English Language Courses

Early Adult Plus

Course Description

Designed for Early Adult students aged 16-19. This course allows for a more intensive and focused learning experience in a micro-group setting. Participants of the Early Adult programme have the option to take the highly reputable Cambridge LINGUASKILL exam to gain this prestigious certificate.

What is Ear­ly Adult Plus?

Early Adult Plus is a specially designed programme for 16-19 year old students who wish to study in a more intensive yet stimulating and enjoyable micro-group setting. The group sizes are smaller than our usual Junior Programme with up to 8 students, average 5 students per class. Our Early Adult teachers will ensure that the lesson content is stimulating, the activities fun and effective and that you will be very relaxed communicating in English with your new classmates. In addition to the morning group classes you will also have an additional 6 afternoon lessons per week of micro-group classes where you will focus on topics that are related to current affairs, cultural comparisons and will help to prepare you for future academic endeavours such as pre-university, university exams and professional needs including Business English.

Your Own Mentor-Tutor: Students will have a chance to discuss their own needs with their tutor who is their personal mentor. Essay writing, Exam practice and techniques, English literature & Business English are some of the topics and skills our Early Adults wish to bring to a high standard.

All of our teachers are qualified to a very high standard. Because we are also a teacher training centre, our own teaching methods are always being upgraded and reassessed in order to ensure our programmes are effective and successful for our students. You'll be amazed at how interesting learning English can be, especially when you really need it to communicate with your classmates, host family and teachers. If you are studying English or using English professionally at home, you won't believe how much better you will succeed and how much more you will understand when you go back home.

Part of what makes our Early Adult Plus programme unique is that we focus on YOUR needs. By keeping the class sizes small we are able to give more individual attention to each student while at the same time ensuring that the lessons are all inclusive of each class member. Before you come, tell us what you hope to achieve in your English language programme, this can be exam preparation, general improvement or something more specific.

We can match our teaching methods to suit your learning style so the more we know about you before you arrive the better. Some students learn best visually while others remember what they hear. Others prefer to use their hands and many like a combination of all their senses stimulated. We design a programme that helps you to improve your English quickly and successfully and also a leisure programme that will be fun and exciting for you. Thanks to the fact that we limit the overall numbers and focus on ensuring there is a wide nationality mix, there is a great 'family' atmosphere and soon 'strangers' from other countries become friends for life - and don't forget you will be communicating in English all the time!

Two Week Ear­ly Adult Plus Programme

The following features are included in the course fees:

  • 20 morning English Lessons per week in group classes of average 8 students rising to 12 approx in peak times only.
  • 6 additional afternoon Micro group lessons of average 3-6 students.
  • An exciting & varied leisure programme 3 afternoons of active and creative leisure plus a full day weekend excursion.
  • All excursions accompanied by teachers/guides
  • All equipment hire & instruction for sporting leisure activities i.e. sailing, kayaking, stunt workshops, hiking etc.
  • Ferryboat or coach fares for full day excursions.
  • Entrance fees to all leisure/entertainment venues.
  • End of course Graded Certificate
  • Teachers Detailed Report and recommendations for further study to continue progress made.
  • After course Support: Students can email their English Language questions to Atlantic tutors from their own country for help during their next academic year.

Cam­bridge Lin­guaskill Exam

All of our students have the option to take the Cambridge Linguaskill exam.

Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to check the English levels of our students. It tests all four language skills: speaking, writing, reading and listening. It is certified by Cambridge University so this means that you will not only receive a certificate from Atlantic S.E.A.L but you can also receive a certificate in all four langauge skills. Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability.

For further information on the Linguaskill exam please click the link HERE or enquire using the booking form below.

Love the Leisure

Schull may be a small village, but thanks to its location, we are so lucky that there is so much to do. As we are located right beside the Atlantic Ocean and we can offer lots of exciting watersports - sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and lots of beach sports. As there is wonderful green countryside and hills around us we can play tennis, golf, go cycling, hiking and have picnics and barbecues on after fun hikes to beautiful Mount Gabriel. We also do Hollywood stunt workshops!

Cultural/Creative Activities: It doesn't have to be 'all sport' - we know that some people are more 'passive' and that on some days you may prefer to be calmer and creative; this is why we offer jewellery making, art lessons, muisc workshops, film making, and gentle dance activities. There is always something special to take home for yourself or as a gift for friends and family - and the great thing is - you can say you made it yourself! Some of the options available include:

  • Boat trips to one of the beautiful offshore islands
  • Visit to Glengarriff to see the seals and get off on the islands. Cork city and Blarney Castle, or Marine Biology Adventure Trips.
  • Three 'Active Leisure' Afternoons. Sailing, hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, Marine Ecology Trips, boat trips, etc
  • Two Creative Arts and Crafts afternoons — sculpture, art, jewellery making workshops or "beach art" trips.
  • Golf (lessons or free practice)
  • Tennis/Basketball/Football (lessons & free practice)
  • Beach Sports
  • Visit to local archaeological or historical sites - our informative guides make learning about Ireland's history and culture an enjoyable and fun experience.
  • Irish Cookery Lessons (Scones, Soda bread, Irish Stew)
  • No time is wasted as most activities are in walking distance and so it's easy to make the most of your time here.

Accom­mo­da­tion

You will stay with a local Irish family and we always try to place our students in families with similar interests to your own. You will 'live their life' by taking part in all family activities when you are not at studying. Just think about it - you will be watching TV , listening to music, chatting to your new Irish 'brothers, sisters, Mum & Dad' - and all in English! Imagine how confident you will be communicating in English by the end of your stay here.

Our families are carefully chosen for their friendliness and hospitality. Don't worry if you are a little shy or if you think your English is terrible, Irish people love to talk so there will be plenty of opportunities to speak and listen. You will have breakfast and evening meals with your Irish family and you will also receive a packed lunch to eat in the middle of the day, between your lessons and leisure programme. Although you will be busy with the school from morning until evening, Monday to Saturday, for many Irish families, Sunday is a special day and traditionally in Ireland this is when the family relaxes. This is why we call it the 'Family Day' - and that will include you too.

For families who are travelling together we can offer a self catering luxury apartment located within walking distance from our 3 school centres. Please see our 'Where to Stay' tab at the top of this website.

Course Fees

PriceIncludesAdditonal
Early Adult Plus - 2 week programme€1595Accommodation: Host family with breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal in safe reach of the school + accommodation research fee. Language: 20 group English lessons PLUS an additional 6 Micro Group lessons/week. Includes: Learning Materials + Teachers report + End of course school certificate. Leisure: An exciting and varied leisure programme 3 afternoons per week. Full-day excursion at the weekends + adult guide + leisure transport fares + equipment hire for sporting leisure activitiesRegistration Fee and Airport Transfers. Please see our application form for additional costs.
Early Adult Plus Additional Weeks€745Each additional week includes the Language, Leisure and accommodation options as listed above.

Optional end of course Cambridge Linguaskill Exam:

Take a Cambridge Linguaskill Exam. 3 modules to choose from. Reading and Listening, Writing or Speaking. Each module costs €65 or take all 3 for a special reduced price of €150.

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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.