Babel Academy of English — language school in Ireland
Summer English School (Homestay)

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Off-season English School
from 370,47 EUR per week
Jan 16, 2023   May 29, 2023
Summer English School (Homestay)
from 589,78 EUR per week
Jun 26, 2023   Aug 14, 2023
Summer English School (Residential)
from 775,50 EUR per week
Jun 26, 2023   Aug 14, 2023

What else included

The English course is 15 hours a week. Children are divided into classes of up to 15 students by language level. Lessons take place in the first half of the day. It is important for the teachers to involve and interest every child. They do that through games, debates, lots of talks about Irish life and culture and lots of conversation practice. Before each excursion children are sure to learn about the significance of the place to the country and a couple of interesting facts. Teaching is possible at any level. 

  • 15 hour English course per week
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Homestay accommodation in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities 
  • Leisure and excursion programme 
  • Three meals per day 
  • Bank charges
  • Travel Class travel services
  • Visa processing including translation of documents
  • Health insurance

Not included:

  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Transfer from and to the airport

Description

Babel Academy of English inspires and engages children and adults with English all year round. The school is located in the centre of Dublin. It's a city of evergreens and free museums. Trinity College, main streets and a large city park are all within walking distance. Children's summer centre takes over a school in the family-run coastal suburb of Raheny.

The language course is combined with excursions, sports and typical Irish activities. A sports hall, tennis courts and rugby and Gaelic football grounds are available for free use. The Dublinia Museum will teach kids about Ireland's historical past in a playful way. In Hout they see fabulous cliffs and sea lions. Students follow the route of famous writers and have a weekend trip to Glendaloch Glacier Valley and the Boyne Valley. The year-round programme also includes a walk in the Dublin Botanic Gardens. In free time kids spend time with host families or relax after a busy day.

Accommodation is a choice of residence or host family. Most homestays are within a 20-minute drive or are within walking distance of the school. Students are accommodated in a single or double room with a bed, cupboard and desk. All families aim to provide a comfortable environment for children and help them practice their English even more. The residence is centrally located and the rooms are for 1-2 with private facilities. A shuttle bus will take the children to and from school. Meals are provided three times a day.

Why choose this school

  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • International environment 
  • Experienced native teachers
  • Excellent locations near the sea and the city centre

School infrastructure

  • Students' room
  • Library
  • Computer available

Sport infrastructure

  • Tennis Courts
  • All-weather pitch
  • Indoor gym
  • Rugby and Gaelic Football pitches

Hobbies and clubs

  • Excursions: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublinia Museum, The Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship and the Liffey Cruise
  • Movie Nights
  • Irish Dance
  • Sing-along Sessions

Recommended arrival cities

  • Dublin

Location

2nd Floor, Astor Hall, 4-8 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Morning Classes
    Day. Sports and activities on campus
    Evening. Time with host families

  • 2 day

    Morning. Morning Classes
    Day. Dublin Walking Tour
    Evening. Time with host families

  • 3 day

    Morning. Morning Classes
    Day. Sports and activities on campus
    Evening. Bowling evening

  • 4 day

    Morning. Morning Classes
    Day. Visit of Dublinia Viking Museum
    Evening. Time with host families

  • 5 day

    Morning. Morning Classes
    Day. Howth Village and Cliff Walk
    Evening. Time with host families

  • 6 day

    Morning. Full day trip to Glendalough
    Day. Full day trip to Glendalough
    Evening. Time with host families

  • 7 day

    Morning. Free day
    Day. Free day
    Evening. Free day