Killary lies on the shores of Ireland’s only fjord in the stunningly beautiful Connemara region. It is set against a backdrop formed by the Mweelrea Mountains to the north, the Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens to the south, interspersed with countless little lakes, moorland, heaths and meadows. They still cut peat in this area today – which is dried and used as a fuel for burning in fireplaces in the winter months.
This programme is designed for students aged 12-17 years, to benefit from the best possible combination of language learning and recreation during the school holiday.
Under the guidance of our native-speaking counsellors, campers use their new language skills throughout the day, both during instruction as well as in the afternoon and evening activities.
The participants at our camps don’t only learn during the morning lessons made up of lively components such as interviews and role plays, they are also encouraged to put the language they have learnt into practice during their leisure time.
Participants have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, take part in exciting activities and make new friends, whilst also being on holiday. At the same time, they’re laying the foundations for improving their performance in school the following year, almost without realizing it.
As well as having lots of fun, children return home with improved knowledge of the foreign language and enhanced motivation. We know from experience that participants achieve significant progress in their learning and that their self-confidence improves, so the benefits are two-fold.
Sleepzone Hostel Killary, situated in the heart of Connemara on Ireland’s wild and rugged west coast.
Rooms: 4 – 6 beds per room (showers and bathrooms are located separately).