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Why Choose Euro Languages College
- All summer courses are based in Ireland without the requirement of travelling abroad.
- Teachers design the courses based on the syllabus that draws on the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate.
- Over 45 hours of classroom learning (6 days a week)
- Students live in a boarding school for a period just short of 3 weeks.
- Full immersion in the chosen language.
Who Can Attend ELC?
All secondary school students who have completed at least one year of language learning at secondary level. Students currently in 1st or 2nd year go to the junior courses and students who have completed the Junior Cert go to senior courses along with 4th years, TYs and 5th years.
Where Are The Courses?
The language courses take place in carefully selected boarding schools with spacious grounds and a variety of sporting facilities:
Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare
St Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co Clare
Wilson’s Hospital School, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
Villiers School, Limerick
Bandon Grammar School
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FAQ's for Teachers
Every year we get a large number of Students through scholarship funding. The majority of the scholarships are provided by the VEC (Vocational Education Committee). Privately organised scholarships are becoming increasingly popular in schools; often Board of Management groups support Students to attend Euro Languages College.
A team of highly qualified and skilled Programme Directors ensure that the courses are constantly reviewed and updated. These Programme Directors devise the language programme so they are unique, and complement the curriculum by reinforcing what is learnt in the classroom. Euro Languages College was awarded the European Language Label (now known as the European Award for Languages) for innovation in language teaching and learning in 1998. This was awarded jointly by the European Commission and the Department of Education and Science.
You will see an increased confidence in the pupil’s language skills as the courses aim to nurture fluency and love of the chosen language. The classes in the morning are tailored to improve all language skills, and as the pupils will be mixing with native speakers of French, German or Spanish, this will enhance their oral and aural proficiency.
From the feedback we receive from parents and students who have had previous experience of an exchange programme, 90% said that our courses are at least as good, if not better than going on an exchange programme. As the courses are based in Ireland they eliminate the expense and anxiety sometimes involved in going abroad. Another factor is that the courses are so well structured and organised that we ensure the Students are learning the language at all times.
Dedicated Management Teams
Each course has a dedicated management team with an overall staff to student ratio employed of 1: 6. The daily interaction between students and the native French, German and Spanish speaking staff employed on our courses provides an essential linguistic and cultural dimension to our programme. Each course has a Manager who is responsible for the overall running of the course and who is supported by two Assistant Managers.