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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

All bookings must be confirmed in writing, and accompanied by an agreed deposit amount, completed Registration form and a passport photograph. Students less that 17 years must also provide a completed Parental Consent form.

The full amount of the balance payable for every group and individual booking must reach Celtic School of English 28 days before the arrival. A late payment fee of 2% of the total amount due will be applied thereafter up until 1 week before arrival. Payments made up to 7 days prior to course commencement will be subject to a 5% late payment fee. 

Celtic School of English reserves the right to change the course without notice or change the dates, prices and conditions on all published material. 

Payment may be made by Credit Transfer in €, Euro directly to our bank:

BANK DETAILS

Beneficiary: Greenview Languages Ltd.

Bank Transfer to: Bank of Ireland, Castle st., Tralee, Ireland.

Sort Code: 90-58-38

Account No. 87722216

BIC No: BOFIIE2D

IBAN Number: IE94 BOFI 9058 3887722216

Please note that all bank charges must be covered and a charge of 2% must be added to all credit card payments.

 

Insurance

Celtic School of English is fully insured but of course all staff and students should take care and show caution at all times. 

European students must always carry their EHIC insurance cards with them. 

Students from outside Europe should carry their own private insurance. Medical insurance for students requiring a visa to be in Ireland can be organised through Celtic School of English for a fee.

Celtic School of English advise that all students carry travel insurance. Celtic School of English can not be responsible for extra fees incurred due to delayed flights, bad weather and other such events outside the control of the school

 

Student Visas

Visas are not required of EU nationals. If you are coming from a non-EU country, you should apply to your nearest Irish Embassy for your student / visitor visa. We will send you a letter of acceptance for your course that you may submit to the Irish Embassy along with the relevant documentation.

 

Transport

Celtic School of English can organise airport transfer and other forms of transport for students. A fee will be charged depending on the service. Celtic School of English works as an agent for various transport providers. We cannot be responsible for any damage or lost property incurred during transportation

 

Class numbers

For classes where student number is less than 3 students, we reserve the right to cancel the class or to alter the number of hours taught. 

 

Modifications

Celtic School of English reserves the right to modify, vary, amend or change the materials and information on this website (including these Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Statement) at any time without notice.

 

Course Conclusion Policies

Postponement of Course Commencement

It sometimes happens that due to circumstances beyond their control, a student is unable to commence a course as planned. They will not have to deal with any financial penalties or otherwise. We will keep their place for an arranged length of time. 

Withdrawal from Course

Should a student wish to withdraw from a course before course commencement, they may be entitled to a refund. See below for details of refunds. If they need to withdraw from a course while the course is in progress, they should speak to Anne about arrangements for their departure. All reasons for withdrawal from the school are completely confidential. If it is an emergency, we can assist in any arrangements required.

Financial Consequences of withdrawal from course

The student will receive a full refund for any cancellation up to 2 weeks in advance of course commencement. 

The student will receive a 50% refund for any cancellation between one week and one day of course commencement. 

The student will not receive any refund for cancellation of a course less than 24 hours before course commencement.

All refunds are at the discretion of the Management

Refund of Fees

Any refund of fees will be returned by bank transfer. There will be an administration charge of €100. No refunds are given for International Exam fees. Students are obliged to contact the relevant exam authority to apply for a refund. 

Termination of Course Enrolment 

The Management of Celtic School of English reserves the right to expel a student from a course if the Management deems the student to have, among other reasons, completed a criminal offence, is under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to have not complied with Attendance Procedures. The Management also reserves the right to keep all fees paid in the event of a termination of course enrolment.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

You will probably have lots of questions about us, so we’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions here.

How will I get to the school?
Whether you are travelling from Dublin, Cork or Shannon, we will help you organise the best way to get to Tralee.  Your host family is either within easy walking distance of the school or the family will drive you.

Can I change my accommodation if I don’t like it?
Yes, our aim is to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your stay in Tralee.

Is there WiFi in the school?
Yes, there is wifi throughout the school.

Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?
Yes, we’re a fully accredited and recognised school. You’ll receive official recognition of your achievement.

How can I register for an English course?
Registration is very simple: just fill in the appropriate form and we’ll take care of everything else.

How can I pay for the course?
We have a range of payment options: you can pay by credit card, bank transfer or bank draft. Just choose whichever is easiest for you.

When do the courses start?
In general, our first courses start at 9.30am and finish at 1pm for lunch.  The afternoon classes are from 2pm-5pm depending on your course.

 

 

Exam Tips

Exam Tips

13 Top tips for effective study - lucky for some!Wishing all our students the very best of luck in upcoming exams! 1. Walk before an exam - exercise can boost your memory and brain power! 2. Speak out loud instead of simply reading. 3. Reward yourself with a treat. 4. Teach what you have learned - The best way to test if you really understand something is to try to teach it to someone else. 5. Create mental associations - or mind maps. 6. Draw diagrams - Drawing diagrams will help you to visualise information which would be hard to describe. 7. Use Apps to block distracting sites. 8. Create flashcards for a quick memory buzz. 9. Take regular study breaks. 10. Don't stay up all night before an exam. 11. Try new study methods. 12. Study in a group. 13. Meditate - it helps keep you focussed.  

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Ireland is a wonderful country to visit – but before you go, remember that nowhere is perfect, and that being aware of some differences to home [Culture shocks] before you go will help you settle in and enjoy studying here. The Weather Ireland has the most changeable weather ever! You don’t go to Ireland expecting tropical weather (although some summers it can feel like it). What’s more amazing is the lengthy conversations Irish people can have about the weather, and the 20 different words used for rain, wind and sun. It is a great way to start a conversation – ‘Fine day today, isn’t it? Or 'Terrible rain again today!’ It opens the conversation and gets you talking!! The kindness of Irish people Irish people are in general very friendly and kind – it is in their nature. You only have to open a map and someone will come over, offering to give directions. They go out of their way to help you, you just have to smile and ask! Shop opening times This can actually come as one of the biggest culture shocks. On the continent shops are open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm, many with a 2 hour lunch break. Almost all shops are closed on Sunday. So it is a bit of a surprise when you discover the bank opens only opens from 10am to 4pm (Tuesday-Friday) and 10am to 5pm on Mondays. Shops generally close at 6pm every evening, but many are open late on Friday and all weekend (especially in the shopping centres). Informal dress Irish people in general dress casually and do not wear formal suits to work. Now it depends obviously on the company you are working for so if you are going to Ireland to work or do some work experience it is worth asking beforehand what the dress code is.

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Festivals and what’s on

Festivals and what’s on

Festivals in Tralee

Current:  Festivals and Events in Kerry May Tralee Food Festival The Tralee Food Festival is an annual three day event showcasing Tralee as a true gourmet paradise. Food trails and cookery demonstrations. More: Tralee Food Festival on Facebook June-September Siamsa Tire: The National Folk Theatre of Ireland Enjoy the best of Irish music, song and dance at a performance in a wonderful theatre in Tralee, in beautiful County Kerry. More: www.siamsatire.com  The Park Family Festival Date:  second or third week June Féile na mBláth at The Park Festival Tralee takes place every year in Tralee Town Park usually during the second or third weekend in June. The event has all the ingredients for a magnificent mid-summer Park Festival featuring Dog Shows, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Bike Week Celebrations, Bouncy Castles, Flower Competitions, Park Runs, Gardening & Flower Demonstrations, Music, Song, Dance and much much more.  More: The Park Festival on Facebook August The Rose of Tralee International FestivalDate: 23rd to 27th August 2019 Description: The Rose of Tralee Internatonal Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 60 years in 2019 and bringing a carnival feel to the town. Bringing women and their families of Irish descent from all parts of the world in a celebration of Irish history and culture, it also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and three Rose Parades.  More: www.roseoftralee.ie October The Christie Hennessy Music FestivalDate:  Last weekend in October Description: The Christie Hennessy Festival is a music packed festival lasting two days where some great musicians and bands get to showcase their music, and celebrate the words and music of the legendary Christie Hennessy. November National Circus Festival of IrelandDate:  8th to 11th November 2018 Description: Showcasing the world of contemporary circus World renowned shows, Irish premieres, adult and children workshops, pop-up performances around the town, shows every night at the Festival Club. The ever popular Circus Siamsa shows on Saturday will blow your minds, and the festival parade winding its way through the streets of Tralee will make your Sunday. More: www.circusfestival.ie

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