School ATC Junior Summer Centre Kilkenny College in Kilkenny, Ireland
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ATC Junior Summer Centre Kilkenny College

Kilkenny, Ireland
Excellent 4.8
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
It was my best experience. Of course my English have improved and there were good and funny teachers, so thank you АТС :D

Kilkenny, 128 km from Dublin with a population of 18,000, is known as Ireland's medieval capital.

ATC Junior Summer Centre Kilkenny College offers a selection of historical sites and buildings dating from the 7th century. Kilkenny has long been a national center for crafts and design; it produces an impressive range of original works and giftware in the glass, clay, precious metals, leather, and textiles. ATC Junior Summer Centre Kilkenny College is only a 10-minute walk from the town center. It is the newest boarding school in Ireland and offers a full range of modern indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

Sports facilities include a large gymnasium where students play basketball, volleyball, indoor football and badminton. There are 16 tennis courts as well as numerous playing fields where students can participate in rounders, soccer, and other outdoor pursuits.


Junior Summer Course
The course is only available for booking in the following dates:
From 11 to 15 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 100 minutes


• Residential: Full board accommodation in twin rooms with shared bathrooms.

• Host Family: Full board accommodation with carefully selected family (packed lunch provided by family)

• Two students of the same group per family

• 15 hours of English language tuition per week

• Interactive and communicative learning materials

• Graded certificate and end of course report

• Two half day visits per week with entrance fee and transport

• Three half-day activities per week including Arts & Crafts / Cookery or Tennis classes

• One full day excursion by coach per week including entrance fee and transport

• Residential evening programme including discos, films, karaoke, Irish night and other activities

• Host Family students have two evening activities per week.


Each lesson is 100 minutes in duration and the standard two week programme for junior students in Kilkenny College provides them with 30 hours of General English.

Students will have two lessons per day with two different teachers. Students enjoy experiencing the teaching techniques and methods of two teachers during their course.


Lessons are delivered using the communicative approach and provide and interactive and engaging learning experience for all students. Lessons have also been developed using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Language levels fromAI (Elementary) to Cl (Advanced).

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.


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Host Family

This accommodation option is fully booked from 30 July 2018 till 31 December 2018
30 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 11
Full board

Host Families are inspected by the Accommodation Manager and are carefully selected for their high standards along with their friendliness and hospitality. Host Families will provide the junior students with a twin room on a full board basis. This includes breakfast and dinner in the host family and a packed lunch provided by the family. Host families will provide the students with shower facilities on a daily basis and laundering of clothes, bed-linen, and towels on a weekly basis.

Included in the course price

Student Residence

This accommodation option is fully booked from 30 July 2018 till 31 December 2018
5 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 11
Full board

ATC Junior Summer Centre Kilkenny College provides standard accommodation in a number of student houses on campus. Each student house provides multi-bedded rooms. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the campus.


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July 2016

It was my best experience. I met a lot of students and I had a great time with them. I could discover Ireland and it is a beautiful country. Of course my English have improved and there were good and funny teachers, so thank you АТС :D

About school

Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Average age: 13
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