Study English in Ireland with all your Family

Course Description

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

While the parent(s), grandparent(s) etc and children aged 16+ participate in our General English Group Course Intensive, children aged 5 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.
On busy weeks classes are split by ages. Children aged 5 to 7 are being taught together and 8 to 10 are being taught together.

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.
Teenagers aged 11 to 18 may also book our Easter- or Summer Teen Programme.

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.

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

This is the right course for you if you

  • You have children, grandchildren or nephews/nieces aged 5 to 15
  • would love to go on an educational holiday together with your children.
  • want to broaden your children’s employment and study opportunities
  • enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world and want your children to broaden their minds by getting to know other cultures and ways of living.

Timetable Adult, Teen and Children’s courses

Mondays to Fridays 9.30 to 12.45 (including a 15 min coffee break from 11.00 to 11.15)
GE Group Courses for adults and Cool Kids Courses take place in our main school building.
Most Keen Teens Courses take place in a local secondary school situated just around the corner from our main school building. Some may also take place in our main school building.

Optional Afternoon Activities take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Optional Day-trips  take place on Saturdays.

Included in the programme

  • 20 lessons (=15 full hours) per week for all family members
  • Online level test for family members aged 11
  • Optional programme of activities and excursions available at extra cost
  • Certificate of Attendance

2021 Dates 

Easter Course
29 March to 9 April
The Slaney Language Centre remains closed on Easter Monday and an alternative programme will be offered.

Summer Courses
5 July to 27 August
The first Monday in August is a national holiday in Ireland and our school will remain closed. An alternative programme will take place.

Fees in €

General English Group Course Intensive (16+)
222 per week

Cool Kids – Keen Teens Courses
One week: 249
Two weeks: 240 per week
Additional weeks: 235 per week

Discount prices two siblings
One week: 234 per child
Two weeks: 224 per week per child
Additional weeks: 219 per week per child

Discount prices three or more siblings
One week: 222 per week per child
Two weeks: 213 per week per child
Additional weeks: 208 per week per child

Course Booking Fee:
25 per family member up to a maximum of 75 per family

Activities and Excursions (4 afternoon activities and 1 weekend day trip)
Easter: 100 per week per family member
Summer: 120 per week per family member

Students aged 13+ may book activities without their parents. We will then allocate the child to a group monitor:
10 per activities.

Depending on availability, individual activities and excursions for the week may be booked from our office on Mondays.

Accommodation

We recommend self-catering apartments to families of 4 or more family members.
Smaller families may opt for host-family accommodation.
As places are limited in July and August we advise 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

 

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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

 Video Language Courses for Families at The Slaney Language Centre (2010)