The Golf Programme
Programme Focus: English and Golf
Duration: Two weeks
Minimum Level: A1
Hours of English Tuition: 15+/week
Activities: English classes, Golf, Professional speakers, Health and Nutrition seminars, Cultural Activities, Excursions, Group projects and Evening entertainment
Accommodation: Student Apartments or Host Family Stays
Number of students per class: Max. 15
Course Description: The Golf Programme is designed to improve participants’ overall language ability and to develop everyday communication skills. People who enrol on this course are typically individuals keen on enhancing their English language level, while playing some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses. The programme structure enables students to improve their English language competency and to develop life skills such as teamwork, presenting and public speaking. Participants embark on bi-weekly excursions which incorporate Irish history, golf, and scenic tours.
English Language Training
Morning classes employ a variety of topics and aim to develop English competency in all four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). The focus is placed on effective communication and engagent with the language. A variety of activities are incorporated into class time ensuring the various learning styles of students are met. Exercises are shaped around the context of golf, where possible, to ensure that student interest is maintained for the duration of the lessons.
The golf component of this programme is designed to guarantee a comprehensive tee-to-green experience for all of our clients. We have access to some of the country’s most highly regarded golfing facilities, which means that participants on this programme will be treated to the very best in terms of courses, performance analysis centres, driving ranges and pro shops. Castel’s main education hub is located in the centre of a region rich with golfing tradition. However, this region represents only a handful of the options that we offer to our clients.
Total immersion is encouraged for the duration of the programme. One way that we facilitate this is through cultural activities and excursions. Students participate in a variety of exercises, presentations, and interactive activities which ultimately enhance their ability to communicate and function effectively using the medium of the English language. Participants on this programme will visit a number of Ireland’s major cities and some of its most famous tourist sites and landmarks.
During all Castel courses, we offer optional one-to-one tutorials. Students have the opportunity to schedule additional classes with Castel trainers during free slots in the overall programme timetable. These sessions aim to focus on individual problems and issues and attend to difficulties students may be experiencing in their language learning journey. Tutors guide the student through a series of exercises and activities which directly target the problem area and ultimately enhance the student’s all-round language competency.
This programme is quite unique compared to our other offerings and, as such, requirements are different from the perspective of the client. For this reason, we provide specialised options in terms of accommodation. We offer comfortable, modern and spacious apartments, or, if the client seeks a more luxurious experience, Castel have a number of hotel and holiday home partners in the area surrounding the campus. Individuals who sign up for this programme can opt for a hotel stay for the duration of the course or they can choose from a number of 5 star residences which they can call home for the entirety of their arrangement with our organisation. We also offer a 24/7 shuttle bus service which means that transport will never be an issue and clients may come and go as they please.