About

Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure is a purposely small, select English Language school and a certified English teacher training centre in the beautiful town of Schull, South West Cork, Ireland. 4 to 84 year olds enjoy their own separate programme of language & leisure in their own purpose built centres, right beside the Atlantic. Learn the language, live the life and love the leisure with us in our breathtakingly beautiful location- we take care of everything.

Our Schools

The Atlantic School of English is comprised of 3 unique schools dedicated to Kids, Adults and Junior all within walking distance of each other.

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The Atlantic S.E.A.L. Experience

After a morning in the classroom students of all ages join their teachers for the seriously fun & unforgettable Afternoon Leisure Programme at our English Language School, in the beautiful Atlantic-side town of Schull, West Cork, Ireland. You won't believe what they see underwater!

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Who we Are

We believe expert tuition in small groups, combined with an exciting leisure programme that stimulates the mind and body, sets the tone for a successful and pleasurable learning experience. Our students build great confidence in using English thanks to the hands-on, relaxed approach of our teachers here in Schull. Students' progress isn't limited to just the classroom setting; they give more effective presentations, deal better with clients and counterparts on the phone & by email, and feel more confident communicating in English at work and socially following their experience here. Even shy students will enjoy the experience of living with a host family, as often there will be other people of a similar age group in the household where they stay. Our teachers accompany students on leisure outings, so new language is reinforced even while out having fun.

Our Atlantic English Team

Get to know the team behind the Atlantic School of English and Active Leisure before you arrive.
  • Barbara Connelly
  • Barbara Connelly
    Owner/Director

    Barbara and her partner Peter founded Atlantic SEAL in 1999 and is in charge of the overall management of the schools and related departments.

  • Dawn Evans
  • Dawn Evans
    Academic Programme Coordinator (Adult School)

    In charge of main academic administration and liaising with the adult school teaching staff.

  • Jodi Thomas
  • Jodi Thomas
    Leisure Coordinator

    In charge of leisure programme design & staff management at Junior school.

  • Jonathon Louks
  • Jonathon Louks
    Chief Office Administrator for all schools

    In charge of the day to day administration of each school.

  • Aisling O'Donnell
  • Aisling O'Donnell
    Director of Studies (Junior School)

    In charge of Academic management & teaching at the Junior school.

  • Coletee Egan
  • Coletee Egan
    Director of Studies (Young Kiddies Camp)

    In charge of programme design and execution at the Kiddies' Camp

  • Annette Roberts
  • Annette Roberts
    Host Family Liaison Officer

    Consults with the Accommodation staff in relation to suitable placement of students with host families.

  • Chris McDonald
  • Chris McDonald
    Senior Tutor/Online-English

    Senior tutor in the Adult and Junior school and our online English lessons.

Popular English Language Courses

Our unique and tailor made English language programmes are designed for students aged 4 to 84 and beyond!
Adult English Programme
Adult English Programme
Junior Programme
Junior Programme
Young Kids’ English Summer Camp
Young Kids’ English Summer Camp

Latest News & Offers

Christmas English Language & Leisure Programmes in Wonderful West Cork, Ireland
Nov11
Christmas English Language & Leisure Programmes in Wonderful West Cork, Ireland

Mini-Break in Micro-Group, Minimum Stress, Maximum Learning - and Fun!

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How to Really Watch a Movie
May05
How to Really Watch a Movie

Use your English discussing what you love. Explore the world of movies with a renowned film maker and enjoy this unique series of 6 workshops exclusive to Atlantic SEAL students. Summer and Autumn Interactive Online Workshops. Contact us directly on this website or info@altantic-english.com

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What kind of learner are you?
Apr04
What kind of learner are you?

Take the short test below to find out which kind of learner you are. (click on the image below)If you would like to send your results to info@atlantic-english.com our dedicated team will give you a complimentary evaluation to help you learn better.

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Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a fully accredited school operating year round since 1999. Private, personal, 100% Irish & family run. The only accredited English school in Ireland also approved by Trinity College London as a Teacher training centre.