English & Fun Junior Program

The main focus of this program is to provide students with the communication skills in real life settings in a fun and productive way. As well as covering the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in the class room our courses involve our unique LTT (let’s talk today). The program gives non-native students an opportunity to practice their conversational skills with local students in a relaxed but supervised environment.

Details

Age Group: 12-18 years
Average Class Size: 12 (max 16)
Course Duration: 2-6 Week Program
Lessons Per week: 15 Hours

As well as class based lessons students will have 2 hours of fun activities per day ( Monday – Friday ) and a full day excursion to places of interest each Saturday.

Program Highlights

  • Full Board Homestay accommodation
  • 15 Hours of English Class per week (includes 4 hours Interaction with Irish Buddies per week )
  • 10 Hours of Afternoon Activity
  • 1 Evening Activity per week
  • 1 Full Day Excursion per week
  • Experienced Teachers and Leaders
  • Airport Transfers by Equinox Staff
  • Certification & Report at end of stay
  • Fully Garda Vetted families and staff

Typical Weekly Schedule – English Plus Fun Program

TIMEMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09:00 – 09:15Arrive at schoolArrive at schoolArrive at schoolArrive at schoolArrive at school
09:30 – 11:00English ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish Class
11:00 – 11:30BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11:30 – 13:00English ClassLTT – Conversation
with Irish Teens
English ClassLTT – Conversation
with Irish Teens
English Class
13:00 - 14:00Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
14:00 – 16:00Fun Group ActivityFun Group ActivityFun Group ActivityFun Group ActivityFun Group Activity
16:00 – 16:15School Day endsSchool Day endsSchool Day endsSchool Day endsSchool Day ends
EveningStudent Disco
SATURDAYFull Day Excursion
to Places of Interest
SUNDAYFree Day with
Host Family

Covid-19 Information

  1. Due to the prevailing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, class-based* lessons are strictly restricted to 7 students in total, who will be socially-distanced and be required observe health and safety protocols in compliance with both the building’s and Equinox’s own Fáilte Ireland accredited COVID-19 Safety Charter. 
  2. On-Line group lessons are also available on request*.  

*In the event of additional Level 5 restrictions at this time ALL classes will be taught online for the duration of the lockdown.

Our Award Winning Approach

At Equinox Education Services we select the most suitable programs that are located in great places, offering you lots of things to see and plenty of things to do. All of our programs are tailor-made to enrich your journey towards learning culture and learning your language ability, while at the same time broadening your horizons and opening your mind and gaining fluency. You will get to do this with people who enjoy and appreciate the experience as much as you do.

Meet The Team

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make new friends and have a trip of a lifetime? Would you like to explore new cultures, learn new languages and experience life through a different point of view?

We pride ourselves in finding the right programs for you, whether it is learning Japanese and Calligraphy in Kyoto, to going to High school in the Hawaii. Equinox Education Services is here for YOU!

Thank you very much for your support. I had a good experience for 4 weeks!! You were like the father of our this trip and you are very very kind to us. I learned a lot from your lecture. English of your speaking is very very easy to understand. Thank you very much for speaking slowly!! I love your silhouette 🙂 This is very very lovely! Your smile makes us happy! You looked like Santa Clause!! 

Thank you very much for your kindness! I will never forget you!!

Chizuru

Japan

I think this is one of merits of studying abroad in Ireland. You can find different cultures between your countries, and you can learn new things. You can find new way of thinking, and you can think about new choices. Studying in Ireland will make you change yourself, and it’s really good opportunity to make yourself different. I think I changed a lot after I came to Ireland. I met a lot of people in here, and they told me about their experiences of their life. I was shocked a lot, and impressed with their opinions, because all these thinking were absolutely new things for me. If I didn’t take this opportunity to come to Ireland to study, I wouldn’t know these precious opinions from foreigners. Their opinions were sometimes about school, about personality, jobs, or lifestyle. All of these became big help for me in thinking about my future, school life, everything. Ireland was great experience for me, and it will be great memory for me throughout whole my life. I hope you can also meet great people, see great places, and have great moments from your exchange experience. It wasn’t easy, but I can affirm that the experience of studying in Ireland will change yourself and your life forever.
Masaki Masuda

Tokyo, Japan

Equinox has been the highlight of my daughters’ summer! Their organisation is flawless, their classes stimulating and effective, their leisure activities varied and fun! I warmly thank Equinox for both their kindness and professionalism! I highly recommend it!

Claudia

Italy, mum of Virginia 16 and Matilde 14

Thank you for five weeks! I relied entirely on you in Ireland and Swiss. I like you! See you again!!

Suzuka

Japan

In 2018 I was 20 years old and studying business administration in Germany. As part of my studies I was given the opportunity to take an internship abroad. I selected Ireland for my internship country because from an early age I have always wanted to travel to Ireland where the scenery is so beautiful and natural. I spent three weeks working in Ireland and found the country so gorgeous and all people friendly and lovable. On weekends I visited various towns and cities, and which were all unique and lovely. Ireland is so multifarious. There are beautiful Cliffs in places such as Howth Galway and the Cliffs of Moher, which contrast so much with modern cities like Dublin. Not forgetting the little Irish Pubs with live music and Guinness, which all made for an unforgettable experience. I enjoyed my time in Ireland and I’m definitely coming back!
Rica Schewnerko

Germany (had an internship in Ireland)

For the final year of studying business and finance, my college gave me the opportunity to travel Ireland to spend three months as an Intern with Equinox Education Services in Carlow in 2018.

Thanks to Equinox I have gained great work experience and got to enjoy living with a wonderful host family. I also got the opportunity to explore many beautiful places in Ireland and meet people from other parts of the world. My spoken and written English has improved steadily during my time here and I would have no hesitation in recommending Equinox to anyone wanting to learn English in this safe and beautiful country.

Itziar Elso Txapartegi

The Basque Country, Spain (had an internship in Ireland)