English and Rugby

Ireland is now officially one of the leading Rugby nations in the world. Rugby Academy Ireland has teamed up with Avanti Language Institute here in Ireland to provide a unique English + Rugby experience.

The course is available for any number of weeks from 1 week onwards.

The basic timetable consists of Rugby training in the mornings and English Language Tuition in the afternoons. On Saturdays you can attend a Rugby match or visit Rugby related venues such as Aviva Stadium. 

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The training takes place at a top-of-the-range facility which includes various types of gym, various types pitches, 25 metre swimming pool, hydro pool, training studios, sauna, Jacuzzi, video analysis rooms, recreation rooms, etc.


Our Afternoon Intensive English runs from Monday to Friday 1.45-5pm including a 15-minute break. These lessons consist of practising the 4 main skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. There are 2 levels at the moment: A2 (Pre-Intermediate) and B1 (Intermediate). More levels will materialise in the future. All teachers are native speakers of English who are university graduates with specialised TEFL qualifications. The maximum number of students per class is 15.


You will stay with a local Host Family that the school organizes, which is the best way to practice your English and to learn Irish culture in comfortable surroundings. For Adult students, Half Board (breakfast and dinner) and for Junior students Full Board (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) are provided. For long-term students the option of a Host Family with room only (self-catering) or a flat within the Rugby training complex are also available.

* Please note that the Rugby training is skills-based and does not involve playing matches. However, due to the nature of the sport, it is mandatory that all candidates have relevant insurance cover.