• 30+ Years of Experience
  • Expert English Teachers
  • Great Nationality Mix
  • Affordable Pricing

Junior English & Riding/Surfing

This programme consists of 1 week English & Riding and the next week English & Surfing.

Riding

Riding is suitable for experienced riders only and includes 15 hours of English and 5 riding sessions per week.

  • Students ride around 1.5 hours per day with other time being spent on horse care.
  • Students are offered instruction in riding and outdoor activities.
  • While jumping and cross country are one of the riding activities provided. We do not offer training courses in jumping, dressage or eventing.
  • The horses provided are leisure horses & ponies, flexible and appropriate for activities offered.
  • Goals of a student’s riding week is to have fun on horseback, discover Ireland and improve English speaking.
  • The horses provided are leisure horses & ponies, flexible and appropriate for activities offered.

Goals of a student’s riding week is to have fun on horseback, discover Ireland and improve English speaking.

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.

Junior Accommodation

Junior English Language School Accommodation
Junior Residential accommodation for Donegal English Language SChool

We provides premium accommodation through our Junior residential sites and a selection of Host Families. Further details here

Junior Social & Cultural Activities

Evening Activities

Our evening activities include water sports, onsite discos, bowling, treasure hunts, cinema, art and music workshops, talent shows, silly olympics, outdoor sports, team building etc.

Cultural Excursion

We also provide a cultural excursion along with an opportunity for the students to shop every Saturday. Some of the destinations include:

  • Omagh Folk Park and Omagh Town
  • Go Kart Racing and Derry City
  • Slieve League and Donegal Town
  • Parkes Castle and Sligo Town
  • Lough Key National Park and Carrick on Shannon

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From €823 per week

  • 15 hours of English per week + 5 activity sessions
  • Choice of accommodation
  • Full board in residential or host family accommodation
  • Hot lunch
  • Transfers to & from riding sessions
  • 5 evening activities (3 if host family) and cultural excursion each week
  • A tailor made English language programme to suit you
  • A teachers report & certificate of achievement
  • Free WIFI
  • Free DELS bag
  • 30+ Years of Experience
  • Expert English Teachers
  • Great Nationality Mix
  • Affordable Pricing