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Family Adult English & Surfing

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

| Course Dates  Easter (10 April – 1 May 2022) & Summer (12 June -28 August 2022) |

Welcome to Donegal English Language Schools English Surfing programme which offers 15 hours of English, 5 activity/surf sessions, evening activities and a cultural programme each week to students from all over the world

Surfing Programme

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 Own boards can only be brought, if joining the advanced programme. A minimum of five students and max of 12 is needed for the advanced programme to run. If there are less than five students, the students will move to the intermediate programme.

Family Accommodation

We provide premium accommodation through our Residential Centre and a selection of Host Families. Self Catering, Bed & Breakfast and Hotel Accommodation can also be booked.

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

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If you are interested in One 2 One English please contact us directly.

From €600 per week

  • 15 hours of English per week + 5 Surfing sessions
  • Transfers to & from surfing sessions
  • A social activity programme
  • A welcome pack on arrival
  • 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

Jerome De Caters, France

I enjoyed a lot the surf and the new friends I met this year at Donegal. The English course was very good with an excellent teacher. I want to thank you and all you colleges for the nice vacations.

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