English Language Courses

12 week General or Exam English (with Work/Study option)

Course Description

The Atlantic S.E.A.L 12 General or Exam English programme offers 15 hours of micro group lessons per week. You can study for an exam (example Cambridge IELTS), improve your General English, *find a job, relax, enjoy our leisure programme, do some extra private lessons in the afternoons or a combination of all of these. It's YOUR choice.We offer FULL JOB SEARCH & SUPPORT if relevant. This can be for paid and unpaid long/short term work placements. Suitable for independent applicants and also related Erasmus funded students.* please note we are not a job agency but can support you in your search to prepare you for your work placement (Make your C.V., Job interview preparation, introduction to employers etc) This can even start before you arrive here! Just ask...

Course Con­tent

The Atlantic S.E.A.L 12 week general English programme offers a total of 15 hours of English micro group lessons per week. These lessons will begin at 9.30 Monday to Friday and end at 13.00. We include a 30 minute break that includes conversation with teachers, other students and members of staff.

The programme is designed to allow students to follow their own timetable in the afternoons that can include additional English lessons, join or ongoing leisure timetable or to find part time work. We also offer an afternoon employment opportunities workshop where we can help you to create and refine your CV, link you to local employers and help you to practise your interview techniques.

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Why are our stu­dents so successful?

Our tutors are highly experienced & skilled at preparing students for the full range of Cambridge examinations. We offer you all the excellent facilities of our year round language school and still guarantee the small group tuition of average four students per class and NEVER more than 6. You will live in easy walking distance of the school. We arrange the full programme of preparation for you here at our Atlantic School of English. Students choose our 12 week programme to improve their English and improve their employment prospects, to seek further education, to prepare themselves to travel or live abroad, or because they want a recognised certificate showing the level they have attained in English.

What does the course cost include?

The '12 week general English' Programme fees include the following:

  • Minimum 15 hours per week micro-group tuition
  • All course materials
  • Full certification and progress report from both Atlantic SEAL
  • Free tea/coffee & snacks during breaks each day
  • Progress test & personal study assistance each Friday

Course Fees

12 Week general English programme€3250 (12 weeks)15 hours of general English lessons per week . Lessons start at 9.30 and end at 13.00 including a 30 minute break.Each week additional or if taken partially - €245

Possible Additional Costs

We can arrange host family accommodation (approx €230 per week half board) or Self Catering in your own apartment.

  • There is a small accommodation arrangement fee of €28 if we organise your accommodation.
  • All students pay a €65 first time student registration fee.
  • If you would like airport transfers we arrange a private car for €90 each way from/to Cork Airport). But there is also a public bus you could take www.buseireann.ie from Cork City to Schull. If arriving to Dublin please contact us for more information.
  • You may wish to join our on going leisure programme to enjoy some of the local activities available such as kayaking, sailing, horse-riding and excursions to beautiful places of interest, and we can help you to plan this and you pay for it when you are here.

FCE - First Certificate in English

The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is an upper intermediate level exam which recognises the ability to deal confidently with a range of written and spoken communications.

Who is FCE for?

FCE is designed for learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. Successful candidates will have a wide grasp of vocabulary, and should be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations. They also need to show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language. FCE is taken by more than 270,000 people each year in more than 100 countries.

Why choose FCE?

FCE is recognised by many universities and other educational institutions as proof of intermediate level English skills, and these institutions accept it as meeting part of their entrance requirements. Because the examinations are based on realistic tasks, an FCE certificate is an important asset for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or in international business. Employers throughout the world recognise FCE. It indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.

CAE - Certificate in Advanced English

The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is an advanced exam. CAE recognises the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life.

Who is CAE for?

CAE is for learners who are reaching a standard of English that is adequate for most purposes, including business and study. Success at this level indicates the ability to use English effectively and perform confidently in social and professional situations, and in higher education.

Why choose CAE?

CAE is seen by institutions of higher education in many countries as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a growing number in the USA recognise CAE, as do many employers throughout the world. A list of institutions and employers that recognise CAE is available at Cambridge ESOL The examinations are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. Successful candidates are able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly and are able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. They will also be aware of the different styles of English appropriate to different situations.

CPE - Certificate of Prociency in English

The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) is the highest level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is a very advanced level exam.

Who is CPE for?

CPE is for learners who have achieved a high level of language skills and are able to function effectively in almost any Englishspeaking context. Successful candidates at this level are approaching a standard of English similar to that of an educated native speaker. The exam also requires an appropriate level of educational and personal maturity. Every year over 45,000 people take the CPE exam in more than 80 countries, and success at this level represents a significant personal achievement.

Why choose CPE?

CPE is an invaluable qualification for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or to develop a career which requires languageskills, including business, medicine, engineering and many other professions. CPE certificates are recognised by institutions of higher education in many countries - including almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a rapidly growing number in theUSA. Employers throughout the world also recognise CPE. A list of institutions and employers that recognise CPE is available at Cambridge ESOL

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