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Junior Summer Schools

Learn English, discover Ireland and make memories you’ll never forget!

We offer a range of summer school programmes for juniors. By combining language classes with an integrated programme of extended learning activities and excursions, our students are able to see a dramatic improvement in their confidence and English skills.

What’s included?

  • 15 lessons* of English group tuition per week
  • 5 afternoon activities
  • 2 evening activities
  • 1 day excursion at weekend
  • Buddy programme – integration with local students in the social programme**
  • Full board accommodation with host family 
  • Available to groups and individual students

*15 classes per week (3 x 50 minutes per day)

** Depending on availability

Course Details

  • Level

    A1-C1 

  • Hours

    15 lessons English per week 

  • Duration

    2-3 weeks

  • Additional Information

    Location: Derry

    Age: 13-17 years

    Class size: 20

    2022 dates: 

    • 2 weeks: 3-17 July / 17-31 July / 31 July -14 Aug
    • 3 weeks: 3-24 July / 24 July -14 Aug

Junior Summer Schools

Course Description

ENGLISH + ACTIVITIES SUMMER SCHOOL

Our Junior Summer School focuses on developing students’ skills in language and communication through the participation in extra-curricular activities including a combination of arts, dance, music, sport and digital technologies.

Students will have a chance to integrate with local students of the same age during the social programme (Buddy Partner Programme). Weekends will involve excursions around the island of Ireland – such as the Giants Causeway, Wild Atlantic Way, Game of Thrones’ locations and the Titanic Centre in Belfast.

The Junior Summer School takes place at the North West Regional College (Strand Road Campus).

The campus has spacious, modern classrooms, recreational areas, a sports hall and auditorium. English classes and afternoons are held at the college each day, and the evening activities, such as Irish Dancing, are usually held in a large community hall or event room in a local hotel or building located within the city centre. 

The campus is located close to shops, cafes and restaurants and is within walking distance to many of the city’s main attractions and amenities.

                                            

Address: North West Regional College, Foyle Building, Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7AL

Derry is a relatively small city and easy to get around.  The Junior Summer School building is located in the city centre and a majority of our homestay providers are located within the city.

Some students will be able to walk to the school each day. Those who are not within walking distance will be able to get a bus no more than 25-30 minute journey.

There is a bus stop right outside the building, or the main bus station is a 10 minute walk.

Bus passes: Weekly bus passes can be purchased from the local bus station (Ulsterbus Foyle Street Bus Station) at approx. £10 per week.

English Language classes begin each morning at 10AM. Foyle International staff are available at NWRC Foyle building from 9am for any students who arrive earlier.

After class students have their lunch break in the cafe/lunch area of the Foyle building and are supervised during this time.

During afternoon and evening activities students are supervised by Foyle International staff, who will ensure that they have been collected (if organized with host) or got on the bus to make their way home. Evening activities are finished by 9pm.

On Saturdays, students meet at the designated meeting point and are supervised at all times during the excursion.

Students aged 13-15 years old have a curfew of 9.30pm each night. Students aged 16-17 years old have a curfew time of 10.30pm

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