English & Sailing Camp – Homestay
Dates: 29 July – 24 Aug
Ages: 11 to 17
Location: Malahide, Dublin
Camp: English & Sailing & Cultural Programme
Homestay: Malahide, Walking Distance of the School
Our Sailing and English Language Camp combines 15 hours English Language tuition in the mornings and Sailing in Howth Yacht Club four afternoons per week. In addition, students have two trips per week. This programme is the ideal way for students to fully immerse themselves in the language by and meeting new friends while improving their sports’ skill.
Students take part in the Classic Junior Summer School tuition programme and then in the afternoons attend the sailing programme with Irish teenagers. Howth, on the coast of Dublin is an ideal base for students to learn about water sports. Each Afternoon will include 3 hours of Sailing using Double Handed Topaz (2 person boats) and 420s and Omegas (larger and faster boats). All levels can be catered for from total beginner to advanced and all instructors are Qualified ISA (Irish Sailing Association) instructors. In addition to English language tuition and sailing, students will take part in Friday and Saturday cultural tours.
We see our syllabus as an active link between teacher and student, identifying the needs and objectives of the learner and the activities which will take place in the classroom. We have designed a syllabus for all level learners which offers multi-lesson ideas across all skills.
We focus strongly on teaching through activities, task based lessons and our Cultural modules introduce you to the most interesting parts of Irish life.
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.
Host Families in Walking Distance
All our students stay in carefully selected families in Malahide and all students can walk to work. We guarantee one nationality per family unless otherwise requested. Our Families are the highlight of the experience and have quality assurance procedures in place, ensuring great stays for all our students.
The Irish College of English has been over 25 years in the heart of Malahide and operates an all year round International language school. With over 2 kilometres of golden, sandy beaches, wonderful walks along a naturistic estuary and stunning marina, Malahide village is an epicentre of activity for our students. We have been recognised by the town as Organisation of the Year and also received the Service Excellence Award showing our unique and prominent position in Malahide.
Our Classic Junior Programme takes place in this beautiful part of Dublin. Malahide is on Dublin’s coast line and slogan is ‘Malahide has it’. We have Malahide Castle, a Beautiful Seaside Village, Marina, Coastal Walks and Great Host Families all of whom live in Malahide so students can walk to school. Malahide is an affluent safe area for students which has easy access to Dublin City Centre – Just 25 minutes by train so your students can see the best of Dublin but return to Malahide in the evenings. Our School is located in the centre of Malahide and we also have additional centres in Malahide – Malahide Community School and St. Oliver Plunketts School both modern High Schools.
Award Winning Quality School
Our Camps have been running for over 25 years and we would regard ourselves as a leading Camp provider in Ireland. 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 honoured 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 and 2017 we were again shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ as well as the ‘English Language School Europe Award’ in 2017.
- 15 hours English Tuition per week: Mon – Fri 8.45am – 12.00 pm
- Packed Lunch at School: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
- 12 Hours Sailing Mon – Thurs 2.00pm – 5.00pm
- 1 Half-Day Cultural Activity per week
- 1 Full Day Saturday Excursion per week
- 2 Optional Evening Activity per week
2 Weeks: € 1850
3 Weeks € 2730
4 Weeks € 3160
- Assessment on Arrival, Registration & Administration
- 15 Hour Tuition per Week (Max of 15 students per class)
- 12 Hours of Sailing per Week
- Irish Leader to Accompany Groups on all Activities
- Quality Host Family Accommodation within Walking Distance
- One Nationality per Host Family Guaranteed unless otherwise requested
- All Course Materials and use of Student Textbook
- Student Exit Report & Graded Certificate of Attainment
- 1 Half Day Dublin City
- 1 Full Day Excursion outside Dublin
- Private Coach Transfers to Horse Riding Centre and Activities (no travel pass)
- Optional Free Activities 4 Evenings per week including Disco, Zumba
- No Hidden Costs
- Airport Transfers can be arranged including sign ins or unaccompanied minor services for 50 euro each way
We guarantee one nationality per host family unless otherwise requested, the majority of host families have 1 – 3 students at any time. If you have special requests regarding host family accommodation we are happy to try to meet these requirements. All host family accommodation is within walking distance of our school and vetted by our Staff.
Students are woken by their host mum, have a shower and eat breakfast.
Students are given a packed lunch for the day.
Students walk to school and return home at about 6 pm after their tuition and activity programme.
On returning home, students have dinner with their host family and chat about their day.
Students may spend the evening relaxing and chatting with the family or friends or attend an organised evening activity (2 evenings per week).
A strict curfew of 9.30pm applies when all students must be home on our English Summer Camps Ireland
Students and families have 24 hour access to an emergency phone number and a member of our team is always on duty to help.