Our Courses

Course for Teenagers

Our English language course for teenagers offers dynamic morning lessons led by qualified teachers. Immersion into the English language is facilitated through engaging activities like surfing, kayaking, and field sports, fostering practical language use in real-life contexts.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Lough Arrow in County Sligo, the residential program provides an immersive experience where students not only enhance their language skills but also create lasting memories. With a blend of structured learning and outdoor adventures, our course ensures a fun and enriching environment where teenagers can thrive academically and personally.

Course Overview

  • 15 hours of English tuition per week
  • Afternoon activities – including watersports, horse riding, field sports, visiting Sligo city and more
  • Evening activities – including movie nights, casino night, fun yoga, talent shows etc
  • Weekend Excursion – camping trip
  • 3 nutritious meals daily cooked by our chef
  • Residential Accommodation

Course Dates


Courses Dates:

June 23rd to July 6th

July 7th to July 20th

July 21st to Aug 3rd

Fully supervised airport transfers from Dublin or Knock are optional:

Dublin Airport to Residence: €100 each way
Knock Airport to Residence: €80 each way

Sample Weekly Timetable

MondayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchEquestrian or ArcheryPhone TimeDinnerQuiz
TuesdayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchZip Ropes (Forest Park)Phone TimeDinnerTournament night
WednesdayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchKayaking or BadmintonPhone TimeDinnerCasino night
ThursdayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchVisit Sligo CityPhone TimeDinnerMovie night
FridayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchSurfingPhone TimeBar-b-q by the lake
SaturdayWeekend Excursion
SundayReturn from Weekend Excursion or Welcome new arrivals!

Kayaking and Water-sports

All our water sports take place on Lough Arrow or the River Shannon by fully qualified instructors. Although the water isn’t very warm our students have full wet-suits and after just a few minutes of competitions on the lake they are really warmed up!!


Horse-Riding is provided by Lough Gara stables who take beginners and also experienced riders. It’s here at Lough Gara stables where we also do archery and falconry. The equestrian centre is also on a farm where we have to prise our students away from all the baby pigs, rabbits, puppies, kittens…


Zipit is a Zip-Line adventure Course in the local forest park. The course is safe and supervised at all times by specialised instructors. Zipit is a really fun day out and is a favourite with our students!

Irish Dancing

Like Riverdance!! – The basic steps are easy and Irish dancing is really fun!

Cookery Lesson

Learn how to cook a traditional Irish dish in a professional kitchen close to the school – students love taking the recipe home to try on friends and family!

Field Sports

The school has fantastic sports facilities where we do many of the afternoon activities. Students get to play volleyball, tag-rugby, rounders and our leaders love introducing students to our national sport – Gaelic Football!

Indoor Activities

From time to time it rains in Ireland and so we have to take our activities indoors! But that doesn’t stop the fun as we get to play team building games and activities. And our students usually go home experts at Dodgeball

Carrick on Shannon

A beautiful town on the river – students can explore the small shops and cafes to practise their English!


Probably our students favourite activity. In Ballinafad we are very close to the beaches of Sligo which are among the most beautiful in the world. Students get a full induction on the beach followed by practise in the water.

Perfect for beginners and pros!

Forest Park

We are so lucky to be located beside the largest (and the most beautiful!) forest and activity park in Ireland. Here there are acres of countryside to explore. This is also the location of ‘Boda Borg’ where we take students to test their mental strength through a series of quests.

Weekend Excursion

An overnight camping trip! Students, activity leaders and teachers all canoe to an island on Lough Arrow. Together we pitch tents and cook dinner on the campfire – a great friendship building weekend!


3 hours of English lessons each morning with fully qualified native English speaking teachers
Afternoon activities include horse-riding, field sports, surfing, kayaking, bowling, archery, orienteering, zip lines and more!
Irish teenagers take part in all the activities and have meals with our international students
Evening activities include lip-sync battles, quiz nights, talent shows and some other crazy activities!


ELCI Sligo is located 2 hours west of Dublin airport
The location is very scenic beside beautiful lakes and parks which are perfect for activities
The residence in a very safe area and the local community love to welcome our students

Course Dates

June 23rd to Aug 3rd 2024

ELCI Sligo is a full immersion into the English language. Students aged 12 to 17 arrive on Sundays for a two, three or four week stay.

English Tuition

  • 5 different levels from Elementary to Advanced
  • 3 hours of English lessons each morning
  • Maximum of 10 students in each class
  • Our teachers are fully qualified and native English speakers


  • Activities are when the language comes to life!
  • Afternoons are active from horse-riding to watersports or team games
  • Evenings more relaxed with movie nights, board games or talent shows
  • Our activities are unique and build friendship across nationalities!

ELCI Staff

  • Our staff are yThe English Language Camp Ireland Teamoung and enthusiastic with great ideas to ensure a fun programme
  • Teachers work in primary schools or secondary schools during the academic year and have qualifications to teach English as a second language
  • Our teachers and activity leaders understand the importance of keeping our students safe and taking care of their well being

Irish Teenagers

  • Local Irish teenagers take part in activities and have meals with students
  • They act as student guides and inform staff if any student is having a problem
  • They provide further exposure to the English language and ensure students are always speaking in English!