We offer programmes for school groups from all over the world have been specifically designed to motivate young learners and to maximise the short time they have to study with us and for adult groups aged 16+ allows students to choose between mixed nationality classes with students from all around the world or closed group classes with their colleagues.

Combine Apollo’s Real World English or Exam Focus courses with friendly host family accommodation, airport transfers and choose from our range of activities, excursions and guest speakers to create your own group package to suit the needs of your students.

Key Facts
Address: 5 Lad Lane, Dublin 2
Minimum class size: 15 students
Age: School Groups aged 12-18
Adults & University Groups aged 16+
The Location
Apollo Language Centre’s Mini-Stay Groups schools are located in Dublin city centre, easily accessible by public transport and close to Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions. There is an abundance of coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops on our doorsteps making our school an ideal choice for a language course in Dublin.
Award Winning Programme
Apollo is the only Irish language school to ever have won the Star Junior Programme for under 18s global industry Award at the Study Travel Star Awards voted for by agents sending students abroad. We have won this award for two years in a row in 2018 and 2019. It’s really an honour to have two Star Awards for our Apollo Junior Camps in Ireland and to be finalists in 2020’s Study Travel Star Awards in the categories: ‘Star Junior Programme for under 18s’ for the third time, ‘New Language School’ and ‘English Language School - Europe’.
The School
The modern school building with 3 floors has 10 classrooms all equipped with audio-visual equipment, comfortable lounge & outdoor area with tea/coffee and snacks, quiet room for afternoon study, Wi-Fi throughout and charging docks for laptop/iPad use. The building is serviced by an elevator and has a welcoming reception inside the front door.
Accommodation
Accommodation for groups is offered in host family accommodation located in the suburbs of Dublin in single or twin rooms sharing. B&B/Hotel accommodation is available for group leaders on request.
Classroom Approach
Communicative classes.
Student-centred lesson.
Grammar ‘light’.
Vocabulary/ skills ‘heavy’.
Cambridge-trained teachers.
Strong focus on fluency.
Preparation for ‘real-life’ context.
Extra Activities
‘The Apollo Experience’ continues outside the school when you will visit the best attractions that Ireland has to offer with our fantastic Apollo Experience staff.
We offer:
Cultural activity programme
Fully immersive ‘Irish’ experience
City trips
Museum trips
Excursions outside Dublin
The Apollo Coach
Return transfers + Apollo meet & greet
Private coach transport daily to/from school
School Groups

Where: Dublin City Centre Year-round School

For who: School groups aged 12-18

When: January – June and September – December 2021

How long: Minimum 1 week, no maximum

Adult and University Study Groups

Where: Dublin City Centre Year-round School

For who: University students and Adults aged 16+

When: All year-round including Summer

How long: Minimum 1 week, no maximum

Basic Package
15 hours
tuition
(1 hour = 60 minutes) Real World English tuition per week in closed group classes of minimum class sizes of 15 students.
Host Family
Accommodation
Twin room sharing with breakfast, packed lunch & dinner included every day.
1 Free Leader
per 15 students
In single room host family accommodation with breakfast, packed lunch & dinner included every day.
Airport
Transfers
Return airport transfers and Apollo meet & greet.
Welcome
Pack
Including Apollo student card.
Apollo Course
Workbook
Each student will receive their own course workbook filled with interesting topics & activities to follow during their course and take back home.
Welcome
Talk
Students will be met by a member of our team who will give them information about their programme and our school on their first day.
Level Test &
Apollo Certificate
Students can take a placement test before arrival or in school and at the end of the course all students receive an Apollo certificate.
Dublin City
Walking Tour
For all groups with Apollo staff
Sample Timetable

Apollo Coach Services includes (sample time-table for afternoon course):

Sample
Week
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
- 09:00-12:30 12:30-13:30 13:45-17:00 17:00 -
Arrival Day
Apollo Coach
Collection
Walking Tour Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Collection
Coach trip
to Howth
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Collection
Coach trip
to Malahide
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Collection
Late Night
Shopping
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Collection
Coach trip
to Bray
Packed Lunch PM Lessons Apollo Coach
Drop of
Evening at
Host Family
Apollo Coach
Collection
For groups who have a free day and have not booked
a full-day excursion, coach included to travel to/from city centre
Departure Day
Please note that this is a sample timetable and is subject to change.
View/dowload Mini-Stay Groups brochure here.
Testimonials
  • All was perfect. It is a very good experience. Both of my teachers were so amazing. My host family was the best. The bus was so convenient and clean. We had great trips.
    Juan, Spain.
  • The host family gave us so much food, it was amazing! Our teachers were incredible and the class was a good size. There was really good organisation on the trips, thanks to the staff. I hope I can come back next year.
    Claudia, Austria.
  • The welcome on first day was great! I had an issue with my luggage in the airport and the Apollo staff were so helpful and fixed the situation.
    Jennifer, Italy.
  • Our Apollo guide was very friendly and funny, we all enjoyed our trips with him. My host family is a very good friend and I wish her good luck. My host family contributed in making my week beautiful.
    Ilya Kadoehnika, Russia.
  • Lessons were always fun and we were never bored with all the activities nearly every day! The organisation was really good were never had to wait for anything. Thank you Apollo!
    Merveille, France.
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