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'All inclusive' English Summer Camps

'All inclusive' English summer camps for kids and teenagers in Kilkenny, Waterford and Dublin: "Learn English & Experience Ireland!"

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High School Programme in Ireland

Academic school stays for international students in primary and secondary schools in Ireland with residential and home-stay accommodation.

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English Lessons for Juniors

CIMG5778From the start, we will make sure that English is the only spoken language throughout the whole course - not only inside but also outside the classroom.

All lessons are taught by mother-tongue and qualified English teachers who all hold a degree in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The English spoken in Ireland is mainly accent-free and very easy to understand.

The emphasis is on small class sizes thereby offering a high quality learning environment. The average number of students per class is 8. There will not be more than 15 students in each class and classroom.

Lessons take place in modern classrooms in a personal and relaxed atmosphere. All teaching material is up-to-date and free of charge. All our classrooms are equipped with free WiFI, interactive whiteboards and a small students' library with a variety of books and Audio CDs.

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There are 20 lessons (15 hours) per week. The duration of each lesson is 45 minutes.

Grammar & Conversation

English lessons in our English camps take place in the morning. Lessons begin at 9.00 a.m. and end at 13.00 p.m. The first class in the morning is usually given to grammar. The second class is normally devoted to improving students' oral and reading skills. Debates and discussions about interesting topics are encouraged by our teachers and occur frequently.

During break time (10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.), students normally play football or hurling outside or table tennis or table football inside. Computers and free WiFi are available.

In our English lessons you will

important information Practice speaking by exchanging ideas with people from other countries

important information Learn plenty of new words and expressions

important information Think about grammar, and practice speaking and writing more accurately

important information Practice and develop all your skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing)

important information Improve your school grade in English as a subject in school

important information Conclude your English studies with a recognised TIE certificate (optional)


TIE in Kilkenny

TIE - Test of interactive English offered at mackdonald language academy for Juniors - For interested students that are enrolled in one of our English summer camps in Kilkenny, we offer Junior TIE examinations. TIE is a test especially designed for junior learners and the TIE certificate is recognised by the Irish Department of Education and ScienceMore info about TIE can be found here.


Certificate recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Science  
gelb  Junior TIE - Test of Interactive English (end-of-course examination) € 150,- Euro
Optional lessons (45 minutes per class):  
gelb Private English 1 on 1 (1 student/class) € 40,- Euro
gelb Intensive English 3 on 1 (max. 3 students/class) € 30,- Euro
gelb Special interest (e.g. Business English) € 30,- Euro
gelb Exam preparation (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL) € 30,- Euro


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