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The Irish College of English International Junior Summer Camps take place in June, July and August each summer. Our Camps have been running for over 25 years and we would regard ourselves as a leading Camp provider in Ireland. The camps attract students from all over the world and are a great opportunity for students to improve their English and grow to love the language by living it. So if you are looking for a Junior English Summer Camp Ireland we are an ideal choice. We believe in working closely with teachers/agents and leaders 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 a safe, less populated area. We meet all groups at Dublin Airport with a friendly face to start your journey of a thousand welcomes in Ireland. With 28 years of experience in providing English language mini stays, we have developed academic and activity programmes specifically tailored for teenagers group and have designed our programmes 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. Our Location of Clongowes Wood College and Glenstal Abbey allow students enjoy seeing the best of Dublin and Ireland, but living on a large estate in the countryside with forests and lakes. These locations offer ‘A breath of Fresh Air’ and are ideal, safe places within easy reach of Dublin and other Main Cities, offering parents and students peace of mind.
Options & Locations
Home Stay Camps – Malahide, Dublin
Our Homestay Camps 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 of the school. Students experience Irish life in a safe friendly town 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 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. 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.
Our Residential Camps in Glenstal Abbey, Limerick and Clongowes Wood College, Kildare (our Dublin Option) offer students the opportunity to experience Ireland’s most prestigious boarding schools. Both Schools have historic hearts with modern state of the art facilities making them an ideal choice. Clongowes is 40 mins from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport and Glenstal Abbey is 2 ½ hours from Dublin on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
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.
Historic Boarding Schools – Residential Experience
Students attending our Junior Summer Camps at Glenstal Abbey and Clongowes Wood College stay in these historic campuses. These campuses are famous in Ireland for their amazing facilities, setting and standard of accommodation.
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 leader 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 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 . 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.
Flexible Dates & Group Size
We are flexible regarding arrival and departure days and times and we accept stays from 14 nights to 28 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 large sized groups.
Our Camps and Covid 19
Our school group short stay programmes will go ahead as normal in 2021 with enhanced safety and cleaning protocols to ensure we follow all guideline surrounding Covid 19. We hope the Pandemic will be under control and teenagers can once again take part in Educational camps abroad and continue their English language path to fluency.
Prior to your groups’ arrival, we will conduct a risk assessment and follow best practise in preparing for your stay looking at the then current Pandemic situation. We will make all necessary changes to our programmes to ensure a safe, enjoyable stay. These changes may include: enhanced cleaning, smaller class sizes, mask wearing when social distancing may not be possible, protocols around ensuring all students are symptom free while attending classes, new guidelines around accommodation, choice of activities and timetabling etc.
We are also have a ‘2021 Book with Confidence Guarantee’ that allows individuals and groups travelling to Ireland, to cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. If you need to cancel within 7 days of arrival we will offer a free postponement of course which will be valid until the end of 2022.
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.
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Homestay Camps – Guaranteed Walking Distance
Ireland’s Most Prestigious Boarding Schools
When you choose our standard programme with activities everything is included, there are no extra charges for registration or administration. All activities, travel passes, entrance fees and meals are included.
We have a specially designed Junior Syllabus to encourage your students’ progression and confidence. 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.
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.
All our accommodation is in homestays in Malahide in walking distance of our school. We guarantee one nationality per family or you can place your students in pairs. Our hosts typically take 2-3 students at a time with a maximum of 2 students per bedroom. Families will do students’ laundry as part of their normal home routine. We carefully match students with families.
All our residential accommodation is in our historic boarding schools. These schools offer amazing facilities and locations. There is a mix of different sized, single gender, dorm rooms with 2 – 8 students per room. Showers and toilets are adjacent to the rooms. There are recreational areas including games and cinema rooms. All meals are prepared on site by superb catering teams.
Families provide breakfast, packed / hot lunch and evening meal. Meals are nutritious and we can cater for special diets on request.
Classes in the morning and activities & tours in the afternoon. An experienced Irish Leader accompanies your group on all activities . Our students see the best of Dublin/Ireland and have an engaging fun programme of tours, sports, shows and leisure activities.
Full – Day Trips
As per your camp timetable, your group will have a full-day trips to see the best of the surrounding areas. Examples of Day Trips are Glendalough, Kilkenny, Belfast, Dublin Zoo.
Travel Pass / Private Coaches
With our activity programme students and leaders receive a Dublin Travel Pass for unlimited public transport for the duration of their stay / have private coach transfers to all activities.
We collect all groups from Dublin Airport and from here you will take a private coach to Malahide, Glenstal or Clongowes.
All our students and group leaders have our emergency number which is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our team is always available and ready to assist.
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.