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Summer Junior School School Presentation

Bournemouth Dublin 2013

EF Dublin Summer Junior school Welcome to EF ILS Dublin

EF Dublin opens its door to the Junior students 13+ yrs in July and August (weeks 1327 – 1335).

EF Dublin Summer Junior school EF Dublin Summer Junior school is located in the heart of Dublin in a beautiful Georgian building. It contains: • • • • • •

18 spacious classrooms and 3 ILab rooms Welcoming cafeteria Pool room & Table tennis Communication room Student lounge with plasma TV Backyard

Top 3 things about Dublin •

THE EMERALD ISLE Ireland is internationally renowned for its natural beauty and green fields. Dublin is a charming capital city, easy to walk and safe.

THE THOUSAND WELCOMES The Irish are known not only for their great sense of humor but also for their hospitality and welcome they give to the visitors. Dublin has a youthful population of over 1 million people.

CULTURAL and HISTORIC SETTING Dublin is famous for literature, music, theatre, history, architecture and art. The National Museum and Galleries are free and there are many free cultural events happening in the summer.

Top 3 things about the school •

SENSE OF COMMUNITY Dublin is a small school in a small country. Between our EF Dublin team we know all student by their names and they know who we are.

FRIENDLY, INTERNATIONAL and KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF Staff members speak English, French, Spanish, German, Czech, Polish, Italian, Portuguese. Although English is the language we use in school we can talk to our Juniors in their language in case of Emergency.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE A team of experienced teachers make sure the Junior students get a great EF experience.

EF Dublin Location •

The school is located in the heart of Dublin within minutes from the public parks where students can relax, have lunch, play outdoor games etc.

10 min walk from the Famous Grafton Street, a pedestrian shopping area with live music and street shows.

Within a walking distance from the museums, galleries, cafes etc.

Airport Transfer •

Under 16 Students must book Arrival and Return Taxi Transfer. The immigration office request a designated adult to meet a student on arrival to Dublin.

On arrival the taxi driver will meet them at designated meeting points: - Terminal 1- Information Desk - Terminal 2 - Spar shop

The taxi driver will escort the students to the check in area and security checks on departure day. A representative from the taxi company will be available at the airport for any further assistance required.

On arrival to Dublin Airport Documents and info to be had by the Junior student: • • • •

Acceptance letter with Host Family address Payment receipt in English to confirm that all fees have been paid in full prior to arrival. Proof of medical insurance (e.g. Erika card). For non European students please refer to Dublin entry requirements presentation.

Host family Accommodation •

Under 18 students stay in Host Family Accommodation.

Twin and single rooms are available to our underage students.

Our Host Families are carefully selected and our junior students are placed with caring, experienced, responsible families who maintain good communication with the Accommodation Office.

In weeks 1327-1333 the host family accommodation is Saturday to Sunday.

Junior Welfare •

The Welfare Officer takes a special interest in Junior students and checks daily that they attend school.


Junior students should sign in at reception daily so the school can monitor their presence in school.


If a student under 18 wishes to travel they must advise the Welfare Officer. The Welfare Officer will forward a document to the Sales Office for the parents to sign. The student may not travel until the Welfare Officer has received the signed document from the Sales Office. The student will be given a copy as confirmation of approval.

Junior Welfare •

The Welfare Officer also monitors the Junior Curfew

13-15 years: 22:00 during the week 23:00 on Friday and Saturday

16-17 years: 23:00 during the week 00:00 on Friday and Saturday

The legal age for the purchase and consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is 18 years of age

EF Dublin Academics •

We offer Junior Intensive course which comprises of 26 classes per week

We do not offer Basic course

Classes are from Monday to Friday. However the school is open Monday to Saturday and students are welcome any time

We have dedicated Junior teachers


EF Dublin Academics

• Specific EF junior course books are used for the junior classes. • A2, B1, B2 and also C1 levels (depending on demand)

• We also have junior specific SPIN classes i.e. Vocabulary Idioms and Grammar, Communication.

EF Dublin Activities •

We have dedicated Junior Activities leaders.

In Dublin Junior activities are optional. Direct supervision is not provided outside of lessons. A calendar of optional events is available in school and students are encouraged to participate.

Some of these events may incur an extra charge.

EF Dublin Activities • •

Example of activities We have a number of both free & paid activities, incl: Student parties, Football, Guinness Storehouse, Irish music & dance show, Karaoke, Kilmainham Jail, History, art, science & archeology museums

We offer a variety of weekend excursions incl: Wicklow & Kilkenny, Belfast, The Cliffs of Moher, Boyne Valley, Galway and Connemara, Giant’s Causeway

The prices for these trips vary from €25 - €45 with international and full weekend trips costing more

EF Dublin Activities - schedule Example of a Junior Activity Schedule can be seen including museums, bowling, movie clubs, football and much more. Also a free and paying trip is available for each day during the week

EF Dublin Essential info Address: Tel: Emergency Phone

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29/30 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 6114220 +353 871300357

Daily travel costs are approx. €4 for students in a host family Students can get discounts with their EF membership cards Students can also get a student travel card (cost 15 Euro) to get discounts on the bus, train and Luas Students are advised to remember about the airline luggage restrictions especially upon return from Dublin

EF Dublin team We are looking forward to welcoming the Junior students in Summer 2013