Summer English classes in Dublin: 11-17 yearsGet price. Book now!
- Why Dublin?
- Learn English in Europe’s most modern capital
- English summer classes in a typical Irish college
- Good and caring host-families
Weekly Sunday arrivals and departures from 24th June until 12th August 2012
Summer English classes in Dublin – Ireland’s young and trendy capital
Welcome to Dublin, Europe’s youngest capital! With almost 1 million residents Dublin is world famous for its literature, culture, and architectural wonders. Next to the well-known Trinity College and Guinness Brewery lays city’s legendary pub culture. In Dublin alone there are more than 6000 Pubs worth visiting.
A fine mixture of young and old Dublin is a very modern city today. The European capital of the New Economy provides its younger residents with a plethora of trendy shops and cafes to hang out at. For these reasons and many more Dublin has also acquired “cult status” from its young travelers. It’s no wonder that Dublin embraces the small town atmosphere versus a large Metropolis.
Our partner school is located in Blackrock, about 8 Kilometers south of downtown Dublin. Blackrock sits directly on the coast, and was the place to be in the 18th century. Although we are now a couple centuries ahead, this magnificent beach has changed very little.
Blackrock College is a central stop in Dublin’s public transportation, only 10 minutes by train or 25 minutes by bus from downtown Dublin. The old campus is surrounded by beautiful greenery and breath-taking scenery. Accommodations, classrooms, and recreational facilities for Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Tennis, Indoor- Swimming, and community rooms are conveniently located on campus or close by.
In the campus’ historical buildings you will feel a sense of history and welcome in your guest country Ireland. You may also spend your free time here; meet up with your friends and tutors to participate in various sports, or just relax and watch a game or two.
You will also find Public Telephones and a Laundromat conveniently located on campus. There is also a Safe on campus for your use. Unfortunately, there is no internet access on campus but an internet café is just a 5 minutes walk from the campus area.
The language school in Dublin
Our partner school is member of Quality English. The language courses are attended by students from all over the world and have been designed specifically for young people, who are visiting a foreign country for a short period. Maximum class size is 15. All teachers are native speakers and qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. Teaching material is provided, and has been carefully compiled and selected for originality, content and relevance to young people, so your English will quickly improve.
You’ll take a placement test upon arrival, which determines your course level. The following levels are catered for: beginners (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference Levels.
English Language courses
Intensive English Course: 15 lessons (x 60 mins) per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 13:00. Please note that sometimes lessons can also take place in the afternoon. The lessons focus on the main areas of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Blackrock College Residence for ages 11-15: Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! Rooms are booked with 2 - 4 people, and our younger participants will be placed in comfortable dormitories. Restrooms and bathrooms are shared communally. You will receive full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, a packed lunch and dinner. All meals will be eaten at the college. Rooms are cleaned once a week, bed linen is provided. Students have to bring their own towels.
Students will be asked for a deposit about 30 EUR at arrival. If no damages occur this amount is given back to the students at departure.
Home stay accommodation for ages 12-17: You will stay in twin-bedrooms with one of our friendly home stay hosts. Some host families live close to the school while others require use of public transportation, which is not included. Approximate bus costs: 55 EUR for 2 weeks, 75 EUR for 3 weeks.
You will receive full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, a packed lunch and dinner.
Our partner school offers an exciting and supervised activity programme, 7 days a week. A thrilling recreational program with sports activities (Tennis, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Swimming), Workshops, Welcome Meeting, Table Quiz, Movie Nights, Talent Shows, Irish Nights, Disco, and Karaoke is included in the price.
Twice per week the school offers a cultural visit, for instance the Dublin City Hall, the National History Museum, the James-Joyce Center, or the Guinness Brewery.
On Saturday you will participate in a full day trip. Possible day trips destinations are Kilkenny Castle, Glendalough, and Trim Castle. If you are provided with home stay accommodations please be aware that you will not be able to participate in the evening programs, since you will be expected to take the last bus home. Normally, there will be 2 disco nights for home stay students.
Additional activities may be offered in the centre as an option at an extra cost.
Supervision and Welfare
Our friendly and helpful team with Irish staff members will run a fully supervised activity programme and guarantee supervision.
Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 15 students.
The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance.
Please note that students ages 11-14 years are not allowed to leave the campus without a member of school staff. Students ages 15-17 years may leave the campus unattended only when their parents provide us with a written confirmation before arrival of the student.
Airport transfers from/to Dublin are not included in the price but can be booked as supplement. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave your accommodation as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time to check in.
English Summer classes in Dublin - what's included in the price?
- Full-board Residential accommodation in multi-bedded rooms or dormitories with shared shower and toilet facilities in Blackrock College
Full-board home stay accommodation in twin rooms with one of our local home stay hosts
- English language tuition (15 lessons of 60 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
- Maximum 15 students per class
- Course material
- Placement test on arrival
- Certificate at the end of the course
- Supervised activity programme
- two half day and one full-day trip per fortnight
- supervision by an Irish Team
Summer English Classes - Minimum number of participants: 15 students