Junior Summer Schools


Age Range
18 years +
Class Times
9:30 – 12:45pm
Monday to Friday
Course Level
Elementary to Advanced
English Hours
15 hours per week
Class size
Maximum 15
Host Family / Residence / Self-Catering
Minimum 2 weeks
2018 Start Dates
Coming soon

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What is this course?

An adult summer programme is an interesting and stimulating way to learn English while enjoying the culture and hospitality of Ireland. During this innovative and unique programme you will explore the many diverse characteristics of Irish life, both past and present. Lesson topics range from history, politics and cultural diversity to music, literature and dance.

You will conduct interviews, discussions, and debates in the afternoons with local writers, historians, politicians and community leaders, musicians and artists. Preparation for afternoon and evening activities takes place during the morning classes and you will explore the themes through the four key skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. There will be a special emphasis on pronunciation, communication skills and the development of oral fluency.

Cultural activities and excursions

In the evenings you can enjoy a traditional Irish music night, perhaps try Irish set dancing at one of the local Ceili dances or participate in storytelling and drama nights. We also have excellent “Derry Party Nights” with themed events and discos. There are excursions at the weekends to places of rich cultural interest and beauty such as the famous Giant’s Causeway Coast, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (the oldest whiskey distillery in the world), Donegal and Glenveagh National Park, Belfast and the Ulster American Folk Park.

There are also optional package trips to Dublin, Newgrange and the Boyne Valley and to Galway, Clare and the Cliffs of Moher for those who would like to see a bit more of Ireland. Each day is different, as you unlock the history of Ireland.


We offer a range of workshops each Wednesday afternoon, offering either extra language development such as Trinity exam skills, pronunciation, fluency development or cultural workshops such as Irish music, drama or creative writing.


Students can stay with local host families on a full board or half board basis, at the university campus or in shared student houses on a self-catering basis.