Junior Programme - Easter and Summer 2019

Learn the language

Summer:  The Junior Programme  runs  from the 24th June 2019 to end of August 2018. Join any Monday and stay as long as you wish.  Arrival at host family is usually Sunday and depature Saturday, but we try to be flexible.

Easter: The same Junior programme also takes place at Easter  for one or two weeks.  2019 dates are April 15th to April 27th. Arrival at host family is usually Sunday, but we try to be flexible. Simply enquire!

We fill all our places very quickly with a high percentage of return students every year.  WE are a purposely small school. So overall numbers are  strictly limited therefore early reservation is advised to avoid disappointment.

Closed groups can enjoy the Junior Programme at any time throughout the year.   Individual juniors can do 'one to one'  or 'two to one' Junior courses any time throughout the year.  So, if adults wish to attend our adult school outside Easter and summer, we can offer something, but totally separate for juniors too.

The ages range from 9 years old to 17 years old ( different age groups are separated and divided into their age group and levels of course). And don't forget we have our 'Kids' English Summer Camp' for 4 to 8 year olds. See our separate page about this https://www.atlantic-english.com/courses/young-kids-english-summer-camp

Students can join an on-going course ANY Monday. Arrival at the host family is usually on the Sunday before the course starts. Departure is usually on Saturday of the last week. 


All 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. We know that younger learners hate being bored not just in their free time, but in the classroom too. Our junior 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. 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 learning English at school in your own country, you won't believe how much better you will succeed and how much more you will understand when you go back home.

Keeping it personal

Each student's age, needs & learning styles are considered and catered for. We offer a level assessment and interview on the first day of your course and then you will join the right class with other students of your level. We want your programme to be as 'personally designed' as possible, so we ask you, before you come, to tell us what you hope to achieve in your English language programme and also what leisure activities you enjoy. We also find out how you learn - so we can match our teaching methods to suit your learning style. 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 school size to a maximum of 60, 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 Academic Timetable & Leisure Programme**

The following features are included in the fees:
  • 20 English Lessons per week in micro-group classes.
  • A Full and varied leisure programme, transport by coach or boat to and from afternoon excursions.
  • All excursions accompanied by teachers/guides/leaders**. - IMPORTANT: 
  • All equipment hire for sporting leisure activities.
  • 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.

**AS  arrival is normally Sunday and departure is Saturday so in a 2 week programme there is ONE Saturday excursion, in a 3 week programme there are 2 etc.  But we will be flexible and if your time includes additional Saturdays we can offer you the extra excursion and extra night in the host's home for a reasonable additional charge.

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, scuba diving, surfing and lots of beach sports. As there is wonderful green countryside and hills around us we can go horse-riding, play tennis, golf, go cycling, hiking and have picnics and barbecues on top of Mount Gabriel.

But 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 creative; this is why we offer jewellery making, stone engraving, paper making and art lessons and workshops. 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!

What's included? You can view our  'Leisure Menu' right here: https://www.atlantic-english.com/courses/leisure-programme

  • Boat trips to one of the beautiful offshore islands
  • Visit to Cork city and Blarney Castle, or Marine Biology Adventure Trips — our own Marine Biologist, Peter McDonnell, takes students on educational trips by boat and on foot to explore the local marine flora and fauna.
  • Three 'Active Leisure' Afternoons. Kayaking /Raft Building Competitions
  • Golf (lessons or free practice)
  • Tennis/Basketball/Football (lessons & free practice)
  • Beach Sports/Abseiling
  • This could be a visit to local archaeological or historical sites - our informative guides make learning about Ireland's history and culture an enjoyable and fun experience.
  • Arts and Crafts — sculpture, art, jewellery making workshops or "beach art" trips.
  • Irish Cookery Lessons (Scones, Soda bread, Irish Stew)
  • Nowhere is Far Away! Live the life.

You too will stay at a local Irish family and we always try to place our students in families with children and teenagers of their own age whenever possible. Soon you will feel like a real member of the family and you will 'live their life' by taking part in all family activities when you are not at school. 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 and they will help you with your English too. So, don't worry if you are a little shy or if you think your English is terrible. As Irish people love to talk, there will be plenty of opportunities to speak and listen. You will have breakfast and evening meal 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 and that is why we call it the 'Family Day' - and that will include you too.

Course Fees

Price Includes Additional
2 week Programme 1460Euro (2 weeks)

Per week:20 English lessons, 5 afternoons of leisure, full day excursion + host family (full board). Please note ** above

Registration fee and airport transfers. See our application form which has all costs explained. It is also possible to book the

Additional Weeks 680 Euro

DID YOU KNOW? WE can offer a 'chaperone' service from Dublin airport for underage students travelling alone if necessary.

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