Summer English Language School in Ireland

At Language Xchange Ireland we believe that learning English should be fun….and this is also true at our Summer Language School!

Latest Group of Students arriving to Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Students arriving to Thomastown, Ireland for their 3 week long "Summer English Language School" with Language Xchange Ireland. BBQ & celebrations on arrival, thanks to the efforts of our wonderful host families, enjoy and like our Facebook page

How does the Summer Language School work?

Our Summer Language School is available for student groups aged 12 to 17 years. We recruit teaching staff for our Junior Centres who will motivate and encourage junior students to build on the English they already know.

Mornings at the Junior Centres are divided into two sessions and usually have two teachers. The first session concentrates on reading skills, writing skills and key grammar. The class of 15 students is organised so that learning is fun, resulting in steady progress. After a mid-morning break students concentrate on improving their oral skills using role-play, debate, project work, learning about their surroundings in Ireland and the cultural landmarks visited during their stay.

Our school is based in a small town in the beautiful Irish countryside. This friendly, semi-rural setting provides peace of mind for parents and teachers about the safety and security of students while they are away from home. In contrast to schools in larger cities, our students benefit from becoming part of the friendly local community during their stay.

Our programs are action-packed with fun and exciting activities, ensuring students are engaged, occupied and motivated at all times.


The Language Xchange Ireland Summer School has been chosen for its excellent academic and sports facilities as well as its beautiful location. It is the second level school attended by local teenagers from September to June and is conveniently located close to Language Xchange Ireland Host Families in the cultural and crafts town of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Sports facilities include playing fields and tennis courts. These facilities allow LXI to arrange a widely varied and challenging sports and activity program.


We want you to enjoy your stay with us so we have organised an action-packed program. You will visit historical places and take part in many activities including arts, crafts, dance and sports. You will also have an opportunity to make lots of new friends and attend social activitites such as school discos and other evening activities such as our supervised alcohol-free disco every Friday night. In addition, there are full-day Saturday tours to places of historical interest or towns and villages of cultural interest.

Activities available at our Summer Language School include:

Football • Basketball • Volleyball • Rounders • Fun games • Art & crafts • Aerobics • Canoeing • Kayaking • Indoor swimming (available off campus) • Cycle tours • Local history tour • Stand-up-boarding • Gaelic hurling • Dancing • Make up artistry • Board games • Hair styling • Nature trails


Full-day tours on Saturdays:

  • - Dublin city & Guinness Storehouse
  • - Hook Head lighthouse & beach tour
  • - Boyne Valley tour

The student to teacher ratio is 15:1

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