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Junior Programme

English for Juniors is ideal for students between the ages of 11 and 16 years who would like to improve their English language skills and have an enjoyable cultural experience at the same time. The Junior Programme will take place on the University of Limerick campus, a safe and secure environment for all young people from around the world.  Juniors study in an open, mixed ability environment enabling them to benefit from confidence developing taks and cultural awareness activities. 

While having lots of fun it is hoped that English for Juniors will:   

  • help students to improve their English language skills 
  • give them the opportunity to experience life in Ireland 
  • give them the chance to visit some of the most beautiful places in Ireland

This programme includes:

  • Tuition
  • Host family accommodation
  • On campus internet access 
  • Access to the Language Learning Hub 
  • A full programme of activities and sports

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 11 and 16 years.  
  • A parent/nominated guardian must complete an application form on behalf of the applicant.  
  • Applicants must abide by the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and the rules and regulations of the University of Limerick Language Centre. 
  • Juniors will be expected to participate in the enitre programme unless a parent/guardian has given ULLC written instructions to say otherwise.

Dates and Fees*:

English for Juniors will run for 10 weeks from Monday 22 June to Saturday 29 August 2015.
Students can start on any Monday but please note the minimum course duration is two weeks.  For a full list of public holidays click here.

Weekly fee of €540 with accommodation
Weekly fee of €375 without accommodaiton

* includes a non refundable admin fee of €50

Accommodation

ULLC will be happy to arrange accommodation for applicants.  Accommodation will be provided with local host families.  Our host families are carefully selected, individually inspected and continually monitored.  They offer accommodation in comfortable and friendly homes within walking distance of the university.  A homestay experience can provide an insight into Irish life and culture with lots of opportunities to practice English.  Only one student of each nationality is placed in a family unless students request otherwise.  Single rooms are arranged unless otherwise requested and laundry is taken care of by the host family.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.  Please note, one week covers 7 nights accommodation.  An extra charge will need to be paid for additional nights.

Insurance

Insurance is the responsibility of the applicants Guardian.  We advise all Language Centre participants to arrange medical insurance in their own country before departure.  EU nationals should bring their European Health Insurance Card.  Travel insurance is also recommended. It is important to check that all insurance documents are up to date and valid for the duration of the course.

Transport

Limerick is located just 20 kilometres from Shannon International Airport (SNN) and is easy to get to by bus or taxi.  Further information about Shannon Airport can be found online at www.shannonairport.com.  Limerick is also easily accessible from Dublin (DUB) and Cork (ORK) International Airports by bus or train.  For more detailed information click on how to get to Limerick.  Airport transfers can be pre-arranged with the Language Centre from all of these airports. 

Regulations apply to unacompanied students under the age of 18 (including EU students) arriving into Irish airports.  Students should have all details of the school and accommodation arrangements in Ireland and the contact details of the person who will meet them.  The person meeting such students should be over the age of 18, have photo identity and a letter of presentation from the school confirming that they have been authorised by the school to meet and transfer the student in question  In the event of the immigration authorities not being happy with the arrangments in place for the student (a minor) the student can be detained and handed over to the Irish Department of Health (HSE).  Airport transfers can be pre arranged with the Language Centre at an additional cost.  To arrange a transfer, please contact ULLC

Sample Timetable:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

09.00 - 10.45

11.15 -12.50

Class

Class

Class

Class

Class

09.00 Day Trip

12.50 - 14.00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

14.00 - 16.30*

Social Activities

Social Activities

Social Activities   

Social Activites  

Social Activities  

Return to UL at 18.00 

* Afternoon activities will end at 16.30 except on excursion days which will be advised. 
All excursions are subject to availability and appropriate weather conditions and may be changed.

How to Apply:

Application form can be completed online or can be sent by email to language.Centre@ul.ie

In order to secure a place on the course, a completed application form should be sent to the Language Centre and a non refundable admin fee of €50 (included in the fee) should be paid. Before submitting an application, please read our English for Juniors Terms and Conditions of Enrolment document. It is essential that the parent/nominated guardian reads and accepts the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.  In the case of visa dependant applicants full fees need to be paid. 

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