Courses

Courses for Juniors

We have many years of experience working with junior students, so we understand the importance of making junior programmes both fun and interactive. There are specialised sports available, but the most popular programme is Multi-activities with a choice of Arts or Sports.

  • Homestay choice of staying in countryside OR town
  • 15 hours per week in level tested English language classes average class size is 12
  • Certificates of completion and teaching material provided

Juniors Specialised Sports

Clare Language Centre offers English with Horse Riding with 12 hours of riding in a beautiful family-run, AIRE approved, horse riding school. All instructors are fully qualified and the facilites include a spacious indoor sand arena and lots of fields and trails for outdoor hacking. We transport the students to and from the riding school each day.
Guided by our golf professional, students can improve their handicaps or start as beginners at golf. Students are transported from school to play at Woodstock Championship Course in Ennis and at East Clare Golf Club.
People come from all over the world to surf the waves at Lahinch Beach. Students of all levels learn from fully qualified instructors and afterwards can use the jacuzzi, swimming pool and showers to relax and rejuvenate. Students are transferred to and from the school to Lahinch.
Ennis Tennis Club is situated a 10-minute walk from the school. Established in 1887, all instructors have many years experience coaching teenagers. Our students join with the tennis summer camp for Irish teenagers, so they get to make lots of Irish friends.

Summer Schools

Kinvara Homestay

We have a summer school for two weeks in Kinvara, Co. Galway. The school is equipped with full size basketball courts as well as two astro turf pitches and a tennis court. Kinvara is a small marina town just 40 minutes from Galway city. This picturesque town is the perfect place for younger learners to have an authentic Irish experience in a beautiful, safe, small town.

We will offer Junior students English and Mixed activities – Sports and Arts.

Family Programme

We offer families the opportunity to come to Ennis and take an English language course together in a small, safe town with specialised Young learner teachers.

Key points for families:

  • We take children as young as five years old
  • We organise children according to age / level so they mix with other nationalities
  • Adult family members study in the same building as the children
  • We offer courses in Easter as well as in July and August
  • There is self catering as well as host family accommodation available
  • Families can avail of the excursions being organised for summer programmes or rent a car to visit local places of interest
  • Children over the age of nine can be dropped and collected each day by parents
  • Teenagers can join the junior programme that is running in the summer time

Adult Courses

We have over 20 years experience of teaching English to adult learners. Our teachers are well qualified and equipped to meet the needs of adult learners from beginner level to proficiency.

Key point for Adult students:

  • Maximum number of students in a class is 5 and the average is 3/4
  • Level tested small groups with communicative style of teaching in all classes
  • Business English, One-to-one and English for Special Purposes courses available
  • IELTS and Cambridge First and Advanced Examination Preparation offered
  • Intensive courses beginning every week from March to October
  • Option of adding one-to-one classes if required
  • Summer programmes for adults with excursions and social activities
  • Needs analysis done before arrival and certifícate of completion given on departure
  • Free tea and coffee at lunch and break times

Please note: Clare Language Centre also offers specialised teacher training courses such as CLIL for teachers wanting to improve their teaching skills through English.