Intensive Course + Leadership & Innovation

The intensive course is designed for students either who wish to spend more time in the classroom perfecting their language skills or who wish to participate in specialised afternoon activities, while at the same time joining our varied social programme.

This interactive course will introduce older students to leadership and innovation and offer them key insights into the importance of innovation in shaping future leaders. Students will gain an understanding of the key attributes of effective leaders and innovators and undertake case studies of leaders from across the spectrum of life, business, education, technology, sport and the Arts

Students attending one of our intensive electives will also have the opportunity to participate in our afternoon cultural visits and full-day excursions at the weekend.



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  • 15 hours of general English group tuition per week
  • 6 hours of Leadership & Innovation tuition per week
  • Starts on fixed dates and is subject to a minimum number of participants
  • Minimum language levels required
  • Cultural visits on 2 afternoons per week
  • 2 evening activities per week (host family)
  • 7 evening activities per week (residence)
  • One full day excursion per week to places of cultural interest

What is included

  • Tuition (60 minutes per lesson)
  • Use of textbooks and teaching materials
  • Diploma on completion of course
  • Welcome Kit with guides and maps
  • Homestay or Residential accommodation with full board
  • Programme of extra-curricular activities (Mon to Fri)
  • One full-day excursion every week
  • Transport costs to and from school (if not walking distance) and to and from ECI activities
  • Registration and Administration Fees
 

Sample programme

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8.00-9.00 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9.00-10.30 Level Test &
Orientation
Grammar &
Use of English
Grammar &
Use of English
Grammar &
Use of English
Grammar &
Use of English
Kilkenny &
Dunmore
Caves
Free Day

 
10.30-10.45 Break Break Break Break Break
10.45-12.15 Listening &
Fluency -
Geography 
& Facts
Listening &
Fluency -
Irish Writers
Listening &
Fluency -
Pre-Christinian
Ireland/ The
Celts
Listening &
Fluency -
Irish
Traditional
Music
Listening &
Fluency -
Class
Presentation
12.15-13.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.30-14.30 City Centre
Orientation
Intensive
Conversation
Class
Intensive
Conversation
Class
Intensive
Conversation
Class
Visit to Trinity
College &
Book of Kells

 

 

 

 

 

14.30-14.45 Break Break Break
14.45-15.45 Intensive
Conversation
Class
Intensive
Conversation
Class
Intensive
Conversation
Class
16.00-17.00

 

In-School
Activity
In-School
​Activity
In-School
​Activity
18.00-19.00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Evening Treasure
Hunt
Irish Music Magic Show Themed
Disco
Movie Night Challenge / 
Games night
Karaoke