11 - 17
Duration of Stay
15 Days / 14 Nights
in most areas
In this Centre
Maynooth, a small university town surrounded by breath-taking landscapes, is 20 km west of Dublin and is well-connected by motorways, railways and coach services. Home to major companies such as Hewlett Packard and Intel, it also offers shops, restaurants and quaint pubs.
The historic buildings on this campus date back to 1795 and even today you can admire a striking mosaic-glass chapel dating back to the same period. The college, located a 5-minute walk from the town centre, is compact and boasts well-equipped classrooms, a large, spacious, canteen with a modern design, as well as the student’s union.
The course includes twenty 45-minute lessons of General English per week in standard classes of max 15 students and lessons alternate between the morning and the afternoon. The classes combine with Project Work (1 per week) to stimulate students’ creative skills and resourcefulness. At the end of the activity, all groups will have to present their projects to the class.
2 sessions of Teacher Training included free of charge for accompanying teachers.
Students stay in the new part of the campus in two, three and four, floor apartments comprising of 5 to 6 single and some double rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Each apartment has a kitchen with a small living room that doubles as a common room for students. The use of the kitchen is at the discretion of the centre management and in cases where it is allowed can only be used by group leaders. On arrival, students must pay a security deposit required by the school of €50 the deposit will be returned at the time of departure unless the college needs to deduct payment for reasons stated in the school regulations. The college provides towels.
Large multipurpose gym and football pitches.
Free Time and Activities
- 2 full day excursions by coach:
Galway and the Cliffs of Moher with dinner out and a late return, The Giant’s Causeway and Belfast.
- 2 half day excursions
including admission to the following types of attraction: The Chocolate Factory Experience, Dublinia, St. Patrick’s Cathedral or the Wax Museum.
- 2 visits by shuttle bus to Dublin City Centre, one of which includes dinner out.
- Afternoon and evening activities.
This programme may change for organisational reasons.
Where is it?
PCTO "The World of Work"
(for students aged 16 and over)
The course includes 3 hours of “The world of work” per week with a combination of lectures, presentations and case studies. These hours are certified along with language proficiency at the end of the stay. Topics include:
- techniques for dealing with a job interview abroad;
- how to write a CV and a covering letter;
- how best to present yourself in the workplace;
- communication methods in the world of work.
Those attending the “World of Work” will receive an additional certificate that certifies participation and summarizes the details of the programme. This document is valid as recognition of the hours carried out for the learning and Working program (Alternanza Scuola Lavoro) ASL hours are certified along with language proficiency at the end of the stay.
Alternatively, students under the age of 16 can take part in a the optional Conversation Club course.
Through access to this platform, all students can take an English course online for three months from the end of their stay in Ireland. In addition, parents can monitor their child’s activities and lessons during their stay abroad.
(these activities will only be carried out once during the stay)
- Influencer 101 – Vlogging
- ATC Photography Club “All about angles”
- ATC Gamezone.