School Group Programmes 2023/2024
September to June
Tailored Programmes for School Groups
Junior Summer Groups
June to August
Award Winning Junior Summer Camp
‘A Breath of Fresh Air’
Experience The Best Of Dublin & Ireland From Our Ideal Locations
Our Locations allow students enjoy the benefits of seeing the highlights of Dublin, but living in quieter areas which are less populated and benefit from ‘A breath of Fresh Air’. Our Dublin Coastal Town Location of Malahide, is ideal as a safe place with easy reach of Dublin, likewise Clongowes and Glenstal are schools on huge estates with lakes and forests, offering peace of mind.
Why School Groups Choose ICE?
Award Winning School
Voted ‘Best Language School in Ireland 2019’ by students based on Google and Facebook ratings
We were delighted to be voted ‘Best Language School in Ireland 2019’ by students based on Google and Facebook ratings. Uniquely, this Education Stars Award is based on student ratings only.
We were also shortlisted for ‘Best Language School’ in The Irish Education Awards 2021 & 2022. In addition, we were the First language School in Ireland to be ever shortlisted for the Study Travel Magazine Star Awards – Junior Course Under 18’s Global Industry Award in 2015 and were again shortlisted in 2016, 2017 and 2019. We were also shortlisted for English Language School Europe in 2017 and 2019.
In 2022 we were shortlisted for Best Professional Service the Fingal Business Awards. We were previously also honoured by Malahide Chamber of Commerce with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service and with the ‘Organisation of the Year’ Award.
Your Group Experience Starts Here!
Our Ministay Short Stay Programmes run from September to June and attract school and tour groups from all over the world. We believe in working closely with teachers and leaders pre-arrival to ensure we have the correct syllabus and programme in place to provide a rewarding and enjoyable experience for your students. Malahide is a safe, coastal village just 20 minutes from the city centre, giving your students the opportunity to see the best of Dublin while living in safe, less populated area and its surrounding neighborhoods. We meet all groups at Dublin Airport with a friendly face to start your journey of a thousand welcomes in Ireland. With over 30 years of experience in providing English language mini stays, we understand the importance of providing academic and activity programmes specifically tailored for your group and have developed our programme to offer the best possible experience.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Our Malahide Location allows students enjoy the benefits of seeing the highlights of Dublin, but living in a quieter seaside area which is less populated and benefits from ‘A breath of Fresh Air’. Our Dublin Coastal Town Location of Malahide, is ideal as a safe place with easy reach of Dublin, offering parents and students and leaders peace of mind.
Our Ministays are held in Malahide, Dublin. Malahide is on Dublin’s coastline and one or Ireland’s most picturesque and affluent towns. Our school has built its reputation on the quality of our Host families all of which are within walking distance or a very short bus journey of the school. Students experience Irish life in a safe friendly town and its surrounding neighborhoods with easy access to Dublin City for our sightseeing tours.
The Irish College of English has been in the heart of Malahide for over 25 years. Situated on Dublin’s coastline, Malahide’s many attractions include Malahide Castle, a Beautiful Seaside Village, Marina and 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 either walk to school or are a very short bus journey away in surrounding neighborhoods. Malahide is just 22 minutes by Dart to Dublin City Centre and 10 mins from Dublin Airport making it a great option for a Junior stay.
Recognition & Reputation
We are recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Education. We have also been locally and internationally recognised for the quality experiences we offer and continue to receive excellent parent and student feedback.
We were delighted to be voted ‘Best Language School in Ireland 2019’ by students based on Google and Facebook ratings. Uniquely, this Education Stars Award is based on student ratings only. We were also shortlisted for ‘Best Language School’ in The Irish Education Awards 2020. In addition we were the First language School in Ireland to be ever shortlisted for the Study Travel Magazine Star Awards – Junior Course Under 18’s Global Industry Award in 2015 and were again shortlisted in 2016. 2017 and 2019. We were also shortlisted for English Language School Europe in 2017 and 2019.
Award-Winning – Malahide Chamber of Commerce ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service. Also the prestigious ‘Organisation of the Year Award‘ in 2016 .
Professional English Classes
We have a specially designed Junior Syllabus to encourage your students’ progression and confidence. We can adapt our syllabus to cater for your students’ needs and offer a wide range of possible lesson plans. We believe in real materials and growing to love the language by living it. Classes are closed and have a maximum of 15 students per class. 15 full hours tuition per week and use of text book is included (Classes 9.00am to 12.15pm each day with a 15 minute break). 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 flexible regarding arrival and departure days and times and we accept stays from 4 nights to 4 weeks. We meet all groups at Dublin airport and operate professional airport transfers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We cater for groups from 15 plus students and can cater for groups up to 140 students at any one time.
Building English Fluency
The Irish College of English is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Teaching. Progression is our focus and we aim to develop a love of the language in our students. As part of our academic policy, students are evaluated pre-arrival and placed in the correct level. On completion of their course, students receive a progress report from their teacher and a certificate of attainment.
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. We use highly interactive exercises and task- based projects to refine and amplify our students’ communication skills. We will work with you to design the syllabus that suits your students. We are flexible and adaptable.
As part of our continuous efforts to maintain high-quality classes and to enhance our students’ experience, we have introduced the Intercultural Irish Teenage Programme. Each week Irish teenagers join lessons to lead an exercise alongside our teachers giving your students the opportunity to connect with Irish teenagers. We have had an incredibly positive response to this programme.