LANGUAGE EXCHANGE IN IRELAND: WHAT SHOULD A QUALITY SCHOOL OFFER?
As we mentioned in a previous post, it’s not only about enrolling at a school and jumping into your new academic life as if everything was sorted out perfectly. There are some points that are very important to know if a school offers a good quality service or not.
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In order to make it easier to distinguish these differentials, we listed some points as you can see below:
- In addition to enrolling students, the first thing that a school must do is provide them with all the necessary paperwork to be able to enter the country and consequently obtain their visa;
- In order to provide them with the above, schools must have trained marketing personnel who speak their language to sort out everything perfectly;
- The necessary paperwork includes an enrolment letter from the school and also a medical insurance document;
- Accommodation option for the first two weeks of arrival or a host family;
- Transportation from the airport to the place of residence on the first day of arrival;
- A city tour;
- Trained staff at reception;
- Trained academic staff;
- Extracurricular activities;
- Adequate infrastructure and in accordance with the Irish regulations;
- Facilities and amenities for students, such as a cafeteria, a recreation room, computers, and a lounge;
- Study methods to improve learning;
- Trained teachers with regularization exam;
- Solid academic structure, with a director and staff in every academic sector;
- The possibility of doing internships at Irish companies;
- The possibility of volunteering in Dublin;
- Social activities to bring students together;
- Extra academic support to help with the English learning process.
These were some of the most important points about quality that a school in Dublin should offer. Please, don’t forget to check each of these, it will surely be the difference between having or not a successful cultural exchange.
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