School Groups and Mini Stays

Groups Sizes: 15 Students +

Ages: 11 – 17 years old

Dates: Sept to Mid June 

Duration: 3 Days plus, 1 Week, 2 Weeks and more

Leader: 1 Free Leader per every 15 Students – Single Room Full Board Homestay

Accommodation: Homestay  – All in Walking Distance of the School

Student Grouping: Students can stay One Nationality Per Family or stay in Pairs or Triples

Syllabus: Specialist Junior Syllabus Design to Encourage Fluency in Class & Irish Teenage Interaction

Activities: Wide Range of Quality Educational & Cultural Activities to suit your Budget

Brochure: ICE Brochure 2019

Quotation: Email us for a Quotation for your Group

Promotional Resources for Groups

We are here to support you promote the programme to students and parents. We can post you Brochures, School DVD and other Materials, and email you Hi Resolution Promotional Photos to help you promote our Summer Junior English Language Groups.

Our School video (as shown below) can be used to promote your Groups to potential parents and give them an impression of our school. The Video shows our Summer Camps which is similar to our closed groups from Sept to June, except for the fact that the camp is not International and you can choose activities etc.

The Irish College of English is an Award-Winning English language school established in 1992

We are Recognised by ACELS, a Service of Quality and Qualification Ireland, for English Language Teaching (ELT). We are also members of MEI, a body promoting Quality Education in Ireland and Providing Learner Protection.

A positive student experience is at the forefront of our school’s ethos. 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.



At the Irish College of English, we cater for specific High School Group Study Stays and their needs in developing short tailored group English programmes to suit different types of English learners and different budgets. As a smaller school, with very well qualified staff, we have the expertise and adaptability to design a variety of programmes. We encourage adult, junior and High School Group Study Stays to come to Ireland during the low season Sept – Mid June and can offer very competitive rates. We already have a number of state schools, private schools, third level colleges and language Institutes abroad that send us groups on a continuous basis and our student/leader feedback is excellent – see our Letters of recommendation.

Location, Malahide, Dublin

Voted one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns, Malahide is an ideal location. It is an affluent residential area of Dublin with a very high standard of living. It is on the Dublin Coast line and has many famous tourist attractions – Malahide Castle & Park, Malahide Village, Malahide Marina & Coast. As a small, safe suburb of Dublin it is an ideal location for juniors. It also has Excellent Transport Links to Dublin City Centre (20 minutes by train), 10 minutes to Dublin Airport. Click here to see more on Malahide. Malahide is an ideal destination for High School Group Study Stays at any time of the year.

A Typical Students Day

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 what happened that day

Students may spend the evening relaxing and chatting with the family or meet up with friends in the locality

A strict curfew applies when all students must be home

Students and families have 24 hour access to an emergency phone number and a member of our team is always on duty to help

Group Programmes Benefits Include:

  • 15 – 25 Hours Tuition per Week focusing on English Fluency/Literature/Culture/History/Exam Preparation/Project Work etc
  • Programme Designed to meet Learner Needs from Beginners to Bilingual Level Learners
  • Full Board Accommodation with Quality Irish Families all within walking distance of the School
  • Airport Transfers (we are just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport)
  • Maximum of 15 Students per Class (closed groups)
  • Assessment on Arrival, Certificate of Attainment and Individual Student Exit Report on completion of course
  • Cultural & Social Programme of Activities to suit group Needs and Budgets
  • Travel Pass
  • No hidden costs

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.

Sample Syllabus:

  • English Fluency Classes with a Cultural Element
    Our Classic Programme offering the right balance of English fluency & Irish Culture for a rewarding stay
  • Irish Literature, History & Cultural Programmes for Advanced / Bilingual Students
    This programme is an intensive cultural programme aimed at high level students of English who are motivated to study English/Irish Literature & Culture
  • Exam Preparation (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, BEC)
    This Intensive programme prepares Students to sit and pass International Exams.
  • Project Based Classes
    This programme allows us to look at your group needs and develop a project based syllabus
  • Conversation/Speaking – Fluency Training Programme
    This programme is aimed at students, who have good writing, reading and grammar ability but have had little opportunity to perfect their fluency in English.


Email us for a Quotation