Group &
Mini-Stay Programmes

Group & Mini-stay programmes are tailor-made package courses for juniors, adults or professionals in Dublin, Clare or Malta that are created to suit different types of English learners and the specific needs of each group.

Group & Mini-Stay Programmes

At Atlas, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail and flexibility. Our dedicated team will help you build a programme that suits each group’s academic, accommodation and cultural requirements. We design every aspect of the programme with you step by step so that you know exactly what to expect. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave it is important to us that your stay is a success.

We believe our excellent facilities, experienced staff and comprehensive range of courses make us the number one choice for group programmes and mini-stays in Ireland.

Our Courses

English Fluency & Activity

Irish Culture and Communication

Available: Dublin Clare

Our intensive language and culture courses focus on developing students’ confidence and ability to speak and engage in conversations about modern Ireland and Irish teenager’s life experience, as well as Irish traditions and culture. The Improvers course is aimed at students on their A2/B1 (i.e, lower intermediate) journey, while the Flyers course is aimed at students who are more independent and are on the B1/B2 journey.

Atlas students enjoying the Junior programme in Malta on the beach during the sunny day

Malta Explorers

Available: Malta

Our theme-based syllabus in Malta has been developed around young learners’ needs and interests. Our group English language courses in Malta normally consist of 15 hours English language training, with integrated social, cultural or academic activities. Additional evening activities and full-day excursions can be added according to the group’s interests.

Exam Courses

Available: Dublin Clare Malta

Our intensive short courses develop the language and the skills students need to succeed in the Cambridge and TOIEC examinations, as well as in everyday social interactions. Lessons link specific strategies to different question types and papers. In order to get the most from these courses, all students are expected to fully participate in a variety of pair-work and small group activities.

Cambridge IGCSE

Available: Dublin

This intensive Cambridge IGCSE (ESL) short course is designed for A2/B1-level students with some English proficiency, often non-native speakers who study subjects like history, geography, or science in English. It focuses on enhancing language skills and preparing students for the Cambridge IGCSE (ESL) exam through engaging activities.

Work & Learn

The Environment & Sustainability

Available: Dublin Clare Malta

This mini-intensive course enhances students’ English language and critical thinking skills for discussing topics like fast fashion, smart cities, and sustainable travel. We connect classroom learning with real-world language experiences on trips and with host families. Students work in small groups to design and present Action Projects, assessed by their teacher on the final day. Programme includes visits to eco sites, wind farms and other renewable energy companies.

Art & Culture

Available: Dublin

This intensive course enhances students’ language and skills to appreciate Ireland’s renowned literary figures, while also exploring Irish art, music, and culture. It features engaging materials, stimulating discussions, and collaborative learning, connecting classroom tasks to real-world language opportunities like museum and gallery visits. Assessment includes a group presentation evaluating language proficiency and its practical application.

Future Skills and Global

Available: Clare Malta

This intensive course equips students with language and skills for professional work or study in the EU and beyond. It offers engaging materials, collaborative learning in themes like Culture, Finance, Digital Literacy, and University Preparation, enhancing both job readiness and academic prospects.

Food & Agriculture

Available: Clare

This mini-intensive course hones language skills for discussing modern agriculture and food production in Ireland and the EU, with a focus on farming methods, food production, globalisation, and food waste. We integrate United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and classroom tasks extend to real-world language opportunities on trips and with host families.

Group & Mini-Stay programme

Typical Group & Mini-stay Programme include:

  • 15 hours lessons
  • Full board Homestay accommodation 5 – 7 nights (breakfast, packed lunch, evening meal)
  • Single host family accommodation 1 group leader per 15 students
  • Return airport transfers by private coach (Dublin and Malta only. See Atlas Clare airport transfer fees)
  • Social and cultural activities
  • All course materials
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Welcome pack with maps and information on arrival
  • SIM cards for group leaders

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