During July and August we run a school for young learners, aged 13-17, at our summer
centre. During the remainder of the academic year we run programmes for groups of
juniors as closed groups within our main school. The emphasis is on providing tuition
in a happy, fun and stimulating environment.
First Class: The First class tends to be more based on book work. It focuses on developing
the four main skills – Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening.
Second Class: In the second class students get the chance to improve their confidence
and enthusiasm in English through free-practice activities, games and projects.
Our Junior School classes cover all aspects of learning English but the emphasis
is on improving your skills work. Recent groups have produced a magazine, a stage
show and a video about their time in Ireland. During class, students learn about
Irish culture – music, food, sport, dance, history etc. We link in DVD presentations
with our Sports and Cultural activities in the afternoon. For example, we will show
students Irish dancing or Gaelic Football and later they will do it themselves.
If any student has a problem in class, they can talk to one of their teachers, to
the Student Welfare Officer or their group leaders. We will always try to help with
a genuine problem.
Junior School Timetable:
9.30 – 11.00 Class 1
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 Class 2
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.30 Supervised Afternoon Activities
19.30-21.30 * Twice weekly evening activities.
Full day excursions every Saturday during July and August.
The Kenilworth Summer School takes place in the lovely premises of Terenure College,
just ten minutes by bus from our main school. We have access to all the College’s
facilities, which include the sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming
pool and concert hall. Terenure College is located directly opposite Bushy Park,
one of Dublin’s most beautiful public parks and we make use of the park for many
Course Materials:We generally do not require students to use a specific course book,
unless this is requested as part of their programme. We have a syllabus developed
over many years and so, in addition to using the latest course-books and supplementary
materials, we employ lots of specially designed summer school activities, music,
DVDs, project-based tasks and Irish cultural materials. If students have any special
requests – exam preparation, extra materials for home study/reading etc, we have
extensive materials and experience to help.