Summer School 2021

Learn English in Ireland at Summer School


CIELS Junior Summer Programme will return for July 2022.

To safeguard all our stakeholders' health and well being during COVID-19, CIELS made the decision not to run our Junior Summer Programme this year. We would like to thank all of our students, agents, host families and tutors for your understanding.

why CHoose ciels?

  • Family run with family values.
  • Longest established and recognised language school in the region, 25+ years.
  • The only recognised English language school in Carlow.
  • 40+ years academic management experience.
  • Cambridge DELTA Director of Studies.
  • Cambridge IELTS Examiner Head Teacher.
  • Dedicated Centre Manager.
  • 25+ years Host Family network.In-house police vetting of staff and host families.
  • 24/7 Child Protection & Accommodation Officer.

English Class

  • Monday - Friday, 09:30-13:30.
  • Communicative and Interactive.
  • Focus on spoken discourse.
  • Weekly assessment tasks.
  • CEFR based.


  • Qualified and recognised by QQI / ACELS
  • Highly experienced.
  • Professional ESL backgrounds.
  • Promote relaxed and enjoyable learning atmosphere.
  • Police vetted.


Afternoon Activities

  • Quality Cultural Activities.
  • Monday - Friday, 14:30-16:30.
  • Professional tutors.
  • Irish Dancing.
  • Irish Music & Song.
  • Gaelic Games - fun skills.
  • Bowling.
  • Cultural Scavenger Hunt.

Weekend Tours

  • Full day Saturday tours.
  • 2 X Destinations.
  • Educational & Enjoyable.
  • Dublin.
  • Kilkenny.
  • South East Regional.
  • Specialist tours on request (kayaking, Wild Atlantic Way, adventure centres.)


  • We use St. Mary’s Academy, a modern secondary school within five minutes walk of Carlow town center, for our summer school.
  • It is a modern, fully equipped school, with its own student centre and gymnasium, which we use for afternoon and evening activities.
  • Our Syllabus is designed in modules based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Copies of our Syllabus to Curriculum documents are available on request.


Danny Barron - Director of Studies /

+353(0)86 4060804 / +353(0)59 9142066



Our Mission is to provide visiting students with opportunities to learn English language and experience Irish culture in a safe, friendly and happy learning environment.
We strongly assert the right of all students, teachers and other staff members, visiting leaders and host families to work together in a respectful and harmonious atmosphere.

Recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Teaching (ELT).

Hear what our past students had to say...


I really enjoyed my time in Ireland! The Blended Programme gave me good experiences, meeting new people, learning a new culture and language. I learned a lot at the Irish Wheelchair Association Carlow where I did my internship. I also learned a lot studying the Human Growth and Development and Work placement module. The time flew because we were having so much fun. I can't believe it's already over but I will never forget it. Blended Programme thanks for everything!


The Blended Programme was great! It was an amazing combination of the internship and college. I've learned so much at school about Human Growth and Development. My internship was great and all the Irish people are amazing! Sean, Danny and Claire helped us when we needed them, they were fantastic. Thanks for everything, this is an experience I will always remember.


My experience with the Erasmus+ Blended Programme is very positive. It gave me an opportunity to learn about Ireland, learn the English language but also I learned to be more independent. Supervisors from the Blended Programme, teachers from school and my colleagues from Hillview Nursing home helped me with everything. Blended Programme thanks for this amazing experience I will never forget it.  
CIELS Carlow

Get in Touch

  • Address: Askea, Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland R93 K5P2

  • Phone: +353 (0)59 9142066

  • Mobile: +353 (0)87 4060804

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