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Maynooth – Ages 11-17

Maynooth is situated 24km west of Dublin, just 40 minutes from Dublin airport. All the attractions of the capital are within easy reach and the town is serviced by frequent bus and rail connections. There is much to see and enjoy in the vicinity of Maynooth, including Castletown House and Celbridge Abbey.

Maynooth University dates back to 1795. The campus is extensive and caters for over 8,400 students during the academic year. The unique blend of modern facilities on a mature campus is the perfect setting for an international language school.

2 weeks course

From 27 June to 1 August

THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE – NEW 2018 COURSES COMING SOON

Package includes:

Full board accommodation

  • 15 hours of English language tuition per week
  • Alternate weekly morning and afternoon classes
  • Use of textbooks and other learning materials
  • Graded certificate and end of course report
  • Organised afternoon sports activities
  • Two afternoon cultural visits per week by private coach with entrance fee
  • Three Dublin City transfers by coach per 2 week stay**
  • Dinner in Hard Rock Café (or similar) once per stay
  • One full day excursion by coach per week including entrance fee
  • Evening programme including discos, films, karaoke, Irish night and other activities

If you are booking a residential course after 15th April, please contact us  to check availability of places before booking online

If you need a VISA, please contact us  before booking online.

 

 

Maynhoot Uni - front view
  • bedroom 1
  • bedroom en suite
  • campus riverside apartments
  • MU - Libray building
  • MU - restaurant inside
  • MU - restaurant
  • MU - South Campus
  • MU restaurant inside 2
  • residential campus
  • student accommodation - kitchen and dining area
  • student residence - sitting room 2
  • student residence - sitting room
  • students during a lesson
  • students having lunch in the canteen
  • students playing badminton
  • students playing basketball
  • students playing football
  • students playing sports

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

Each lesson is 45 minutes in duration and the standard programme for junior students is 15 hours per week. Classes are available at all levels from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1). Classes for junior students will have a maximum of 15 students, but you can expect an average of 13 students per class.

Class times are divided so that students receive lessons from more than one teacher, two per day allowing them the benefit of more than one voice and teaching style and having a team of teachers liaise on their learning paths. There are 20 comfortable modern, spacious classrooms available in the college.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is provided in modern apartments on campus. Each apartment comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and comfortably furnished lounge.
Accommodation is in single and twin rooms in apartments of 5 bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

 

STUDENT WELFARE

The welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us and we offer a high standard of care and supervision to all our students. The school provides nominated staff members to act as guardians to their individual students that travel without group leaders. It is very important  that students remain happy and healthy throughout their stay.  The Management,  along with the teachers and the activity leaders will ensure that all students receive the best possible care and attention so as to maximize their experience during their study holiday.

 

ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

Maynooth University offers a very comprehensive cultural, sports and evening programme. Included are two half day cultural excursions to local galleries, museums and other visitor attractions by private coach. Three Dublin city transfers by coach per week (per 2 week stay) and one full day excursion per week to cities and places of cultural importance around Ireland by private coach. One dinner in Hard Rock Café or similar is also included in the package.

The activity programme provides young students with an opportunity to absorb some of Ireland’s rich heritage in a fun and relaxed way.

A residential evening activity programme rounds off each day and includes: discos, Irish nights (Ceili), karaoke, talent nights
and treasure hunts will ensure that each student is busy from breakfast to bedtime. Please see the sample programme for details.

 

OPTIONAL PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES (Supplement to be paid)
English & Soccer – UEFA Qualified Coaches 
3 Afternoons per week – 3 hours per afternoon

English & Drama – in association with the GAIETY School of Acting - Dublin
3 Afternoons per week – 3 hours per afternoon

Note that students taking part in the Soccer or Drama programmes will have 1 Dublin City transfer per 2 week stay.

 

FACILITIES:

Facilities include: a sports complex with gymnasium where students can play table tennis, basketball, badminton, and volleyball, an indoor heated swimming pool and extensive playing fields and tennis courts.

 

CAMPUS LIVING:

Cleaning 
Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living rooms will be cleaned weekly. Bins and rubbish removed by the cleaning staff daily. During occupancy, towels and bed linen will be replaced once per week. Rooms will be fully serviced between occupancies.

Damages 
There is a damage deposit of €50 for individual student’s and €250 for groups that will be collected upon arrival. This will be
retained for the duration of the student/group’s stay.
The deposit will be returned in full prior to departure less the cost of any damages caused by the student/group

Fire Safety 

All students and group leaders are to attend a mandatory fire briefing. Any breach of fire safety regulations may result in a fine and expulsion from the course.

Keys
Electronic key cards will be provided to each student. Lost key cards can be replaced by Maynooth University staff at a cost of €5 each

Laundry 
There is a private self service launderette available for the students use at Maynooth University. The machines take coins, and washing powder can be purchased locally or students may bring their own. A typical wash and dry costs approximately €4.

Safe

A safe is available for the security of the students belongings at Maynooth University. Students are encouraged to store large sums of money or valuables here. Travel tickets and passports are normally kept in the safe for the duration of the students stay.

Security 

There are 24 hour security guards monitoring the facility, dealing with security and related matters and responding to fire alarm activations. In order to cooperate with college staff, when asked students will be required to identify themselves and respond to legitimate directions relating to safety, security and good order. A staff member will assist Maynooth University security in the event of noise disturbances, incidents involving language school participants or medical emergencies

Student Identity Card 
In order to co-operate with the security and safety standards at Maynooth University, the school will supply all students with a student identity card. Students must carry their card with them at all times

 

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME:

Programme Includes: 
♦ Full board accommodation.
♦ 15 hours of English language tuition per week.
♦ Alternate weekly morning and afternoon classes.
♦ Use of textbooks and other learning materials.
♦ Graded certificate and end of course report.
♦ Organised afternoon sports activities.
♦ Two afternoon cultural visits per week by private coach with entrance fee -including Guinness Storehouse & Viking Splash once per stay
♦ Three Dublin City transfers by coach per 2 week stay
♦ Dinner in Hard Rock Café (or similar) once per stay
♦ One full day excursion by coach per week including entrance fee.
♦ Evening programme including discos, films, karaoke, Irish night and other activities

Important Note: 
♦ Host Family option available for combined groups only.
♦ Minimum stay: 2 weeks.
♦ Self service laundry facilities are available on University Campus.
♦ Airport transfers are NOT included (see page 22 for details).
♦ Towels are supplied once a week by the college.
♦ Any damage caused by a student must be paid for immediately.
♦ Damage deposit of €50 per individual students / €250 per group on arrival to be refunded in event of non-use
♦ There will not be any credit given for meals not taken.

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