Students spend a term, several terms, or a year attending an Irish primary or second-level school. They learn with Irish classmates as this programme offers the opportunity for students to progress their language skills rapidly while immersing themselves completely in the culture and family traditions of Ireland.
When are these courses available?
-Throughout the academic year-from September to June (Holidays excluded)
-Monday to Friday classes in Irish State Secondary School with Irish students
-Supplementary English classes two evenings per week or as provided by boarding schools
-Students can register for periods of one, two, or three terms (per year)
What do we do in the classes?
-Students follow the state curriculum in the appropriate year in Primary or Secondary/High School.
-Supplementary classes focus on General English and/or Cambridge Suite Exams
How many students are in each class?
– In private schools between 10 and 25.
-In state school between 20 and 30. Practical classes, maximum 24.
-In Supplementary Classes between 6 and 10.
-Each Junior student is assigned a guardian (available 24/7) and lives with a vetted and approved host family.
-Only available for students between 11 and 17 years who are eligible to join the Irish State Education System.
-Schools are closed on all public holidays and for two weeks at Christmas, Easter, and 2 Mid-terms. School calendar provided.
How much do these classes cost?
Please Contact WELC
What qualifications do the teachers have?
State School Teachers all have Higher or Postgraduate Qualifications in Education.
English Lessons are taught by teachers with a primary degree and an EFL teaching qualification which is recognised by the Irish Government’s Department of Education.
Do I need a visa for these courses?
You can apply for a visa here
What levels/types are the classes?
From Elementary (CEFR A2+) to Upper Intermediate(CEFR B2+).> See here for more info on your level