The Asana school of English

The Asana School of English is a family-run English language school in Cahersiveen, a seaside town on the south-west coast of Ireland. The school's priority is to provide a happy, healthy environment where learners can develop their language skills through a series of humanistic classroom activities and outdoor excursions. Carefully selected host families and teachers provide an enjoyable environment for the language learner and a memorable holiday in Ireland.

Cahersiveen is especially famous for its wonderful mountain and coastal scenery, and the programme of boat-trips, walks and archaeological explorations make the most of this. Especially popular amongst teenagers is the programme of water-sports, sea-kayaking, sailing and rock-climbing run in association with Valentia Island Sea Sports.

Asana is a member of MEI~RELSA and is recognised by the Department of Education as an English language summer school for the teaching of English as a foreign language. Course directors Colm and Adi give their personal guarantee that you will feel welcome and at home for the duration of your visit.

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Alex Keder
Carla Cam Ruiz

"Asana School is an extraordinary experience, although you might not realize this as you live and enjoy day after day there. On your last night you feel that it is impossible to part with these wonderful people, who are not there only to teach you - they love you and care about you, they are genuinely interested in you and happy to share, they had become your family, your close friends. I miss them from the day I left and I'm certainly coming back."

"The month I spent at Asana was one of the best times of my life. I went there in the summer of 2007 with a scholarship from the Valencian government. It was the first time I travelled abroad and I was very excited about it. Also, my sister got the opportunity to study with them four years before, and she came back home telling us how cool everything was. I still remember the moment I got out of the plane, how nervous I felt. Everything was new, different. But the host family was very kind, and from the first minute they tried to make me feel comfortable by including me in their daily life. At the school, the teachers did their best to motivate us, and I have to say they were quite successful! We loved their lessons! Also, they kept an eye on us to make sure we were ok, and they were always there with a smile and a good piece of advice. We spent an amazing month! I felt so happy that I keep comming back every summer."

Alex Keder Carla Cam Ruiz