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All learning material will be made available to the students with the graded certificate and end of course report being presented on their last day of lessons.
We advise all junior students to book an airport transfer with ATC unless the student as a guardian or known contact who will be responsible for the students transportation from the airport to the chosen summer centre.
If you have booked an airport transfer, you will see a driver waiting with an ATC Language Schools sign in the Arrivals Hall, where you will see your full name. If you are unable to locate your driver or are delayed in the baggage claim, please call +353 1 208 7254.
When you arrive at your campus, you will need to check in. An ATC member of staff will be there to help you. You will need to complete some paperwork and provide the security deposit before yo u receive the room key.
The student's first lesson will take place the day after arrival (unless this is at the weekend or the scheduled day for full day excursions).Lessons will be 3 hours 20 minutes per day, mornings Monday to Friday, with morning or afternoon classes, alternating weekly on an alternate weekly morning from 9:00 to 12:40 (with a 20 minute break).
Afternoons: from 14:10 to 17:50 (with 20 minute break).
Students will have their full 30 hours lessons over a standard two week programme.
Our university campus programmes have World of Work programme in addition to the General English classes.
For this part of the programme the students will be split into two age categories (13-15 and 16+) so that they attend age relevant sessions with the hours completed being included on the final certificate. For those students over 16 they will have career workshops and lectures which will include interview techniques and CV writing, the younger group will have interactive workshops involving short paired activities and making presentations making it a more entertaining experience.
Lessons are delivered using the communicative approach and provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for all students. Lessons have also been developed using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Language levels from A1 (Elementary) to C1 (Advanced).
Lessons are designed specifically for different age groups. Teachers will design lessons based on the interests of the students and each lesson will have a particular focus on communication skills. Students take regular tests in order for teachers to monitor progress and ensure students are learning during lessons.
The course is designed to develop students English language skills by integrating the key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
On the first day of classes, students will sit a placement test, this is designed to establish their level to allow the academic staff to determine the students’ abilities and place them in a group of similar language capabilities. Once the test is completed, students will be provided with their class timetable, activities schedule, and will be given a welcome talk. They will be shown where the ATC Language Schools Manager’s office is located and shown how to locate their classrooms.
All students staying in the residence are on a full board basis. Students will have breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday and on Sundays and Mondays they will have breakfast and dinner on campus and recieve a packed lunch. If students have a specific dietary requirement, ATC Language Schools must be informed at the time of booking in order to cater for these needs.
Meals Times: Breakfast - 8am to 10am , lunch 12pm to 2pm , Dinner 6pm to 8pm
Breakfast: Selection of cereals, pastries, white rolls, brown bread, butter and fruit preserves, piece of fresh fruit, yogurt, orange juice or apple juice or still or sparkling mineral water
Freshly brewed teas or fresh coffee or milk
Lunch: Choice of 2 main courses from the daily menu selection, daily hot vegetable and potato or pasta, side salad, bread roll and butter, yogurt or a piece of fresh fruit
Orange or apple juice or bottle still/sparkling water, freshly brewed tea or fresh percolated coffee.
Dinner: Choice 1 or 2 main courses from the daily menu selection. daily hot vegetable and potato or pasta, side salad, bread roll and butter, yogurt or a piece of fresh fruit or a cold dessert.
Orange or apple juice or bottle of still or sparkling water, freshly brewed tea or peculated coffee.
ATC Language Schools must be advised upon booking of any pre-existing medical conditions, allergies and medications that need to be administered to students.
Students must have adequate health and travel insurance in place prior to arrival in Ireland.In the case of a medical emergency an ATC Language Schools member of staff will assist in seeking the appropriate treatment. Any visits to the doctor, dentist or hospital will be at the student's expense (including transport where necessary).