6 Reasons to Study English in Ireland

By Marta Rodriguez / octobre 27, 2016
Learning English in Ireland

6 reasons to study English in Ireland

We know it is difficult to decide to leave your country and go abroad to make a new life and learn a new language. Several questions come into our heads before coming, hesitations, fears, excitations and good vibes, on balance, a mix of feelings. But the key is to find the right destination.

“In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.” ― John Pentland Mahaffy

The Emerald Isle is not only rain, leprechauns and legends, Ireland is a country full of opportunities and one of the top destination countries due to its opportunities, facilities and citizens. We want to share with you the top 6 reasons to study English in Ireland.

Excellent Education System:

According to the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), Ireland is one of the outstanding countries in Europe due to its Education System. The main reason for the huge investment in teaching innovation and education research is to develop and improve the teaching methods in order to have increasingly qualified students.

This fact has an impact in language teaching, Ireland has a high count of highly qualified teachers. English language schools are located all over the country and their high standards of education are recognised all over the world.

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Job options

With an unemployment rate around 10%. Ireland is one of the best options to combine work and learning English. Especially in summer when it’s easier to find a job, additionally, for a position in the hospitality sector an extremely high level of English is not required.

Also, in Ireland there are several important companies in telecommunications and social media such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Airbnb, that are constantly hiring new employees.

Cultural richness

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Maybe you didn’t know that Ireland is one of the countries with a highest number of Nobel Prize for Literature winners, including James Joyce, Seamus Heaney and Samuel Beckett among others.

Please note the important music influence. Do you like “U2”? Have you ever listened to “The Cranberries” or “Sinead O’connor”?  Maybe “The Chieftains”, “The Blizzards” or “Westlife”? All of them are Irish! Music is an important part of Irish culture. You can always enjoy live music with a pint in a bar.

 

Natural environment

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Valleys, hills, mountains, forests and especially cliffs set make up one of the loveliest landscapes in Europe.

The famous “Cliff of Moher”, “The Giants Causeway” and “County Kerry” are some of the top attractions of the Isle where, furthermore, several cinema productions  such as “Braveheart” or “Game of Thrones” have been filmed. Lovers of nature will definitely be in love with Ireland.

Kindness of Irish people

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When you arrive in this country you will feel the hospitality of Irish people everywhere you go, in your host family, hostel, at work or even in the street. That is why Cork, Dublin and Galway seem like some of the most welcoming cities in the world.

40% of the population is under 25 and the country also hosts thousand of immigrants and Erasmus students, promoting the multicultural environment.

Best beer in the world

 

There are pubs all over the country where you can enjoy a Guinness chatting with some friends and listening live music. Beer is the drink most consumed in Ireland by locals and visitors, it is a part of the traditional gaelic culture. It will not take you long to get used to it! 

No you have no excuse not to study English in Ireland!

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