Homestay English and Activity

Learn English and Enjoy a full programme of sports, activities and culture

With our English Language and Activity Programme, your child will get high-quality teaching and real-life local experience with full board homestay accommodation included.  Every weekday morning, they’ll take classes in the mornings. And every afternoon, they’ll enjoy an action-packed programme of sports, activities and cultural visits in their new home city.

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Key Info

Details may vary between course location

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Pricing
From €1785 for 2 weeks
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Minimum Level
Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
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Start Date
Mid June - Mid August
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Minimum Age
12 (14 in Vancouver)
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Lessons Per Week
20
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Average Class Size
12 (Max. 14)

Course Details

Morning lessons focus on developing your child’s core language skills, with particular emphasis given to speaking and listening. Vocabulary and pronunciation work are integrated into each session. Role-plays, AV technology, project work, and task-based activities will develop communicative skills. An entry level test will be held on the first school day and an end-of-course certificate and student report is provided.

Full board Homestay accommodation with packed lunch is included. Your child will also enjoy a supervised sports and activity programme, full and half day excursions, one disco per week and 24/7 pastoral care.

What you need to know

Designed for beginner-level students and above, your child will take 15 hours of tuition per week from 09:00 -13:00 in Ireland, 09:30 - 13:00 in the UK and 09:00 – 12:15 in Canada, with each lesson lasting 45-55 minutes. You can expect to have students ages 12-17 in your class.


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FAQ
When can I start my course?

Courses will have specific start dates and times during the year which they run. See timetables or listings below.

24 June - 16 August

What are the Class times?

In Dublin, your classes run Monday to Friday, starting at 09:30 and ending at 12:45.

In The UK, your classes run Monday to Friday, starting at 09:30 and ending at 13:00.

In Canada, your classes run Monday to Friday, starting at 09:00 and ending at 12:15.

What time does the school building open?

Our school buildings open at 08:30 Monday to Friday and are not open at the weekend.

Will the classes follow a textbook?

Your lessons are developed by your teachers and are designed specifically to meet your needs. Every week a new programme will be shared with you so that you will be aware of that week’s learning goals.

All classes at CES use a coursebook. These are available from reception and form an essential part of your lessons. Please note, each level uses a different book, so you will need to purchase subsequent textbooks as you progress.

How will you decide which class I will be placed into?

A level test will be sent to you in advance of your arrival. This will assess your grammar, writing and speaking skills and is used by our academic teams to place you in the most appropriate class.

Will I be able to move up or down levels during my stay?

We offer a system of continuous assessment during your study and at the end of each week our academic team will discuss which students should move to a different level in order to maximise their language experience.

If you feel you are in the wrong level, speak to your class teacher or to the Director of Studies.


Accommodation Options
CES Junior Program Shared Homestay

Homestay

We carefully choose people and families to host hundreds of students every year. You’ll get to share meals with your host in their home while practising your English in a fun and relaxed setting.

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CES Toronto Summer Junior Residence

Residential

If you need self-catering student accommodation, we can offer you many options, dependent on availability, in London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Leeds, Worthing, Vancouver and Toronto.

 

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Social Programmes

Enjoy life in your new home city just like the locals do. Our Social and Cultural Programme is a great way to improve your English, get to know your classmates, and truly experience and understand your new culture. From museum visits to sports afternoons and everything in-between, you’ll be kept busy.

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Hear from our Students
CES Dublin Juniors

I loved being able to explore the city and meet new friends. What a fantastic experience!

Gabriela, Spain

CES Toronto Junior program.

I will never forget the friends I have made here. Thank you CES!

Clara, Mexico

Ready to Start your CES Journey?

CES has a dedicated team that will be able to look after all your needs and requirements. Contact us today!