About Us


English Language Learning in a safe and supportive environment

Our school is a family run, student focused English language school located in the heart of Waterford city. We are the only Irish Government recognised English language school in Waterford which is open all year round.

With over 40 years of experience, we believe that learning a language cannot be  confined to the classroom and we pride ourselves on integrating our students as much as is possible into the cultural and social life of Waterford.

Become a part of our learning family

Everyone at WELC works towards a single goal-helping you make the most of your learning experience. From host families to activity leaders, we support and develop all of our team to make sure you succeed.
All our teachers have a primary degree, an internationally recognised TEFL qualification, years of experience and a gift for bringing out the best in their students.

Why learn English at WELC?

Our small friendly school is recognised by the Irish Department of Education runs small student centred classes has fully qualified teachers with years of experience introduces strategic and reflective learning practice offers a wide selection of general and academic modules caters for adult and junior students all-year round
is only a ten-minute walk from the centre of a thriving, safe and beautiful city is dedicated to helping you reach your learning goals
offers exceptional and good-value host and self-catering accommodation

Staff Thoughts

‘Our job is to create a place where learners feel comfortable and confident. The best learning takes place when learners know that it’s ok to make mistakes, when they can get regular feedback and when they are supported in taking control of their own learning. Every student is different and we know that we have to teach and support each of our learners by recognising these differences.’

Joe Brennan DOS

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Become a part of our learning family

Everyone at WELC works towards a single goal-helping you make the most of your learning experience. From host families to activity leaders, we support and develop all of our team to make sure you succeed.
All our teachers have a primary degree, an internationally recognised TEFL qualification, years of experience and a gift for bringing out the best in their students.

Why learn English at WELC?

Our small friendly school is recognised by the Irish Department of Education runs small student centred classes has fully qualified teachers with years of experience introduces strategic and reflective learning practice offers a wide selection of general and academic modules caters for adult and junior students all-year round
is only a ten-minute walk from the centre of a thriving, safe and beautiful city is dedicated to helping you reach your learning goals
offers exceptional and good-value host and self-catering accommodation

Staff Thoughts

‘Our job is to create a place where learners feel comfortable and confident. The best learning takes place when learners know that it’s ok to make mistakes, when they can get regular feedback and when they are supported in taking control of their own learning. Every student is different and we know that we have to teach and support each of our learners by recognising these differences.’

Joe Brennan DOS

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