The Programme

English Lessons

No matter which course you choose, you can expect English lessons that are taught using modern methods but with the usual care that you would expect from an experienced Waldorf teacher. The lessons are lively, creative and practical. You will experience intensive work on English Grammar as well as the four skills: Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading. Classes are never greater than fourteen students and every effort is made to meet your individual needs.

Artistic & creative workshops

Eight two-hour afternoon blocks of Workshops, give students a creative and natural way to use their English. Possible Workshops are:

  • Drama
  • Irish Set Dancing
  • Drumming
  • Singing
  • Visual Diary
  • Pizza-Making
  • Song-Writing
  • Circus Skills






A full excursion programme

All of our courses make use of the special setting of Clare English Language School by giving enjoyable experiences of Irish cultural activities, adventure activities, sporting activities and excursions to places of interest. These provide students with the chance to listen and speak English in a natural and informal way.

Activities and Excursions include :

  • visiting the spectacular Cliffs of Moher
  • Sailing and Wind-Surfing on Lough Derg
  • An overnight trip toThe Burren, an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Surfing on waves of the Atlantic Ocean
  • visiting the City of Galway
  • boating to the Monastic Ruins of Holy Island
  • Caving underground in The Burren
  • Shopping in Ennis and Limerick
  • Walking in the ancient forest of Raheen Wood
  • Film Nights – our own private screening
  • Ten-Pin Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Badminton & Basketball
  • Pitch & Putt Golf
Lots of action!
Wind-surfing & sailing on Lough Derg

Host Families

Host Families are carefully selected and form an important part of the experience that is received. They make sure that students on our courses feel welcome and are well fed! Host Families provide additional opportunities for students to practise their English.

Host family and Students
Violeta from Spain celebrates her birthday at her Host Family's house Photo: Benjamin Brandt