Maynooth University


Residential Accommodation
Ages: 11-17yrs
Dates: 29th June to 30th July 2024

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atc at Maynooth university

Maynooth is a university town located 24km west of Dublin, just 40 minutes from Dublin airport. All the attractions of the capital are within easy reach by private transport with ATC and the town is also served by frequent bus and rail connections. There is much to see and enjoy in the vicinity of Maynooth, including Castle House and Celbridge Abbey.
The campus is extensive and caters for over 3,000 Irish students during the academic year. The unique blend of up to date facilities on a mature campus is the perfect setting for an international language school.

When you choose ATC’s junior summer programme at Maynooth University, students will enjoy an exciting international learning and social environment on a spacious university campus, making memories and friends that will stay with them forever.

Maynooth University
Age Range: 11 to 17 yrs
Groups & Individuals
En-suite Residential Accommodation

29th June to 30th July 2024

Junior Course Maynooth University

What you get


International Classes


Single and twin en-suite accommodation


15 hours’ minimum tuition per week, course materials included


Innovative half-day activities focusing on personal development


ATC Staff and Managers on campus 24/7

Who is it for?

ATC’s summer residential programme at Maynooth University is ideal for students aged 11-17 who would like to experience a fun and memorable study trip.

Students can join the summer programme at Maynooth University whether they are travelling individually or as a group with a supervising adult.

Junior Course Maynooth University - ATC Language Schools

Student Reviews

Thank you for taking care of us. You are very good team, who made us and our children (that the most important thing) satisfied. It was a big pleasure to meet and work with you.

Marina, Group Leader, Russia

I will always remember the different activities that I did and enjoyed, for instance, football and volleyball matches, disco nights, karaoke days…not to speak of the Irish dances!! Moreover, I would like to mention that I made a lot of friends in class, with whom today, I continue talking.

Angela & Maria, Students, Spain

further information

When a student 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. They will then ‘check in’ and be introduced to ATC staff who will be available throughout their stay.

Accommodation is in single and twin en-suite rooms; all rooms are in apartments with a living area shared with other students. Each student will have their own key card to access their building, apartment and room. Students will stay on a full-board meal basis, with breakfast, lunch and dinner on campus Monday for Friday, students will have a packed lunch at weekends when on full day trips.

On their first day of lessons, students will have a test to assess 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 the afternoon, a total of 3 hours 20 minutes each day.

Lessons are delivered using the communicative approach, this provides 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, ensure student centred learning and are focused around topics that teenagers can really identify with.

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 and levels of English. Teachers design lessons based on the interests of the students and each lesson will have a particular focus on communication skills. Students have regular assessments in order for teachers to monitor progress and ensure students are suitably challenged and they are progressing during their stay.

All students will receive a certificate and end of course report at the end of their stay. ATC’s teachers are all degree qualified, hold an international English teaching certificate and some have been teaching with ATC or in the Irish State sector for a number of years.

 ATC Projects –

As part of the social programme ATC have designed activities to develop students’ personal skills for the 21st century, half day activities on campus include Film Making and Photography.

Students will also take part in a personal development session each week depending on their age; older students will join the ‘Next Generation Career Guidance’ workshop, focusing on topics such as the impact of Covid-19 on workplace automation and flexibility, the opportunities created by Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, the Green Economy alongside Cybersecurity and other emerging sectors.

Younger students will join a Conversation Club, discussing Digital Identity and Citizenship, where they learn to speak about their digital identity, their lives on social media and the challenges and opportunities presented to them as a result.

A comprehensive evening programme with a choice of engaging activities on campus is provided for all students 7 nights a week including activities such as karaoke, Irish night, quiz night, fashion shows and more.

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. We provide nominated ATC staff members to act as guardians to our individual students that travel without Group Leaders.

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


Junior Summer Course 2022 - Maynooth University

Junior Summer Programme 2024 - Maynooth University (pdf)


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