English for Juniors is ideal for students between the ages of 11 and 16 years who would like to improve their English language skills and have an enjoyable cultural experience at the same time. The Junior Programme will take place on the University of Limerick campus, a safe and secure environment for all young people from around the world.  Juniors study in an open, mixed ability environment enabling them to benefit from confidence developing tasks and cultural awareness activities.

While having lots of fun it is hoped that English for Juniors will:

  • help students to improve their English language skills
  • give them the opportunity to experience life in Ireland
  • give them the chance to visit some of the most beautiful places in Ireland
  • Tuition
  • Host family accommodation (all meals included)
  • On campus internet access 
  • Access to the Language Learning Hub 
  • A full programme of activities and sports




06 July - 24 Aug 2020


07 July - 25 Aug 2020


08 July - 26 Aug 2020


09 July - 27 Aug 2020


10 July - 28 Aug 2020


11 July - 29 Aug 2020

09.00 - 10.45

11.15 - 12.50

Class Class  Class  Class  Class   
12.50 - 14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  Lunch   
14.00 - 18.00*












* Afternoon activities will end at 18.00 except on excursion days which will be advised.

All excursions are subject to availability and appropriate weather conditions and may be changed.

  •  Applicants must be between the ages of 11 and 16 years.
  • A parent/nominated guardian must complete an application form on behalf of the applicant.
  • Applicants must abide by the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and the rules and regulations of the University of Limerick Language Centre.
  • Juniors will be expected to participate in the enitre programme unless a parent/guardian has given ULLC written instructions to say otherwise.

English for Juniors will run from Monday 03 July to Saturday 02 Sept 2023.
Students can start on any Monday except if there is a public holiday. ULLC is closed on all Irish public holidays.

Weekly fee of €750 with host family accommodation

Weekly fee of €550 without accommodation

includes a non refundable admin fee of €50

ULLC will be happy to arrange accommodation for applicants. Accommodation will be provided with local host families. Our host families are carefully selected, individually inspected and continually monitored. They offer accommodation in comfortable and friendly homes. A homestay experience can provide an insight into Irish life and culture with lots of opportunities to practice English. Single rooms are arranged unless otherwise requested and laundry is taken care of by the host family. Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner will be provided. Please note that one week covers 7 nights accommodation. An extra charge will need to be paid for additional nights.

Insurance is the responsibility of the applicants Guardian.  We advise all Language Centre participants to arrange medical insurance in their own country before departure.  EU nationals should bring their European Health Insurance Card.  Travel insurance is also recommended. It is important to check that all insurance documents are up to date and valid for the duration of the course.

Limerick is located just 20 kilometres from Shannon International Airport (SNN) and is easy to get to by bus or taxi.  Further information about Shannon Airport can be found online at www.shannonairport.com.  Limerick is also easily accessible from Dublin (DUB) and Cork (ORK) International Airports by bus or train.  For more detailed information click on how to get to Limerick.  Airport transfers can be pre-arranged with the Language Centre from all of these airports.

Regulations apply to unaccompanied students under the age of 18 (including EU students) arriving into Irish airports.  Students should have all details of the school and accommodation arrangements in Ireland and the contact details of the person who will meet them in Ireland.  The person meeting such students should be over the age of 18, have photo identity and a letter of presentation from the guardian/parent.  In the event of the immigration authorities not being happy with the arrangements in place for the student (a minor) the student can be detained and handed over to the Irish Department of Health (HSE).  If a transfer has been arranged through ULLC then we will be happy to provide the necessary documentation.  To arrange a transfer for an additional cost, please contact ULLC.

Application form can be completed online or can be sent by email to language.Centre@ul.ie.

Before submitting an application, please read the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. 

Junior Programme Terms and Conditions

Address for correspondence: University of Limerick Language Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel No.: 00 353 61 202 777 or 00 353 61 233 237
Skype: UL_Language_Centre,
Email: language.centre@ul.ie