Study Abroad

In addition to our core Recruitment and Training services outlined above, the third key service from TFA Education Group is TFA TRAVELearn, where we assist students who want to study in UK and Ireland. We work closely with our strategic partners on the ground in a variety of locations to provide a high-end Study Abroad service.

Through our carefully selected partners, we have access to a range of top-quality and unique study abroad programmes. These range from short term summer courses to longer 1-year or more academic stays at top private schools and everything in between.


Contact one of our team via our Dublin or Valencia offices at info@tfa-education.com to set up a skype or face to face consultation so we can go into more detail on what is involved and answer any questions you may have.

TFA Summer

JUNIOR SUMMER PROGRAMMES

Our main partner for this signature service has confidently classed themselves as an innovator in this area; all students have access to a tablet device (paperless lessons) and develop an individual e-portfolio. There is a strong link between lessons and activities, with assignments including app development, web design and much more.

There is a clear focus on technology enhanced learning, using online platforms to communicate, harnessing the power of mobile technology, linking our lesson content to activities. Most impressively, these courses cater for all levels - for the expert technology user and the novice alike!

Some reasons to choose our Summer programmes:

  • Innovative course options available including focused technology enhanced learning programmes specifically designed by experts
  • Experts in the area of educational technology
  • All our students use tablet devices (eg. iPad) in class each day
  • High standard student residential accommodation
  • Our prices are some of the most competitive on the market
  • Modern school and high-tech facilities
  • Young and energetic staff that understand today’s teenagers
  • High quality Host Families in selection of safe, picturesque locations

Canterbury, UK

Junior Summer Programmes Canterbury, UK FL offers a top-quality residential programme in Canterbury, UK for junior students (11-17 years old). Located south east from London, Canterbury has absolutely everything to offer language students. This centre adapts the FL technology enhanced English approach which is different, innovative and exciting.


Dublin, Ireland

Junior Summer Programmes Dublin, Ireland FL offers both homestay and residential programmes in Dublin, Ireland for junior students (11-17 years old). Dublin is the perfect language destination which is steeped in history and has an abundance to offer students outside of lessons. Our technology enhanced English junior programmes are the most innovative on the market and promise not to disappoint.




ENGLISH + SPECIALIST SPORTS COACHING

Boys and girls between 12 and 17 years of age are invited to enroll on any one of these exciting new courses which combine English language tuition with one of our specialist sports listed below:

  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Soccer

Students are grouped according to their experience in their sport of choice. Complete beginners as well as those with more experience are catered for. All of our coaches and instructors are all fully qualified in their specialist sport and fully trained in all aspects of student welfare and safety.


The aim of these specialist courses is to learn English, improve your knowledge and skill level in your chosen sports while making friends and learning more about local cultures.

Each of our specialist courses include the following:

  • 15 hours tuition per week (15 x 60 mins)
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Elementary to advanced levels
  • 4 afternoons sailing per week
  • 1 afternoon social or cultural activity
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Welcome pack and student care
  • Maximum 15 students per class(average 12)
  • Weekly progress test
  • One full day excursion with private coach
  • Weekly award ceremony and presentation of graded certificates
  • 2 evening activities including Disco
  • Graded certificate on completion of programme
  • All course materials



ENGLISH CLASSES + TENNIS

TFA Tennis

Following English lessons in the morning students have four afternoons intensive tennis coaching covering all the basic skills in tennis including forehand, backhand, groundstroke, serving and volleying.

Emphasis will also be placed on aerobic tennis, conditioning and match psychology. All our tennis coaches are fully accredited by Tennis Ireland and are experienced in coaching teenagers at all levels of ability. The course is open to boys and girls between 12 and 17 years and caters from complete beginners to advanced players.




ENGLISH CLASSES + SAILING

TFA Sailing

The course is run in conjunction with the Irish National Sailing School, Ireland’s leading provider of Junior Sailing Courses. Students are grouped according to their sailing experience and complete beginners as well as more experienced sailors are catered for. Instructors are all fully qualified and are trained in all aspects of student welfare and safety.

Essential sailing gear is provided including wetsuits and buoyancy aids and each student’s progress is monitored carefully by the instructors each week. At the end of the 2 week programme, successful students will obtain their Level 1 internationally recognised sailing certificate.

The aim of the course is to learn English, make new friends and discover the fantastic sport of sailing.




ENGLISH CLASSES + GOLF

TFA Golf

This course is open to boys and girls between 12 and 17 years of age who would like to learn English and improve their technical golf skills. To bring you this exciting new programme we have partnered with the Leopardstown Golf centre Ireland’s premier golf academy. This state-of-the-art facility includes a magnificent 18-hole golf course, 75 floodlit driving range, all weather putting and chipping green, indoor putting area and private golf academy.

Students take general English classes in the morning followed by golf coaching in the afternoon at the Leopardstown Golf Centre. Coaching is carried out by fully qualified PGA professional golf professionals covering every aspect of the game including putting, chipping, sand shots, swing technique, rules and etiquette.

Complete beginners as well as the more experienced golfers are welcome. The aim is to have fun and improve the students love of golf and technical skills.




ENGLISH CLASSES + RUGBY

TFA Rugby

This course offers a winning combination of English language tuition combined with rugby at our state of the art Junior Centre in Castlepark.

The rugby camp is run by fully acrediterd I.R.F.U ( Irish Rugby Football Union ) coaches and the emphasis is to improve the student’s technical ability in the basic skills of passing, tackling, evasion and kicking have fun and improve their level of English at the same time.

The course is open to boys and girls between 12 and 17 years who have previously played rugby and are motivated to improve their technical skills.




ENGLISH CLASSES + FOOTBALL

TFA Football

This course offers a winning combination of English language tuition and football and is open to boys and girls of all levels of ability and experience.

New players are introduced to the game and learn the key skills, and more experienced players can concentrate on improving their overall game and maximizing their technical skills. The coaches are professional FAI (Football Association of Ireland) approved coaches and have wide experience in coaching teenagers.

For further details including information on our pricing, please contact info@tfa-education.com




MINI-STAYS


Our partner year-round mini-stay programmes (also known as school tours) are a great way to explore Ireland with your school friends and teachers. They are the perfect way to learn English in a fun and innovative environment. Visiting school groups take part in project-based morning lessons which are linked to afternoon activities. Each group has the option to add additional evening activities and weekend excursions where they can explore the beauty of Ireland.


Our most common accommodation choice for school groups is staying with a friendly Irish host family but residential options are available upon request.


We understand that every group of students visiting Ireland has different requirements. Some groups want five days of lessons, some want three, some groups want afternoon and evening activities, some groups are comfortable organising their own. With this in mind, TFA Education can prepare your mini-stay programme to suit your requirements while making sure to meet our high standards and your budget. We will help you along every step of the way in close communication with our partners and our team will provide your group with expert recommendations.


Our typical Mini-Stay courses include the following:

  • Commonly Included in FL Mini-Stay Programmes
  • 15 hours of project-based lessons (09:30 – 13:00)
  • Bus, rail & tram travel pass
  • 1 full day excursion (09:00 – 17:30)
  • 5 afternoon activities in Dublin (14:00 – 17:30)
  • 2 organised midweek evening activities (19:30 -21:30)
  • FL staff member to accompany activities and excursions
  • Accommodation with a carefully selected host family (2-3 students per family)
  • Private coach transport from Dublin airport
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner with host family
  • All classroom materials and use of our computer hardware
  • End of course certification

For further details including information on our pricing, please contact info@tfa-education.com




HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC STAYS FOR 1 FULL YEAR IN IRELAND

Ireland as a Destination

Ireland is a great location to study at high school level. With a population of 4.6m, Ireland has a small, highly globalised economy with a substantial amount of multinational companies based here. The Irish education system is ranked in the top ten countries in the world where English is the native language. There are over one million people enrolled in full-time education in Ireland to date. The Irish Government has developed schemes to enhance Ireland’s skill base, maximizing employment opportunities for students.


  • Your child can benefit from Ireland's € 8.759 billion annual investment into the education system.
  • Another benefit of studying in Ireland is larger career opportunities for your child, with leading global companies located here. Infographic from IDA
  • Students can reach their full potential in Europe's most entrepreneurial country.
  • Your child can join the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland's vibrant culture.
  • Students can live in the only English-speaking country in Europe and experience life in one of the friendliest, safest countries in the world.
  • Overseas students can choose between Day schools and Boarding schools.

Private Boarding Schools

  • Boarding schools are privately run.
  • These schools receive subsistence from the Irish Government and are subject to inspections.
  • Irish Private Boarding Schools have an excellent reputation and most students go on to study at top level universities in Ireland and around the world.
  • There are two boarding options for students; full boarding i.e. 7 days per week and week-day boarding 5 days per week (Mon – Fri).
  • During school holidays and exeat weekends, where applicable, we can offer host family stays for an additional fee through our carefully selected partners on the ground in several key locations around Ireland.
  • Students will follow a comprehensive academic schedule with free time to spend on extra-curricular activities including sport.

Private Day Schools

  • Private Day Schools have an excellent reputation in Ireland.
  • They are similar to Boarding Schools, most students go on to study at top level universities.
  • Class-sizes are small with 20 to 25 students per class on average.
  • Students receive a high level of individual attention, encouraging each student to reach their full potential.
  • Students have the opportunity to join a wide range of extra-curricular activities during their free time.
  • Day School student stay with a host family for the duration of the academic year.

STUDY ABROAD SERVICES FOR ADULTS

TFA Training

In conjunction with our partners, TFA provides summer programmes for Young Adults 18-24 in Dublin, Ireland, allowing you to have a wonderful summer in Dublin and improve your English.

We offer year-round General and Intensive English Language Programmes for Adults in conjunction with our partner schools in Dublin City Centre who are recognised by the National Qualification Authority of Ireland for English Language Teaching.


Summer Study Club

Improve your English, make new friends and have a great summer holiday in Ireland. Homestay Accommodation and fun social and cultural activities included.


General and Intensive Adult English

Suitable for students from elementary to advanced. This course will allow you improve your fluency in English. Recognised Examinations available

Four + 1

Choose this course for rapid progress and individual attention which offers lessons in the teacher’s home and a max class size of only 4 students. Available year round.

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