Kilkenny College


Residential & Host Family Accommodation
Ages: 11-15yrs
Dates: 29th June to 30th July 2024

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why Kilkenny College…?

Kilkenny College is located around 90 minutes from Dublin, in the mediaeval heart of Ireland. The historical city has a selection of sites and buildings dating back to the 7th century, including the famous Kilkenny Castle.

Students will enjoy a relaxed study trip within walking distance of this iconic and cultural city, it is the perfect location for young learners to develop their language skills.

Residential accommodation is on the campus in shared rooms, the students will stay on a full board basis, with packed lunch provided on full day trips and for students choosing to stay with a host family.

Kilkenny College is the ideal location for groups of students to enjoy a unique experience of Ireland with a fun course and activities to develop personal skills.

Kilkenny College
Groups Only
Age Range: 11 to 15 yrs
Accommodation Type:

Shared Residential & Host Family

29th June to 30th July 2024
Kilkenny College - ATC Language Schools

What you get


International Classes


Residential accommodation on the college campus


15 hours’ minimum tuition per week, course materials included


Innovative half-day activities


ATC Staff and Managers on campus 24/7

Who is it for?

ATC’s summer residential programme at Kilkenny College is designed for students aged 11-15 who would like to experience a fun and memorable study trip.

Students travelling as a group with a supervising adult are welcome to join the programme at Kilkenny College.

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Student Reviews

Thank you so much for your help and support in every situation, for being so incredibly friendly and providing an atmosphere that felt secure and reliable with every arrangement we made. We would happily recommend ATC and your great city to our colleagues. and look forward to visiting again next year.

Stephanie & Elena, Group Leaders, Germany

It’s absolutely an amazing experience that I’ll never forget and i recommend to everybody, not just for the language, cause obviously you’ll learn a new language well, but also for try new things and experience that probably you never thought to try about.

Gaia, High School Student, Italy

further information

When a group arrives in Ireland they will be met at the airport by one of ATC’s experienced representatives and travel by private transport to the campus where they will be checked in and shown to the accommodation or meet their host family. They will then be introduced to ATC staff who will be available throughout their stay.

Students will stay in shared accommodation on the campus. Students will stay on a full-board meal basis, with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant Monday for Friday, students will have a packed lunch at weekends when on full day trips.

Host family accommodation is also available; students will share with another student from their group. Host family accommodation is on a full board basis with a packed lunch from the family each day. Students can return in the evening for a range of fun activities available.


On their first day of classes, students will have a test to determine their level of English, they will then join the right class for their level and age. There are 2 lessons per day, in the morning or afternoon, a total of 3 hours 20 minutes each day.

Lessons are delivered using the communicative approach and provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for all students. Lessons have been developed using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR. Levels from A1 (Elementary) to C1 (Advanced) are offered. Lessons are task based and ensure student centred learning.

The course is designed to develop students’ English language skills by integrating the key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. 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.

All students will receive an end of course end of course certificate with their level of English and comments from their teacher. ATC’s teachers are all degree qualified, have an international English teaching certificate and some have been teaching with ATC for a number of years.


ATC Campus Activities –

As part of the social and cultural programme ATC have designed activities to develop students’ personal skills for the 21st century, half day activities on campus include Arts & Crafts, STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths), and a range of sports.

A full evening programme with a choice of exciting activities is provided on campus for all students 7 nights a week, including Irish nights, movie evenings, quiz nights and others.

The welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us and we offer a high standard of care and supervision to all our students. The ATC team are on campus 24/7 to assist with the programme and available for any queries.

By choosing summer with ATC, students will be sure to develop their English skills in a fun environment, meet new international friends, and make lifelong memories.


Junior Summer Course 2022 - Kilkenny

Junior Summer Course 2024 - Kilkenny College (pdf)


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