Multi-Activity Programme


This programme is ideal for students who want to learn English and enjoy an interesting and varied social programme, including visits to popular cultural attractions, a programme of sports and tournaments, or other fun activities such as dance, music, drama or arts & crafts.

We aim to provide students with an understanding of Irish culture and history through both the English language classes in the morning and the engaging activity programme. Cultural lessons are incorporated into the morning classes and our unique Emerald Chat Zone allows students to further practise their speaking skills in the afternoon.


Learn more

  • 15 hours of English group tuition per week
  • Wide range of activities in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, including Emerald Chat Zone
  • All students receive an Emerald Project Book & Journal allowing them to record every aspect of their stay, including the lessons, activities, cultural visits and weekend excursions
  • Specially-designed material on Irish History & Culture
  • One full-day excursion each week to places of cultural interest
  • 2 evening activities per week (homestay programme)
  • 7 evening activities per week (residential programme)
  • Homestay and residential accommodation options available
  • Programme available to groups and individual students
  • Group leader course
  • Morning or afternoon lessons
*For young learners who are not part of a group the minimum age for host family accommodation is 14.


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
Full-Day
Excursion
Powerscourt
&
Glendalough  
Free Day



Emerald
Olympics
10.30-10.45 Break Break Break Break Break
10.45-12.15 Listening &
Fluency -
Geography 
& Facts
Listening &
Fluency -
Irish Writers
Listening &
Fluency -
Pre-Christian
Ireland/ The
Celts
Listening &
Fluency -
Irish
Traditional
Music
Listening &
Fluency -
Class
Presentation
12.15-13.15 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.15-17.00 City Centre
Orientation
Introduction
to Gaelic
Sports

Emerald Chat
Zone
Introduction
& worsheet
preparation

Visit to
trinity 
College &
Book of Kells
Irish 
dancing
Workshop

Sport/Film
Introduction
& worksheet
preparation

Vist to GAA
Museum &
Croke Park
Stadium
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