O'Grady School of English Summer Course

NEW!!! 18 Day Summer Course

July 7th to 25th 2020

Accompanied flights

from Madrid, Milan, Venice!

  • Our teachers will meet you and your child at the airport.
  • Your child will join our group there.
  • Then, the teachers will accompany the group to Ireland.
  • They will always be supervised and supported on the journey.
  • On arrival in Ireland, the group will travel by private bus to our village, where the host family will be waiting.

O'Grady School Course and Classes

Summer Course

School Timetable

Classes take place in the local school. The school has fully equipped classrooms and outdoor recreation areas, where students undertake a variety of sports and activities.
  • Students undertake an assessment test on arrival according to Common European framework which assesses both written and spoken English
  • Classes are of mixed nationality
  • Class size is on average 12 students, with maximum of 15
  • There are 20 hours of teacher contact time each week. comprising 15 hours of English lessons, with an additional 5 hours of teacher directed activities, to further practise use of English
  • All teachers are fully qualified native speakers
  • All classes have 2 or 3 Irish teenage helpers
  • Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and internet to access the latest interactive lessons
  • The emphasis is on encouraging spoken English with the teacher, the other students and the Irish classmates
  • Afternoon activities are varied, and include basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, hurling, Irish dance and music
  • Students receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course
MON - FRI
10:00-11:00Grammar
11:00-11:30Break
11:30-12:30Vocabulary
12:30-1:30Lunch
1:30-2:30Functional English
2:30-3:30Practical Activities

Sample Course Timetable

DayEvening
MondayClassesIrish Evening
TuesdayClassesHost family evening
WednesdayClassesSports evening
ThursdayClassesHost family evening
FridayClassesDisco night
SaturdayFull day ExcursionFull day Excursion
SundayHost family DayHost family Day

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Evenings and Weekends

There are 3 organised evening activities. These can include sports such as football, hurling and basketball, as well as table quiz and board games. We also have a disco and an Irish music and dance evening every week.

On the other evenings, students spend time with the host families and Irish friends, taking part in whatever activities the family chooses. These evenings are great for the students as they spend time with a number of Irish people, practising English conversation in real life situations.

Every Saturday, we organise a day long excursion to places of beauty and interest in Ireland. We visit Dublin every year, and other places visited include the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Cork, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ballybunion, Galway and the Burren.

Sunday is host family day. Host families arrange different outings and events for their students, as part of a family experience. Again, this is an ideal opportunity to have a real immersion experience, and speak only English all day with native speakers.