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Adventure Ireland

Adventure Ireland

Adventure Ireland

Teenage English summer programme:
The multi-activity English language adventure programme

This multi-activity English language adventure programme is a unique concept, a language programme like no other. It provides a wonderful opportunity for students to improve their English with local English-speaking students while working towards internationally recognised
sporting qualifications in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.  Other activities include a wide variety of land and water sports and an arts and crafts programme covering over 30
different activities.

Environmental education is at the heart of this programme. Students learn about their environment and how they can minimise their impact on it and help to protect it. The activities form the core of the programme which means that a large proportion of the language learning component of the course takes place outdoors. This unique programme is based on the following 4 concepts: 

  • Integration with local, English-speaking students on all activities
  • Environmental education and awareness
  • “Leave No Trace”
  • Implementation of CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
What does the course involve?
  • Complete integration with local English-speaking students who follow exactly the same programme
  • Learning new skills to gain international certifications
  • Environmental education and awareness
  • Implementation of CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

Tuition

10 lessons of classroom time plus full day of multiple activities integrated with native speakers. Teachers accompany students on all activities and monitor “emerging language” that they can then introduce in the classroom sessions.
Total teaching hours: 7.5h

Duration

2 weeks

Age

12 – 16 years

Levels

All levels

Maximum Students Per Class

12 international students plus 6 local students

2023 Course Dates

02 July – 16 July
16 July – 30 July

No Saturday arrivals or departures.

What does the price include?

  • Tuition
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • A full and varied activity programme of sports and local visits
  • One full-day excursion per week
  • Transfers to and from Dublin airport*
*Arrival times within hours of 08.00 – 21.00. Arrival outside of these times incur additional £100 fee each way.

2023 Prices

£1850 (for 14 nights)

Arrival on Sunday, departure on Sunday.

Accommodation

All students stay in onsite residential accommodation. 
Rooms are in the main building. There are 4 students in each room sleeping in 2 bunk beds. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with WC, sink and shower facilities. The accommodation block is connected to the dining room area where students have breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodation is 3* hostel style and a short walk to all on campus activities and classrooms. There is a free laundry service once a week. 

There is also a large common area for students to relax and socialise and  pool table in the main building. The campus facilities include: 

  • Leisure suite including 15m swimming pool 
  • Two children’s playgrounds
  • Forest trails perfect for walking or biking 
  • Guided tours of Upper Lough Erne onboard the Inishcruiser
  • TV lounge

 

Opening up a channel of communication in which the possibilities for language learning are limitless

When native English speakers and international students have a shared objective to learn a highly-skilled activity, this opens up a channel of communication in which the possibilities for language learning are limitless. Our local and international students are completely integrated in all their activities.

The way we treat our environment is massively important. How we live our lives impacts the Earth both on a global and local level. Environmental education is at the heart of the Share Centre and is a recurring theme throughout. Students learn how to enjoy their environment but also how to minimise their impact on it and help to protect it. The seven principals of “Leave No Trace” can be applied to how we should live our lives in general.

Unlike in a classroom setting where teachers strive to create a context with books and materials, the context is already created in the environment. This gives students an advantage in understanding meaning of language before analysing it.

All numbers and ratios of local native speakers to international students are carefully considered to ensure learners maximise their use of English. The full day’s language is reviewed in a two-hour classroom session at the end of each day’s activities.

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