Southern & Western Ireland English Course
You’ll be amazed by how much your fluency improves after this total immersion 2-week, intensive Travelling Programme. Meet the locals, learn about the culture, speak English every day and listen to stories about Ireland’s myths and legends.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Food & Wine
Activity Level Total Immersion (95-105h per week)
Group Size Small Group
‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’
This is our most intensive course: it is a 2- week intensive English language total immersion travelling programme. After formal English class in the morning, our talk jockey accompanies you on a tour of the South and West of Ireland. Highlights of this trip include Waterford, Dingle, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Galway.
On this this total immersion 2-week English course, you are engaged in English only for a full 2 weeks all day, every day. Our talk jockey is always with you to and there are guided tours every day. We can guarantee you will be speaking English all the time. As with all our programmes, you get plenty of chances to meet and chat to the locals too!
- 40 hours language tuition
- Minimum 1 native speaker to every 5 students
- 200 hours + practising English
- Use of book and class material
- Unlimited use of 7″ tablets while travelling
- Tour of Ireland as per programme
- 13 nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- 4 dinners
- OPW card valid for one year
- Entrance fees to all attractions
- Tickets for all events as per programme
- Welcome package
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Single room accommodations
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
- Everything not in the “what is included” list
- Flights to and from Ireland
Arrival in Dublin
You’ll go to the hotel and at 6.00pm we have our kick-off meeting at the school with all participants.
History of Dublin
Following the lesson from 9.00am to 1.00pm at the school, we will visit Dublin Castle and Trinity College!
1st day on the road
Lesson in Dublin from 9.00am to 1.00pm. After lunch we get on the bus to visit Glendalough followed by a night in Waterford.
History of Waterford
Following the lesson from 9.00am to 1.00pm in Waterford, we will enjoy a fantastic tour of the city and we will pay a visit at the Waterford Crystal.
Going to the rebel city
Lesson in Waterford from 9.00am to 1.00pm. After lunch we get on the bus to visit the Rock of Cashel. From there we travel to Cork (the rebel city).
A morning full of activities and meeting the locals in Cork, with an afternoon tour of the city. The night is spent
watching a local band performing live.
The Wild Adventure Begins
Saturday is all about discovery: we visit amazing places such as Charles Fort, Kinsale, where the Wild Atlantic Way begins. In the afternoon we will plunge in the amazing landscape of the Killarney National Park. Overnight in Killarney.
Sunday is all about sightseeing
We will travel and visit Dingle peninsula one of the most scenic costal routes along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Discovering Co. Clare
Morning in Ennis with activities designed to interact with local people, followed by afternoon visits to the famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and transfer to Galway
A morning lesson in Galway from 9.00am to 1.00pm followed by an afternoon tour of the city.
Back to Dublin
A morning lesson in Galway from 9.00am to 1.00pm. From here we travel back to Dublin.
Dublin and the Guinness
Morning lessons in Dublin from 9.00am to 1.00pm, with a tour of the Guinness Storehouse® in the afternoon and free time to allow you to buy some gifts.
Your last challenge
On Friday, after the lesson from 9.00am to 1.00pm, we visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch.
We finish off with a typical Irish dinner and a hilarious stand-up comedy or Irish dancing show.
Transfer to Dublin airport if requested.
Travelling Languages has selected the best and most comfortable
accommodation in the centre of each city we visit.
A friendly and comfortable environment helps students to feel more confident when using English.
We mainly reserve rooms with 3 beds and an en-suite, to allow students to get ready together each morning and to be on time for class. However, on occasion and only during summer, rooms may consist of 5 or 6 beds; in all cases, rooms are private and only allocated to Travelling Languages’ students. During low season – October to May – accommodation is guaranteed in triple rooms.
Our accommodation providers:
Travelling Languages’ B&B/hotels have been personally tested by our staff. They provide the following:
- linen and towels;
- Free Wi-Fi;
- TV room and fully equipped kitchen;
- secure locker;
- continental breakfast and many Irish breakfasts;
- 24 hour security;
- laundry service (not included);
- key card access;
- luggage storage;
Our total immersion Travelling programmes give each student the chance to improve their language skills and confidence in just one week. They are the perfect refresher course before a language exam, to build that extra confidence that will enable students to pass their exam. Our courses are the perfect alternative to home tuition courses especially for those students who do not want to spend their time only with their teacher.
Our small classes make sure that each student receives the necessary attention by the teachers and the presence of TJs allows students to build their confidence in using English in real life situations (not only while in class). Every day you practise 16 hours out of 24 (assuming they sleep 8 hours per night): that is a massive 208 hours during the 2 week travelling programme.
Moving from town to town is a fantastic way of keeping students engaged. It helps to increase your knowledge, enhance your experience, meet different people and, most importantly, ensure that you practise English under continuous linguistic supervision.
The course is organised in order to discover the most breath-taking places Ireland has to offer. However, if students have any particular requests or would like to visit a specific place, we can adapt the programme accordingly.
We are accredited by ACELS and all our teachers are experienced, native speakers, have a degree and are fully qualified with a TEFL internationally-recognised qualification.
The courses are suitable for people who already have an intermediate level. Due to the small class sizes, our teachers can ensure that the learning needs of each student are met. Every activity (inside and outside the classroom) is designed to encourage you to improve your confidence and ability in using the language.
We provide each student with an entrance test to make sure that everyone has the right level to interact with each other and get the most out of the course. Students need to pass an initial on-line test to be admitted to our courses, to complete a needs analysis survey and to pass an oral assessment, in that way the teacher is able to customise the lessons to meet each student’s specific needs.
Breakfasts and dinners mentioned in the “What We Include” paragraph are included. However, you can add the “Half Board” option to your booking.
All our rooms are big and comfortable, all private for our students and only en-suite. Even the rooms we reserve in hostels are as comfortable as any room in a B&B or hotel.
In order to guarantee a real total immersion we organise rooms so that students of different nationality share the same room, however, if you prefer, a private room can be booked at a surcharge.