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Group English Programmes
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At the Irish College of English, we specialise in Group Programmes. A Group consists of 15 or more students and we offer one free leader per Group. We have Low Season rates from Sept to June and our Junior Summer Camp takes places from mid June to end of Aug. Stays of 3 days, 1 week, 2 week , 3 week, 4 week are all available with residential and homestay accommodation. Read more on School Group Packages, Group English Tuition Options, Cultural & Social Activity Options and Home Stay and Residential Accommodation Options.
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Our Group Programmes can include the following:
- Free Airport transfers to and from Host Families
- 15 / 20 /25 hours tuition per week
- Accommodation with a carefully selected Irish Family - Families are located in Malahide and Swords and are within walking distance of the School, or short bus journey, approx. 10 mins
- A maximum of 15 students per class (Closed / International groups available)
- Certificate of attainment and individual student exit report on completion of course
- A programme of cultural & social activities to suit group needs and budgets
- Bus/Train Pass (allowing students free use of Dublin Bus/Dart)
- No hidden costs
Programme Duration: As courses are designed to meet your groups' needs, they can vary from 1 week to 4 weeks in duration. We are flexible on arrival dates and accept arrivals mid-week. July and August are our peak season. (Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment).
Students are given a placement test on arrival and our academic staff will carefully place students in a class appropriate to their level of English. Alternatively, groups can be arranged into classes by their leader in advance. It is also possible for groups of mixed levels to attend a programme together. All our classes have a maximum of 15 students per class so students have an excellent opportunity to speak and to receive individual attention from their teacher. Our highly qualified academic staff are specially chosen for their ability to design and deliver challenging course content. Tuition is 15 hours per week and classes are held as follows: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 12.00pm. On finishing their course, students are awarded a Certificate of Attainment, detailing their Level of English. Students also receive an exit report from their teacher.
Residential and Homestay Accommodation:
Students are placed in the Malahide/Swords area and within easy reach of the school. Full board is provided with an Irish Host Family, breakfast, packed lunch and an evening meal are provided with emphasis on a balanced nutritious diet. Student welfare is our main concern and we choose our families very carefully to ensure maximum comfort. The student may be placed with other International Students thus developing new friendships with young people from all over the world. We can also arrange group residential stays at a 4 star hotel within a 5 minute walk of our school.
Malahide Dublin Ireland:
The Irish College of English has two schools situated in Malahide and Swords. Malahide is an award winning picturesque coastal village, 13kms from Dublin City and 8kms from Dublin International Airport. Swords is another neighbouring town. Our specialised programmes are held in Malahide/Swords in very modern schools with excellent learning facilities. Malahide/Swords have rich tourist resources and are both very safe environments for young students. View more information about Malahide.
We will develop an afternoon programme in conjunction with leaders, which meets their students' needs. These vary depending on the age group/ interests of the group. Programmes including sports, cultural tours and excursions as well as discos/parties/pub entertainment and visits to the cinema are also arranged.
Our student welfare is our main concern and every effort is made to ensure an enjoyable and safe stay for everyone. At a group's request, we can appoint an experienced Irish Leader, who will accompany the Students on all activities. Malahide village is a small and friendly location and students feel safe and can enjoy their locality along with Irish culture and traditions.
We advise all students to take out insurance prior to departure. All students travelling from EU Countries should bring a European Health Insurance Card with them. Students are not insured by the school, or by the host family, against illness, theft or loss of personal effects. ICE Schools cannot accept responsibility in the event of such an occurrence. We therefore, recommend personal insurance cover.