The Family English Language programmes offered are designed to suit each family’s needs and can include English for some or all of the family as well as a range of activities to suit all tastes.
Adult programmes include: General English, Intensive English, Business English, Exam Preparation, One to One or English Surfing, Golf and Horse riding.
Junior programmes include: The English and Activity programmes include surfing, riding and multi adventure (13 – 16 year old).
We have set weeks in 2018 dedicated to family courses including:
10 – 24 June 2018 12 August – 2 September 2018
The age range for juniors accepted on the family programmes are 8 – 16 year olds
Adult English Classes
The English classes run every morning. Reading, writing, oral and listening are covered each day in the classes by fully qualified and professional teachers with a minimum of 4 years’ experience. The General English programme is an ‘all-round’ course, specially designed and conducted to encourage you to join in, grow in confidence and develop your knowledge and oral skills in good, practical English. Students are tested regularly to make sure they are at the right level. Class sizes are on average 9 students with a maximum of 12.
*We accept adults from elementary upwards. Adults at beginner level are offered one to one classes until they reach this level.
Students can then choose to further enhance their English language skills in the afternoon from the list mentioned above or opt for one of the adventure packages
Junior English Classes
All classes are taught in a fun and interactive manner with the main focus being on conversation and learning through fun and relevant topics to the students age. All English Language classes are 15 contact hours per week.
The syllabus on both the adult and junior programme has been developed specifically to engage students so that they learn not only through teacher instructions but also by doing, sharing their thoughts, ideas and stories with students from all over the world
Adult Activity Programme
Bundoran is known as the surf capital of Ireland. So it is a great place to learn or advance in surfing. All levels are catered for in our surfing camps. With numerous beaches and breaks on our doorstep, there is a beach to suit every level. Tuition is provided by our fully qualified instructors. All equipment is also provided.
With over 45 horses and ponies to choose from, each guest receives a horse for the duration suited to their level*. The Adult English and Trail Riding runs for approximately 2.5 hours each day. Students ride around 2 hours with the other time dedicated to horse The activities include beach and mountain rides. Suitable for riders with some experience (competent at canter).
Presenting a challenging par 70, Bundoran golf course sweeps along the picturesque Donegal Bay coastline with a mixture of dunes and terrain making up the 18 holes. With endless views of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the magnificent Dartry Mountains to the east, you are blessed with 360 degree superb panoramic views no matter what hole you are playing. Included is 3 golf lessons per week, equipment and use of golf course and putting green.
Junior Activity Programme
All levels are catered for in our surfing camps. With numerous beaches and breaks on our doorstep, there is a beach to suit every level. Tuition and analysis is provided by our fully qualified instructors. All equipment is also provided.
With over 45 horses and ponies to choose from, each guest receives a pony for the duration suited to their level*. The Horse Riding runs from 9.30 – 12 pm or 2 – 4.30 pm every day, Monday to Friday. The activities include fun and games, beach rides on our 10 km stretch of beach, treks through our rolling sand dunes, lessons, trail rides, lunging, flatwork, jumping cross country for the novice upwards (weather dependent) and stable management.
Multi Adventure (13 – 16 years old)
The multi adventure programme includes a variety of activities including horse riding, surfing, arts and crafts, beach games, music and drama workshops.
Multi Adventure (8-12 years old)
(This programme runs for a half or full day and is an option for students who do not wish to participate in English classes, the prices are not listed on the fees and are €300 for the half day option per week or €495 per week for the full day option )
The multi adventure programme includes a variety of activities including climbing, abseiling, surfing, kayaking, low ropes and team games.
** Note – on occasion if the students 8 – 10 years, have little or no English, we may introduce English through play, whereby the students will learn English through the medium of outdoor activities and there are no classroom based activities.
Parents who prefer not to join the language programmes, can spend their free time discovering the North West coast of Ireland. We are ideally positioned in counties Donegal but within a short distance of counties Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh and Derry.
We arrange accommodation for families in self catering apartments, holiday homes or host family.
Accommodation options include:
Host family – all families are garda vetted and personally known to us Zephyr Lodge – suitable for families of three persons travelling (information attached) A range of holiday homes and apartments to suit the size and needs of the family. Link to holiday home options are here. When booking you enter the code DELS into the promotion code box – this entitles you to 10% commission on the holiday home booking