Glenstal Abbey – Residential Summer Camp  

Overview:

Dates: 2nd July to 28th July 2018

Ages: 11 years to 17 years of age

Location: Glenstal Abbey, Limerick

Camp: Residential Junior Summer Camp

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Award Winning School

In 2014 we were honoured by Malahide Chamber of Commerce with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service and in 2016 we were honored with the ‘Organisation of the Year’ Award.

In 2015 we were the first English language school in Ireland to be shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ by Study Travel Magazine. In 2016 we were again shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ as well as the ‘English Language School Europe Award’ and we have been nominated again for the ‘Junior Course Award’ 2017.

Highlights
• Students immersed into way of life in a historic Irish Boarding School
• Students learn new life skills, challenge themselves and gain confidence, respect and independence
• High level of academics with progression focused English Language Classes
• Students live in a safe rural location with full time supervision
• Students mix with children from all over the world and have opportunity to mix with Irish teenagers
• Great choice of electives including extra academics, sports and Irish focused classes
• Our Ethos is Team Building and International Immersion

 

Intercultural Irish Teenage Programme
As part of our continuous efforts to maintain high quality classes and to enhance our student’s intercultural
experience, we have weekly lessons called the Intercultural Teenage Programme. Irish, teenage students will
join lessons to lead an exercise alongside teacher which allows our students the opportunity to connect with Irish
teenagers, their peers and we have had an incredibly positive response to this programme.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Glenstal Abbey, one of Ireland’s most prestigious residential boarding schools. Our International Junior Summer Camp at Glenstal Abbey provides students with the opportunity to experience life on this historic campus.

Glenstal Abbey is one of Ireland’s most prestigious Private Boarding Schools and has provided excellence in education for nearly 100 years. The school has an excellent academic and sporting reputation and attracts students nationally and internationally. The Irish College of English is privileged to partner with Glenstal Abbey and has exclusive access to the campus and estate.

 

Glenstal Abbey Brochure 2018

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Students attending our programme experience the best of both worlds, with 15 hours of quality education in  international classes under the strong academic management of the Irish College of English, and then each weekday afternoon they have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the language and improve their fluency skills. They have set team building activities and elective programmes making for a truly rewarding stay. Glenstal Abbey is located in Co. Limerick, 2 hours from Dublin, in a peaceful rural setting where students stay on campus 4 afternoons a week, have a half day trip on a Wednesday and see the best of Ireland with Saturday and Sunday Full Day Excursions each weekend.in international classes under the strong academic management of the Irish College of English, and then each weekday afternoon they have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the language and improve their fluency skills. They have set team building activities and elective programmes making for a truly rewarding stay.

 

Course Highlights

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  • Students immersed into way of life in a historic Irish Boarding School
  • Students learn new life skills, challenge themselves and gain confidence, respect and independence.
  • Our Ethos is Team Building, International Immersion and Nature Skills
  • High level of academics with progression focused English Language Classes
  • Students live in a safe rural location with full time supervision.
  • Students mix with children from all over the world and have opportunity to mix with Irish teenagers
  • Great choice of extra electives including extra academics, sports and Irish focused classes

 

 

All Inclusive Programme

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  • 15 -21 hours of English Language Tuition per week
  • Use of Text Book & all materials
  • Entrance Exam, Graded Certificate and End of Course Report
  • 12 hours Afternoon Team Building Sporting Activities
  • 6 hours of Additional Free Elective Options per week – Learn a new Skill or take Extra English Classes
  • 8 hours of Evening Organised Social Activities
  • Wednesday half day off Campus Shopping and Exploring in Limerick
  • Saturday and Sunday Full Day Trips to Places of Interest in Ireland
  • Full Time Supervision
  • Use of all facilities at Glenstal Abbey
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, Snacks and Drinks
  • Free WiFi & Ipad / Phone Charging Pods
  • Free Laundry Service once a week

 

 

Programme Details

 

English Language Classesweb-castle-from-hoist

Levels:  Pre-Intermediate A2 to Advanced C1
Focus:  Progression through Fluency Building

Course Outcomes

  • Core English Language Skills – Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking
  • Improved Fluency and Pronunciation
  • Interactive lessons
  • Weekly projects completed
  • Certificate of Attainment based on test results
  • Individual Student Progress Report

Activity Programme & Electives

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  • Adventure
  • Relax
  • Water
  • Nature
  • Active

Sample Evening Social Activities

  • Talent Show
  • Irish Dancing – Ceili
  • Movie Nights with Popcorn
  • Quiz
  • Table Tennis / Pool Tournament
  • Disco

Sample Saturday & Sunday Full Day Toursshutterstock_262800320

  • Galway City Day Trip
  • Cliffs of Moher & Connemara Clare (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Dublin City Centre Walking Tour
  • Cork City
  • Blarney Castle, Cork

Weekly Elective Options – Learn a Skill

  1. Irish Sports
  2. Irish Cookery
  3. Practical Science
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Dance Class
  6. Archery & Target Skills
  7. Music Session
  8. English Conversation Class