Let the city be your classroom and discover its history, culture, sport and music in an innovative, fun and valuable course brought to you by Alpha College of English!
The objective of the programme is to help students develop the language skills and fluency to compile and make a presentation on the places they have visited and the people they have met. Using the vocabulary and knowledge they have acquired during the week they will have the confidence to make a powerpoint (or similar) presentation on their last Friday outlining their activities during the week.
Students will meet in the classroom each morning at 09.00 and with their teacher they will review the work of the previous day; work on the vocabulary they will need for the current day; what they will visit and its historical or cultural relevance; the worksheets they will need to complete during the day and the roles each of the students will assume in the preparation of their presentation, i.e. who will be note-takers, interviewers, still camera operators on that day
With their teacher they leave the school at 11 and commence their fieldwork in city centre. A lunch allowance has been included in the fee so that students can take their lunch in a restaurant near their location on a particular day.
On Friday morning the first class from 09.00 – 11.00 will be the final preparation for their presentation and their actual presentations will be made from 11 – 13.00. The presentations could be filmed if everybody agrees. The presentation will be in the form of slides. The students will work in small groups to prepare the slides but each student must make a verbal contribution to the presentation of the project
Family accommodation, twin room, half board for students and single room, half board for 1 accompanying teacher; with €10 cash per student and teacher per day for lunches in city centre, near visit location of the day.
|09:00 - 10:50||Class||Class||Class||Class||Preparation and Presentation||Full Day Excursion to Glendalough
|11:00 - 13:00||Teacher-led walking tour of Dublin||Glasnevin Cemetary||National Archeology Museum||St Patrick's Cathedral|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|14:00 - 16:30||Trinity College & Book of Kells||GAA Museum & Croke Park Stadium||Leinster House / Irish Parliament||Dublinia and Christchurch||Free day with leaders|
|Optional Evening||Interactive Irish music in school||10 pin bowling near homestays|
The preparation and presentations will be in the classrooms but the fieldwork and research will be carried out with a teacher, in the city, visiting places and interviewing people
1 week – 7 nights in the period October 2014 – May 2015