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English Language Courses

Work on your English language skills AND have the feeling you're on holiday.

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  • Team Challenge DaysTeam Challenge Days
  • Survival CampSurvival Camp
  • Rock climbingRock climbing
  • Raft BuildingRaft Building
  • OrienteeringOrienteering
  • Mud SurfingMud Surfing
  • Laughter TherapyLaughter Therapy
  • KayakingKayaking
  • Horse Riding LessonsHorse Riding Lessons
  • Horse & Pony TrekkingHorse & Pony Trekking
  • Hill WalkingHill Walking
  • FishingFishing
  • Coasteering, Canyoning & Gorge WalkingCoasteering, Canyoning & Gorge Walking
  • Bog RunBog Run
  • BikingBiking
  • Assault Course ChallengeAssault Course Challenge
  • Archery LessonsArchery Lessons
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Looking for a truly unique language learning experience? Would you like to work on your language skills AND have the feeling you’re on holiday?

Eclipse Outdoor Activity Centre offers:
  • Small classes in a friendly atmosphere
  • Personal attention to individual language difficulties
  • Professional instruction
  • Loads of after class activities at the centre
  • Specialised courses designed to suit your needs
Many language programs offer instruction, but few offer opportunities outside the classroom to continue practising English and have lots of fun too! Eclipse has many activities right outside your front door.  In addition to riding stables with 18 horses, there are many outdoor sporting activities such as Mud Surfing, Stay Fit Obstacle Courses, Archery, Orienteering, Cycle Touring, Team Building Courses and Fishing so you can continue learning English AND keep fit at the same time. Eclipse is a friendly, family-owned business that gives lots of personal attention to its guests.

We’d love to welcome you to our centre in the heart of beautiful County Kerry, Ireland. For all of our courses, participants live at the Eclipse Centre in very comfortable accommodation.  All meals are included Monday through Friday.  The local pub, shop and post office are a 15-minute walk away or you can take a bicycle and it’s even closer.  For teen courses, there is a resident adult in the house for the duration of the course.  Weekends, you are free to explore the area or enjoy the many activities available at Eclipse.

University Level Courses

Upper-Intermediate/Advanced Courses are 3 weeks long (see dates below) with 20 hours of instruction per week. The focus of the classes is on improving your spoken and written command of English.  We will work on some of the more difficult aspects of grammar, depending on individual needs.  Grammar, by the way, needn’t be boring!  Students interested in practising writing skills will be given the opportunity to do additional writing outside class: essays, news summaries, reports etc… and all work will be corrected and discussed.  In addition, German and Dutch native speakers can work on translation skills if desired.

Price: €560.00 per week – includes accommodation & meals Monday-Friday

Intensive Exam Preparation Courses

Courses are 10 days long with classes 5 hours a day on 9 of the days. These courses are scheduled to fit your schedule and your exams.  You will be able to contact our language instructor, Susan May, in advance and discuss the format of your university exams and how best to prepare for them.  Whatever kind of final exam you have, you will be able to work specifically on the skills you need: essay writing, translation, text analysis or anything else.  Susan taught university level courses in Germany for 8 years and has a good deal of experience in exam preparation and marking.

These courses need a minimum of 4 participants
Dates: as arranged
Price: Call for Quote

Classes for Teens – 2 weeks

These courses are designed for teenagers 15 and older who have had at least 6 years of school English. Classes meet in the mornings 5 days a week and twice in the afternoon.  On the remaining afternoons, there will be activities planned, for example, riding, cycling, hiking etc…  There will also be lots to do at the weekend. Classes are designed to help participants gain confidence in speaking, understanding and writing English, and to have fun at the same time.

Family Language Holidays

Would you like to be more comfortable and confident speaking English in business or just for fun?  Or have you considered sending your children on a language course, but didn’t want to give up a family holiday?  At Eclipse you can have a wonderful stay in Co. Kerry and have English classes for you (and/or partner) while your children take part in the many activities available. Arrange classes for your children while you enjoy activities at the centre or just relax.

Language instruction will be specifically designed to suit your level.

English Language Courses

English Language Course – 1-4 Weeks €560.00
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