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Au pair English class

Courses available
Junior Programme
Au Pair Study Programme
Preparation for Cambridge  Exams
High School/Academic Year
Budget Course

Kinsale town and harbour, Co Cork


English language student take a break in the café at historic Charles Fort, Kinsale

We offer courses for groups and individuals, at all levels from beginner to advanced. For groups, we are happy to design a course to meet your requirements. Here are some examples of the available courses.

Preparation for Cambridge Exams

Cambridge exams give you a certificate which is valid for life.

This certificate is recognised by thousands of employers, universities and government departments throughout the world.

Use your stay in Ireland to achieve this highly-regarded exam. We have a very high pass rate for these exams and are recognised as a Cambridge Preparation Centre.

Cambridge First Certificate – suitable for higher intermediate students.

Group courses on a weekday evening

Next course will start:

Thursday 2nd february 2017:

8 weeks, 2 hours each Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm: €160 (includes a mock exam, tea/coffee and biscuits).

The exams can be taken at Cork University or in your own country.

Au Pair Study Programme

Courses usually run in Spring and Autumn and include English for the workplace and general conversation, grammar, pronunciation and Irish culture.

Come along and meet other au pairs and young visitors to Irelend - learning can be fun!

Wednesday or Thursday evening 19:00 - 21:00.

Next course will start:

Instead of an evening class, there will probably be a conversation class on Wednesday mornings starting early February

Summer Junior Programme Click here for details

High School/Academic Year in Ireland

Kinsale School of English can place students in a choice of schools in West Cork or South Cork, including Kinsale, Crosshaven, Bandon,Clonakilty and Bishopstown. All schools offer a wide range of subjects, both academic and practical, as well as sporting facilities and other activities.
The School Programme in Ireland is open to EU and EEA students between the ages 12 and 18 who already have a reasonable level of English. All Irish High Schools teach a similar range of subjects.

The High School cycle has three parts:

Junior Cycle - 3 years starting from age 12 or 13 and finishing with a state examination.

Transition Year - A year with less focus on academic study, for 15 - 16 years old. The course varies from school to school but offers a range of opportunities to acquire new skills and develop students' personal and social abilities.
Many international students come to Ireland for all or part of transition year. The mixture of academic study with non-academic activities is ideal for developing maturity and confidence.

Senior Cycle - 2 years of study leading to the Leaving Certificate Examination. Students study 6 to 8 subjects and the exam is internationally respected and recognized for entry to third level education.

Students can choose to study in Ireland for a full academic year (three terms: September to June) or for just one or two terms.

(Our summer junior programme would offer a taste of life in Ireland before committing to a longer period at school here.)

WHO WOULD BENEFIT? If you are curious, adventurous and interested in other cultures this could be the experience of a lifetime for you. Being fluent in English improves your future job prospects throughout Europe, and beyond.

" A big welcome at Cork airport and delivery to your host family. Their house will be close to the school
" An introduction to your new town in Ireland.
" A Cultural introduction to life in Ireland and living in a host family.
" Full board and lodging with a host family for the duration of the academic term or year. All families will be interviewed and selected on the basis of their ability to provide a positive home environment.
" Enrolment in a local Secondary School.
" School uniform and books provided.
" Support and counselling services by the local representative and/or Kinsale School of English staff member.
" 24 hour emergency telephone support for students and their parents.

We understand that this is a big decision for students and parents. For this reason we only use carefully chosen schools and families.

For more information and prices please contact:



Kinsale School of English, Woodlands, Cappagh, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
Tel. +353-21-477 7604  Email
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