English Language Programme for 50 years+

Travel Talk is our cultural activities course exclusively for the over 50 age group. The programme is customised to meet the demands of this group and combines lots of engaging and enjoyable speaking activities and discussions – all through English – with varied opportunities to explore Ireland’s unique cultural heritage.

There are 15 morning sessions per week and the content includes lots of opportunities to recycle language helpful for travel, entertainment and general social interaction.

Course participants should have a minimum level of B1 in order to benefit fully from this programme. All programme activities are led by a teacher who is sympathetic to the needs of a diverse group.

As well as becoming familiar with many aspects of Irish life and culture participants also value the opportunity to share information about their own experiences and cultures within the group.

A general schedule of topics and activities will be presented at the beginning of the course and participants will decide together if there are any aspects they would like to adjust in order to accommodate specific interests within the group.

Participants may join the course for 1 or 2 weeks but we recommend that students wishing to join for 1 week start on week 1 of the scheduled course rather than week 2.

If pre-arranged, closed groups with a minimum of 8 participants can be provided. Such closed groups can focus on the interest of the group such as music, history, architecture, gardening or sports such as golf. Participants can, if they wish, even start a new skill with some lessons in basic computer skills or digital photography

Accommodation

Homestay. Standard, single room accommodation, half board: bed, breakfast, evening meal Monday – Friday; all meals Saturday and Sunday. Some twin or double rooms available for couples or friends wishing to share a bedroom.

For the periods in June, participants may stay in our Summer Self Catering accommodation.

Accommodation can also be arranged in hotels or guesthouses at extra cost.

Sample Timetable for Travel Talk Programme

Week 1

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
9:30am - 12:30pmOrientation ClassClassClassClassClassExcursion
12:30pmLunch
AfternoonCity Tour & OrientationBotanic GardensDublin CastleVisits to CathedralsFree
EveningTo be agreed with the group

Week 2
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
9:30am - 12:30pmClassClassClassClassClassFree Day
12:30pmLunch
AfternoonMalahide CastleGeorgian DublinWhiskey CornerShoppingFree
EveningTo be agreed with the group

Course Dates

  • 17th June 2019
  • 2nd September 2019

Closed groups with specific interests or from specialised clubs can be arranged on request.

Course Fees

  • 1 Week – € 365
  • 2 Weeks – € 720

Includes

  • 15 language lessons per week
  • All study materials
  • Social programme
  • End of course certificate

Not Included

  • Homestay or residential accommodation
  • Local travel ticket
  • Airport transfers
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