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English for family - summer courses for children and parents in Dublin, Ireland 2024

Parents and children at a social event in the school

Why Choose Our Parent and Child Programme?

  • English programmes suitable for the whole family (tailored to ages 7 to 11, 12 to 17 and 18+)
  • Interactive English classes focusing on communication
  • Experienced and enthusiastic teachers
  • Small classes - up to 10 participants only
  • Diverse nationalities / language-mix
  • Optional afternoon and weekend activities 
  • Dublin city centre location
  • Flexible booking options
A summer school junior student aged 10 with his English teacher during morning classes at Your English Language School

Family programme summary

Families with children aged 7+ on holidays in Ireland have the opportunity to learn English in the mornings in level-matched and age-suitable classes. Adults (parents, grandparents or adult children) participate in our General English intensive courses, teenagers aged 12 to 17 attend level-matched junior programme while children aged 7+ can learn English at the same time in the  Young Learners' Club (please see below for details). The adult programme takes place in our year-round school - (see here for the school location details)  while both junior programmes (for under 12s and teenagers) are run on a nearby campus (4 tram stops away). Class and opening times are synchronised between the two locations to ensure smooth drop-off in the mornings and pick-up in the afternoons. Children aged 12 and older can also take part in an optional afternoon programme as well as all-day Saturday trips. For more information please see details of the Summer Programme for Teenagers. All participating families benefit from the city centre location close to many tourist attractions and shopping areas. Families can also book all day Saturday and Sunday tours to several locations outside Dublin. 

Young Learners' Club (AGES: 7-11) Monday - Friday 9:15AM-12:30PM

A junior students enjoys outdoor activities at an adventure park in county Wicklow during the English summer programme for children in Ireland

Morning English classes for children follow a topic-based syllabus with a combination of interactive tasks and small projects. In order to keep children busy and interested, the teacher uses an array of engaging games, arts and crafts activities and drama. Most activities are held in a classroom but the teacher may also use the school sports hall, outdoor playing pitches or bring the class on a short excursion to a park or a museum (with the help of our friendly and experienced youth leaders). The main features:

  • 3 hours of classes run by native English speakers
  • children from different countries
  • a mixture of different activities to help children communicate in English and gain confidence
  • fun-filled programme 

A summer school junior student with a puppy at an Irish farm during her summer stay in Dublin

English Summer School for teenagers (AGES: 12 to 17):  Monday - Friday 9:15AM- 5PM

Our programme for teenagers has taken place every summer since 2011. Classes have a weekly theme combined with level appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Students present end-ofweek projects every Friday. Elements of Cambridge exam preparation are also included. In the afternoons the school provides workshops, sports activities, museum visits, city tours and games. The students are supervised by our team of experienced teachers and youth leaders. For more details please have a look at the Summer Programme for Teenagers

Adult English classes (AGES: 18+):  Monday - Friday 9:15AM- 12:30PM plus optional afternoon sessions

A European family enjoying a night out during a summer stay at Your English Language School in Dublin

Our all-year adult classes are suitable for parents and grandparents who choose Ireland as a study English family holiday destination. In class we work on all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) but the main focus is on everyday communication. Participants improve pronunciation and learn to identify their own mistakes and to correct them. In addition to 3 hours of morning classes a 60-minute optional conversation session as well as one-to-one and two-to-one classes are available. For details please see the course description at adult English courses. 

Weekend tours

The school organises full-day trips on Saturdays for teenagers (ages12 to 17) to explore tourist attractions and experience fun challenges at adventure and water sports centres outside Dublin. Adult students as well as parents with children can also enjoy Saturday and Sunday tours to major tourist destinations such as the Giants' Causeway, Belfast, Galway and the Cliffs of Moher provided by the school's trusted third party provider.

Course starting dates

You can book a place for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.
You can book a place for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
You can book a place for 1 or 2  weeks.
You can book a place for one week

Course registration options

Depending on the length of booking, the number and the age of the children and the weekend and/or accommodation options chosen, multiple booking scenarios are possible. The table below presents some of them. For other options please contact us directly using the contact form.

1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks
Young Learners Club (AGES 7 to 11)
English classes + afternoon activities (AGES 12 to 17)
Adult morning classes €220€440€660€795
Family trips on Saturdays or Sundays€65-€75 per person per full day trip 
Accommodation€200-€300  per week per person sharing 

Family programme fees cover:

  • Classes (15 hours per week, Mon-Fri - in a small level-matched class of 10 students maximum)
  • Class materials
  • Course completion certificate
  • Drinks and biscuits at the school
  • Wi-Fi and library access 
  • Welcome pack (city map, free SIM card - on request )

Optional items:

  • Full-day weekend trips
  • Afternoon programme and Saturday trips for teenagers
  • Accommodation (host family or apartments - subject to availability)
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

We know how to teach foreign languages to teenagers in an exciting way. The teachers aim to keep students’ motivation high and never let them get bored. They work on projects, play games and act at the same time as learning complex grammar, expanding their vocabulary and building up their confidence in English. In addition, our carefully designed syllabus guarantees that participants progress in all four areas of language: speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Teachers who work on our summer courses not only have many years experience of teaching English to young learners but also have the enthusiasm, energy and creativity essential in working with children. They know how to let them enjoy the classes and progress in English at the same time.

Please find detailed descriptions of other courses offered by Your English Language School: - Language School in Dublin, Ireland