Family Programmes

Experience a family study holiday in the vibrant city of Dublin

Our excellent family accommodation options and family activity programme make this the perfect study holiday for your family.

  • Study English with families from all over the world, make friends and really use English
  • English for kids with a focus on communication for children aged 6-16
  • Optional English language courses for parents and other family members
  • Exciting activity programme helps you discover Dublin
  • Our Family Programmes for juniors under 11 years of age are not covered by our ACELS accreditation

Programme Descriptions

Dublin Family Junior FJ

This fun programme is designed for young learners. The emphasis is on spoken English and communication. Imaginative activities and group project work, led by our energetic teachers, encourage speaking and rapid learning. Visits to local places of interest may also be included.

  • Intensity
  • 15h per week
  • 09:00 - 12:30
    Monday to Friday
1-3 Weeks 4-7 Weeks 8-11 Weeks Add to Enquiry
20 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.

Prices

  • €276 1-3 Weeks
  • €260 4-7 Weeks
  • €239 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week
Registration fee: €75 per student or €125 per family

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Children aged 6-16
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Each lesson is 45 minutes

More Information

2021 Family Programme Junior Start Dates:

June 14 (1-11 weeks); June 21 (1-10 weeks); June 28 (1-9 weeks); July 5 (1-8 weeks); July 12 (1-7 weeks); July 19 (1-6 weeks); July 26 (1-5 weeks); August 2 (1-4 weeks); August 9 (1-3 weeks); August 16 (1-2 weeks); August 23 (1 week)

NOTE: Week commencing August 3: 16 lessons/ week. August 2 is a public holiday.

For more information on the family activities, family accommodation and start dates, please see the additional information box below.

Dublin Family Adult FA

While their children are at school, parents and other adult family members have the option of taking a course at Frances King. Our adult programmes focus on spoken English and there is also concentrated language skill practice.

  • Intensity
  • 15h per week
  • 09:00 - 12:15
    Monday to Friday
1-3 Weeks 4-7 Weeks 8-11 Weeks Add to Enquiry
20 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.
Language Development Focus on building spoken fluency and accuracy
- Increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and colloquial phrases with speaking and pronunciation practice
- Conversation classes encourage active use of spoken English
Language Skills Expand the depth and range of your skills in all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes may include preparation for optional activities after class.
Language for You!
FK Lunch Club
Language In Action

Timetable

  • 09:00 - 11:30 Language Development
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Language Skills

Prices

  • €233 1-3 Weeks
  • €223 4-7 Weeks
  • €212 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week
Registration fee: €75 per student or €125 per family

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Adults of all ages; adult in charge minimum age: 21
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Each lesson is 45 minutes

More Information

2021 Family Programme Adult Start Dates:

June 14 (1-11 weeks); June 21 (1-10 weeks); June 28 (1-9 weeks); July 5 (1-8 weeks); July 12 (1-7 weeks); July 19 (1-6 weeks); July 26 (1-5 weeks); August 2 (1-4 weeks); August 9 (1-3 weeks); August 16 (1-2 weeks); August 23 (1 week)

NOTE: Week commencing August 3: 16 lessons/ week. August 2 is a public holiday.

For more information on the family activities, family accommodation and start dates, please see the additional information box below.

Additional Information

General Information

Location

Children and parents can enjoy studying in a 17th century Georgian building with modern teaching facilities in the heart of the city centre. The school location, either in Merrion Square or a nearby annex, is the perfect spot to discover Dublin with your family.

Age

Children of ages 6-16 are accepted. A parent or guardian of a 6 year old must also take a programme or remain in the school during lesson times. The minimum age for adult in charge is 21.

Courses fees include

• placement test and assessment

• welcome pack

• school certificate

• some optional activities

Course fees do not include

• bank charges

• travel and excursions

• some optional activities

• course book, €35 for adult course of 3 weeks or longer

Start Dates

Summer Programme 2021

  • June 14 (1-11 weeks)
  • June 21 (1-10 weeks)
  • June 28 (1-9 weeks)
  • July 5 (1-8 weeks)
  • July 12 (1-7 weeks)
  • July 19 (1-6 weeks)
  • July 26 (1-5 weeks)
  • August 2 (1-4 weeks)
  • August 9 (1-3 weeks)
  • August 16 (1-2 weeks)
  • August 23 (1 week)

Week commencing August 3: 16 lessons/week. August 2 is a public holiday.

Family Activities

Classes are in the morning – families are free in the afternoon to enjoy Dublin’s many attractions and to take part in the special family activity programme 3 days a week or join the adult activity programme which runs every day.

We offer a range of family activities with each of our programmes. These may include:

  • Jeanne Johnston Ship
  • Make and Do Class
  • Trip to the Coast
  • Natural History Museum
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Dublinia
  • Archaeology Museum
  • Rock Climbing
  • Viking Splash Tour
  • Trip to the Farm
  • Leprechaun Museum
  • Malahide Castle
  • Picnic and Games in the Park

Accommodation

We can offer a variety of accommodation suitable for families, all located in excellent central locations, close to public transport and our schools. We can offer Homestays, Studios, Apartments and Hotels all year round.

When viewing our accommodation section, please look in the bottom right corner for the "Family Accommodation Icon".

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Why Choose Dublin

Dublin is regarded as one of the friendliest cities in the world, the home of 100,000 welcomes.

What Students & Teachers Say...

Annina Manser

Annina Manser

Student at Frances King School

The teachers are very experienced and friendly. You get to know all about the examination and can take mock tests. I got a successful result!

Liz Porter

Liz Porter

Teacher at Frances King London School

Frances King Dublin is a friendly and stimulating place to work set in a beautiful building with a lot of history and an excellent location. I enjoy helping students work towards their learning goals and make the most of their time in this friendly, cosmopolitan city where everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome.

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