Demi-Pair Programme Overview

This popular programme has been designed for students who wish to combine a Berlitz English course with the experience of living with an Irish family and assisting in the family home. The Demipair programme offers an excellent way to improve communication skills, improve fluency and experience Irish family life; whilst also living economically during your stay in Ireland while studying.

Demi Pair participants improve their English language skills and our selected families receive a much needed helping hand around the house! Our economical and professionally run Demi-Pair programmes operate all year round which is great for those who need a specific date to start.

The entry requirements to undertake a demi-pair programme are as followed:

  • 19 years or over
  • Intermediate level of English (B1)
  • Previous work experience with children is required

This programme is available for EEU and non EEU students.

Berlitz Dublin ensure to place Demi-Pairs in carefully selected and personally visited families in the Dublin area – this economical exchange programme enables Demi-Pairs to attend English Language Tuition in the mornings and to assist in the family home in the afternoons/evenings for 15 hours per week and 2 nights babysitting per week in exchange for full board accommodation in a single room in the family home.

This course is not covered by the ACELS Recognition Scheme.

Demi-Pair key facts:

Tuition Start Dates Course Length Minimum Age Ideal For
15 hours per week Any Thursday (Except Bank Holidays) Minimum Stay 2 weeks 19 years + Students seeking Irish family life experience


Interested in a Demi-Pair Course?

Call us directly on +353 1 644 9742, use our contact form, or make your booking online.

To become a demipair family, please call +353 1 644 9742 or email [email protected]

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