Junior Immersion Programme

Course Overview

This course provides students with maximum opportunity to speak English while being totally immersed in Irish language and culture. Students live with Irish families and have two hours of private English tuition per day in their host family home. 


Accommodation (Homestay):

Accommodation will be in a single or twin room sharing with a student of another nationality or a family member of the same sex and similar age (One student of each nationality per family. Students of same nationality may share on request).

  • Caring and welcoming host families carefully selected by WELC
  • Host family provide breakfast, evening meal and packed lunch on excursion days. Dinners are usually between 6 pm and 7 pm
  • Lunch, Monday to Friday, is provided in on-campus dining hall
  • Weekly bed linen change (Towels are NOT provided)
  • Laundry arrangements on weekly basis to be discussed with host family
  • Sundays should be spent getting to know your host family
  • Junior students must be respect the return home time
  • Students walk to school if within 10 minutes’ walking distances or are brought to/from school by host family or take WELC private school bus




What's included?:

  • Welcome kit with guides and maps
15 hours of English language tuition per week
Use of textbook and materials

  • Certificate and end of course report

  • A full programme of extra-curricular activities
Transport cost to/from school (if required) and to/from WELC activities
Full board accommodation in 2-6 bedded rooms with shared bathrooms
Round the clock support/supervision by WELC qualified staff
24-hour office service for emergencies



At a glance

Course name:



10 to 15 years


Easter: 24 /03/2018 to 08/04/2018

Summer 02/06/2018 to 26/08/2018


2/3/4 weeks


10 hours of English language tuition per week


Elementary (A2) to Advance (C1)


Host families


Waterford English Language Centres