Irish Summer Camps with Language, Culture & Activities
Horizon is long established as one of Ireland’s top providers of high-quality, student centred English Language Programmes. For many years now we have been welcoming thousands of Overseas Students to learn English in the company of English speaking Irish students during their action-packed and rewarding residential Irish Experience.
Our range of Prestigious Colleges spread throughout Ireland is simply the best on offer. This, combined with our Academic expertise, Exciting Cultural/Activity Programmes and of course the Interaction with the Irish Students makes us the unrivalled and ideal choice for a unique English Language Learning experience for your child.
What we offer
Students develop their language skills, build confidence and foster a love of the language. Speaking confidence, understanding and comprehension all improve dramatically and all this while they are thoroughly enjoying themselves safely in a foreign country!
How does is work?
Students have two options to choose from to start their Horizon English Language Experience…
A. English Classes with Activities: students have formal English classes (usually for 15 hours but more can be organised on request) Monday to Friday mornings. Students are assessed on arrival to ensure they are allocated to the class most appropriate to their level of English. Small classes with stimulating lessons are taught by specialised teachers who place equal emphasis on the following skills: reading, listening, spoken, comprehension and language development.. Students spend their afternoons participating in exciting activities with their Irish and international friends which requires them to speak English to communicate.
B. Activities Only (no participation in Classes): the same as Option A but without taking part in Formal English Classes. Students spend their time fully integrated with their Irish and international friends on a daily Action packed Adventure and Activity programme. This has proven to encourage rapid language development and speaking confidence whilst having fun and making new friends.
What activities will I do?
Our basic programme is English plus Multi-Activity which will enable students to use English in real-life scenarios. Please see page 6 to see the more details on this option. Specialist Programmes (such as Golf, Pony, Rugby, Tennis etc.)are also available and can be selected with or without English Classes.
Assessment, Reporting and Certification
Students complete class projects, debates and inter-class activities which all contribute to classes proving to be rewarding and beneficial. Teachers assess and record student performance under those headings and provide a written report and certificate upon completion of the course which ensures an accurate portrayal of student progress which can be brought back to the student’s parents and school.
Each week your child will take part in a supervised, well organised Excursions to places of Historical and Cultural importance in the company of their newly made International friends. There will be plenty of time allowed also for the all important activity of Shopping, again fully supervised by Horizon monitors to ensure your childs safety and security.
Shopping… Dublin is a shopper’s paradise with countless & amazing shops to for all interests... music, technology, fashion and culture. Dublin has a range of shops all equipped to make your heart beat. The prominent shopping centres and areas include St. Stephen’s Green Centre, Grafton Street, Liffey Valley and Dundrum Town Centre. Dublin has iconic shops to suit all tastes from the luxurious Brown Thomas to the phenomenally popular Penneys!
Museums... Dublin has a very rich and interesting history both in terms of the actual city and the people who are its residents. The city boasts multiple museums which you can visit to experience and learn about Irish history and culture which are famous all over the world. You can visit museums dedicated to Irish history, culture and art such as The Guinness Storehouse, The Natural History Museum and The National Gallery.
Activities... Dublin has lots of exciting excursion experiences such as JIG where students can learn about Irish dancing, see a specialised show and even try dancing... perfect for Riverdance fans the world over! SPLASH affords students the thrill of experiencing Dublin’s famous River Liffey in a unique amphibian craft and browsing in the famous Trinity College Library could herald the arrival of a new Joyce, Beckett or Binchy!
Excursions outside of Dublin
Horizon excursions are not confined to Dublin with lots of exciting destinations and attractions available all over Ireland such as...
- The national Stud of Ireland & Japanese Gardens
- Lullymore Heritage Park
- Westport House & Gardens
- Belvedere House & Gardens
- The Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
- Galway City & Connemara
- Clonmacnoise & Athlone Castle on the River Shannon