Explore the towns and countryside of Ireland for the perfect language exchange for your child
By Hebe Adventures

To start, some key points and figures about English

In order to better understand why English is the most spoken language in the world, we reveal some figures that will send shivers down your spine.

  • Over 450 million people speak English as their first language;
  • Over 750 million speak English as a foreign language;
  • English is the 3rd most spoken language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish;
  • More than 80% of web pages are in English (and unfortunately the "Translate this page" module is not the most efficient);
  • 15 million people living in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa have English as their mother tongue;
  • English is the official language of the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand;
  • The English language is the language with the largest number of English accents;
  • English is the language most used in the European Union (51%) against 26% for French;
  • English is the most used language in business;
  • English is the most requested foreign language in the context of professional training on our territory (cf/ how to learn English abroad?) and in English lessons;
  • 40% of Internet users communicate in English on their computer (or tablet and others);
  • The English quotes are the most quoted on Twitter.

After learning about it, you will look at English lessons and the importance of teaching it to your child from an early age with a different eye.

The English language exchange abroad is a fantastic opportunity for your child to immerse themselves in the most spoken language in the world! Whether you choose for your child an English language course in England, Ireland or Malta, or offer them an English language course even further afield with a host family in the United States, Australia or Canada, we we are here to help you find the language trip that best suits your child.

Language immersion for children in Ireland

The Irish are recognized worldwide for their perfect command of English. It is for this reason that it is ideal to carry out a language exchange in Ireland for your child. This will allow him to learn English faster and more effectively.

Teaching English in Ireland to your child means discovering a unique country, shaped by Celtic legends and a complex history.

Whether you are sending your child on a language exchange in town or in the countryside, popular beliefs are never far away. The Irish will be happy to initiate it, through the telling of anecdotes and wonderful stories. As a result of political and religious disparities, Southern Ireland and Eire are two territories that seem forever separated. As a foreign child, he will not feel these tensions and will be welcomed everywhere.

A language stay in Ireland will give your child access to a rich and abundant cultural life, and to the unparalleled warmth of the Irish.

An unequaled cultural identity, a tormented history, unique and sumptuous landscapes, numerous vestiges, imprints of folklore, myths and legends ! From Dublin to Cork via Galway, Irish culture has been forged over thousands of years. It is for all these reasons that Ireland is the dream of those who dream of discovering it and those who dream of returning there.

Full language immersion with HEBE Adventures

With our Hebe language immersion programme, your child will spend a lot of time with a host family in Ireland who have children of the same age. Your child will speak English continuously throughout their trip and they can even choose to attend one of the many summer camps in Ireland. From golf, horse riding, rugby camps and more, we offer a range of passionate activities for your child at their new Irish host family.

These, together with daily interactions with the Irish host family, allow your child to practice, improve and build confidence in their conversational English while having fun in a safe and secure environment. Every homestay in Ireland is police vetted (garda checked) as well as verified and certified by Hebe Adventures to ensure they meet Hebe standards. Our team remains an active point of contact throughout the process to support you and your child and ensure that all parties involved have a great experience.

Thus, you can let your child go in peace since our English-speaking correspondents have all been approved and validated during their registration. Indeed, all our Irish host families go through a very strict identification and security procedure when they register. You can therefore choose an English-speaking correspondent for your children with complete peace of mind, focusing only on areas of common interest.

In conclusion, the English language exchange is an experience that all children can benefit from and provides several advantages and benefits for a future full of opportunities for your son or daughter.

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