new culture and language. I learned a lot at the Irish Wheelchair Association Carlow where I did my internship. I also learned a lot studying the Human Growth and Development and Work placement module. The time flew because we were having so much fun. I can't believe it's already over but I will never forget it. Blended Programme thanks for everything!


The Blended Programme was great! It was an amazing combination of the internship and college. I've learned so much at school about Human Growth and Development. My internship was great and all the Irish people are amazing! Sean, Danny and Claire helped us when we needed them, they were fantastic. Thanks for everything, this is an experience I will always remember.


My experience with the Erasmus+ Blended Programme is very positive. It gave me an opportunity to learn about Ireland, learn the English language but also I learned to be more independent. Supervisors from the Blended Programme, teachers from school and my colleagues from Hillview Nursing home helped me with everything. Blended Programme thanks for this amazing experience I will never forget it.