Learn English in Ireland at Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure

Atlantic S.E.A.L. is a purposely small, 100% Irish, family run, accredited English Language school. Established 20 years in the beautiful and friendly town of Schull, West Cork on Ireland's famous Wild Atlantic Way. English learners aged 4 to 84, enjoy their own exclusive experience. This is thanks to 3 separate centres for adults, juniors and kiddies, just minutes on foot from eachother. So - perfect for full families too. We take care of everything - we meet you at the airport, organise a stay at a host family, holiday home or hotel. Then, to your chosen Engilsh course we add watersports, landsports, creative and cultural activiites to create an unforgettable experience. We are proudly a 'One Location Only' school, so every day you meet the owners & our skilled and caring team, who l become your 'family' here. Class sizes & overall Numbers & nationalities are strictly controlled to ensure individual attention and the best chance to really progress in English - but having wonderful fun too.Year round we are an English teacher training (including Erasmus) and Business English Skills (BULATS) Training Centre, while our Online English Programmes mean our skilled teachers can even teach you 'at home'.

Online English

The Atlantic S.E.A.L. teaching team is now offering an 'Online-English Programme' to interested students who want to continue or start to use and improve their English language when in their home country. Our Online-English Programme is tailor made for YOU , whether for your professional, academic or personal life - or all of these!

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Owner, Barbara Connelly Explains Who We Are..and more

Owner-Director Barbara Connelly explains how all ages, from 4 to 84+, can enjoy their own separate language and leisure experience…

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Full Family Programmes

Our visiting families want to learn English, have family fun, have their own separate experience, while sharing the wonderful adventure…

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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure is situated in Ireland's beautiful south-west, part of the Wild Atlantic Way’s stunning 2,500km stretch of coast.

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Latest News & Offers

Atlantic SEAL triples its size, but not its numbers, for better facilities for our students
Jul07
Atlantic SEAL triples its size, but not its numbers, for better facilities for our students

We are growing, but not going anywhere. How could this be possible? Easy - Atlantic SEAL has acquired the large building next door to our current year round adult school - it used to be a pub/restaurant and lots of living space and big garden that joins the schools current 'secret' garden at the back. This will provide extra top standard ecologically restored accommodation for our student and extra classroom space, extra relaxing lounges and leisure areas and an even bigger garden at the back which meets our current beautiful 'Main Street Secret Garden''. We don't want to get bigger, we are a purposely small school in a beautiful small Atlantic-side town, but we DO want to give our valued. students a superior experience. Perhaps we will be the only English language school in Ireland or the world with its own Irish pub on site?. In addition to the option to live in a host family or one of our other town and Atlantic-side apartments, this new socialising centre right on Main St. offers the best way to practise English with school friends and locals alike!

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Atlantic SEAL is expanding!
Jul07
Atlantic SEAL is expanding!

WE are delighted to share the news that now Atlantic SEAL has spread to the next door building and will have more accommodation for our students, right on main street of beautiful Schull, also we are planning more classroom and leisure lounges and an even bigger garden for our student to live,learn and relax...watch this space for updates.

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53% of all students 2019 are returnees
Jul07
53% of all students 2019 are returnees

It's like one big family reunion this year. Most of our staff and 53% of our students have been with us at least once and some 3 or 4 times before. Many of our staff have been with us for over a decade! We love new students who enjoy the experience for the first time, and we love when our old students come back and say it's always different each year.

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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.