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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Who are Leir....How does it work?

Leir is a Kildare based educational organisation, established in 2013. Family run and managed by husband and wife Peter & Rosa. We provide various different types of and language programmes to foreign students primarily in County Kildare. The objective of our programs and courses is to help our students improve and develop a better command of the English language, a better knowledge of our country, culture and its people.

Leir Education aims to provide our foreign guests with the highest standard of Irish hospitality, cultural and educational experience. “We value our concept as one that believes that learning can and should be fun, education has many different forms and our host families, teachers, staff and centre providers as partners all play a vital part in the process, and of a level excellence we strive to achieve as we manage our business to the highest international standards”

We also provide the various local language camps, classes, programs and courses for children, teens & adults through our ‘Leir Language Aacademy‘ in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

So please keep in touch, get all the news on our events, programs, courses from us on Facebook and Twitter

Cheers Peter & Rosa

We always try to keep things clear and simple....

Dear Host-Family, thank you for considering hosting one of our students and by doing so offering them the opportunity to share your family life. Your guest is going to stay a few weeks or months in our country to improve his/her English. He/she has chosen to stay with a family not only for this reason but also to learn about our way of life. You have a key role to play in both aspects of his/her stay. 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. You will find, in the following pages, answers to questions you are probably asking yourself and practical advice to help you in your task as a Leir host family partner. So please register, become a member and gain a valuable insight into our organisation, who we are, and how good the experience can be.

What is Leir? 
Leir is a Kildare based educational organisation, established in 2013, which provides various language programmes for foreign students mainly in the Eastern and Midlands Region of Ireland. The objective of these courses is to develop a better command of the English language and also a better knowledge of our country, its culture and its people.

Who is your Guest?
We usually cater for students between the ages of 10 and 17, who have been studying English in school for at least one year. Of course no distinction is made on the grounds of colour, race or religion. These guidelines are intended mainly for students within this age bracket.

You’re Fee?

Payment of hosting fees will be by bank transfer and will be paid as per schedule included in your “Welcome Pack” and to the bank details as specified by you. We please ask that you never discuss or mention any administrative matters in to or in your student’s presence. On rare occasions, for various reasons, it may happen that a student has to be relocated. Leir Education reserves the right to do this and your fee will reflect the duration the student has spent with you.

The Host Family Application Process 
Leir Education will come and visit you before your first hosting and annually thereafter. When requesting to receive a language student through Leir Education you will be required to go through our Host Family process which naturally as I’m sure you appreciate involves the completion of forms and the signing of agreements etc. and by doing so you are agreeing to comply in full with the necessary laws governing child care and welfare Acts.

For families who have hosted students previously, updating your host family data every year is compulsory. Please inform Leir Education if any information on the host family application forms becomes inaccurate, e.g. change of status, address, number of residents in the home etc. Also in line with current legislation, Leir Education requests that each family agree to Garda Vetting regardless of any previous applications. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

We hope this snippet of information has gone someway in providing you with sufficient details and will help you evaluate the benefits of becoming a Leir Education host family. If you have any questions, require a ‘Host Family Guide’ or wish to officially register and become a Leir Education Limited Host Family, please send an email to peter@leir.ie or register here on line and of course please feel free to call Peter at 086-2653548

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Whats involved? how does it work?
Summer

WHO ARE WE?

A little about, the how, why and where..
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AN ACADEMIC YEAR

Hosting for a school term?
academic
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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