New player in Ireland’s summer school market

06 December, 2013

Future Learning Language School has emerged as a new provider in the Irish ELT summer market, offering a focus on virtual learning environments and mobile technology.

Future Learning will focus on mobile technology

Established by David Ganly and Anne Rautkoski, who both have experience in Ireland’s English language sector, Future Learning (FL) will offer host family and residential programmes from June 30, 2014.

“Future Leaning has confidently classed itself as being different, innovating and exciting and some of the factors which make this a reality include paperless lessons, the use of 1:1 tablet devices, all students keeping an ePortfolio, app development lessons and web design modules,” said Ganly.

He said it was evident that there was a growing need for change within summer courses, most notably in adapting teaching styles to teenagers’ needs. “Students are now arriving in Ireland each year with evidently improved levels of English and they now have increased expectations on the use of daily technologies both inside and outside the classroom,” he said.

Introducing the accommodation locations, Ganly said, “FL host families are located in the much sought after Dublin suburb of Malahide. Malahide is a safe and family-orientated village and is a popular seaside location for visiting tourists, and the friendly atmosphere guarantees to satisfy visiting students. The residential accommodation offered is the Waterside Hotel, Donabate, which is located in the same village as the FL school, a seaside hotel with stunning sea-view scenery overlooking one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Ireland.”

The school has the capacity to cater to 1,000 students, and has facilities including 100 Megabyte broadband, a wireless infrastructure that can cater for up to 10,000 mobile devices, interactive touchscreen whiteboards, four computer rooms and additional specialist, high-tech rooms.

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