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  • Language and Adventure
    to introduce students to new languages Our Transition Year Workshops have proven to be a popular choice with schools throughout Ireland There are various language options available including oral programmes grammar workshops as well as classes which cover areas of reading and written production One of our most popular courses is the Introduction to the Leaving Cert syllabus in which students study the actual layout of the Leaving Cert exam mark allocations per questions study technique and various areas from the paper Another popular choice is a mixture of oral and grammar to prepare students for the senior cycle syllabus Introduction of New Languages in Transition Year Many schools avail of the opportunity in Transition Year to introduce students to various different languages for a period during the academic year For example students who will study French for the Leaving Certificate may be introduced to German or Spanish for a term during the year Our programmes are ideal in this instance as classes are targeted and specific and thus create an ideal environment to introduce students to a new language over a short period of time Language classes are very good with great feedback from the students who really seemed

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  • Language and Adventure
    revision notes on all areas of the exam including written production vocabulary for aural and reading comprehension and some essential points of grammar Leaving Certificate Written Paper The Leaving Certificate Oral Weekend is perhaps one of our most popular programmes to date As it can be difficult to get out of class during the school week the weekend option is a favourite amongst schools and students Please note that as with all our tours both mid week and weekend options are available Leaving Certificate students often comment on the fact that they thoroughly enjoy the chance to go on what for most of them is their final school tour before they leave school The fact that they also partake in various adventure sports also allows them to let off some steam during this stressful year One of the things that students say again and again is the fact that they don t feel guilty about taking time out from study to come on a Language Adventure tour as they get so much work on their chosen language done This is an excellent course and we aim to take the fear out of the oral exam We also work extremely hard on building not only their competence in speaking various languages but also on their confidence and enthusiasm to do so Areas of study include Essential vocabulary to cover all areas of conversation Review of tenses Work on pronunciation Sample questions on each topic A look at how the exam is actually marked and what the examiners are looking for Students also get plenty of practice speaking the language they are studying This is a fantastic programme The students thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the Leaving Certificate focused language classes Thanks a million for including the extra grammar class This is

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  • Language and Adventure
    programme with excellent revision notes covering essential areas of the course This is an excellent opportunity for students to consolidate material in preparation of their exam Areas of study include Vocabulary Building Written Production Review of key grammatical points Reading Aural Comprehension Practice to improve competency confidence in speaking foreign languages Intensive Workshops for 6th Form Students Excellent revision courses to assist students in preparation of their AS A Level Exams Our Intensive Language Workshops for 6th Form students provide the perfect balance between targeted work and plenty of fun for students Many senior students often comment on the fact that they thoroughly enjoy the chance to go on what for most of them is their final school tour before they leave school The fact that they also partake in various adventure sports also allows them to let off some steam during this stressful year One of the things that exam students say again and again is the fact that they don t feel guilty about taking time out from study to come on a Language Adventure tour as they get so much work on their chosen language done This is an excellent course and we work extremely hard on

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  • Language and Adventure
    to ensure a safe and fun experience exploring the many activities we offer Our location in Bundoran allows us to offer a great selection of land and water activities and our centre includes residential facilities for up to 120 guests plus an on centre restaurant showers changing rooms and shop Our activities are all suitable for beginners and we can cater for varying levels of fitness Our instructors are experienced and highly skilled in working with teenagers We invite you to browse our selection of activities for day trips and overnight stays We are happy to assist you with a pre visit meeting at your school or club booking procedures parental consent paperwork and arranging transport to and from the centre We can put together programmes to suit your budget and we have great discounts and offers throughout the year for all youth groups Hundreds of schools scout guide groups sports clubs and youth associations visit Donegal Adventure Centre every year and consistently praise the centre for the excellent staff and the positive and enthusiastic atmosphere Whether you are planning a day out a residential trip or a schools project give us a call We guarantee that you will love our attitude to working with groups here and you will be sure of high standards of safety supervision care and attention to the students needs Our staff are trained specifically to ensure a safe and fun experience exploring the many activities we offer All our staff are fully qualified in their disciplines and we do not exceed our safety ratios All participants under 18 years will receive a parental consent form outlining the risks involved in outdoor pursuits what to bring and our policy on behaviour and conduct Problems are very rare as our enthusiastic and firm but fair management

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  • Language and Adventure
    30pm Lunch depart 6 00pm Dinner 7 00pm High Ropes Climbing Two Night Residential Stay Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 1 00pm Arrival Meet greet 8 30am Breakfast 8 30am Breakfast 1 30pm Lunch 9 15am Language Workshop 9 15am Language Workshop 2 30pm Surf Session 1 00pm Lunch 12 30pm Lunch depart 6 00pm Dinner 2 00pm Adventure Challenge Team Building Activity 7 00pm High Ropes Climbing 5 15pm Dinner 7 00pm Nightline Please note that we offer different rates for each programme depending on the time of year We also have midweek and weekend rates for each of the residential programmes Please contact us directly for further details We offer one scholarship place for every group of fifteen students for any two night residential programme We can alter each of the programmes above to suit particular budgets Upon booking we send out an information package and consent form to teachers to photocopy and distribute to students We usually collect a small deposit approximately three weeks after booking and the balance of payment is due three weeks prior to the tour This process avoids putting too much financial pressure on parents as students can bring money into school

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  • Language and Adventure
    naturally who have their own private rooms in the building All bed linen is provided and room lists are provided in advance for allocation purposes No matter what package you pick there is always a first aid trained member of staff on duty and the doctor s office is here in Bundoran Sligo hospital is just 25 minutes away Food is provided on site and we can cater for all dietary needs and allergies Vegetarian options are also offered Breakfast is continental style cereal fruit toast preserves tea coffee more toast Lunch consists of soup sandwiches pasta dishes salads pizza depending on how long you stay what option you choose Dinner is a choice of 3 main courses followed by dessert We have a tuck shop on site but we also advise students to bring snacks for night time as they may be hungry after their evening activities We do not allow any food that needs to be cooked or energy drinks such as red bull but snacks fruit biscuits treats and things that just need added water like pot noodles are all fine We will cover all this and much more when providing quotes and support in the lead up to any trip To Bring It is an outdoor centre You will be outdoors no matter what the weather so make sure to bring a warm waterproof jacket Do bring lots of old clothes You will get dirty you need at least 2 changes of clothes that you can get dirty not so dirty that the clothes cannot be worn again but dirty enough that you won t wear them again till you get home Tracksuits hoodies sweatshirts and old t shirts are much better to bring rather than jeans and designer shirts Put your name on everything you

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  • Language and Adventure
    the group to bond and get on so well with each other Safety and supervision were excellent Staff were always very safety conscious and students were supervised at all times Also from a teacher s point of view it was excellent that night time supervision is so well run We had a brilliant time and the staff here are so friendly and engaging with the students We look forward to coming back again in the future Ms Majella Donnelly St Ciaran s College Ballygawley Co Tyrone TEACHER The classes were well prganised and enjoyable The students said that the time flew The activities were very enjoyable for all students and a good variety was available Safety and supervision is excellent with very attentive staff We would certainly like to return Joan O Callaghan St Raphaela s Secondary School Dublin TEACHER I know that everything to do with Language Adventure is excellent why would we come back 4 years on the trot I think that speaks for itself What the centre has more than anywhere else is a family feeling where the students feel at home whilst all activities are professionally run to a very high standard This time as we drove in on Friday I think the students felt like they had arrived somewhere where they belonged The facilities are great the language course is excellent I am a French teacher and the students learn so much in a great atmosphere The supervision is also excellent We will be returning again again again Ms Sheileen Horner Cambridge House Grammar School Ballymena TEACHER The Cambridge House Grammar School pupils really enjoyed their time spent at Language Adventure The language classes mixed with outdoor activities left them motivated and enthused Highly recommended programme Roll on May for our return visit Ms Bríd Healy Ashbourne Community College Ashbourne Co Meath TEACHER The students really enjoyed the classes and returned from them speaking French It was good to get feedback from the teacher after the lessons There was a great variety of activities which were very well organised and enjoyed by all Teachers felt confident in the supervision Accommodation was nice and food was good Ms Cristina Crawley Dominican College Belfast TEACHER The classes were fun age and level appropriate conscientiously carried out and planned Despite their anxieties about nightline the students had a fabulous time As always they loved the surfing The accommodation is just was you need clean and warm We have been a few times before and have already booked for Y9 This group seems to want to return also Ms Ruth Prior Muckross Park School Donnybrook Dublin TEACHER The language programme is clear concise well thought out The students enjoyed every minute of the classes were encouraged given confidence in their knowledge of German As always the adventure activities were very popular with all students being encouraged to take part They felt safe secure during every activity The instructors are very professional and are an integral part of the students

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  • Language and Adventure
    and in Northern Ireland We have 90 repeat business and continue to expand in the education sector at both primary and secondary level This programme has been consistently endorsed by the Department of Education in their subject inspection reports We have had hundreds of endorsements from second level teachers throughout Ireland and thousands of students have requested return visits to our facility As a language teacher I 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 Our aim is to help students develop a positive perspective of languages and we consistently remind students of the positive outcomes of language learning such as a positive impact on future employment options We combine language workshops with adventure activities in order to make the whole experience a truly unforgettable one for students Activities include surfing kayaking cliff jumping skateboarding team building climbing tower abseiling high low ropes courses archery and lots more The motto at Language Adventure is work hard play hard We expect students to work hard and actively take part in their language workshops Classes are quite intensive and we insist that students are focused and diligent throughout Language workshops run for three hours and it is imperative to us that students cover a lot of ground during these sessions Our expectations in terms of behaviour and language acquisition are made clear at the start of each lesson and teachers are insistent that students work to the best of their ability for the duration of the language session Our language teachers are chosen for their ability to teach in a positive and enthusiastic

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