About us

Cork English World, Ireland’s Cambridge award winning school, provides courses which are designed to provide students with the language skills needed to communicate effectively and confidently in English.  Our Courses also provide students with the skills and strategies necessary for learning English outside the classroom.

Cork English World specializes in English Language Courses and In-Service Teacher Training for teachers of English as a second language.

Our methods are based on over 30 years of combined expertise and experience.

Being a leader in the field of Language Teacher Training, CEW needs to be at the forefront of Language Learning Methodology. CEW has a core staff of 8 people under the direction of Majellia Sheehan & Mireille Kingston. Our track record is proven, time after time we get the desired results.

At Cork English World you will be speaking English for a minimum of 20 hours per week… fluency in English is no longer fiction!


Cork English World offers English classes in at least 6 levels, from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1), with a maximum of 14 students per class.


Academic Team


Majellia Sheehan BA, RELSA T.E.F.L, DELTA (Cambridge) is the Academic Manager and one of the Directors of Cork English World. She has been working in the ELT industry since 1990. Majellia has worked in France, Spain and in Ireland. Her ELT experience ranges from teaching General, Business and Exam English classes to Pre and Post Teacher Training courses. Majellia is a highly experienced Cambridge examiner. From time to time Majellia teaches classes at Cork English World ensuring to keep in touch with our students in the classroom. She also works on in-house training for CEW teachers.


Namita Mehta BA, Dip Bus. CELT, 

Namita is the Assistant Director of Studies at Cork English World and has a background in English teaching,  business, behavioral & corporate training.

Namita has 15 years of experience in different sectors as a catalyst in generating extraordinary performance in a challenging environment. She carries a lot of experience in developing and designing curriculum and online computer based training. Namita comes from a land of diverse culture, India. She moved to Cork in 2012, it's a home away from home for her.  Namita is  particularly interested in cross cultural sensitization which makes Cork a perfect choice. She enjoys listening to podcasts and practising meditation.


Angela Keohane BA, H Dip in Ed, T.E.F.L, MA (Applied Linguistics) started working in ELT in 1985 and she has taught English in Italy, France and Ireland. Angela has taught General, Exam and Business English to a variety of levels (beginner to advanced). More recently, she has taught ESOL to non nationals working and living in Ireland who are preparing for FETAC certification. Angela grew up in London, but her family returned to Ireland when she was 12. Angela is a main tutor on our International Teacher Training Courses

Angela Killeen  BA HDE CELT ALCM LLCM (TD) has worked in secondary schools in Ireland teaching English, French and Irish, and has also lived and worked in France, where she taught English to second-level students, and to students preparing for Cambridge Certificate examinations. She has travelled extensively in France and Europe. She is also a qualified Speech and Drama teacher.  She has been working at CEW since 2011.



Stephen Buckley Hi everyone! My name is Stephen and I teach English at Cork English World, including on Skype.

I have been teaching English since 2012. I pride myself on detecting and correcting errors, on getting students to stop making mistakes, on being able to teach a set syllabus (when required), but also on teaching students how to use the English they already have – most students already have a lot of ability and can do better than they think, with a little help.

I have experience of teaching IELTS, FCE and CAE.

I am also a qualified CPA and have two law degrees, and I regard my business English and legal English knowledge as being of the very highest level.

I enjoy reading and Tae Kwon Do, and browsing large swathes of history-related articles on Wikipedia.


Administration Team


Mireille Kingston MA M.I.A.T.I is Cork English World’s Financial Director. Mireille has been involved in accommodation & administration for over 10 years. Among her many duties, Mireille oversees the financial aspects of Cork English World. Talk to Mireille for information about paying your tuition and accommodation fees.

Paul Sheehan B.Sc.(Hons), H.Dip. TLHE, CELT holds a Science degree and a post graduate diploma in Teaching and Learning in higher education. In addition, he is qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Paul is responsible for the development and maintenance of documented quality procedures whilst also overseeing the marketing department at CEW. Paul teaches classes from time to time ensuring the utmost quality of service all the time.


Tracy Mc Carthy  is  Cork English World’s administrator and accommodation coordinator. She is responsible for all bookings and selects the best accommodation for you.