School Group Packages
Junior Language Programmes
We have years of experience working with leaders on educational travel tours in Ireland. We know there are both rewards and challenges to bringing students on a language learning trip abroad. Our packages include support from before arrival until after departure. We are with you every step of the way so that your students can get the very best from their trip.
Students cover all skills in our fun and challenging classes and have added opportunities to speak English in real-life contexts during their social and cultural excursions. Host family accommodation offers students a chance to practice their English with native speakers and learn about Irish life and culture. It is a truly memorable experience.
Our fully comprehensive package includes the following:
✓ All course fees – No registration fees
✓ Entry level test if required
✓ All class materials
✓ Orientation and welcome pack
✓ Free Wifi access
✓ Certificate upon completion of the course
✓ Social programme including 3 mid-week items
✓ Full day Saturday or Sunday tour
✓ Transfer to and from Dublin airport
✓ Host family accommodation on full board basis
✓ One free group leader place for every 10 students
Host Family Accommodation
Our experienced host families offer students the famous Irish welcome. Students have the opportunity to experience Irish family life and spend time with native speakers in a relaxed environment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. All our host families are located close to public transport and have easy access to the school and city centre. They know that students might need some extra support in a new environment. We work closely with our families to ensure students feel as comfortable as possible and get the very most from their trip.
Interactive classes with focus on skills that can be best improved while visiting a native-speaking country. We promote idiomatic English, involving practical inter-personal communication. Games, discussion activities, debates and role-plays are all used for this purpose. We ensure that students are both challenged and engaged. Our teachers also link lessons to students' social and cultural programme by introducing aspects of Irish history and culture. This helps students to get the most out of their afternoon and weekend activities too.
Social and Cultural Activities
Students have fun, experience our best tourist sights and learn about Irish culture. You choose the programme in advance. We offer a wide range of options for all age groups and interests. Mid week activity examples include Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College Guided Tour, Croke Park Museum and Stadium, Malahide Castle, Sing-along session, Irish Dance Party. Weekend day trip examples include Belfast and Titanic Exhibition, Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Cliffs of Moher and more.
Why choose a Junior Programme at Babel?
- We offer a fully immersive and social experience to ensure you gain language skills in a fun and supportive environment.
- We can assess and monitor your progress to ensure you’re learning well and achieving your goals.
- We offer a full social programme, including midweek outings, to allow you practice your English in a social context.
- We put emphasis on your whole learning experience at Babel – from lessons to host-family accommodation to social life.