Learn English with the Irish!
Our summer junior programmes are available at various locations throughout Ireland including Dublin, Kildare, Mayo, Tipperary and Limerick. Participants can choose between 2, 3 or 4 week programme. Most of our centres have Irish students residentially completing activity and language programmes which is unique to Horizon and facilitates interaction with English speaking Irish students.
1. Residential English Language College Camps
Students have two options to choose from to start their Horizon English Language Experience…
A. English Classes with Activities: students have formal English classes (usually for 15 hours but more can be organised on request) Monday to Friday mornings. Students complete a placement test to ensure they are allocated to the class most appropriate to their level of English. Small classes with stimulating lessons are taught by specialised teachers who place equal emphasis on the following skills: reading, listening, spoken, comprehension and language development. Students spend their afternoons participating in exciting activities with their Irish and international friends which requires them to speak English to communicate.
B. Activities Only (no participation in Classes): the same as Option A but without taking part in Formal English Classes. Students spend their time fully integrated with their Irish and international friends on a daily Action packed Adventure and Activity programme. This has proven to encourage rapid language development and speaking confidence whilst having fun and making new friends.
Students also have the opportunity to choose Specialist Activity Programmes
2. Home Stay Option
Home Stay options are available in all our venues whereby students live with carefully chosen host families and fully participate in all classes and activities onsite in their chosen centre. The host family drops off and collects their student each day during their stay except Sunday as it is spent with the family. All host families are Garda vetted.