English Teachers’ Courses

for English Teachers

DATES 2019:
5 October – 12 October 2019

And some time make the time
to drive out west into County Clare
Along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October
When the wind and the light are working off each other…

from “Postscript” by Seamus Heaney

The aims of the course are to:

  • Get new ideas for the teaching of English (Classes 7 to 13)
  • Experience and learn about Irish culture and history
  • Obtain new classroom materials including reading texts, poems, songs and cd
  • Refresh the English teacher’s use of English in an English-speaking country


    The aims of the course are accomplished by having:

    • Classes and workshops in the morning
    • Excursions and activities in the afternoon
    • Cultural and social activities on some evenings
    • Staying with a Host Family
Three teachers from Russia, one from Switzerland and one from Hungary with Alan (October 2014)

Fee: 725 Euro

Included in the fee:

  • 17.5 hours of lessons and workshops
  • Take-home package of lesson materials
  • Full Irish Cultural and Excursion Programme
  • Transfers to and from local bus stop
  • Transportation to all activities
  • Accommodation with Host Family – private room
  • All meals except one lunch and one dinner

Please note:
Entrance Fees and costs for Activities are not included in the fee.
Students should arrive via Dublin Airport and travel to Clare by public bus (not included in the fee). It is also possible to travel via Shannon Airport but there is an extra fee of 50 Euro for each airport transfer.

All 1-Week courses are subject to a minimum number of participants. Do not book any flights until the course is sure to take place.

The lessons were great! I’m lucky that I’ve participated in this course. To cut a long story short, I liked everything and I want to say “Thanks a lot” for such an amazing experience! It’s unforgettable! Now Ireland is in my heart forever!
Irina from Russia, October 2014

In October 2016, Christina Heuer from Weimar, Germany attended our English Teacher Refresher Course. She gained so much from the experience that she decided to create a photo book that would illustrate her week in Ireland. Below are three photographs of her book – there is no better testimonial than this!

The cover of Christina's photograph book.
These pages depict our excursion to Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher. The poem compares the nature of the sea to a hungry dog.
The final page of the book.
High Cross at Clonmacnoise
At the Cliffs of Moher
Ivone, Fritz & Marianne on a hill-walk