Advantages of having friends in Ireland
By Hebe Adventures

Did you know that currently one of the most spoken languages in the world is English? Knowing another language offers people many benefits and advantages, both for children and adults. If you want to improve your level of English but don't know how, why not consider spending time with a host family in Ireland?

Traveling to Ireland with an Ireland homestay will not only allow you to improve your level of English and learn more about Irish culture; it will also mean making lifelong friends. So you will feel as if you were living at home during your vacation.

Getting into a new environment, learning a new language and having friends around. These are some of the main reasons to opt for a host family in Ireland during English summer camps. Communication is a fundamental part when we are going to travel to another country, so being able to speak the local language will make it much easier to establish relationships with the locals. Not only that, studying English during English summer camps can be fun and interesting.

The best way to really immerse yourself in Irish culture and deepen your knowledge of the language is by making friends with our host family and other Irish people. Establishing strong relationships in an English summer will help us to approach the subject of the English language from a much more realistic perspective and learn to speak it like the locals. This is especially important for children and young people, since their minds are prepared to build a body of new knowledge much faster than adults.

Having friends in Ireland will also allow us to enjoy the travel experience to the fullest. We can share our experiences with them, visit all the interesting places in Ireland together, do fun activities or just hang out chatting. In addition, establishing lasting relationships will allow us to maintain contact with them even after the end of the camp.

When we are traveling to the selected Ireland homestay, there are some logical reasons to seek friendship and create long-term relationships. These are some of them:

  1. They will help you improve your fluency with the language. When you speak English with your Irish friends, you will clearly notice the difference between their speaking level and yours, which will motivate you to practice more to improve your grammar and vocabulary.

  1. You will be able to learn about Irish culture from the inside, as the locals can tell you a lot about it from their own experiences. This way you will discover more about the country as a whole and not just the tourist side, learning about interesting topics such as local history or national politics, for example.

  1. If we plan to carry out an English summer camp, having local friends can help us have a much better experience. Our friends will be able to tell us about the most interesting places to visit so you can discover the natural beauty that Ireland has to offer.

  1. Leisure with friends in Ireland offers many interesting options to spend time such as outdoor activities, sports, karaoke or theme parties. With local friends we will have the opportunity to stay up to date with a lot of fun events that we surely love.

  1. Life in Ireland can contain lonely moments when you feel disconnected from the rest and let's face it: it's always more fun enjoying it all with someone else by your side. Sharing our adventure with friends will make it much easier for us to deal with the ups and downs of daily life!

Making local friends in Ireland is relatively easy; Normally there are a lot of places where we can meet and make new friends easily during our English summer camp. Spending time with them, listening to them talk about their lives and experiences will bring real English to the ear. If we want to improve our level of English and, at the same time, enjoy a unique and unrepeatable experience in Ireland, it's worth trying!

And not everything ends here: what happens when we return home? First of all we have to keep in touch with our Irish friends; For this we can use social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype, etc.). This will help us remember our experience in Ireland and, at the same time, maintain our level of English without always having to be away from home. Here we leave you some recommendations to maintain friendships after your summer camp english. To keep in touch after our summer camp, there are different useful tools:

  1. Social networks are our best ally to contact our friends in Ireland. There are different platforms to share ideas, stories and experiences and keep us abreast of everything that happens in their lives.

  1. Online exchanges, such as Skype or Facetime, help us have more fluid and natural conversations with our Irish friends. This will allow us to improve our accent and understanding of the English language.

  1. Sending letters is a wonderful way to tell our friends how we are spending life on the other side of the world. It's a great way to share new experiences with them without having to be physically present, as well as being a very special detail for the friends who receive the letters.

  1. Video calls are the best way to share moments with our friends and make us feel as if we were physically together. Establishing a regular time to talk will help us maintain a more fluid and natural conversation, since we will have something to talk about instead of having short chats every time we video chat.

  1. The last recommendation is to travel! If we have the chance to visit our friends in Ireland, don't hesitate to do so. So we will have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable weekend with them and come back with many new experiences and stories to tell our other friends from the host country.

Making friends in Ireland during our trip with an Ireland homestay can be an unforgettable experience. Apart from deepening our knowledge of the English language, we will also have the opportunity to authentically connect with the local people and immerse ourselves in the truest sense of their culture through the conversations we have and the activities we do together.

In short, finding friends in Ireland with a host family is a great way to improve our English while having fun. It offers practical advantages as well as helping us grow as people by interacting with other cultures and languages; all you have to do is open yourself up to the opportunity to enjoy them. It is enough to cheer up a little and take the first step!

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