Northern Ireland and Connemara English course
This 2 week intense course will impress you because you will really improve your level of English and your fluency. This can be possible visiting all the most beautiful places of Northern Ireland, learning the traditions of this country and the history that influenced the Ireland.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Total Immersion (95-105h per week)
Group Size Small Group
“It’s a good method to speak with a mother tongue. This is a productive way to do trip and to see a lot of cities and places” Lucrezia
The Northern Ireland and Connemara course is a 2-week intensive English programme. The course is composed by some lessons in the morning and the visit of the most beautiful places and cities of Northern Ireland in the afternoon. Some places that we will visit are Trinity College, the Giant’s Causeway, Galway, Derry-Londonderry and Glenariff National Park. The total immersion that we look for is possible thanks to the teachers and the TJ’s that encourage the students to talk in English every day. Infect the TJ’s are always with the students.
- 40 hours language tuition.
- Use of book and class material.
- Tour of Ireland as per programme.
- 13 nights accommodation.
- 13 continental breakfasts.
- Welcome and farewell dinners.
- 1 lunch on the first Tuesday.
- Minimum 1 native speaker to every 5 students.
- OPW card valid for one year (provides entrance to over 100 heritage sites).
- Entrance fees and guided tours at Trinity college, Dublin Castle, Newgrange, Belfast, Glenariff National Park, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Derry-Londonderry, Donegal, Kylemore Abbey, Westport, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Christchurch.
- Tickets for a stand-up comedy show on last Friday.
- Welcome package with: a waterproof backpack (ideal for travelling in Ireland), a warm and showerproof fleece, Travelling Languages’ guide, maps, a notebook, an Irish SIM card and more.
- Unlimited use of 7” tablets while travelling.
- Travel insurance and other emergencies.
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees.
- Single room accommodations.
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages.
- Everything not in the “what is included” list.
- Flights to and from Ireland.
Welcome in Ireland
Students will take part to a presentation and to an introduction meeting. Dinner is at 7.30 pm (included).
Students will have a morning lesson in Dublin and in the afternoon we will visit the most important places in Dublin like Trinity College, the Book of Kells, Temple Bar and all the places that makes this city very famous.
The adventure starts
On Tuesday we will leave Dublin after lunch (included) and we will go to Newgrange, a very ancient tomb that is famous because of the illumination of its passage during the winter solstice sun.
Belfast: the capital of Northern Ireland
Students will have a morning lesson in Belfast and in the afternoon we will do a tour of the city visiting the places that influenced the history of this country.
Glenariff National Park and Ballycastle
On Thursday we will travel to Glenariff National Park and Ballycastle. The first offers very beautiful landascapes and the second is a really nice town where students can talk with the local people and learn a lot of things.
Students meet the Giants
Students will have a morning lesson in Ballycastle. In the afternoon we will visit the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The first is famous because of a myth that says that a giant built it and the second is a bridge that connects Carrick Island and Country Antrim and it was built by the fisherman 250 years ago.
Day 7 and 8
Cities and History
We will visit Derry-Londonderry, Donegal, Sligo, Kylemore Abbey, Carrowmore megalitich cemetery. They are very important cities because of the events known by everyone as “The Trouble”. This part of the irish history is very important because it changed and devasted Ireland in the 20th century so students can learn something about the history of this country.
Day 9 and 10
Westport, Clifden and Connemara
Students will have a morning lessons in Westport and we will do a tour of the city in the afternoon. Then we will travel to Clifden and Connemara. Clifden is famous for the old rail station, the beautiful beaches and the Marconi Station where the first trans-Atlantic telegram was received.
Galway: the city of the artists
Students will have a morning lesson in Galway and in the afternoon we will do a tour of the city. There we will visit some important places like Dun Aonghasa, Galway City Museum and Dunguaire Castle. Galway is also famous because of the festivals and the events. After the tour we will travel to Dublin where we will spent the last two days.
Dublin and what make this city famous
Students will have a morning lesson in Dublin and in the afternoon we will do a tour in the Guinness Storehouse, the museum dedicated to the famous beer and it explains all the methods used to produce this beer and there are also some of the instruments used in the past. After we will visit the Irish Writers Museum that remember the most important Irish writers of the past three hundred years. The principal purpose of this museum is to promote Irish literature and its importance that a lot of time is forgotten by the most part of the people. We will finish with the typical Irish dinner and a stand-up comedy show.
Travelling languages provided the best and most comfortable hotels or hostels in each city that we will visit during the trip. The environment has to be friendly and comfortable in order to encourage the students to talk in English. The rooms are composed by three beds the most part of the time but in the peak seasons they can be composed by four beds.
• Linen and towel (all hostels);
• Free Wi-Fi;
• Tv room and fully equipped kitchen (all hostels);
• Secure locker;
• Continental breakfast and some Irish breakfasts;
• 24 hour security;
• Laundry service (not included);
• Luggage storage;
The Northern Ireland and Connemara course proposes a total immersion and all the students are encouraged to speak in English in every situation thanks to the teachers and the TJs. This allows to improve their fluency and confidence.
Visiting all these cities, the students have the opportunity to see the most beautiful places of the Northern Ireland and they can increase their knowledge about the traditions and the language. Infect each city has its dialect so talking with people from different cities is challenging for the students and they can improve their English.
Our teachers are all native speakers so they know the language very well. Moreover they are accredited by ACELS and TEFL.
Each student has to do an entry test in order to be sure that the level of English is the same for everyone and appropriate for this course. This method allows the total immersion that we look for in every course.
We put three or more students together to ensure the total immersion. Infect they usually come from different countries so they have to talk in English to understand each other. In this way they can improve their fluency and confidence and learn more about the habits of other countries.
In our globalized world, it is very important that all have a quiet good knowledge and confidence with the English. So we propose this course to people that have more than 18 years old because a lot of time they want to be sure that they can face a lot of situations during their life or career.
Yes, they are. Their duty is to encourage the people to speak in English 24-7. Moreover they are Irish so they can teach something more about the traditions in order to make the experience more interesting.
We propose it because we travel a lot and an accommodation in the families can be more uncomfortable than an accommodation in the hotels or hostels.
We don’t want to bore the students. Infect on the tablets there are 25 films that they can see in order to improve their language and to have fun with their friends. We give to them an OPW card that they can use to visit more than 100 heritage sites. They can bring some souvenirs in the classrooms and they can talk about what they saw during the lessons. Finally all the students have to do a project or something like that in order to make the lessons more useful and less boring.