English Courses

General and Extra English courses provide a solid foundation in grammar, spoken English, vocabulary and key skill areas for those who require English for work purposes, for study or simply for personal interest. Whatever your reason for learning English, we can give you the practical language skills to help you in the future.

Our qualified and enthusiastic teachers help our international students to progress in their English studies. We have a highly effective system of tutorials, homework and progress checks to ensure that you are challenged throughout your course and to monitor your progress closely.

You will receive a certificate and report at the end of your course, with advice and tips for further study. All students develop a Learner Portfolio during their course – this is a a record of marks and examples of completed work to show people your language abilities and progress.

The OET (Occpational English Test) Medical English course is aimed at overseas healthcare professionals (including doctors, nurses and dentists) who require a recognized English test to work and live in the UK and Ireland. It is also recognized in Australia, Singapore, Dubai and New Zealand. 

This course will equip you you with the language needed to achieve OET Grade B (IELTS 7.0), as well as the exam skills and techniques required to successfully pass all four sub-tests of the exam.

Foyle International is an official OET test centre, meaning you can take the test as soon as you finish your study with us. 

We offer a range of summer school and vacation courses for juniors and adults. By combining language classes with an integrated programme of extended learning activities and excursions, our students are able to see a dramatic improvement in their confidence and English skills.

  • Junior Summer School: English + Activities / English + Performing Arts
  • Junior English & Horse Riding Residential Summer Camp
  • Juunior English & Surfing Residential Summer Camp
  • Adult Summer School

We provide tuition and preparation for a range of English examinations, including Cambridge, IELTS and TOEIC. Our experienced tutors provide exam tips and techniques to help students achieve top marks in their chosen exam. Courses aim to increase the confidence and fluency of each student, and provide practice in different examination areas.

  • IELTS Examination Preparation Course
  • IELTS Intensive Examination Preparation Course
  • Language Cert Speaking Exam
  • Cambridge FCE Preparation Course
  • Cambridge CAE Preparation Course
  • OET Exam Skillls and Techniques 

We also offer online IELTS and OET exam preparation courses. 

The High School programme offers young international students the opportunity to live with a carefully selected local host family and attend a local secondary school either in Derry (Northern Ireland) or in Letterkenny (Republic of Ireland). Students can spend between 1 term and 3 terms (full academic year) attending school, supported by our team of coordinators and student mentors.

By living with a family and studying at the local secondary school, students become fluent in another language, open their minds to another culture, make lifelong friends and learn more than ever about themselves and the world around them.