ICE Classic Junior Programme Malahide, DublinYour Fluency Starts Here!

Our Classic Programme is our flagship English summer camp and attracts the greatest number of students. It is based on a strong academic foundation where progression is our focus. Lessons are held every morning, from Monday to Friday and each course is supported by its own carefully planned syllabus and course book. Lessons focus on developing the core language skills, with specific emphasis given to speaking and listening.  Additionally, our activities are tailored to keep our students active and entertained while seeing the best of Dublin and its surrounding regions.

Perfect Location

The Irish College of English has been in the heart of Malahide for over 25 years. Situated on Dublin’s coastline, Malahide many attractions include Malahide Castle, a Beautiful Seaside Village, Marina, Coastal Walks. Our location offers students the best possible experience of Dublin. Students enjoy Dublin City’s highlights while living in a safe residential area. Uniquely, our juniors can all walk to school.

Host Families in Walking Distance

All our students stay in carefully selected families in Malahide and all students can walk to school. 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.

Choosing Dates

We are flexible regarding arrival and departure days and times. The majority of students arrive on a Saturday or Sunday and begin school on a Monday and leave on the corresponding Saturday or Sunday e.g. Sat to Sat or Sun to Sun. We also accept weekday arrivals and departures e.g. Mon to Mon, Wed to Wed etc. Extra nights are also available if necessary. We operate professional airport transfers 24 hours a day , 7 days a week by a member of our staff should you require this service.

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.

We were shortlisted again this year in the Study Travel Magazine Star Awards 2019.

    • Junior Course For Under 18’s – We were the first school in Ireland to be ever shortlisted for this award category in 2015 and were again shortlisted in 2016, 2017, 2019.
    • English Language School Europe – We were shortlisted in 2017 and again in 2019.

Junior Photo Gallery

 

Sample Timetable

  • 15 hours English Tuition per week: Mon – Fri 8.45am – 12.00pm
  • Packed Lunch at School: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
  • 5 Half-Day Activities per week: 12.30pm – 5.00pm
  • 1 Full Day Saturday Excursion Outside of Dublin
  • Sunday is a Free Day to relax with the family or meet with friends
  • 2 Free Optional Evening Activities Including Disco and Movie Night

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What’s included?

All Inclusive

We believe in offering an all inclusive course price. Everything is included, there are no extra charges for assessment registration or administration. All activities, travel passes, entrance fees and meals are included.

Tuition

We have a specially designed Junior Syllabus to encourage your child’s progression and confidence. We believe in real materials and growing to love the language by living it. Classes are international and have a maximum of 15 students per class. 15 full hours tuition per week and use of text book is included (Classes 8.45am – 12pm each day with a 15 minute break). 

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.

Accommodation

All our accommodation is in homestays in Malahide in walking distance of our school. We guarantee one nationality per family unless friends wish to stay together. Our hosts typically take 2-3 students at a time with a maximum of 2 students per bedroom. Families will do student’s laundry as part of their normal home routine. We carefully match students with families.

Meals

Families provide breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. Meals are nutritious and we can cater for special diets on request. On arrival we also give students a welcome pack including a reusable water bottle and our school has a water refilling station.

Weekday Activities

Students have a full schedule from 8.45am – 5pm each day from Monday to Friday. Classes in the morning and activities & tours in the afternoon/evening. Students have an experienced Irish Leader with them on all activities. Our students go to Dublin city centre at least twice a week and have an engaging fun programme of tours, sports, shows and leisure activities. Students are accompanied by an Irish Leader on all Tours.

Evening Activities

Two evening per week students can attend our optional Movie or Disco Nights at no extra cost.

Full Day Trips

Each Saturday our students have a full day trip accompanied by an Irish Leader to see the best of the surrounding areas. Sample Day Trips: Glendalough, Kilkenny, Belfast, Dublin Zoo.

Travel Pass

Students receive a Dublin Travel Pass for unlimited public transport for the duration of their stay, students use the travel pass for the activity programme and travel within Malahide.

Student Report & Certificate

Students receive a Certificate of Attendance and Attainment at the end of their course and also an individual hand written teacher report on their progress.

Programme Fees

2 Weeks : € 1510

3 Weeks: € 2200

4 Weeks: € 2920

Airport Transfers: € 50 each way

 

How to Book

Book Online now or fill out our Junior Summer Camp Booking Form or email us at info@iceireland.com.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the timetable be?

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 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.

What is the nationality mix?

At any one time we normally have between 15 and 27 nationalities represented at our school.

Are there any or additional extra costs and how much pocket money does a student need?

The programme is all inclusive with no extra costs. Most students bring between 60 and 100 euro pocket money per week for souvenirs, sweets etc.

How do I choose arrival and departure dates and times?

We base a 2 week stay on 14 nights accommodation, 3 weeks on 21 nights and 4 weeks on 28 nights. Most students arrive on a Sat or Sun and depart on the corresponding Sat or Sun but we are also happy for students to arrive and depart during the week. Should you require an extra night in the home stay a 32 euro additional fee applies. We are very flexible as to arrival/departure time so please book best available flights and we can organise airport transfers 24 hours a day with under age sign in should you require it.

How many students will be in a class?

There is a maximum of 15 students per class with on average 13 students per class

What qualifications do your teachers have?

All our teachers have a Bachelors Degree and a further Teaching English Qualification and all our teachers are recognised as qualified English Language Teachers under ACELS.

How do you place students into their correct English Level?

We test students on arrival and monitor their progress including weekly tests so students are able to move levels should we feel they are not in the correct level.

How many English Levels do you have ?

We have from A1 to C1 Levels .

What is the curfew?

A strict curfew of 9.30pm applies.

Do you have an emergency contact number and help available ?

Yes, we offer a 24 hour emergency contact number and are always available to help.

What happens the first day of school ?

Hosts will show students to school. On arrival they will be tested and given welcome information and shown to their correct level class.

Do you have any special offers or discounts?

Any current offers will be in our offers sections of our website.

Can you provide an invitation letter for visa purposes ?

Yes, we provide letters for all students coming from outside the EU who need a visa to enter Ireland.

When do I pay the fees?

A deposit of 200 euro on booking is paid. The remainder of fees are due 4 weeks pre arrival.

What is the refund policy?

Deposits are non refundable, for cancellations made 21 days or more pre arrival , the remainder of fees will be refunded.

Is my child’s Laundry done for them?

Yes typically once a week by the host

Will I receive a packing list?

Yes you will receive a pack list and student handbook pre arrival.

Can my child go alone to Dublin City Centre?

No, students are not allowed to leave Malahide/Portmarnock without written consent from their parents and we would advise parents not to encourage students travelling to Dublin City alone.

Does the price include the flights?

No, you will need to book your own flights

Are student on their own or in groups when they come to your school ?

Approximately half of our students are individuals and the other half come with organised groups. Individuals will all be together for afternoon activities and are separated by age so it is easy to make new friends.

Will you accept a 10 year old or an 18 year old?

No, our age range is from 11 to 17 years of age.

Will I receive an Information Pack pre arrival ?

Yes, all students and parents receive a Handbook and Packing List pre arrival.

When will I receive host family information and what will it be ?

You will receive your host family profile including a map of their location 3 weeks pre arrival.

Can I contact the family pre arrival?

Yes, their email address will be on their profile.

What If my child is unhappy with their host family or class or any aspect of their stay?

We are always here to help and will move a child to a new family or class and assist in whatever way we can to ensure your child is happy.

Will my child have unsupervised time?

Yes, on our homestay programmes students are often unsupervised e.g. going to and from school, in the evenings, during free time etc.

How does your airport transfer work for my child?

We have a member of our staff wait for your child at the airport with a sign. We also ensure we have your child’s mobile number and they have our drivers number and also our emergency number in case of any delay etc.

Will you help my child with check in at the airport?

Yes, just request help on departure and our driver will help your child check in and bring them as far as security if you wish and there is no extra charge for this.

How do you choose and ensure the quality of your homestays?

All our hosts are from our locality with means they are all within walking distance of our school. This ensures they are members of the local community which we feel is very important. We visit all hosts and ensure they and their homes are suitable for hosting students. We also ensure all family members are garda vetted and continually monitor feedback to ensure we work only with welcoming caring hosts.

Will my child be sharing a room in the host family?

The majority of hosts have twin rooms but some have single rooms. You can request that your child shares with another child or if you prefer a single room you can also request this and we will do our best to accommodate these requests. Students share their room with a different nationality student of the same gender and similar age. Most families host 2 or 3 students at a time with a maximum of 2 students per room.

Will my child be staying with another student of the same nationality or same language?

No, we guarantee one nationality per house unless your child wishes to share with their friend.

Can I book stay an extra night?

Yes, an extra night is 32 euro.

How do the children go to and from their host family?

Student typically walk to and from school, all students live within a 30 minute walk. As students have a travel pass with most programmes they can also take a local bus for 1 or 2 stops if they prefer not to walk.

Are all the home stays English Speaking?

Yes, they are all English Speakers.

What happens on a Sunday when there is no organised activity?

Sunday is a relaxation free day, we ask both families and students to spend at least half the day together taking part in the normal family routine, students are also free to meet up with friends but must stay in Malahide/Portmarnock.

Can friends be together in their homestay and on activities etc ?

Yes, just note it at the time of booking as a special request.

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes we can cater for special diets just check with us pre booking and sometimes a supplement will apply.

Can my child take a taxi from the airport to the host family directly if we don’t opt for the airport transfers?

Yes, this is your choice. We would however advise all children to have our airport transfer service meet them at the airport for safety reasons. Also Immigration at Dublin Airport states that all children under 18 years of age should have someone to meet them at Dublin Airport.

Can I drop my child to the host family directly?

Yes, we will coordinate a time between you and their host.

What kind of certificate will my child receive at the of the course?

Your child will receive a certificate of attainment and attendance and also a individual teachers report on their progress.

 

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