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ATC Rathdown Summer School Dublin

Address: Exit Lodge, 186 Glenageary Rd Upper, Glenageary, Dublin, A96 H2T1, Ireland
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Description ATC Rathdown Summer School Dublin

  • Founded: in 1973
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Age of students: 9-14 years
  • Number of students: up to 200 people
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Accommodation type: residence, host family
  • English language.

ATC Language and Travel is a language training center that has been operating in Ireland for more than 30 years. This educational organization is considered one of the most famous in the country and makes summer camps for learning English for children, school children and teenagers. The territory of the holding traditionally becomes the country's leading educational institutions - schools, colleges and universities.

One of the summer ATC training programs takes place on the campus of the Irish school-boarding school Rathdown School. This school is also one of the oldest in the country, since it was founded in 1973. In such a summer school, foreign students aged 9 to 14 years can not only improve their English skills, but also have an unforgettable time, and make new friends - from Ireland and not only.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ATC Rathdown Summer School Dublin

Program name
27.06.2020 -26.07.2020
from 1 600 € / 2 weeks

General English Course (Junior Summer Course)

  • Age: from 9 to 14 years
  • Dates: June 28 - July 30
  • Price: € 745 per week
  • Duration of the program: from 2 weeks.

As part of the summer program, students undergo an educational course consisting of 15 hours of English + extra-curricular activities. Here the children will receive knowledge in all key areas of the English language - conversation, reading, grammar, spelling, learning new words. The main number of classes takes place in creative creative style, that is, using quizzes, games and other interactive communication formats.

Classes begin on Mondays. On the day of arrival, all students undergo in-depth testing, which helps the staff to determine the language level of each student and distribute it to a group with an appropriate level. Training groups are usually small - up to 15 people - that helps teachers work productively with each of the students. After completing the course, students receive a certificate of listening to the program, but this only happens if the student has attended all the activities provided by the program.

Accommodation and food

To stay during the course the school offers students two options: the residence of the educational institution or the host family. In the hostel on campus children are accommodated in rooms for 3-4 people, on the floor there is a common bathroom. In the territory of each building there is also a wi-fi.

In the house of the Irish family, students are accommodated in 2-bed rooms. Usually host families live no more than 30 minutes from the campus of the school. Students get home at the place of study and back on public transport. For convenience, they can purchase a ticket for the period of study - it costs about 75 euros for 2 weeks.

On nutrition issues the distribution is as follows: the students of the residence are fed on a full board in the local canteen, that is, three times a day. On weekends and during retreats, each student receives a packed lunch. Students who choose to live in the family, Monday to Friday breakfast and dinner in the family circle, and lunch is held in the company of fellow students. Staff Rathdown School asks parents to inform in advance about possible allergies of the child or the need to comply with a separate diet.

Events ATC Rathdown Summer School Dublin

In addition to studying the language of the summer camp students, there will be an extensive excursion program, sports and evening entertainment.

Types of physical activity available to students

  • rugby
  • football
  • basketball
  • tennis
  • volleyball.

As for the excursions, it can be two trips a week for half a day, and one - for a full day. As part of the evening program, the guys will take part in various games, quizzes, discos, will sing in karaoke and so on.

In addition, for students of the summer school Rathdown College, several times a week, classes are held together with Irish students. Such integration is organized for a better immersion on Wednesday - the guys together are engaged in sports, applied activities, creativity, cooking and not only.

Equipment ATC Rathdown Summer School Dublin

Rathdown College (ATC) is located in the suburbs of Dublin, in the small town of Glengiri. This is a picturesque quiet place with a view of the Wicklow mountains and the Irish Sea. The school has an impressive territory, on which are located educational buildings (and these are beautiful buildings of the beginning of the XIX century), sports grounds for practicing a wide variety of sports, and in general the entire infrastructure is organized very conveniently. In addition, from Glenaniri, you can easily get to Dublin, having covered a distance of 12 km by bus or by high-speed train DART.

Term dates and fees

The summer educational program for children in Rathdown College opens a set of children in the last days of June, and curricula are completed in late July (approximately from June 28 to July 30).

Cost of the program:

  • when staying at the residence - € 760 per week
  • when staying in a family - € 745 a week.

Included in the price:

  • Training course (15-20 hours per week)
  • Testing on the day of arrival
  • Certificate after the completion of the course
  • Educational materials
  • Homestay or residence
  • Full board
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Excursions.

Additional paid:

  • Registration fee - from 50 €
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer to University campus
  • Visa service and consular fee
  • Health insurance (depends on the validity of the visa).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course)
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Any child with an English language proficiency level - from A1 (Elementary) to C1 (Advanced) according to the European classification of foreign language proficiency levels - can go to study at a summer camp.


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ATC Rathdown Summer School Dublin reviews

Ksenia Pichko
Hello ! My name is Ksenia. I am from Kiev. I would like to know is it possible to visit your school for child (10 years old) with one parrent - what is the price for accomodation (mother and child) in this case? And about visa support for parent. Thank you!
SMAPSE consulant
Good afternoon, Xenia! Thank you for your inquiry. Do you mean, is there a parent + child program in Ireland?
SMAPSE consulant
Good afternoon, Xenia! Thank you for your inquiry. Do you mean, is there a parent + child program in Ireland?

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