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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.

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Órla Garahy Assistant Director of Studies, is a CELTA and DELTA qualified English language teacher with over twenty years teaching experience.  She has taught English in Taiwan, England, Spain & Ireland to students with a wide variety of needs. Her favourite thing about teaching English is meeting so many wonderful students and helping them to achieve their goals. 

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.


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Sarah England BDTS, CELTA. Sarah has experience teaching both English and Drama to adults and children of all ages. She has taught General English in monolingual and multilingual classrooms, and has trained extensively in online teaching. Sarah graduated from UCC with a joint honours degree in English and Drama & Theatre Studies and her interest in both continues to this day. In her free time, she enjoys watching films, reading, going to galleries, and the arts in general.



Brona O’ Grada holds a BA degree in English and Psychology and an MA degree in Technical Communication and Instructional Design. Brona has been teaching English since 2008. She has taught a wide variety of courses, including General English, Business English, and specialised exam courses, such as IELTS, FCE and CAE. Brona has also worked as an IELTS examiner, qualifying in 2018.



Maeve Simcox BA, Celta, has been teaching English for 10 years. She has taught in Ireland, the UK and Spain teaching adults and children of all ages and levels. She has General English and exam English (IELTS, Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency) in both monolingual and multilingual settings to groups of various sizes as well as online classes.



Ian Murphy, BA, TEFL, MA, PhD has taught General, Business and Exam English (IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity) to adults and children of all ages and levels in the US, Spain and Ireland. He has also lectured on film, literature and critical theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has extensive experience as an editor and proofreader, and has published several of his own academic and journalistic essays.

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Christopher Ishii, BA TESOL has taught English in various parts of the world, including California, Massachusetts and Spain. He has worked with adults and secondary school students in classroom settings and online, teaching General, Business and Exam English. He also holds a degree in music and has worked in theatre production as a composer and music director. His interests include languages, cinema, literature and Japanese culture.


Seán Murphy, BA CELTA TEFL has taught English to students of all ages and levels in Vietnam, Italy and Ireland, and has experience in monolingual and multilingual settings, both in the classroom and online. He has experience with General and Exam English for IELTS, as well as literature, language and communication for IB, SATs and IGCSE. Seán graduated with a BA in modern languages, and continues to be passionate about linguistics and the language learning process. In his free time, Seán enjoys sport, music and travel.

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.



Mayara Santos, who holds a BA degree and a post graduate diploma in Health & Physical Education, brings with her extensive experience in Customer Service gained from working across various sectors in Brazil, Portugal, and Ireland. Proficient in three languages, she has successfully engaged with people from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout her career. Mayara demonstrates exceptional proficiency in managing student administration and accommodation responsibilities, consistently displaying a proactive approach to providing assistance whenever needed.

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 18 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 15 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 15 students per class.

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