Studying English In Ireland


The majority of students in language schools in Ireland opt to be placed with an Irish host family. Host families are normally located in safe, residential areas away from the city and town centres.


Irish family experience

Host families are carefully selected by each school, individually inspected and continually monitored. Staying with an Irish host family will allow you to learn about the Irish way of life and will give you ample opportunity to practise your English.

Schools endeavour to match each student with a suitable family, so for example if the student is a teenager, quite often the chosen family will have teenagers of the same age. Likewise some students may prefer to live in a less traditional family environment, and their needs can also be catered to.

Residential accommodation

There are many other accommodation options for language students in Ireland. Residential school accommodation is another popular form of accommodation for language students.  This is mostly available during the summer months, but also throughout the year in some schools. In recent times Irish universities have opened their doors to language students providing excellent standards of residential accommodation on campus, with the added advantage of offering the students the benefits of “student village life”.

Many accredited language schools in Ireland can also arrange other forms of accommodation if required including self-catering apartments, hotels, guesthouses and hostels.

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