Adult Immersion Courses

This summer, we are offering 3 week-long English language immersion courses in Limerick City in the South West of Ireland.

Do you need to use English for work? Business English? For study? To travel?

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 three weeks, and participants study and take part in monitored activities, with their English language instructors, from 8:30am until the night time. Every Saturday there is a cultural trip, while Sundays are left for free time.

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 an independent education institution in Limerick. Accommodation for the week, as well meals* and social activities, are included in the course price. Contact us today to find out more!

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 at  8:30am, and finish at the end of the evening activity, which could be at 8:00pm or 12:00am, depending on the activity. 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 accommodation for the course is included in the price.
  8. An end-of-course celebratory party in one of Limerick city centre.
  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.
  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.

*This applies to participants who choose Host Family Accommodation. People who choose to stay in a Bed and Breakfast only have their breakfasts included.

Summer Courses for Teenagers

English Week is excited to announce a partnership with Columbus English Language College (CELC) in Dublin. They offer summer language programmes for teenagers that will take place in July 2015 at Alexandra College, Dublin. What is unique about the CELC courses is that they are an excellent opportunity to socialise with Irish teenagers.


The Columbus Experience is to learn English in a modern and fun way with morning classes each day followed by an array of interesting activities in the afternoons including Photography, Animation, Art, Film, Drama and
Sports. Students have the opportunity to mix with Irish teenage and junior students in the afternoon activities. This is a great chance to practise English with native speakers, and of course, develop lifelong friendships too.

Why choose Columbus English Language College?

1. ACELS (Irish Department of Education) approved school. Family run school with a personal touch.

2. We are specialists in Dublin in providing teenage and junior programmes, courses, classes, workshops and camps. See our website for our other educational companies and their activities for Irish teenage and junior students.

We have built our reputation on providing the highest level of care and education for each student and staff

3. The owner and founder of Columbus English Language College is a previous second-level school Principal with vast experience of working with teenage and junior students.

4. International students coming to our College have the opportunity to mix with Irish teenage and junior students during their afternoon activities.

5. We employ highly qualified and enthusiastic English teachers who adopt modern and current language teaching
strategies with full emphasis on interactive learning.

6. We also employ specialist teachers for the afternoon activities including Animators, Sports Coaches and specialists.

7. Our excellent and varied afternoon and evening array of events including tours and excursions prove very popular with our students. Please see website for detailed outline.

8. Carefully selected and inspected family homes in South Dublin. Irish families are known for their “warm Irish welcome”

9. Our Summer School is located at Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6. Private school with a family feel. The school is situated on twelve acres of stunning grounds in South Dublin. Lovely patio area for students to enjoy their lunches. Very secure and peaceful. State of the art classroom technology.

10. Students assessed on their first day and are interviewed by Director of Studies once each week during their Summer course. Each student receives certification on completion of their course.

11. CELC is totally committed to providing the highest level of care and education for all students.

12. Close to all transport links including the Luas which is adjacent to the school grounds at the rear of the school.

13. Competitively priced English Summer Courses: €650 per week – all included.

Cultural Tours of Ireland

At English Week, we organise Language and Cultural Tours of Ireland, where groups from schools, colleges or companies can enjoy some of Ireland’s magnificent scenery, history and heritage, while speaking and listening to English. Please contact us about organising a trip like this, and we can plan an unforgettable tour for your group.

English In School

How it works

What do we do?

  • We deliver 1-week intensive English courses in your own school, in a way that supports your teaching
  • We get students speaking English, every day, every lesson for a whole week
  • We break down barriers, stimulate interest and transform students’ skills and knowledge into practical ability
  • By the end of the week you will see the dramatic difference we can make

What are the main features of the week?

  • 25 hours of intensive English – 5 hours a day for 5 days
  • Delivered by qualified native speaker teachers flown direct from Ireland or the UK
  • Tried and tested activities
  • Materials designed exclusively for these courses
  • Average class sizes of 12-16 students

What are the benefits?

For the Students

  • A different learning experience that will inspire them to learn English
  • The fun and excitement of working with a native English speaking teacher
  • A boost in confidence and fluency as they use English intensively throughout the week
  • An enthusiasm that will last long after the course has ended
  • The reward of using English in front of friends and parents in the end of course show

For the School

  • Freshly motivated students who are keen to use English
  • A visible improvement in learner confidence
  • A professional partner with over 20 years experience
  • None of the stress of a foreign study visit
  • Courses that are intensive, effective and affordable
  • Happy parents who see the value of investing in their child’s future

How do I get started?

1. First Steps

  • Decide when you would like the course,
  • Choose the course that is right for your students
  • Find out how many students want to take part

We Will

  • Help you choose the right course
  • Offer demonstration classes for students
  • Offer parents’ presentations

2. Booking Confirmation

  • Complete a booking form and email or fax it to us

We Will

  • Send you a booking confirmation

3. Pre-course Liaison

  • Collect the course fee from each student
  • Discuss course details with us
  • Pay the course fees 2 weeks before the course

We Will

  • Confirm course details and help with any course queries and  requests
  • Assign teachers to deliver your course
  • Book flights and local accommodation for the teaching team
  • Despatch course materials to your school
  • Send your invoice and details of the teaching team

4. During the Course

  • Liaise regularly with our Senior Teacher

We Will

  • Liaise with you closely to ensure the success of the course

Long Term Courses For Adults

Sometimes people would like to spend a much longer time studying English in Ireland than one of our Intensive Immersion courses takes. English Week has partnerships with a number of high quality language schools in Ireland which offer longer courses, from 4 weeks to 1 year.

Please contact us with your requirements, and we will be able to give you some options and organise a language course for you.

Testimonials: What People Are Saying

Read what some of our former students have said about their experiences with English Week.

August 2014 Immersion Course

I changed my flight just to participate in the intensive course of English Week. The course is heavy – it’s for the entire day and part of the night – however, the night-time classes take place in various cultural and interesting places in Limerick. It was worth every minute and every cent. I would recommend it!

Adiei meu voo apenas para participar de um curso intensivo promovido pela English Week. O curso é pesado, pois, é o dia inteiro e uma parte da noite, no entanto, as aulas noturnas são ministradas em pontos culturais e interessantes de Limerick. Está valendo cada minuto e cada centavo. Recomendo!

Salis from Brasilía, Brazil

Thank you so much for this great and intense experience! As each day passed, I could feel my English fluency improving. I enjoyed the conversation activities, the grammar lessons and trips. On Thursday, we went to a play in the theatre; I was so happy that I could understand the actors – I really felt my listening progressed! Limerick is a wonderful city, and Ireland is a beautiful country.

Francesca from Florence, Italy

Good teachers, good people, good experience. Not only at the school; we spent our time playing football, going on excursions, clubbing, etc. We made good friends in Limerick! 🙂

Santiago from Valladolid, Spain

English Weekend Course – Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October 2013

English Week HeaderEnglish Week are running a special intensive weekend course at the end of October.

The course takes place over 3 days: Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th of October 2013, as Monday is a Public Holiday in Ireland. There is a total of 22.5 hours’ tuition, as you can see in the timetable.

This is an excellent refresher course for people who already have at least an Intermediate Level of English. We teach some Business English too, such as Presentations, Language for Negotiations, and Simulated Meetings. There is also a comprehensive Grammar Review of Verb Tenses, as well as extensive Listening Practise. Please see the timetable for more detailed information about the course activities.


€300 (Accommodation for 1 person for 2 nights)
€250 (Accommodation for 1 person sharing in a double room for 2 nights)
€240 (Accommodation for 1 person sharing in a triple room for 2 nights)
€200 (No accommodation included)

All of those options include the cost of tuition and course materials, as well as all of the meals. On Sunday there will be a dinner in Dolan’s Restaurant, where they also have a Traditional Irish Music night.

Contact us today to apply: or call James on 087-7418013.

English Weekend Timetable

Business English - Learn English
English Week 3 Day Timetable


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 English with confidence.

A question that people often ask us is “How can I noticeably improve my English in just one week?”

With the supportive learning environment and motivation provided by English Week you can.

Our courses are different from many other language schools, as the students only study here for one week. However, they study in a fully immersive English language environment, from the moment they wake up until when they go to sleep, maximising their exposure to the target language.

English Week will have its first course this autumn. However, the structure of the courses and methodology used are closely modelled on those offered by Celil Immersion, a Brazilian language teaching company  which has been successfully running week-long Immersion courses for over twenty years. James Gaffney, Director of English Week, taught there before setting up English Week.  Below you can read some testimonials from some of his students on the Celil Immersion courses, in which they emphasise the benefit of this type of week-long intensive language learning programme.



“I am enthusiastic about Celil Immersion Course because I had never thought I could improve my English in 7 days. This experience was really fantastic for my personal and professional life, and I must confess it was much better than the experience I had in Canada in 2006. “

Danielle Mendes Nascimento (March 2013)
Ventura Petróleo – Macaé


“Very hard in the beginning and lots of fun at the end. The best way to improve your English.”

Alexandre Yamamura (May 2013)
Production Manager at Prolife Equipamentos Médicos – Pouso Alegre


“It’s a one time experience that everybody should have. In my opinion it’s like a week vacation in English.”

Hugo Citrângulo (November 2012)
Corporate Project Engineer at Latapack-Ball – Jacareí


“I started thinking in English after this immersion course. I’ve already been in an immersion course in London, but this immersion program is better, in my opinion, because it doesn’t follow a book and covers a wide variety of topics.”

Celso Cruz (November 2012)
Head of Busbuilder Support at Scania Latin America – São Paulo


“I am sure this course not only improved my English, but also myself. It is very hard and although I didn’t have solid basis in English I could follow the course.”

Monalisa Martino (March 2013)
Embraer – São José dos Campos

English Week Is Taking Off!

The next time you take a flight with Ryanair, keep an eye out for English Week in Let’s Go, Ryanair’s in-flight magazine! We’re being featured in the Autumn Education Guide of the September edition. The magazine, which covers travel destinations, entertainment and culture, is read by millions of passengers each month.


English Week is Coming Soon to an Airline Magazine Near You!
English Week is Coming Soon to an Airline Magazine Near You!



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