Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure, Cork:
Live with a local Irish host family while taking English language classes at Atlantic School of English & Active Leisure! We are a small, accredited English language school in the village of Schull in West Cork, South-West Ireland. We offer a range of English courses year-round to adult students, as well as summer English courses for juniors & teenagers from around the world. Living with an Irish family allows you to experience Irish hospitality and culture first-hand.Email: Contact us below ( or request a callback ).
We also provide our students with the opportunity to live with an English language teacher. Schull is located 100km south-west of Cork City (which has an international airport and ferry terminal), and approximately 360km from Dublin.
Homestay with Irish Host Family:
ay accommodation is a very reasonably priced option for both adults and juniors.
It is a great way to immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the local people and practise all your English language skills after school, especially listening and speaking.
Our families are well known for their friendliness and the warm hospitality that they extend to our students.
There are three homestay accommodation options:
- Executive Homestay:
Live in the home of a family, a couple or a single adult and enjoy breakfast and evening meal each day.
All of our executive homestay families have been hosts for a very long time and many have students return there year after year.
Our executive hosts are usually within walking distance of the village, the school etc and provide high standards of comfort in the home.
- Standard Homestay:
Live in the home of a family, a couple or a single adult and enjoy breakfast and evening meal each day. Junior students receive a packed lunch too.
- Self-Catering Homestay:
All the benefits of living in a home of a local couple or single adult but you can use the home's facilities and cook your own food.
Ideal if you like to cook, have a special diet or would like the choice of eating out some evenings in one of our many local restaurants or pubs.
Homestay for Juniors / Teenagers:
We always try to place our junior students in families with children and teenagers of their own age whenever possible.
Our families are carefully chosen for their friendliness and hospitality and they will help you with your English too. Everything will be done to make you comfortable and to feel 'at home away from home'. It is no surprise therefore, that our students English skills progress so well.
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.
Live with your English Teacher:
Our HELP (Home English Language Programme) give you the opportunity to live with a highly-experienced and qualified English language teacher in his or her own home and enjoy the "full immersion" experience!