Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Dear Students, Partners and Colleagues

School Open and Welcoming Students.

Active Language Learning delighted to announce reopening of our face-to-face Morning General English and Exam Preparation classes, Evening General English, Evening English Exam Preparation (Cambridge Exams and IELTS), Spanish and French classes.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact us for more information on our New Price list and Special Offers.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Due to COVID-19, Active Language Learning has adapted its school, classrooms and facilities. We are insuring that everybody has a safe and exciting learning and working space.
Check out our video of some of the welfare improvements we’ve already made to our school.

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Minister Flanagan announces new online Registration Renewal System for Dublin-based non-EEA students

22 June, 2020

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced a new online Registration Renewal System for non-EEA students based in Dublin.  The online renewal application portal can be found here:

Recognising that such students will no longer have to book appointments and attend the registration office in person, the Minister also clarified that the service will be made available to all categories of non-national students residing in the Dublin area, who are eligible for renewal of their permission to reside in Ireland.

“I know that applicants have historically experienced difficulties in obtaining an appointment but the new online system should solve that because it will allow this category of applicants to complete their renewal online without having to book an appointment and then personally attend the registration office.”

Students seeking to renew their permission will now complete the application form online, upload copies of supporting documents online, pay the applicable fee and then submit their passport and current IRP card via registered post. Documents will be checked and, if approved, the passport will be stamped and returned by registered post and an IRP card issued by express post.

Previously, such applicants were required to book an appointment prior to attending in person at the registration office, and these appointments were in high demand. Applicants would then wait to apply for renewal, pay the fee as applicable, and receive the permission stamp in their passport. The IRP (Immigration Residence Permission) card would issue subsequently in the post directly to the applicant.

More information on INIS website:

Minister Flanagan announces further temporary measures to assist international language students

Eligible students will be allowed additional time in Ireland due to disruptions caused by COVID-19

26 May 2020

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced further measures to assist international students studying English in Ireland who have been impacted upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new measures are as follows:

  1. Students who left the State before completion of their studies due to COVID-19 may return and resume their studies and the duration of their absence will not count towards the 2 years maximum period of English language study allowed;
  2. Language students with a current, valid permission who are still in the State and who have completed the maximum 2 years permitted as a language student, but due to COVID-19 are unable to return home, may remain as students until the end of the year provided they re-enrol in an online course of study for the remainder of the year.

Announcing these measures, Minister Flanagan reassured those who are worried about their status in the State, saying:

“I understand and recognise the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all immigrants, and in particular our international student population. I’m therefore pleased to be able to announce these new measures to support students which I hope will provide some welcome assurance and certainty for the coming months. We will continue to keep the situation under active review as matters evolve in our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The requirement to register remains for those students who have completed their maximum two years and wish to take up the option of re-enrolling in an online course of study until the end of the year. These students must re-register once the Registration Offices reopen.

The Department of Justice and Equality have engaged with MEI (Marketing English in Ireland), the representative body for the majority of language schools in Ireland. MEI have confirmed that most colleges are now offering on-line courses, and students should contact their college directly to make any necessary arrangements.

The Minister has previously announced the automatic renewal of immigration permissions due to expire between 20 May 2020 and 20 July by 2 months. For international English Language Students, the extension means that they may continue to work if they wish, but must also re-enrol in an on-line course of study to adhere to the conditions of their permission.

More information on INIS website: