Where is WELC located?WELC is located in centre of Waterford City, see map.
What are the English requirements?The requirements are different for each course. Take our online course to see what level you are at.
How do I get a place in a class?You must complete a placement test and based on these results you will be placed with students of a similar level and ability. You can take our online test and we will inform you of your scores as soon as you have booked and made a deposit on your course.
You may also take the test at one of our centres. Please note that at certain times of the year, we may only be able to provide courses of particular levels dependent on student numbers, please contact us for further details.
When can I start classes?
It is possible to join any of the General English courses on any Monday throughout the year except for holidays.
How many levels are there?There are 6 levels ranging from beginner to advanced. For specific availability please contact the school.
What exam preparation is available?
Cambridge Suites including KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BES.
IELTS,ETAPP, TIE, TOEIC, TOEFL. For specific availability please contact the school.
Will I get a certificate?
Each student receives an end of course report and a certificate.
What happens if I want to change level?
You can speak to your teacher or our Director and they will assess whether you have the required level to progress.
What are the class times?
Our general full time courses run from 9.00 to 13.15 from Monday to Friday.
Tailored courses are timetabled to student’s needs.
How many students are in a class?
Adult Groups and Junior All Year Round Groups 4 to 8.
Junior Summer Groups 8 to 15.
Do I need school books?
Junior course books are loaned to students.
Adult course – Students purchase textbooks. We provide a service where books that are in good condition can be resold to WELC at the end of the course.
We sometimes have second hand books for resale.
Can I get extra support for my English?
Yes you can.
Do I need medical and travel insurance?
We help with purchasing medical or travel insurance.
Do I need a Visa?
Students from the following countries do NOT need visas to study in Ireland (for periods less than 90 days)
Andorra Estonia Malawi Singapore Antigua & Barbuda Fiji Malaysia Slovak Republic Argentina Finland Maldives Slovenia Australia France Malta Solomon Islands Austria Germany Mauritius South Africa Bahamas Greece Mexico South Korea Barbados Grenada Monaco Spain Belgium Guatemala Nauru Swaziland Belize Guyana Netherlands Sweden Bolivia Honduras New Zealand Switzerland Botswana Hong Kong (special admin region) Nicaragua Taiwan Brazil Hungary Norway Tonga Brunei Iceland Panama Trinidad & Tobago Bulgaria Israel Paraguay Tuvalu Canada Italy Poland United Kingdom & Colonies Chile Japan Portugal USA Costa Rica Kiribati Romania Uruguay Croatia Latvia Saint Kitts & Nevis Vanuatu Cyprus Lesotho Saint Lucia Vatican City Czech Republic Liechtenstein Saint Vincent &the Grenadines Venezula Denmark Lithuania Samoa Dominica Luxembourg San Marino El Salvador Macu (special admin region) Seychelles
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When do I apply for my study visa?
First you need to choose and pay for your course in advance, and then we will provide you with a letter of acceptance with which you can apply for your visa.
How do I apply for my visa if there is no Irish Embassy/ consulate in my country?
Send your visa application to your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate or Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Department of Foreign Affairs,
13-14 Burgh Quay,
Tel: +353-1-6331000 (14.30-16.00 Monday – Friday)
What is included in a homestay price per week?
All meals and laundry, dry cleaning is extra. Picked up on arrival and dropped off on departure at the local bus or train station which needs to be pre-arranged at the time of booking.