Hello everybody. This is a short email to tell you that I have arrived home. Today I am still a little bit in Ireland, it’s raining (lol). I would like to thank everybody for the quality of your welcome and for the lessons but also for the friendly atmosphere in the school. Now I know how to find the sun in Ireland. You only have to look into the eyes and smiles of Irish people and to find the warmth you only have to listen to their heart. Thank you very much for everything.
Christian, 42, French
Have I told you that we had a great time in Ireland and that you are very much to blame for that? Have I told you that Anita’s helpful assistance together with Lisa’s made it all very easy-going? That we absolutely enjoyed every activity, the weather, even the classes and the entertainment by the Great Circus Ring Master Jim, the food, the landscape, the music…. should I go on?
Suffice to say that Javier jr wanted to stay and live in Ireland. All the best and as we say in Spanish – a big fat hug!
Javier, 50, Spanish, School Principal
I appreciate that I could learn English at the Slaney Language Centre. The school was just as I imagined. The class was small and I could have enough opportunity to speak English. The atmosphere was so friendly. I felt the distance between teachers and students was very short. Every teacher was eager to meet the needs of students. I could know and understand more about Ireland this time through the stay in Wexford. And I could exchange with lots of people. It was a very valuable experience for me. I look forward to visit Wexford and see you again some day.
Tomoko, 61, Japanese, Social worker
I’ve already told you but I want to affirm it once again, our two weeks spent with you have been the best we’ve ever had. And by now it’s our third time in Ireland and we are a bit of experts! As a matter of fact the atmosphere at your school is really warm and friendly and we immediately felt at home. Moreover as a primary school teacher I think that you were great in getting children so involved in quite all the afternoon activities offered by your school: the crab fishing, the international lunch, the football match, the goodbye song etc. Well done! We’ll surely recommend your school to our family, friends and to my pupils and we know that if we’re coming back to the ‘fantastic Ireland’, we’ll come to Wexford to say hello to you, no doubt!
Luisa, 40, Italian, Teacher
I have spent an unforgettable week in Wexford. I was happy with your school and my teachers Sinead and Emma, I learnt very much from them. Moreover, the rest of the teachers, partners and Anita as well. There was a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I am also pleased with the house you found for me. Brenda is very helpful and also the flatmates from different countries. I am recommending your school to everyone and I hope to return there and stay with you for more time.
Candy Morales, 49, from Canary Islands, Lab technician
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful three weeks we spent in your school. We had so much fun with you and you gave us such a good feeling day by day. These three weeks were the best time in my life. And a special thanks to my teachers. They did a really good job and because of them we didn't feel like in a boring school but in an exciting group where we had fun and also learnt a lot. Last but not least, a big compliment to my hostfamily. They were lovely and cheerful so that I never felt homesick. They took care of us and did their best to make us happy. I miss you so much. And I have a big request: Please stay the way you are! I hope that many other people will also have their best time in life in Ireland, in Wexford and in your school. Thanks for this great experience!
Tom, 19, Austrian
At Slaney I started to speak English without thinking first in Spanish, I got to know about different cultures and what is most important, I met beautiful people. People who visited my home when I was back in the Basque Country, people who I visited and spend some days with in their homes, people who I am still in contact with. For all of this and because I know that the next time we see each other again will be as if we had never said goodbye and I want to say Thank You to the Slaney Family.
David, 38, Spanish
Hey lads! How are you? We want to say thank you vor the three beautiful and fantastic weeks in Wexford. It was a great experience and we will never forget it. It was a pleasure for us to stay with you. The three weeks changed us definetely, we learnt a lot about the Irish way of life and we are going to live our lifes the Irish way. Wish you the best and hope that we will meet again. Cheers, slainte and best regards from Austria. Thanks for all!!
Georg and Lucas, 22, Austrians
I miss you. You made me feel so good. I would like to come back some day. The atmosphere in the school is genuine, brilliant and the surroundings beautiful. The best thing is that you feel relaxed and don't have any pressure to learn English. I think, this is really important if you want to to do your best, mainly for people shy like me. The organisation is very accurate too and the skills and quality of teachers are fantastic.
Jose Ignacio, 35, Spanish, Manager
Thanks a lot for a successful and interesting week. Being a language teacher myself I am very critical with language schools and I am completely satisfied! Keep on working like that! I will recommend your school.
Rita, 52, German, teacher
We would like to thank all of you for everything! It is hard to believe that we have to leave Ireland today. We had such a great time and are very sad that we have to leave. It was a pleasure for us to spend five weeks together with you. We learned so much, our English has improved a lot and we enjoyed the activities with you. The time in class and also our work-experience were really good experiences. It was not only a school of teaching English, it was like a big family!! We wish you all the best and hope that you's stay as you are because you are such a great team. A million thanks to everyone of you! We would love to come back next year.
Alissa, 21 and Tanja, 19, both from Germany
I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay in Wexford. It was a wonderful time and I felt very much at ease in the school. The small number of students, the lovely surroundings and the friendly atmosphere pleased me a lot. I enjoyed the lessons and believe that I highly benefited from them. I met many friendly and open-minded people, Irish people and foreingers alike. Thank you very much for your kindness. I'd always return to Ireland and to the Slaney Language Centre.
Victoria, 21, Italian
My thoughts and feelings are still roaming in County Wexford. I shall miss the morning hours amoung the happy crowd of striving students, encouraging teachers, an always helpful secretary and a caring manager.
Christa, 67, German, retired school teacher
I am just back in France after a fantastic time in Ireland. Many thanks for the exceptional hospitality which you reserved me and for the professionalism with which you made my ancient English progress. I like this occasion to particulary thank my teachers Emma and Susan for their efficiencies during our lessons. I also thank the administrative team and in particular Anita for her break animation and Jim for his good humour and availability. I shall have happy memories of this stay and shall return soon. Many thanks for all.
Thank you again for a wonderful time in Wexford. It was an absolute pleasure to stay at the Slaney Language Centre. A milestone in my life comparable to the tremendous standing stones for the preceltic and Neolithic period in Ireland. I improved my English and learnt a lot about the friendliness of the Irish people, about the history, the culture and the ancient monuments. Thank you for your consideration and excellent teaching. I miss you and will come back some time.
Luis, 49, Swiss, solicitor
I had a really great time in Wexford. I can't remember ever having enjoyed myself so thoroughly anywhere! I'd like you to know how much the weeks at your lovely school has meant to me. And I am most greatful to you for your warm hospitality.
Yuko, 35, Japanese, librarian
Thanks again for your warm welcome. You care about your students, that makes your school such a comfortable, intimate and easy-going place. I will recommend the Slaney Language Centre to everybody who wants to know and everybody else.
Sabine, 36, German, adult education adviser
We had an excellent time here in Wexford thanks to you and our hostfamily. Never before have we felt so much friendliness while meeting new people and living in a foreign country.
Anni, 31, Finnish, secretary
I appreciate your kindness shown me thoughout my stay in Wexford. The classes were rich in variety, and everything was interesting. The cultural activities were wonderful. I enjoyed very much the nature and the historic places. You gave me a lot of new experiences. My next dream is to study English in Ireland at the Slaney Language Centre again with my friend.
Tomiyo, 70, Japanese, retired school teacher
Now let me tell you thanks for the beautiful time my son spent in your English college. Federico is back very happy for the time he spent with you. I would like to thank the teachers, Anita and Jim too. Special thanks also for the choice of accommodation. The hostfamily was very kind and caring and helped him to talk. Federico improved his English a lot and now speaks fluently or at least tries. And this is very important for me.
Cecilia, mother of Federico (18), Italian
From the bottom of my heart I have enjoyed Ireland, Wexford and the Slaney Language Centre. I think Wexford is the best place to study English as it provides a quiet and friendly atmosphere.
Kenya, 20, Japanese
I just want to let you know that my daughter came home excited, happy and very much in love with Ireland and Irish people. She told us how she felt at home, how helpful everybody was, how kind and friendly. She told us about the charming places she visited, about the excellent teachers and Jim of course. Last but not least her classmates - they made a great group and she learned a lot about the lives in their countries, too. I appreciate very much all you have done for Hana and wish you all the best. Warm regards and if you ever visit Prague let us know! It would be a pleasure to show you around.
Marie, Czech Republic, mother of Hana (18)
We had a great time with you all in Wexford, we worked hard at school but enjoyed ourselves a lot at the same time. It has been a great experience for the whole family, and we would like to thank you for being so friendly and kind. You made us feel as if we were at home and the teachers were great and inspiring too. Thank you very much.
Alejandro (45), Beatrix (41) and Daniel (9) who attended our family course
Now I am back at home, but I am so often still in Wexford, at your school, in the streets, listen to all the music in different places and smiling for catching all these tickets. I would like to say many many thanks for staying at your school. It was a great time for me and I am hoping to be back soon.
Heinke (74) from Germany who attended a course during the Wexford Festival Opera
Liina called me yesterday and she was happy and really satisfied. Teaching was excellent, she had a lovely host family, everybody was friendly and the surroundings beautiful.
Friend of Liina (16) from Finland
I had a fantastic time, while studying in The Slaney Language Centre! Every moment me and my kids were busy with different interesting things. It wasn't only language, but perception of a new country, its traditions and the most fabulous thing - the people, beautiful, generous, with a great sense of humor! School activities were busy and diverse (mention only the international picnic!). The teachers are attentive and the level of education is really high. And what was really important for me, my young son, 8 years old, was happy with his studying and his teachers and friends! Sure enough that next summer we will go again to Wexford with great pleasure!
Natalia (46), Julia (16) and Boris (8) from Russia who attended a family course