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Summer school: English courses at Galway Summer Programme (12-16 years)

From 1290.- GBP
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The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Options available
Intensive
Camp start dates
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Ages
12-17 years
ratings
87 authentic opinions

Our partner school runs its summer camp on a prestigious university campus: the Galway and Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), which is located on Dublin Road overlooking Galway Bay. Vibrant seaside Galway is a great place for an English summer course. The school offers a friendly environment and a unique study experience combining high quality courses and varied activities. Its dynamic and experienced team of teachers and activity coordinators is there to welcome and motivate the young learners from all over the world. On site, you'll find bright classrooms, a cafeteria, a lounge with Wi-Fi and even a sports hall. It's the perfect place to discover Ireland and learn English in an authentic setting!

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Included in the price

  • General English course
  • Number of students per class: max. (15)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation with host family or in residence with full board
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by English-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate

Intensive English course (host family)

Elementary to Advanced, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 1290.- GBP
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
12 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:00 - 15:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The 24 weekly lessons of 45 minutes take place in the mornings (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and in the afternoons twice a week (2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). The other afternoons are spent participating in activities or excursions lead by campus staff, except for Friday afternoons, which are free and can be dedicated to exploring Galway. You'll make significant progress with this intensive study programme! The courses are given by motivated teachers, used to teaching their native language to young students. The students are placed in different classes based on their level, and each class is made up of a maximum of 15 students. Along with the English language, you'll have the opportunity to discover Irish history and culture! Please note that the school does not accept beginners.
Course info
week(s)
2
1290 GBP
3
1890 GBP
4
2430 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07.2019

Arrival day: Saturday or Sunday
Departure day: Saturday or Sunday

Intensive English course (residence)

Elementary to Advanced, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 1550.- GBP
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
12 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:00 - 15:30 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The 24 weekly lessons of 45 minutes take place in the mornings (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and in the afternoons twice a week (2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.). The other afternoons are spent participating in activities or excursions lead by campus staff, except for Friday afternoons, which are free and can be dedicated to the discovery of the city of Galway. It’s fair to say that you will make significant progress with this intensive study programme! The courses are given by motivated teachers, used to teaching their mother tongue to young students. The students are allocated to different classes based on their level, and each class is made up of a maximum of 15 students. Along with the English language, you will have the opportunity to discover Irish history and culture, which will not fail to fascinate you! Please note: the school does not accept beginners
Course info
week(s)
2
1550 GBP
3
2200 GBP
4
2900 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07.2019

Arrival day: Saturday or Sunday
Departure day: Saturday or Sunday

If you arrive on a Saturday and leave on a Sunday, an extra night is invoiced
(see options/supplements)

Options/Extras

Special diet (per week) 30 GBP
Residence deposit (Your credit card details are required in case of damages to the accommodation. )
Extra night 60 GBP
Bus Travel Card (Host family, 2 weeks) 40 GBP
Bus Travel Card (Host family, 3 weeks) 50 GBP
Bus Travel Card (Host family, 4 weeks) 70 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Dublin: by bus)
arrival from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and departure from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
140 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Dublin: by bus)
arrival from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and departure from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
280 GBP
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

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4.1/5
Overall rating

99% of students recommending this school

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87 students gave their opinion about this school

16 years old - Italy
/ 5
Lezioni interesanti e compagni di qualsiasi nazionalità La famiglia è stata molto calorosa e gentile
2 weeks, July 2019
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« Sì, soprattutto nel parlato »
14 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
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15 years old - Germany
/ 5
Empfehlenswert und einfach nur eine wunderschöne Erfahrung
4 weeks, June – July 2019
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16 years old - Spain
/ 5
El profesor de las primeras tres semanas nos enseñó más que el de la última, aparte de ser más dinámico, no ser aburrido y conectar mejor con nosotros.(La edad promedio: 14-15) El contacto directo con el padre fue nulo. Los días libres no se molestaban en incluirme en algún plan o hacer algo juntos. Desayunos y comidas me los preparaba yo. Por lo que vida familiar como tal, no existía. Pese a poner 5 estrellas en todo lo respectivo a las excursiones, sí que propondría que se valorasen otras alternativas si por algún motivo no se pudiesen realizar. Con esto, me refiero a que el día que fuimos a las islas de Aran, por ejemplo, el plan inicial era hacer un largo camino a través de ella en bici, y pese a estar lloviendo a cántaros y hacer muchísimo frío, el plan no varió. Y puedo asegurar que no fue nada divertido. Aparte de que los monitores no guiaron mucho tampoco a los distintos grupos que se formaron por temas de velocidad.
4 weeks, June – July 2019
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15 years old - Switzerland
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2 weeks, July 2019
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16 years old - Italy
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2 weeks, July 2019
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17 years old - Spain
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En las excursiones pasabamosmas tiempo en el bus que en la propia excursion
3 weeks, July 2019
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« Si, he aprendido principalmente expresiones irlandesas. »
School highlights
« Queestaba cerca de la residencia y bien conectada con las lineas de autobus »
15 years old - Germany
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12 years old - Switzerland
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15 years old - France
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2 weeks, July 2019
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Testimonials

Maëlle Constantin
Maëlle Constantin

I found the Irish to be very friendly to visitors, my host family was wonderful, and it was an unforgettable stay! I felt at home during the two weeks, they made my stay simple and unforgettable. I made great progress with my English because I had to understand and communicate with the people for two weeks. People correct you when you speak, the teachers and host families help enormously and the rapid progress is immediately noticeable! The activities are very varied and we even discovered the typical sports of Ireland! During the activities, we always had fun and laughed with the group! The mix of different nationalities at the school is a big positive. You meet people from all over the world and learn new things... a real pleasure! Ireland’s landscape is one of the most beautiful memories of the journey. The team that put my trip together answered all of my questions and listened to me carefully; that was perfect!

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Host family
This is the perfect option if you wish to share the daily life of an Irish family and discover their traditions. All host families are located in Galway’s best neighbourhoods: some are within a short walk of the school, some are a short journey away by bus, and others are a maximum of 30-40 minutes away by bus. Full board (breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal) is provided. Students stay in twin or triple rooms, with students of another nationality. Sharing a bedroom with a sibling or friend is also possible on request.

Please note: this accommodation option is best suited to independent students who will be able to get to the school on their own using public transport.

Residence
Located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the school building, the residence is divided into several apartments, which accommodate 4-5 students on average in twin or single bedrooms. All apartments include two bathrooms, a TV lounge and free Wi-Fi. Students also have access to a launderette and a small shop. The bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned on a regular basis. This accommodation includes full board. All meals are served in the school canteen, except on excursion days when packed lunches are provided. The camp leaders stay on-site and ensure the safety of students on a 24-hour basis.

The school staff organise and supervise group activities four evenings per week. There will be cultural workshops (Irish dancing and music), a treasure hunt in the city, typical Irish sports like hurling or gaelic football, and you will even attend a greyhound race. With disco parties, movie nights, karaoke and talent shows organised by the school, you will have countless opportunities to enjoy yourself and practise English with your new friends. Your weekends will be busy too, with one weekly full-day excursion to Dublin, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara or Bunratty Castle. Every week, one afternoon and the Sunday are free: take advantage of these moments to spend time with your new friends, revise your English lessons or take part in the optional Sunday activity (additional cost, at preferential rates).

Sample weekly programme
  Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrival and welcome Cliffs of Moher Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes Dublin day tour
Afternoon Ailwee Caves & Birds of Prey excursion Irish sports day Free time
Evening Walking/ bus tour Quiz Movie night Disco

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