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Adult English & Surfing

| Age  18+ |  Arrival Day Sunday  | Accommodation Residential & Homestay |

| Course Dates  09 – 30 June 2024 & 4 August – 27 October 2024 |

English

Set in our Georgian building overlooking the Atlantic ocean.  The English classes run 4 days a week for a total of 15 hours. On average, there are 10 students per class with a maximum of 15.

Lessons are based on current, well-established English Language Teaching methodologies, namely Task Based Language Teaching (TBLT), Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and Dogme, (dealing with emergent language).  The aim of this is to maximise student exposure to real-life English.  This is achieved by incorporating the use of authentic texts for listening and reading, and providing an opportunity each month for students to meet a member of the local community to learn about and ask questions regarding their field, which will be related to the monthly topic.  Our objective is to give students the confidence to communicate in English and the foundations from which their learning journey can continue.  The curriculum is designed to bring a holistic approach to learning, so students have the skills and resources to develop their skills outside the classroom and through the rest of their lives.  

Surfing

We offer quality coaching with experienced, qualified, local surfers. Our aim is to ensure your surfing skills progress in a fun and safe environment. We believe we can help you achieve your surfing goals by keeping groups small and providing personal attention to each student. Regular feedback is always given to students to ensure progression. We have a range of different boards for you to try, so you can progress

  • all sizes of boards from 5’11 up to 9 foot
  • 5/3mm wetsuits and 3mm boots provided
  • changing rooms, hot showers and post surf hot chocolate provided
  • 4 surf spots within a short driving distance
  • male and female surf shop with 10% discount exclusive to Donegal English Language School students. (does not include Surf Co, own brand t-shirts and hoodies)

Our lessons are broken into three categories
Beginners: This is an introduction course to surfing. We work on the correct techniques to position on the board, paddle, getting through the waves and stand up. At this level our goal is to get you surfing the white water on your own, with a basic knowledge of currents, etiquette and technique. Ratio of students to instructor 1:8 max. We use a range of beginner soft boards from 7 foot to 9 foot.

Intermediate: Students focus on surfing techniques such as effective paddling, wave knowledge and selection, take off and bottom turning, trimming and duck diving. The courses also focus on surfing etiquette. We use video analysis to correct faults when appropriate. Ratio of students to instructor 1:8 max. We use a range of Torq intermediate soft top boards from 5’11 to 7’6.

Advanced: We are happy to accept students at advanced level. Please note that you will receive tuition on a Torq intermediate soft top board. Students work mainly on posture correction and technique, timing, positioning, turns and wave selection. We use video analysis to correct faults when appropriate. Ratio of students to instructor 1:8 max.

We use a range of Torq intermediate soft top boards from 5’11 to 7’6.

Notes For insurance reasons, own boards can not be brought

Adult Accommodation

We provides premium accommodation through our Residential sites and a selection of Host Families. Self Catering, Bed & Breakfast and Hotel Accommodation can also be booked. Check then out here

Adult Social & Cultural Activities

We offer a wide range of Social activities, from learning how to cook Irish food to weekly cultural excursions on the Wild Atlantic Way. Find more details here

 

From €980 per week

  • 15 hours of English per week + 5 Surfing sessions
  • Choice of accommodation
  • Transfers to & from surfing sessions
  • Evening and Saturday activities
  • A teachers report & certificate of attendance & achievement
  • Free bike rental on a first come first served basis (host family)
  • Free WIFI
  • Free transfers from Ballyshannon arrival/departure

Susanna, Italy

I’m happy to have met all of you and I would like to say thank you to all (teacher, instructors, coordinators, manager) for the perfect organization and beautiful experience and to all participants thank you. I wish to you all a nice time.

  • 30+ Years of Experience
  • Expert Tutors
  • 23+ Nationalities
  • Stunning Location