ELI opens a new language school in Dublin
I foundedn 2017 ELI offers English language training as well as a set of ancillary services including accommodation, airport transfers and tourist services for adults and adolescents all year round. It already operates two language schools in Ireland.
“Vaccination rates should make Ireland one of the safest destinations to study”
The new school will have 20 classrooms and will include student lounges with table tennis and a coffee dock. Its opening comes after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down large parts of the industry for 18 months.
“Opening a big new school at the height of a pandemic, and while Ireland is still closed, may seem counterintuitive to many, ”said Peter Hutchinson, CEO of ELI.
“However, we are convinced that Ireland is in a good position. Vaccination rates are among the best in the world, which should make Ireland one of the safest destinations to study when we [Ireland] reopen.
“Ireland has long been a top destination for many, and Dublin is arguably one of the most exciting cities for young people,” he said.
Hutchinson argued that Dublin’s nightlife and the quality of the accommodation options would be a draw for students. He also said the Irish economy is “booming, with thousands of job opportunities for students”.
“As we emerge from the pandemic and some destinations remain closed, we hope Ireland will be seen as a quality and safe destination and 2022 will be a strong year of recovery for all,” he said.
ELI noted that more than 90% of adults will be fully immunized in Ireland by the time they open their new school and that the majority of existing staff and students are fully immunized.
“The industry is looking forward to the Irish Government’s next update on August 31st. when we hope that a roadmap for the return of international students will be announced, ”said ELI.