English

Welcome

James Gaffney, Director

We offer week-long immersion English language courses in Limerick City in the South West of Ireland.

Our courses take into account our participants’ professional and linguistic needs, with detailed tests and a needs analysis at the beginning of the course and continuous feedback throughout.

Courses run for seven days, from Sunday to Saturday, and participants study and take part in monitored activities, with their English language instructors, from 7:30am to 10:00pm.

Typical activities include consolidation of grammatical knowledge, vocabulary learning strategies, listening practice, presentations, debates and telephone conversations. It’s not all work and no play though: cultural visits, sports, Happy Hours and barbecues will give you a chance to practise your English in a more relaxed environment too.

The courses are offered at the Woodfield House Hotel, a 3 star family-run establishment which has been open for more than 40 years on the Ennis Roads in the leafy suburbs of LimerickCity. Accommodation for the week, as well all meals and social activities, are included in the course price. Contact us today to find out more: info@englishweek.ie

Course Information

Our goal here at English Week is to get our learners thinking in English, help them lose the fear of making mistakes and get them to speak with confidence.

One of the secrets of learning a language is contact. English Week Courses, with their immersion style format, ensure that participants have as much contact with the English Language as possible. The course begins on Sunday at midday, when a Needs Analysis of the group takes place. Participants are asked to only speak English until the following Saturday lunchtime. While some may struggle at the beginning, by the middle of the week participants are thinking in English.

English Week courses are not for beginners. Candidates must take our Online Test to see if they are suitable for this course. However, by working hard and cooperating with their team of teachers, course participants will see noticeable results by the end of the week.

Why choose English Week?

There are many English Language courses out there, each one with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are more suitable for certain types of learners than others. How can you determine if an English Week course is the right one for you?

Here are some of the reasons why motivated learners choose English Week:

  1. A team of well-qualified, experienced, enthusiastic, highly-dedicated teachers.
  2. Participants speak English all the time. The courses begin with a group breakfast at 8:00am, and finish at the end of the evening activity at 10:00pm each evening – during this time, the participants do not get the opportunity to revert to their native language.
  3. Participants will not be bored as they will be actively improving their language skills during their entire course.
  4. English Week courses are efficient. Because they are just one week long, they suit busy professionals and students who might not have time to sign up for a traditional, month-long language programme. However, because of the language exposure that participants receive, they are an efficient way of improving vocabulary, eliminating grammar errors, and improving communicative confidence.
  5. Tailor-made courses: a detailed needs analysis of the group of students takes place at the beginning of the course, so that English Week courses really provides the language that the group needs.
  6. Methodology: a combination of teacher input led classes, error analysis, listening practice and conversation opportunities in the afternoons cover the four major language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in depth.
  7. Comfortable, welcoming hotel accommodation for one week is included in the price.
  8. All meals and coffee breaks are included at the hotel’s excellent restaurant, including an end-of-course celebratory barbecue or meal in one of Limerick city centre’s fine restaurants.
  9. It’s not all work and no play: one free trip a week is included to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, or another tourist attraction if the group requests it. Participants can also use the gym and sports facilities at the nearby Limerick Lawn Tennis Club.
  10. All course materials, including a souvenir DVD, as well as free entry to Limerick’s main tourist attractions, such as King John’s Castle, the Hunt Museum, the Thomond Park Stadium Museum and St Mary’s Cathedral are included.
Limerick, Ireland
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick is located in the South West of Ireland and is easily accessible by air, road or rail. You can fly to Shannon Airport, 20 minutes away, or else arrive here via Cork or Dublin Airports. Limerick is serviced by trains and bus companies. Check out Irish Rail, Bus Éireann or Dublin Coach for timetables and fares. English Week can also organise transfers on request.

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