Equinox Education Services Ltd. have been involved in facilitating ‘In- bound’ (into Ireland) Summer programmes for students and agents from all over the world since our foundation in 2005.
The focus of all our Immersion Programmes is to provide students with the communication skills in real life settings. As well as covering the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Four Programmes are available as detailed below.
Option 1. The Full Immersion programme
The ‘Full Immersion’ programme is an option for students wishing to learn or improve their English by living within a host family environment and not, through traditional structured classes. The fully immersive programme allows students to experience a balanced experience of learning English and enjoying Irish culture first-hand through a safe and relaxed family setting.
Option 2. The Full Immersion and Cultural programme
This unique programme is for the student who wishes to live with an Irish family, but with the added benefit of also part-taking in two cultural trips in their local area each week. The student will improve their language skills and be able to learn more about Irish history and culture.
This programme includes 1 full day activity each week with the host family and the option to go on the organised day trip with the summer camps (depending on host family location) or 2 half-day trips with the host family and full day trip with summer camp each week.
Option 3. Full Immersion Plus
This specific programme is aimed at a student who wishes to live with an Irish family to improve their language skills but would also like to part-take in a sporting activity e.g. Rugby, Soccer or horse riding. Please note that rugby and soccer camps are scheduled to run only on particular weeks during summer months. Also, students may go on the organised day trip each Saturday (depending on host family location).
Rugby camp: 13-17 July Tullow RFC. Home club of Sean O’Brien Irish International Professional Rugby star.
FAI soccer camps: Dates to be confirmed. Due to the Covid-19 camps are not open for bookings yet.
Horse riding: Please select your travel dates so we can book your camp accordingly.
Option 4. 121 Learning Programme
This programme is for the student who would like to improve their language and comprehension skills in a family setting where the Mother/Father will teach them 121 for either 9-15 hrs a week. This programme is aimed at building the students confidence in a relaxed environment within the family home. The family is provided with a teaching pack to suit each students level of English.
The 9 hours and 15 hours ‘121 programmes’ offers English as a Second Language (ESL) learning is in either a host family in a classroom environment (depending on availability), through structured one to one teaching with a teacher who follows a tailor-made curriculum.