Tuesday 16 January 2018

The cost of extra tuition*

Alliance Française: Sixteen-week French courses for Junior Cert, Transition Year, fifth year and Leaving Cert students cost €320. Classes are one hour per week. Shorter Leaving Cert preparation courses cost €120 and €200. Goethe Institute: A 16-week pre-Leaving Cert German course costs €315 and classes last one-and-a-half hours per week. Sandfordlanguages.ie: A 14-week Spanish course costs €275 and classes are one-and-a-half hours per week. Courses are available for Junior Cert, Transition Year and Leaving Cert students. Eurolanguagescollege.ie: Three-week residential French, German and Spanish summer courses including Junior and Leaving Cert preparation, cost from €1,065 to €1,130 and are held at boarding schools around the country. Steinstudyabroad.ie: A range of course options available in France, Spain, Germany and more. Examples include a two week course in Montpellier, France (half board), for €880 and a two-week intensive leaving cert preparation course in France for €1,280. Prices also include activities and excursions and students stay with a host family. Studyabroad.ie (EIL Intercultural Learning): A two-week Leaving Cert preparation course in Germany costs €1,345, Spain €1,311 and France €1,491. Cost includes full board, tuition and excursions. Frenchandsurf.com: Ten, 12 or 14-day courses cost €999, €1,199 and €1,399 respectively for Leaving Cert students at Hendaye near Biarritz. The price includes full board, tuition, excursions and (what the kids will love) between 15 and 24 hours of surf school.

*For study-abroad course prices, flights are not included.

Irish Independent

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