Cultural Integration with English


Welcome to CIELS International Classroom where we facilitate Cultural Integration.

A genuinely unique programme that brings students from different cultural backgrounds together to develop their Cultural Awareness and English Language skills. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop English Language Skills.
  • Understand own cultural background and identity.
  • Understand, accept differences and cooperate with other cultures.
  • Differentiate between cultural stereotypes and genuine cultural traits.
  • Understand and appreciate Irish culture and heritage.
  • Cooperate and coordinate online and face-to-face tasks with peers from various cultural backgrounds.



  • Host Family Accommodation.
  • English Language Classes.
  • Pre programme preparatory tasks (online).
  • Presentation of Home Culture & Hofstede's Theory.
  • 'Get to know you' sessions - Breakout rooms.
  • Orientation Scavenger Hunt with Irish students.
  • Cultural Scavenger Hunt - with Irish students.
  • Integration sessions with Erasmus+ students.
  • Integration sessions with International Students.
  • Interactive visit to Carlow County Museum.
  • Introduction to Irish Dancing & Music.
  • Introduction to Gaelic Games - Fun Skills with Irish students.
  • Full Day Tours.


  • Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Morning session - Integration Activities.
  • Afternoon session - English Classes & Cultural Activities.
  • Saturday - Full day weekend tour.


Danny Barron - Director of Studies /

+353(0)86 4060804 / +353(0)59 9142066



Recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Teaching (ELT).

Hear what our past students had to say...


I really enjoyed my time in Ireland! The Blended Programme gave me good experiences, meeting new people, learning a new culture and language. I learned a lot at the Irish Wheelchair Association Carlow where I did my internship. I also learned a lot studying the Human Growth and Development and Work placement module. The time flew because we were having so much fun. I can't believe it's already over but I will never forget it. Blended Programme thanks for everything!


The Blended Programme was great! It was an amazing combination of the internship and college. I've learned so much at school about Human Growth and Development. My internship was great and all the Irish people are amazing! Sean, Danny and Claire helped us when we needed them, they were fantastic. Thanks for everything, this is an experience I will always remember.


My experience with the Erasmus+ Blended Programme is very positive. It gave me an opportunity to learn about Ireland, learn the English language but also I learned to be more independent. Supervisors from the Blended Programme, teachers from school and my colleagues from Hillview Nursing home helped me with everything. Blended Programme thanks for this amazing experience I will never forget it.  
CIELS Carlow

Get in Touch

  • Address: Askea, Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland R93 K5P2

  • Phone: +353 (0)59 9142066

  • Mobile: +353 (0)87 4060804

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