Failte Isteach

Failte Isteach is a community project involving predominantly older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes.
Fáilte Isteach embraces a relaxed, unstructured learning environment. Our classes are tutored entirely by volunteers who are encouraged to welcome participants to their community through language; identify needs through conversation and focus primarily on fluency and building confidence. Flexible classes allow our volunteers to support participants in their immediate language requirements while offering a warm welcome. 
You can find more information about our project here:

Our timetable for the 2022 Spring term is:

Monday 2pm – 3.30pm, Portlaoise (starting March 2022)

Thursday 10am -11.30am, online (Portlaoise from March 2022)

Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm, online only

Friday 11am -1pm, Portarlington (starting March 2022)

PortLaoise: Respond Community Centre, Mill Court, Green Mill Lane, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 F9X7
Portarlington: Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre, Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 NW63
Online classes: you will need to download ZOOM application on your phone or computer.
Please contact Aga on if you would like to participate as student or tutor.