Junior Programme, Dublin


 

Junior English Language & Activity Programme - Dublin

Junior Courses

Learning should be fun... 

CES has a number of different options for the younger learner. We have junior summer centres in Dublin and  Navan. We at CES feel that learning English should be fun. We recruit teaching staff for our junior centres who will motivate and encourage junior students to build on the English they already know. The morning is divided into two sessions and you will usually have two teachers. The first session concentrates on reading, writing skills and key grammar. The class is organised so that learning is fun, resulting in steady progress. After the mid-morning break you will concentrate on improving your oral skills using role-play, debate, project work and learning about your surroundings in Ireland and the cultural places you will visit during your stay.

Age Group 

This programme is open to all students aged between 14 - 17 years of age.

Nationalities  
CES have run this Junior International English Language & activity programme since 1979. Over the last 30 years we have welcomed thousands of students from all over the world. Our top nationalities in Ireland are as follows:

Italian - Spanish - German - French - Swedish - Austrian - Polish - Czech - Japanese - Russian - Hungarian - Swiss - Taiwanese 

Facilities
CES Junior Summer Centres have been chosen for their excellent academic and sports facilities. They are conveniently located close to our homestays, in mature suburbs. All are convenient to public transport links. Sports facilities include playing fields and gyms. These facilities allow CES to arrange a very varied and challenging sports and activity programme.

Activities
We want you to enjoy your stay with us so we have organised an action-packed programme at each of our centres. You will visit historical places, take part in a lot of activities, arts and crafts, dance and sports, make lots of new friends and go to school discos or other arranged evening activities. In addition there are full day Saturday tours to places of historical interest or to towns and villages with cultural places of interest.

Activities Available At Junior Centres Include:

Football • Basketball • Volleyball • Rounders • Fun Games • Table-Tennis • Art & Crafts • Aerobics • Badminton • Movie Videos • Indoor Swimming (available off campus)

Afternoon Cultural Visits Include:

National Museum • Dublin Castle • National History Museum • James Joyce Centre • Kilmainham Gaol • Trinity College

Full Day Saturday Tours:

Kilkenny City & Castle • Athlone & River Cruise • Boyne Valley Tour • Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens

Junior English Language and Golf Programme

During July and August junior students can take an English language and golf programme in Dublin. This programme combines golf lessons with Professional Golf Tutors, work with woods and irons and actual practice on a course. Golf professionals work with  each group and there will be a play-off on the final day for the CES trophy.

Junior English Language & Rugby Programme 

During June and July students can take a 2 weeks programme that combines an English language course with 9 afternoons professional Rugby coaching.  Any aspiring rugby players will love this programme that covers all areas of the modern game! 

24-hour care 7 days a week

The Directors and staff are available throughout the day and the night as we realise how important it is that parents know their children are with caring and responsible people. Young students can be homesick, get lost or need medical care at any time, so our staff are always available and willing to help.

All our excursions are accompanied by CES leaders known as ‘Yellow Shirts' 
(because of their clearly identifiable polo shirts) and these leaders have been very carefully trained in dealing with young people. They are selected for their warm manner and sense of responsibility.

Sample Timetable 

Week 1 

Monday  

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday  

LESSON 1

Placement Test 
Welcome Talk

Grammar 
Activities 
and Reading

Writing and 
Communicative 
Grammar

Grammar 
Activities 
and Homework

Weekly Review / 
Test

LESSON 2

Icebreakers 
and Warmer 
Activities

Listening and 
Speaking Skills

Communicative 
Activities

Role-play 
and Drama

Vocabulary and 
Pronunciation

 

Week 2  

Monday  

Tuesday  

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday  

LESSON 1

Communicative 
Grammar 
and Reading

Language 
Awareness

Grammar Activities 
and Homework

Grammar 
Activities 
and Homework

Reading 
and Writing Skills

LESSON 2

Listening 
and Speaking 
Activities

Music 
and Song

Listening and 
Speaking Skills

Communication 
Games

Roleplay 
and Drama

Sample 1 week Afternoon & Evening Sports and Cultural Activities programme 

 Week 1

 Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

 Afternoon

Orientation Tour

Sports / Activities  
on Campus 

Visit to Croke Park GAA museum

Sports / activities on Campus

Free for shopping in Dublin  

 Evening

 Howth Walk (free)

Irish Music night €5

Dog Races €5 

 Disco (free)

 Free

 Saturday

Full Day Excursion 

Departs 
09.30 - 17.00