In the afternoons, there are numerous activities to choose from such as:
- Racket Sports (tennis, unihoc, rounders)
- Arts & Crafts
and many more…
The range of activities available depends on the facilities at the college. Swimming is available where there is access to a pool. See the Our Colleges page for details.
Coming New for 2022
- Bubble Soccer
- Archery Tag
Following the evening meal, students can look forward to an evening of activities all carried out through the target language.
The Language Rich Activities are prepared and animated by the teachers but could be allocated to willing animators having the appropriate experience in teaching or in the animation of linguistic activities. They usually take place in the classroom but can be also be organized in another place (if it is deemed suitable for the activity). A selection of these activities is listed below:
- Treasure Hunt: Students looking for hidden treasure throughout the college grounds. However, getting to the gold isn’t that simple as teams, equipped with a map of the school, must overcome a series of riddles and games to come up trumps!
- Debating: Students are given an interesting, topical motion and must argue their point in the target language.
- Table Quiz: Over 70 questions on different trivia themes! May the best team win!
- Speed Dating: The perfect way of breaking the ice for students on the first week. Students get to know each other by filling out questionnaires in 2 minute slots and trying to find their perfect match, whether it be friendship or maybe more! Who knows?
- Cluedo: Students watch a short ‘murder mystery’ short film prepared by our staff. The ‘suspects’ are then questioned by the students in an attempt to find out ‘Who dunnit?’
- Festival de Cannes: Students get a chance to watch films made by their peers throughout the course!
- Ceili (run through French, German or Spanish) Students get the opportunity to learn two well-known Irish Ceili dances, The Siege of Ennis and The Walls of Limerick
- Casino Night: Black Jack, Roulette, 421 and many more all to be enjoyed with our very specially designed ELC currency! Our ELC staff take the role of security guards with sunglasses and earpieces for the James Bond themed evening. With our fake wedding certificates, some students may even take the plunge and get hitched in Vegas!
- Olympics: The team become Greek Gods and donned the toga for the students to take part in a series of tournaments and relay races in an atmosphere to mimic the Ancient Olympic Games
- Horror Night: Our staff disguise themselves as characters from some of the most famous horror films while the students are taken on a spooky tour of the school
- Eurovision Song Contest: Each class gets the chance to perform for their peers.
- Last Night Disco: Students get the chance to put their dancing shoes on and say au revoir/adios/ auf wiedersehen to their peers.