The multi-activity English language programme at the Share Centre is a unique concept, a language programme like no other. Share Discovery Village is located on a 60 acre site on the tranquil shores of Upper Lough Erne – part of the largest inland waterway in Europe. SHARE’s outdoor adventure centre offers the opportunity to have unforgettable experiences and create memories that will last forever with the variety of amazing activities on offer.
|TUITION:||10 lessons of classroom time plus full day of multiple activities integrated with native speakers. Teachers accompany students on all activities and monitor “emerging language” that they can then introduce in the classroom sessions.
Total teaching hours: 7.5h
|AGE:||12 – 16 years|
|MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS:||12 international students plus 6 local students|
|2020 COURSE DATES:||05 July – 19 July
19 July – 02 August
This integrated course involves the following concepts:
- Complete integration with local English-speaking students who follow exactly the same programme
- Learning new skills to gain international certifications
- Environmental education and awareness
- Implementation of CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
When native English speakers and international students have a shared objective to learn a highly-skilled activity, this opens up a channel of communication in which the possibilities for language learning are limitless. Our local and international students are completely integrated in all their activities.
The way we treat our environment is massively important. How we live our lives impacts the Earth both on a global and local level. Environmental education is at the heart of the Share Centre and is a recurring theme throughout. Students learn how to enjoy their environment but also how to minimise their impact on it and help to protect it. The seven principals of “Leave No Trace” can be applied to how we should live our lives in general.
Unlike in a classroom setting where teachers strive to create a context with books and materials, the context is already created in the environment. This gives students an advantage in understanding meaning of language before analysing it.
All numbers and ratios of local native speakers to international students are carefully considered to ensure learners maximise their use of English. The full day’s language is reviewed in a two-hour classroom session at the end of each day’s activities.
All students stay in residential accommodation on the SHARE campus. Bedrooms are in the main building, with 4 students sharing each room sleeping in 2 bunk beds. Male and female students are accommodated on separate floors. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom with WC, sink and shower facilities. The accommodation block is connected to the dining room area where students have breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodation is 3* hostel style and a short walk to all on campus activities and classrooms. There is a free laundry service once weekly. IH Belfast provides free WiFi though connectivity is sometimes limited or SHARE WiFi tokens can be purchased for £1 per hour.
There is also a large common area for students to relax and socialise in and a pool table in the main building. The campus facilities include:
- Leisure Suite including 15m Swimming Pool
- Two children’s playgrounds
- Forest trails perfect for walking or biking
- Guided Tours of Upper Lough Erne on board The Inishcruiser
- TV Lounge
- Full-board residential accommodation
- A full and varied activity programme of sports and local visits
- One full-day excursion per week
- Transfers to and from Belfast or Dublin airports.*
*Out-of-hours supplement of £50 return. If a transfer is needed before 08.00 or after 22.00 (arrival time at the airport), then the supplement is applied.
|£1460 (for 13 or 14 nights)
Arrival on Sunday. Maximum stay 14 nights (Sunday – Sunday).
Extra night (making 15 nights, arriving Saturday or departing Sunday): £100