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Students Attending Columbus English Language College
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Expert Teachers


Recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching.

* CELC employs only qualified and    experienced native English    teachers.
* Excellent teaching and learning   environment.
* State-of-the-art facilities provided.
* Summer School Location:
  Avila Centre,
  Dublin 4.

Tel: 087-2361869
 Fax: 01-6618081


We spent four weeks attending Columbus English Language College last summer. It was our first experience out of Italy. We were a little bit scared about the language. It was exactly the other way around. We found a very friendly atmosphere. A lot of very interesting activities, many different choices with lovely people. Dublin is small and very nice. We really hope to come back!! Tommy and Emma, Monza - Italy


Summer Courses
June 2016
Week 1:
Mon, 13th June- Sun, 19th June
Week 2:
Mon, 20th June- Sun, 26th June
Week 3:
Mon, 27th June- Sun, 3rd July

July 2016
Week 1:
Mon, 4th July- Sun, 10th July
Week 2:
Mon, 11th July- Sun, 17th July
Week 3:
Mon, 18th July- Sun, 24th July
Week 4:
Mon, 25th July- Sun, 31st July

August 2016
Week 1:
Mon, 1st August- Sun, 7th August
Week 2:
Mon, 8th August- Sun, 14th August

Opportunities to mix with Irish teenagers during afternoon activities.

Columbus English Language College

Location: Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland

Click here to view Teenage Summer Brochure 2016

Click here to view Course Dates and Prices 2016

Columbus English Language College (CELC) specialises in providing programmes and courses for international teenage and junior learners during the month of June, July and August. Our English Language College is ACELS (Irish Department of Education & Skills) approved and is located at Avila in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We provide the highest quality courses for all students by employing highly qualified and vibrant teachers who adopt current and relevant methods of teaching English. Our Summer Programme includes morning classes in English combined with an array of afternoon and evening activities, tours and excursions.

International students attending Columbus English Language College have the distinct advantage of attending specialist afternoon classes in Drama, Dance, Art, Film, Photography, Animation, Cookery and Sports with Irish teenage and junior students. This is a wonderful opportunity for language students to further improve their speaking skills while making new friendships with their peers from Dublin.

English and Multi-Activity Teenage Summer Programme 2016

  • ID: 817

  Students begin each morning with three hours of English tuition covering modules in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. These classes are provided by experienced teachers of English who are qualified at degree and masters level and who also hold additional ACELS approved qualifications. Their modern language teaching strategies focuses on interactive learning in everyday situations.  After lunch, students are engaged in a variety of activities including Drama, Dance, Art, Film, Photography, Cookery, Animation and Sports.  Students learn a full range of new vocabulary and are challenged to use it when speaking to their Irish counterparts during these afternoon classes and workshops. …

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Afternoon Activities & Tours (2.00pm-5.00pm)

  • ID: 818

The Afternoon Schedule is busy and varied.  On three afternoons students mix with Irish teenagers in a variety of workshops such as Drama, Dance, Film, Art, Photography, Cookery, Animation and Sports.  All afternoon activities take place for three hours with a short break half way through the afternoon. The afternoon activities provide teenage and junior learners with new skills whilst also improving their English language. Students learn a wide range of new vocabulary and phrases associated with each of the afternoon activities. This enables them to converse more confidently with Irish teenagers during these activities. The distinct advantage of mixing with…

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Evening Activities (7.30pm-9.00pm)

  • ID: 819

Evening activities take place five evenings each week. We have arranged a wide variety of evening activities includingan evening of Irish Culture (Dance & Song), Disco, Drama, Dance, Photography, Walking Tour, Quizzes, Games, Zumba Dance and Shopping. Zumba Dance:                                                                                                                           …

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Summer School Location – Avila, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

  • ID: 820

Columbus English Language College is located in the  Avila Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. Avila is set on twelve acres of landscaped grounds with state-of-the art facilities in South Dublin.  The school has a wonderful variety of classrooms and  facilities for Drama, Dance, Art, Animation, Cookery and Photography.  All students are assessed by our native English teachers on their first day.  Students are grouped according to their age and level of proficiency. All students complete a portfolio of the work they have completed during their Summer Course. They also keep individual diaries. On completion of their summer course each student receives…

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Irish Host Families

  • ID: 928

Columbus English Language College carefully selects each host family.  Our host families are located in South Dublin.  Students receive full board when staying with a host family.  All students receive a warm Irish welcome on arrival.  Students have breakfast and dinner with the family and are provided with a packed lunch each day.  On Sundays, students have breakfast, lunch and dinner with their host families. By spending as much time as possible with their host families, students experience Irish family life and hospitality. Irish families tend to spend Sundays as a family day. Their children who are away at college or…

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