Junior English & Sailing Dublin
29th June - 24th July
20 per week
At A Glance
This full-immersion summer camp allows students to develop their fluency in English while participating in a full week of professional sailing lessons on the infamous Irish Seas alongside Irish teenagers.
- 20 General English lessons (15hrs per week).
- Full Board accommodation.
- Sailing lessons.
- Full social and activity programme.
Course dates: 29th June – 24th July
2 weeks: €1,790 3 weeks: €2,680
De La Salle College is a modern high school located in Churchtown. Churchtown is a quiet and safe residential area in South Dublin with a host of amenities close by and just 12 minutes from the city centre by local transport (LUAS). Facilities include large bright classrooms, extensive playing fields, basketball courts, hockey and rugby pitches, gymnasium, concert hall, library and computer room. The school is within walking distance of Dundrum Town Centre, Ireland’s largest shopping mall with over 150 stores, multiplex cinema, restaurants and cafes. With all De La Salle has to offer it makes the ideal choice for young learners.
Our Sailing package is unique compared to our other courses as students will experience the thrill of setting sail for a full week that is dedicated to learning everything about sailing. For the remainder of the students stay, they will be participating in the English and Activity programme.
Your course includes 20 general English classes per week covering English grammar, vocabulary, oral expression, comprehension and reading. Your lessons will be with other international students giving you the chance to experience an international classroom environment while making friends from all over the world (class size max 15). Morning lessons run from 9.30am -12.30pm allowing time for activities in the afternoon. Each student prepares project work with assistance from their teacher and delivers an oral presentation at the end of their stay. The teachers are fully qualified, dedicated native English speakers who follow our own specially developed curriculum called Student Talk Time which is approved by NQAI-ACELS (the national recognition body for English language schools in Ireland). The classes are dynamic and highly interactive with extensive use of team work, role play, and games making learning fun and interesting. Students take a level test on their first morning which ensures they are placed in a class suitable for their standard of English and a graded certificate is included on completion of the course. Our students love the weekly awards ceremony where prizes for speaking English are rewarded to motivated students.
We believe that staying with an Irish host is one of the best ways to improve your English and to practice what you learn in the classroom while experiencing Irish life and typical customs. The host is specially chosen by our school to offer a warm, friendly and welcoming environment for each student. The hosts are visited regularly by the school’s accommodation officer and are carefully screened and inspected-we have been working with our host’s for many years and we have an excellent relationship with them. All our hosts are located within walking distance or a short commute by public transport to the school (max 25 mins). The course includes full board accommodation in a shared (twin) room. You will enjoy breakfast and evening meals with your host and will be given a packed lunch to bring to school and for the full-day excursion on Saturday (Sunday lunch will be shared with host). Bed linen is provided but you should bring your own towels. The host may sometimes have another student of a different nationality staying with them who also attends the language school.
They say the best way to learn a new language is to throw yourself into the deep end. With this course, you will be throwing yourself into the deep Irish Seas as you take part in a full, uninterrupted week of sailing lessons with other Irish teenagers. This course is run in conjunction with the Irish National Sailing School, Ireland’s leading provider of junior sailing courses. Students are placed in groups according to their sailing experience meaning classes will cater to complete beginners along with the most experienced sailors. Instructors are all fully qualified and are trained in all aspects of student welfare and safety. All instructions are carried out in English and students make new friends by communicating in English all day. Essential sailing equipment is provided by the school, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids. Remember you need to bring warm layers, old trainers to wear afloat, swimsuit and waterproof jacket, a hat and sun cream.
When your full week of sailing is complete, you will move onto the activity programme. After class in the afternoons, you take part in a variety of sports, activities, trips and excursions which are advertised on the school notice board each week. These include themed events, sports tournaments, interactive games and movie nights. There is a full day excursion organised every Saturday where students are transported via private coach to some of Ireland’s most famous and beautiful locations, which include Wicklow Goel, Glendalough, Galway and Malahide Castle.
Activities available on-site:
- Film Club
- Table Tennis
- Arts and crafts
- Talent Competition
- Treasure Hunt
- International night
- Table Quiz
Afternoon Cultural visits:
- Trinity College
- National Art Gallery
- Little Museum of Dublin
- James Joyce Tower
- Dublin Writers Museum
- Guinness Storehouse
- Nation Museum
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Croke Park and GAA
Full Day Excursions:
- Glendalough and Wicklow Gael
- Belfast and The Titanic
- Kilkenny city and castle
- Trim castle and the Boyne
- Galway city
- Malahide Castle and Howth
- Fishing Village
- Newgrange Pet Farm
- Historic Drogheda
2 weeks: €1,790 3 weeks: €2,680
What is included:
- 20 English lessons per week (15hrs per week).
- All course materials.
- Full board accommodation (Twin).
- Emergency 24/7 contact.
- Placement test.
- Welcome pack.
- Weekly progress test.
- Weekly excursions with private coach (Saturday).
- Comprehensive social and activity programme.
- Graded certificate.
- Travel insurance.
- Pocket money.
- Registration €85.
- Return airport transfers.
- Local travel tickets.
- Optional Excursions (Aran Islands).
You can book online or over the phone whichever is easiest. Once the form is complete all you need to do to secure your booking is to pay a deposit of €200. It usually takes 1-2 days before your booking is confirmed and the final balance is due 4 weeks prior to departure. You can pay either by card, bank transfer or cheque.
Students are requested to arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday. Airport transfer on arrival and departure is free of charge for groups of 10 or more. We can arrange transfers for individual students (€60 each way). Students are also requested to arrive no later than 10 pm where possible. An extra night stay can be arranged and a supplement applies. For more information contact our office 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.
You will meet your Irish Host or school representative and brought straight to your accommodation. Please be sure to email at least 2 weeks prior to departure to confirm your flight details. You will see either your name or the school’s name on a board as you come through arrivals. We will also give you an emergency telephone number for the school which you should call in the event that your flight is delayed.
You will receive your accommodation details and pre-departure information approximately 7-14 days before you arrive. We will also send you more information about the school to help you prepare. The most important thing is that you remember to take the following in your hand luggage: your accommodation address, emergency telephone number for your school, address of your school and passport.
You will be shown to your school on the first morning by your Irish host. Depending on where your Irish host is situated, the school can be within walking distance or a short bus or tram journey from the school (max 25 minutes).
You will meet the School Director and you will take a test so that you can be placed in a class suitable for your level. You will need to bring a pen and a notepad, all other course material will be provided for you. Home stay students will also bring a packed lunch which your host will give you. Later that afternoon, you will go on an orientation tour so that you become familiar with your surroundings.
It is normal for students to feel a little shy at the start and it generally takes a day or two for students to settle in. Your host is very experienced in helping their student overcome homesickness and they will do all they can to help you feel at home. We have a dedicated Accommodation Officer who has selected your host and we will look at each situation and see what the best solution. If after a few days things do not improve, we will change your accommodation.
Most of our students don’t have any problems but it is important for you to know that if you are not happy with your course or accommodation or any of our services then all you have to do is ask.
We have students from Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Italy and small numbers from other countries. We know that you will make new friends from all over the world and on your last day, you will receive a graded certificate which you will take home with you as well as wonderful memories of your time spent in Ireland.
You will have a level test on the first morning before you start your course and will be placed in a class with other students of the same level. Your level will be monitored during the course and if you feel your class is too easy or too difficult then you should speak with your teacher or let us know and the Director of Studies will see if it’s possible to move you to a different class. Everyone at the school is very approachable and once you let someone know they will make sure that the move is as quick and smooth as possible for you.
It includes your accommodation, breakfast and evening meal and Sunday lunch with your Irish host and a packed lunch weekdays.
- Warm layers
- Appropriate footwear/old runners
- Waterproof jacket
As we are not a travel agent we don’t book flights, however, we can advise on which flights would be suitable so please email or give us a call and we would be happy to talk you through it. Please note, do not book your flights until you have received confirmation of your enrolment by Tribe Study Abroad.
Junior students age 14-15 are allowed out in the evenings until 10 pm granted that they have permission from their parents. For more information contact our office 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.
Please refer to our Terms of Business for further information on our cancellation policy.
The minimum age students can attend is 12+. During the summer (July and August) there are lots of students from different countries between 13 and 17.
All students are expected to be active in their courses. This includes a certain amount of homework –i.e. preparing vocab for the next day or a written piece based on what you have learned in class that day. Homework will be corrected and given back as this helps you track your progress. However, the amount of homework given will not affect your time for leisure and activities – plenty of time to hang out with your new friends!