It's a real chance for your child to go on a language trip for teenagers: a friendship, a second family, a foreign language, for life!
From the age of 8 and up to 15, your child lives a human and cultural adventure in complete immersion.
Why do a language exchange?
A friendship for life
Two children of the same age, from different countries, with different lifestyles, will have spent a tenth of their lives together. A friendship for life. How lucky to have a second family at 10, and what's more, in another country! We must not forget the two families fully involved in this exchange. They go to visit each other, spend common holidays, get to know each other's country. The stranger becomes the family. Often children and families remain connected for life!
Discover a culture
A life in total immersion thanks to a life in an exchange family!
The children will spend a year together, 6 months in each other's country in turn. Thus the children integrate easily by going to school, by practicing various activities, by living the daily life like his brother or his exchange sister. They will learn the codes of their new country, their new family and will thus immerse themselves in a second culture.
Many children ask, as soon as they return, to go back to another country!
To learn a new language
We think we can say that the children come back almost bilingual (spoken language), at least for the 6-month program. The results are excellent. The children speak their new language like children of their age. Some children come back with excellent pronunciation and intonation.
Linguistic immersion is more effective among the youngest. Contrary to what many people believe, young children develop and thrive on long-term conversations. They integrate into a new family quickly, are less complicated and accept the rules of the foreign family much more easily than teenagers. That being said, we also carry out very beautiful exchanges, with motivated and courageous teenagers who have a taste for adventure and effort.
A real linguistic immersion thanks to HEBE Adventures
Most of our language exchange children do not speak the language of their exchange country at all. After the first week in the country, we ask that all access to their own language be eliminated (books, digital applications, etc…). The children will experience real immersion by living with their exchange family. They will be part of the family, like the other children in the family. They will have the same rights and the same duties. Thanks to this immersion (family, country, language), the children are able to hold a normal conversation after six months. Read more about it on our results page.
We have put in place rules that seem strict in order to allow children to live their adventure in immersion. Our families tell us how much these rules have enabled them to manage their language exchange and the children to be able to learn their new language.
Language exchange children spend an entire year together! It actually creates lifelong bonds between children and families. The children will get into the habit of seeing each other again after the exchange, during the holidays. Families will also enjoy getting together, between “parents” of the same “children”.
Language stays in Ireland are the best solution for your child to discover the country's culture while speaking English on a daily basis. He will then be directly in contact with a way of life that he did not know or knew very little about before. Orally, significant progress can then be noted from the second week of the stay in general. A very enriching experience from all points of view that your child will remember forever!
The selection we make to choose language stays in Ireland is based above all on the network we have in the country that makes up our range of stays. Our local correspondents, present all year round on site, work intensively to select the families where your child will certainly feel comfortable during his language stay in Ireland. Our requirements and our seriousness allow us to offer you very high quality family language stays, where your child will enjoy himself while learning a new language.
At Hebe, our very complete range of language stays for children and teenagers allows you to make your choice throughout the year. You can be sure that your child will benefit from a program perfectly adapted to his requirements as well as to yours. You can go directly to our HEBE Adventures website to compare our language courses in Ireland.
So what are you waiting for to find the ideal language stay for your son or daughter? Join us now.