General and Extra English

General and Extra English

Hours per Week
15 hours
Class Times
9:30am – 12:45pm
Minimum age
1 month / 6 months
Course Level
Elementary-Upper Intermediate
Course Date
Available all year round
Half Board Home Stay

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What is this course ?

Our General English Immersion course provides solid grounding in grammar, spoken English, vocabulary and key skill areas for those who require English for work purposes, for study or simply for personal development. A one month immersion course combines morning classes and half board accommodation with one of our local Irish host families. This provides students with the perfect opportunity to practice their English with native speakers and make excellent progress in a short space of time. 

Our qualified teachers have a wealth of experience helping international students to progress in their English studies.

We have a system of tutorials, homework and progress checks to ensure that students are challenged throughout their course and to monitor their progress closely. With a maximum of 8 adults per class (12 in July and August) students are guaranteed personal attention to help achieve their study goals.

Students receive a certificate and report at the end of their course, with hints and tips for further study. All students develop a Learner Portfolio during their course – this is a document to help them learn the language more effectively and provides a record to show people their language abilities and progress.


Living with a local Irish host family is the most popular choice for international students studying in Derry.

Host Families are carefully selected for their kind and caring personalities and their genuine desire and willingness to open their homes and share their family lives and customs with the students.

Students who live in a homestay find that their English improves dramatically through conversation and daily interaction with their families. They have a great sense of security and exposure to a rich variety of cultural learning opportunities, like family activities, holiday celebrations, local traditions, sporting events, etc. The greatest reward for the students and families is a lasting friendship between them.

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