LANGUAGE & ADVENTURE AT DONEGAL ADVENTURE CENTRE

A Modern Language Programme for Students

We offer language programmes in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Irish and cater for primary schools, secondary students from 1st to 6th Year or from Year 8 to A Level for students from Northern Ireland.

Our renowned tours offer a combination of high-level education and fun-filled adventure sports. We offer language programmes in French, German, Spanish and cater for students from 1st to 6th Year and from Year 8 to A Level for students from Northern Ireland. This established, successful programme has been running since 2001, and we have worked with hundreds of schools from the second level system in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

We have 90% repeat business and continue to expand in the education sector. The programme has been consistently endorsed by the Department of Education in their subject inspection reports.

We have had hundreds of endorsements from teachers throughout Ireland and thousands of students have requested return visits to us. We believe that the students’ enthusiasm to return again and again is our greatest achievement in terms of encouraging students in their learning of languages.

 

Our ethos is to make the whole process of learning an enjoyable experience, whilst instilling confidence and competence in the practice of languages. We combine language workshops with adventure activities to ensure a truly unforgettable experience for students. Activities include surfing, cliff-jumping, team building, climbing tower, abseiling, low & high ropes, archery and lots more. All instructors and fully qualified within their respective disciplines and safety is our number one priority at all times. Activities are run according to governing body guidelines. Operating procedures, child protection policies & insurance details can be supplied upon request.

Accommodation

Accommodation is residential at Donegal Adventure Centre. We can accommodate up to 100 students at one time and provide a high standard of accommodation with ensuite or standard bedrooms (all bed linen is supplied), lecture rooms, kitchen, tuck shop and 24-hour supervision. We provide meals in a local restaurant. Students are continuously kept busy whilst they are here with us and activities run until around 10pm at night; we offer very little free time and try to get as much into the programme as possible. Teachers are more than welcome to take part in the activities, but they are not expected to do so and are welcome to have some quality free time to themselves.

We offer both mid-week and weekend tour options for schools and all work closely with language teachers to ensure that our language classes cater for each group of students. All students will receive detailed revision notes. Our teachers are chosen for their ability to teach in a positive and enthusiastic manner, thus ensuring that students feel motivated whilst learning. As a teacher myself, I believe that the fact that we tailor each course to suit the requirements of each teacher is one of the reasons why teachers bring their classes to us year in year out.

You can also find more information on the website www.language-adventure.com

Read some sample teacher reviews below. We offer extremely competitive rates and can tailor a programme to suit your budget. Please note that we also offer one scholarship for every 15 students in any of our two-night residential packages.

Language & Adventure Teacher Reviews

“A highly successful combination of language workshops and adventure activities”

The ‘Language & Adventure’ programme is a highly successful combination of language workshops and adventure activities and it is an excellent way of motivating pupils. It is a well-organised, child-friendly programme which increases pupils’ confidence, not only with language learning, but also with skills such as team-building, independence and leadership. I was very impressed with the standard of safety and supervision. It is clear that the staff are highly skilled, fully qualified, hardworking and committed. A very worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Sample Programmes

Day Tours – students bring a packed lunch

10am Language Workshop
1pm Lunch (packed lunch)
1.30pm Surf session
4.30pm Depart

One Night Mid – Week Stay

Day 1 Day 2
1pm       Arrival 8.45am      Breakfast
1.30pm  Lunch 9.30am      Language Workshop
2.30pm  Surf Session 12.30pm    Lunch & Depart
6.00pm  Dinner
7.00pm  High Ropes Climbing

Two Night Mid – Week or Weekend Stay

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
1pm            Arrival, Meet & Greet 8.45am      Breakfast 8.45am      Breakfast
1.30pm      Lunch 9.30am      Language Workshop 9.30am      Language Workshop
2.30pm      Surf Session 1.00pm      Lunch 12.30pm    Lunch & Depart
6.00pm      Dinner 2.00pm      Adventure Challenge
7.00pm      High Ropes Climbing 5.15pm      Dinner
7.00pm      Nightline

 

We offer one scholarship place for every group of fifteen students for any two night residential programme.

Prices include the following:

  • Tuition in adventure sports and all necessary sports equipment
  • Transfers to and from the beach
  • Intensive language workshops
  • Excellent revision notes
  • 24 hour supervision
  • Full board accommodation with meals at a local restaurant
  • Full evening programme of activities
  • Assistance with all pre-trip arrangements i.e. parental consent forms, application packs etc.
  • Bus transfers are not included, but we can recommend a local bus company that offers competitive rates.