Adult Programmes – Testimonials


My experience at DELS was amazing from the first moment I went into the school. Honestly, it’s more than just a school: it is the perfect place to learn English, make new friends from all over the world and always feel happy. The staff is great, there are a lot of activities and excursions you can do that will make your stay here just wonderful. Thank you for everything.

Andrea, Brazil, Work Study Visa programme







Almost 2 years at DELS and I’m grateful for all the opportunities and new possibilities that place opened to me. Bundoran is a small town, be aware of that if you can’t live outside big cities, yet is a peaceful and an amazing place to live by the cost.
It’s worth to highlight the attention and care of the teaching staff with the students, in Special Gina (Director) and Fiona (Headteacher). I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve called Gina to help when students were facing problems and she always answered immediately.
Amed, Brazil, IELTS Preparation



I have no words to describe how is DELS and its staff. Incredible school, incredible residences, a wonderful paradise but, overall, a great family. The learning method is very dynamic, with different levels and full of activities, during the classes and extra classes.
I went to DELS for 3 weeks and I finally stayed there for 3 months. Gina and all her crew made me feel part of their multi-cultural family. I’ll come back, of course. THANKS for all!
Javier, Spain, General English




DELS is definitely the best place to study english and enjoy the nature. There you can find a professional staff always prepared to help you in your development. The teachers are absolutely amazing and dedicated! Here I have really improved my English and meet people from many differents countries and cultures. In the activites you can discover a lit bit more about the Ireland and Irish lifeway. I’m so grateful to have chosen this school. Lisa is a good teacher as well. My teacher Fiona is the best teacher I have got to study english, so smart and professional, everybody would be her student someday! Sléinte!
Rudgery, Brazil, WSV Programme




It’s been almost six years since I’ve first been to DELS and since then I just keep coming back. Partly because of the beautiful scenery Donegal has to offer but mainly because of the lovely people at DELS! I’d try to describe the warm and homely atmosphere that surrounds this school, its coordinators, teachers and all the other people that are involved but it’s just impossible to put these feelings into words, you have to experience it yourself! This has definitely become a second home for me and I can’t wait to come back!
Romy, Austria, English & Riding



DELS é tudo que eu esperava! Ótimos professores, ótimas aulas, várias atividades extras no verão. Bundoran é absolutamente linda! Como estudante, me senti muito bem vinda!

DELS is everything I expected it to be! Great teachers, great classes, lots of extra activities in the summer. Bundoran is absolutely beautiful. As a student I felt very welcomed.
Alice, Brazil, General English



Perfect place to learn English in Ireland! I underwent one week of one-on-one teaching on an adult course, which consisted mainly of English conversations on political and historical topics under the heading « Ireland and the Possible Consequences of Brexit ». My teacher Dónall Ó Mearáin was a very knowledgeable, interesting and pleasant person. We also touched on linguistic aspects. My linguistic errors were noted and then we reviewed them the morning after. The school is beautifully located close to a beautiful cliff coast on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Bundoran. Classes in English are also offered and courses in surfing (cool waves!), Golf and horse riding. The atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly.
Helmuth, Denmark, One to One


Quest’estate sono tornata per la seconda volta in questa scuola, grazie al fantastico tempo trascorso nelle due settimane di luglio 2016! Posto perfetto per imparare l’inglese, scoprire il Donegal e la cultura irlandese e conoscere persone che vengono da tutto il mondo per studiare nella Dels school. Inoltre le convenzioni della scuola con le scuole di surf ed equitazioni sono ottime. Ringrazio ancora Gina e il suo staff per (doppio) caloroso benvenuto! E non vedo l’ora tornare a Bundoran.
Sonia, Italy, English & Surfing




A message we received in Dec, 2019: Almost  5 years ago and it was the best time of my life until now! I learned so much during my time with you – such important things for my life and I will be forever grateful for that.
Sven and I are still friends and we still continue to see us as often as possible. Thank you so much for bringing us together! It’s such a special atmosphere over there where you have to fall in love or find a lifetime friend 😉
Taleah, Switzerland, General English




I spent almost 6 months in this school and for me they are the most fantastic months I have ever lived!!! Everybody was kind to me,
The teacher Fiona knew that I had to learn and she put me at ease to understand in a good way; Mel and Gina are affable and they were always ready if I needed help. It is also very nice that they organize excursions where you can interact with other people and you can practice in real life what you have learned in class. I’m totally satisfied with my experience!!! I would recommend DELS to anyone!!!
Ilaria, Italy, General English



A mes yeux DELS est le parfait environnement pour apprendre l’ anglais. Arrivée la première fois avec un niveau A1 j’ entame aujourd’ hui ma deuxième année de licence d’ anglais grace a mes séjours là bas. Les paysages irlandais sont grandioses. L’ équipe et la cavalerie du centre équestre, ainsi que leurs installations et les activités qu’ ils proposent, sont idéales. L’ école elle-même est ce qui me fait revenir chaque année. Que ce soit pour les Juniors ou les Adultes, Gina, Mark, les coordinateurs et les professeurs forment une équipe attentionnée et chaleureuse. Les logements sont très confortables, la nourriture est bonne (surtout les desserts!), les activités du soirs et les sorties du week end sont toujours divertissantes et prétextes à nous faire découvrir la culture irlandaise et les paysages fantastiques de la côte atlantique. C’est vraiment une belle aventure à vivre et de très bon souvenirs à créer
Coline, France, English & Horse Riding


6개월코스 다닌 사람입니다. 원래는 여행중이였는데 영어의 중요성을 깨닫고 로마에서 계획 다 취소하고 영어공부하러 여기로 왔습니다. 정말 영어를 늘리고싶으시면 더블린이나 다른 큰 도시말고 여기로 오시라고 말씀드리고싶네요.왜냐면 여기는 아시아인이 없거든요. 살아남기 위하다 보니깐 자기스스로 강제적으로 노력하게됩니다. 그리고 선생님들은 정말 열정적이고
디렉터 스태프들 정말 모두 친절하시고 어려움이 있으면 도와줄려고 정말 적극적으로 도와주십니다. 제가 맨처음에 왔을때 아는사람이 한명도 없어서 학교디렉터 지나분이 저랑 같이 조깅 뛰어준 기억이 있네요. 너무 고마웠습니다.ㅎㅎ 그리고 자연이 굉장히 뛰어납니다. 매료될거에요. 대부분의 한국분들은 대도시를 찾아가가지구 이글을 많은 사람이 보지못할거라 생각되지만 만약 이글을 보게되신다면 여기로 오시라고 말씀드리고싶네요. 강추학교입니다. 저는 코스마치고 다시 마저 못마친 여행을마무리할려고합니다. 정말 그리울거에요… 추신)집값 존나쌉니다. 빌 포함해서 30만원도 안하거나 그 언저리입니다. 반면에 더블린은 미쳤죠ㅎㅎ
Moon, South Korea, WSV Programme


DELS provides an excellent experience, all the teachers are excellent, the staff are very kind and the director is very professional. I would like to express my gratitude here to my teacher Lys who more than helped me to greatly improve my english level she also inspired me as a human being; Mel for being so kind and patient and for helping me; Fiona for being just such a wonderful person she is; Anita and Neil for the good times we had together and Gina and Mark for all the care and trust you both have placed in me. Thank you very much for everything!
Milena, Brazil, WSV Programme 



DELS es una escuela con un increíble ambiente estudiantil, maestros
super preparados y las vistas al mar y las montañas te dejan sin aliento.
Al principio estaba muy nervioso sobre lo que me esperaba al llegar a
Irlanda, pero el acompañamiento que me brindaron antes, durante y
después de mi llegada fue super valioso, y además la semana gratis de
hospedaje que te dan me ayudó a tener un lugar seguro en el cual estar
mientras encontraba mi propio departamento.
En la escuela me asesoraron y ayudaron con los trámites con bancos,
migración, encontrar departamento y hasta trabajo!
Y ni hablar de la ciudad, Bundoran es pequeña pero super acogedora, las
personas son demasiado amigables y siempre tratan de ayudarte y lo
mejor de todo es que el costo de vida es el mas bajo de toda Irlanda, hay
cines, supermercados, pubs, lugares para bailar, un pequeño museo, y
actividades para que conozcas mas de la cultura irlandesa y a su gente.
Si piensas venir a Irlanda, DELS, es por mucho de las mejores escuelas
de idiomas que hay.
Mario, Mexico, WSV Programme


Thank you very much for wonderful days we spent in DELS.
Every year we stay with you we are more and more happy !Also many thanks for all our friends who joined us this year. We hope to come next year not less than 3 weeks with friends. On our way back we spent nice day walking through Dublin. Thank you very much!!
Evgeny Shutko, Russia, General English


It was amazing.  I enjoyed a lot of my holidays, I am sure I’ll come back again.  I fell in love with Ireland.
Silvia Segura Hofbauer, Spain, General English & Riding


I really want to thank you and your whole team for the wonderful stay I had in Bundoran. I enjoyed everything, particularly the English lessons and riding lessons. I would like you, if you don’t mind, to give a special thank to Fiona, the riding teacher, who reassured me about my riding level. The accommodation was really nice and everybody was kind with us. I’ve been saving money for a long time and I still have a bank loan to pay this trip but I have no regrets : I did have a great time in Ireland.
Léa Brenière, France, English and Riding


Dear Gina,
Thank you and Mark very much for everything. For perfect organisation, vegan meal (was delicious), enjoyable accomodation and school, amazing trips… It was really nice time in Bundoran.
Alena Plechata, Czech Republic, English & Hillwalking


I greatly enjoyed my stay here and I’d really love to come back next year to have the Hill Walking Activity.
Luisia Ziliani, Italy, Intensive English


I’m very satisfied with my stay and with my course.I appreciated to work with Fiona,she is very nice and very professional.She knew how to put itself in our levels and to make us progress. Thank You.
Ester Lacroix, France, General English


Excellent course indeed. I truly think that the teacher has a crucial role in the student learning once he/she motivates the student to find alternative ways (which are lots by the way!) in order to complete this learning experience. The huge majority of my English knowledge is due to this course which I feel really grateful. In fact, I’m going to take this as a consolidate root to improve even more day-by-day. Just remembering that there’s always room for improvement! Cheers!
Miriane, Brazil, IELTS Preparation


Thank you and Mark so very much for this nice 2 weeks! I hope I can back to Ireland as soon as possible! Special thanks to Gavin for the nature exploration! This was the best excursion during this 2 week, I, Arina, Manuel and Aurore had so much fun. Goodbye!
Joel Baschung, Switzerland, Intensive English


This experience was amazing for me.  Thank you for everything, I am much better than before, I will keep studying English. Anyway, thanks a lot.
Rui, Japan, General English.


It is amazing here in Bundoran, I would like to stay much longer.  All coordinators were excellent.  Mark you are a really good host, and Gina thanks for your good organisation.  Finally a big thanks to all of you.  Special thanks to April.  P.s. I hope I can come back.
Silvan Klossner, Switzerland, General English