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Play Basketball and Learn English

"Play Basketball and Learn English" is an educational and effective method that allows students to successfully learn English while they are participating in a specific basketball-training programme within a basketball academy. This method is recommended to all the students who wish to improve their English and develop their basketball skills.

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BASKETBALL AND ENGLISH

The Basketball and English programme is designed for athletes between the ages of 8 and 22 years old.

Play Basketball and Learn English

Play Basketball and learn English: the effective method to learn the English language

"Play Basketball and Learn English" is an educational and effective method that allows students to successfully learn English while they are participating in a specific basketball-training programme within a basketball academy. This method is recommended to all the students who wish to improve their English and develop their basketball skills.

"Ideal for those who need to improve their English for their studies or career and would like to develop their Basketball skills"

Courses

We offer the following Basketball and English courses
  • Basketball and English STANDARD
  • Play Basketball and learn English INTENSIVE
  • Play Basketball and learn English SUPER INTENSIVE

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Basketball Academy

High performance & Skills Development

For those players who already have a great degree of proficiency in the English language

Our various programmes are designed for young basketball players aged 8 to 22 wishing to improve their English while participating in a specific Basketball Academy, with the method “Play Basketball and learn English”. For those players who already have a great degree of proficiency in the English language, the basketball academy provides them with the environment in which they can develop their fundamental basketball skills and their game performance and go on to play to the next level.

Standard Course: Basketball and English

At the Basketball and English academy the athletes, usually, attend classes in the morning, which follow the same layout as a General English Course. Four afternoons per week students participate in a predetermined basketball-training programme with a match being held every week, if feasible. Students go on a half-day cultural trip once per week and there is a full day excursion on Saturdays.
The Educational Programme “Play Basketball and Learn English” is recognised by the Irish and British Departments of Education. The courses are structured on 5 levels (CEFR) divided into 20 lessons per week. Schools, English courses, teachers, teaching method and learning experience are reviewed, inspected, checked to precisely meet the linguistic and organizational standards imposed by ACELS in Ireland and the British Council in the UK.

DUBLIN

Dublin, the capital city of Ireland has a rich and varied history spanning more than a thousand years. The city and its suburbs have a population of approximately 1.5 million. This means that it has all the advantages of a capital city while still retaining the charm and warmth of a smaller one. Dublin’s history is clearly marked on every street, from the bullet holes of the 1916 Rising that you can still see on O’Connell Street to the fine Georgian architecture that dates back to the seventeenth century. The city combines a strong sense of history and traditional values with all the excitement and vibrancy of a modern European capital. Dublin also boasts a wide range of parks from the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green in the city centre to the Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest municipal park.
English is the first language in Ireland. In Dublin it is spoken with a very neutral and easy to understand accent. This makes Ireland one of the most attractive places in the world to study English. Education and the skills of communication have always been highly valued and the country has produced some of the greatest writers in the English Language such as Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.

WHERE

Within historic colleges located in quiet and green areas in Ireland we give the opportunity to international students-athletes the opportunity to live totally immersed in the life of the best colleges and enjoy an effective method to learn the English language. Athletes can live at the residences of the college or with a host-family. All our host families are carefully selected and have been hosting international students for many years. Living with a host family facilitates the students’ learning process while improving personal skills that help in communication.

ACADEMIC AND SPORT FACILITIES

The venues where classes and trainings take place, are within excellent schools and colleges with modern sports facilities, which are located within traditional and historical environments. All colleges have large and bright classrooms, furnished with modern learning facilities and up-to-date equipment to support teaching. There are classrooms equipped with computers, which are accessible under the supervision of our staff. The sports centers within the colleges’ premises offer to students many opportunities to play sports, thanks to a variety of sport venues such as sport arenas for basketball and volleyball, football and rugby pitches, tennis and hockey courts and much more.

Dublin and the Colleges

The colleges are located in quiet and green areas of the city of Dublin and have classrooms with modern teaching support and teaching equipment. Sports facilities include Basketball courts, hockey pitches, volleyball courts, soccer fields, Rugby pitches, synthetic fields, a fitness centre, tennis courts, golf courses, equestrian centres and swimming pools. There are also facilities to practice many other indoor sports activities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Sports and cultural activities, carried out in the afternoon, are an integral part of the course and have the role of improving language skills. A cultural trip is organized one afternoon a week. The Saturday is entirely dedicated to a full-day excursion to a place of historical-cultural or naturalistic interest by private bus. For 3 nights every week there are evening activities such as disco, debates and cinema.
The activities programme provides students with an opportunity to absorb some of Ireland’s rich heritage in a fun and relaxed way while also allowing students the opportunity to improve their English. This informal and social aspect of the programme is key to improving language skills. It also allows students from different nationalities to get to know each other outside the classroom. Some of the friendships made at English and Basketball will last a lifetime.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Sports and cultural activities, carried out in the afternoon, are an integral part of the course and have the role of improving language skills. A cultural trip is organized one afternoon a week. The Saturday is entirely dedicated to a full-day excursion to a place of historical-cultural or naturalistic interest by private bus. For 3 nights every week there are evening activities such as disco, debates and cinema.
The activities programme provides students with an opportunity to absorb some of Ireland’s rich heritage in a fun and relaxed way while also allowing students the opportunity to improve their English. This informal and social aspect of the programme is key to improving language skills. It also allows students from different nationalities to get to know each other outside the classroom. Some of the friendships made at English and Basketball will last a lifetime.

STAFF

Our staff is friendly and highly experienced in monitoring young student-athletes. We make sure that all students are well looked after during their entire stay with us, with particular attention to details.

Our experienced supervisors are amongst the best alumni.

Our experienced teaching staff are well trained and highly qualified in what they teach. They are up to date with the latest methods in teaching English as a foreign language and combine academic excellence with sensitivity and receptiveness to each student’s individual needs, talents and potential.

All teachers are university graduates with qualifications in teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and are respected for their knowledge and professionalism. The academic and teaching method are reviewed and approved by the Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS) in Ireland and by the British Council in the UK and are recognised by the Department of Education and Science of the Irish and English Government for the excellence of the teaching methods.

Our experienced Basketball staff has a vast amount of experience in providing top quality coaching to young players. All coaches are fully accredited and qualified Basketball coaches and have additionally completed Safe Basketball and the World Basketball First Aid in Basketball.

All of the staff at Basketball and English are committed to offering our students the best education during their stay. We inspire our students to work diligently so they can effectively improve their English proficiency.

Students travel to the locations with their group leader(s) and one or more activity leader.

All students are supervised by activity leaders. During the day, students take part in supervised school classes, training sessions, activities and excursions. During the evening, students will also have a programme of supervised activities.

All the students have 24-hour emergency assistance.

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Working hours

Monday- Thursday:8:00-18:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Friday - 8:00-14:00

We are here

Dublin, Ireland
Phone:+353 87 390 23 52
WhatsApp:+353 87 390 23 52
Email: info@leadershipACT.com