Welcome to your 'Host Family' Zone
“Hosting with Leir was a great experience for both us and our children, the interaction was great for us all. I can’t say enough positive things about the experience”
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How we compare
"We hosted students from other organisations in the past, but by far, Leir were so much better, very professional, really personal, approachable and they kept in touch, which was nice"
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Thank You!!!
We are grateful to you for helping your guest to improve his/her knowledge of English by talking and encouraging him/her, and most of all, by making your guest feel part of your family.
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Become a 'Host Family' with Leir..

Host Families play a vital part in the success of our guests stay. Our host partners are ordinary families with and sometime without children who are willing to engage in an invaluable experience. We are always looking for suitable Irish families to work with us and host our students.

If you can offer a safe, comfortable, friendly environment for one of our foreign students, then we have students ready to share their Irish experience with you. To Become a Leir Host Family couldn’t be simpler, and you’ve already taken the first step.

So to become one of our hosting partners please register and after receiving your login details just Login and complete the online application process, it only takes about 10 minutes.

Within your ‘Host Family Zone’ you’ll find a wealth of further useful information, guides and tips to help your ‘Hosting’ experience something to cherish long after you student has returned home. 

At Leir we offer a range of ‘Learn English In Ireland’ programs all of which are based upon the same concept of our students experiencing at first hand Irish hospitality, culture and friendliness all of which combined with improving their English skills either through a classroom or activities course your input can be invaluable.  

A very brief summary of our programs:

  • Summer programs:
    • With morning classes & activities: 3 weeks 1st three of July
    • Attending local camps: 4 weeks (no classes, July / Aug)
  • School Mini-Tour: 1 week (April – June)
  • School term: All year round as per school term or part of.
    • September to December
    • January – April
    • April – June


Whats involved? how does it work?


A little about, the how, why and where..


Hosting for a school term?
Spanish for Adults
This course is suitable for people who wish to communicate more effectively be it for holidays, work or study. Giving a good understanding of the language with an emphasis on dialogue & conversation along with reading and writing.
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Spanish Junior & Leaving Cert
Our approach to the Leaving and Junior Cert exams at all levels is about being positive and proactive but also enjoyable; and as a result achieving that success is easier and more relevant to each students needs.
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Diploma in Spanish
The DELE offers the only internationally accredited official title certificate As a preparation academy for the a DELE Diploma our students can avail of a wonderful opportunity to formalise their achievements in the language and gain from the opportunities this may present.
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