The specialised summer courses are designed to cater for young adults and children who want to combine a fun filled cultural stay with an educational basis.
Students spend the mornings in class learning reading writing, conversation and listening skills. Classes are structured so that each students potential is reached in a fun and educational environment.
Students participate in role plays, English games, reading and tape exercises.
Classes have a maximum of 15 students.
Students may choose to have extra private tuition on a one to one basis with a teacher.
All materials are provided by the school. Student's are given a welcome pack with maps of the area and information on Athlone and all the cultural locations they will be visiting.
Placement tests are given on the first day to assess the students level of English. A test is given on the last day to assess the students improvement.
Students have the option to prepare and sit the Trinity London and we also prepare students to sit the TIE exam if so required.
Afternoons are spent participating in activities such as swimming, bowling, glass art, Irish dancing, cinema, volleyball, basketball, table quiz, treasure hunts, karate, basket making demonstrations with St. Bridget- cross making and more.
Students will be taken on a half day excursion each week to a variety of historical and interesting places, such as Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic site, and Belvedere House, an 18th century stately house.
Each Saturday the student’s go on a full-day excursion. These excursions combine site seeing with leisure time.
Some evening activities are organised for the students such as discos.
Students will be placed with carefully selected host families who are inspected regularly.
Groups may stay in apartment accommodation which is close to the school. Apartment accommodation is fully supervised 24 hours.