Study English in Ireland

We have been offering family courses for many years.
Our family programme has been designed for parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, uncles/aunts and their nieces or nephews.

This is an ideal course for those who wish to spend time together and combine an English language course with a wonderful holiday in Ireland.
It is a fantastic opportunity to bond, improve your English, immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends from all over the world.
Many families come back to us year after year or tell their friends about us.

While the parent(s), grandparent(s) etc. participate in our General English Group Course Intensive, children aged 6 to 10 attend the Cool Kids Course and children aged 11 to 15 attend the Keen Teens Course.

Cool Kids Course: Our youngest students learn English through a variety of child-centred, fun-filled activities under the expert supervision of fully qualified teachers. Activities include songs, board games, arts and drama. Elements of the Cambridge Starters exam are included in the course syllabus.

Keen Teens Courses: Our teenage students are being placed into a group according to their levels of English. We usually have two to four different level groups. Keen Teens courses are General English courses focusing on topics relating to this age group. Students are given opportunities to learn about Ireland, its history, people, culture and tradition throughout the course.

The main focus of both, Cool Kids and Keen Teens courses is on conversation practice. It is important to us that our young learners gain confidence in using the English language and that they enjoy it.

Parents and their children aged 16 or older attend the General English Group Course Intensive.

Childcare for children aged 2 to 5
We are happy to place your youngest children with a well-established and HSE notified playschool.

We offer three optional afternoon activities per week and one day trip per weekend. Transport and admission charges apply. Click here for examples of activities we offer.

Group: 9:30 – 10:15 10:15 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:30 – 12:15 12:15 – 13:00
Optional Afternoon activities commence at 14.00.
Optional Saturday day trips usually take place from 10.00 to 17.30.

Course Dates 2020:

Easter Course: 6 to 17 April (min age: 6)*
The Easter Course can be booked for one or for two weeks.

Summer Courses
From 6 July to 30 August (min age: 6)* (Keen Teens Courses starting on Monday 29 June)
Summer Courses can be booked for one to four weeks.

* Monday 13 April and Monday 3 August are national holidays and the SLC will be closed. We will offer an alternative programme on these days.

Regarding the accommodation we recommend self-catering apartments or hostfamily accommodation. As July and August are high season we advise you to book as early as possible.

Prices for parents: see General English Group Course Intensive

Prices for Cool Kids and Keen Teens Courses:

1 week: €259
2 weeks: €245 per week
Additional weeks: €240 per week

Discounts for siblings (please note the discount prices only apply if at least one parent also attends a course with us)

2 children 1 week: €234 per week
2 children 2 weeks: €224 per child per week
2 children additional weeks: €219 per child per week

3 or more children 1 week: €223 per child per week
3 or more children 2 weeks: €213 per child per week
3 or more children additional weeks: €208 per child per week

Booking fee per family: €30

For prices at a glance click here




Video Language Courses for Families at The Slaney Language Centre

Feedback from an Italian family who attended our family course in 2014

Feedback from a German family who attended our family course in 2014

Feedback from a Spanish family who attended our family course in 2014

Cool Kids Performance July 2014

Cool Kids Performance summer 2012

Keen Teens Performance summer 2012

Holiday TV Show of Wexford