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“The King’s Hospital junior campus is on an exceptionally pleasant and well-equipped site, much appreciated by the students in the focus group.” (EAQUALS Inspectors)

“The quality of teaching and learning in this centre is excellent and is supported by very effective and efficient management systems.” (ACELS Inspectors)

Programme Overview

Our ShowBiz English programme is located in The King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

About the School

The school is a purpose-built boarding school and occupies a 100 acre wooded site on the banks of the River Liffey.  The location is very quiet and safe with extensive grounds and facilities.  The school has bright, well-equipped classrooms, several recreation rooms, common areas, purpose-built canteen and extensive sports facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, state of the art indoor gymnasium, tennis courts, rugby pitches, soccer pitches, basketball courts and all weather pitches.

Student accommodation is provided in bright, airy 4, 5 or 6 bed en-suite rooms.  The rooms either look out over the grounds of the school or the internal courtyard.

Each room has secure lockers and wardrobes for students to use.  Alpha College will have a secure storeroom for students’ specialised equipment.

About the Programme

ShowBiz English Students join the regular international students for General English classes (20 lessons per week), one full day and two half day excursions per week by private coach to places of social & cultural interest as well as for all meals and evening activities.

The remaining three afternoons per week, when we are on campus, ShowBiz English students will be able to improve not only their English but also their visual arts technique and skills with professional training.

Students take part in tutorials and workshops on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons while other students take part in regular multi-option campus activities.

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Course includes

  • Two weeks, 20 lessons General English per week
  • Initial placement test
  • Course materials
  • Full board accommodation
  • End of course certificate
  • 2 half day excursions per week
  • 1 full day excursion per week
  • Evening activities every evening
  • Airport Transfer

Courses available

  • English and Movie Making
  • English and Photography