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

Please contact us for more information

This course includes:

  • 15 hours of English language classes per week with professional, native teachers
  • Choice of Host Family and Residential accommodation
  • Preparation for work placement and interview before arrival to Ireland
  • Continuous support throughout programme with specialist coordinator
  • Evening Activities
  • Certificate of completion and paper work necessary for Erasmus funding
  • 24/7 emergency contact in case of emergency

English and Work Experience

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

| Course Dates March – October 2023 |


The English and Work Experience Programme is the ideal way for students to further improve their English language level and gain experience working in an international setting. Offering a combination of English language classes and work experience, students will have an excellent immersion programme that will leave them with not only an improved level of English, but also a real life experience in a new European country. We support both Erasmus + and Alternanza Scuola – Lavoro

We offer work placements in the following settings

Hotel & Restaurants, Agricultural, Retail, Administration/Office Support, Volunteering, Care Worker, Education and Fitness

Who is this course for?

  • Students aged 18+ years old and over.
  • The candidate should be flexible, open-minded, hard-working, independent, flexible,  and outgoing.
  • The candidate should have a B1 or higher level of English
  • Someone who is interested in other cultures and living abroad.


  • All necessary paperwork is carried out by Donegal English Language School.
  • Students must study a minimum of 15 hours of English to avail of the programme.
  • Students must complete a simple C.V and online interview with the Course Coordinator before arrival to Ireland in order to allocate the student in the best possible work place.
  • Work hours are decided by the employer and may include weekend work with time off during the week
  • Students are briefed on their first day and prepared for entering the Irish work place.
  • The student will get experience of real working life in Ireland while receiving valuable support with their coordinator.
  • The English language training element of this programme begins every Monday March to October (except when a public holiday occurs on a Monday).
  • Important * Work placement depends of level of English *Work times are decided by employer * All students will take a language course as part of the programme

Sample timetable of week one of the work placement programme

Wk 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
08.00 amHF/ResHF/ResHF/ResHF/ResHF/ResHF/Res
Adults             9.15 am – 12.30 pmExcursion Option available most Saturdays
Pre Test in advance of arrival
2 pm – 6 pmWork ExperienceWork ExperienceWork ExperienceWork ExperienceWork Experience
Evening ActivitiesFairy Bridge WalkTraditional Irish Music Session


  • Telephone interview may be required
  • Course and accommodation organised to suit confirmed internship
  • Course and accommodation details provided to student in advance

Internship Start

  • Support and mentoring throughout internship
  • Social activities organised
  • Assistance with work, school or general paperwork

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