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4.4 out of 5

Cork English College

Cork is a city rich in culture with a colourful heritage that dates back to the 6th century. Cork English College is one of Ireland’s premier English language colleges.

Cork English College (CEC) is located in the heart of Cork City, South West Ireland. The College is committed to providing the highest quality teaching available, while still retaining an elusive and unique quality – the personal touch.

Cork English College is family-run organisation that was established in 1978. The College takes great pride in the service and personal attention which it provides for each of their clients. CEC is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Teaching (ELT). CEC is also a member of Quality English and they are full members of EAQUALS.

In addition to offering an extensive range of English language programmes for adults and juniors, Cork English College organises all elements of your stay in Ireland. This College also helps and supports clients with transfers to and from the airport, accommodation, social activities and excursions. CEC is an authorised Cambridge ESOL, IELTS, BULATS, TOEIC and TOLES examination centre in Cork.

Here are the main reasons why to choose Cork English College:

● a city rich in culture with a colourful heritage that dates back to the 6th century;

● an Irish, family run Cork school guarantees you that personal touch both inside & outside of your lessons;

● why settle for 45 minute lessons when you can have 60 minute lessons at Cork English College? (Here, 20 hours means 20 hours!);

● why pay higher accommodation costs elsewhere in the country?

● Cork International Airport, situated close to the city, facilitates your arrival;

● known for their friendliness & humour, Cork people are very welcoming to foreign visitors;

● Cork is surrounded by some of Ireland’s most famous attractions: Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, West Cork, etc.;

● Cork’s cost of living is lower than other large Irish cities;

● as many multinational companies are situated in Cork, job opportunities exist for foreigners;

● a small city, centred around one main street, Cork is easy to get to know and love.

School will be closed: January 1st, March 17th, April 13th, May 4th, June 1st, August 3rd, October 26th.

Language courses

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General English (afternoon classes)
  • 17+ years old
  • 10 students per class
  • lesson 60 minutes

Cork English College’s English afternoon classes focuse on effective communication and have a multi – layered syllabus which includes comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Qualified and experienced teachers use a variety of published and authentic materials to help students to progress as quickly as possible.

New vocabulary is introduced and practised at every stage of the lesson and particular attention is paid to high frequency, internationally useful words and phrases.

Special emphasis is given to communicating effectively and accurately, and error correction plays an important role in classes. New language is practised through meaningful speaking tasks and discussions, which include regular integrated work on pronunciation.

15 hours of tuition per week.

260 247 for 2 weeks
Academic Year
  • 18+ years old
  • 7 students per class
  • lesson 60 minutes

The Academic Year Programme is aimed at students who need to improve their general English in addition to taking an internationally recognised English exam.

All students on the Academic Year Programme complete their course by taking a recognised exam such as Cambridge FCE or CAE or IELTS. Courses on the Academic Year programme have been approved for inclusion on the Internationalisation Register of Programmes recognised by the Ministry of Education and Skills for purposes of access to employment by students from outside the EU / EEA and Switzerland.

You can choose one of four exams:

• Cambridge PET / FCE / CAE;


• Trinity College of London ISE;

• TIE.

Exam fee included.

Minimum course duration — 25 weeks
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Business English
  • 17+ years old
  • 8 students per class
  • lesson 60 minutes

The Business English Course is perfect for students of business, those already working in the business environment and in regular contact with business clients and also those who will be working in English in the future.

On this course students expand their business related vocabulary and skills in English while at the same time improving overall grammatical accuracy and communicative competence. Students improve their business communication vocabulary and ability to speak about a wide variety of business topics. Our flexible, rolling enrolment option allows students to start every Monday.

Minimum Level: B2

480 456 for 2 weeks


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School address:

Saint Patrick's Bridge, Cork, Ireland, Cork

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4.4 out of 5

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The host family is just awesome! Great food, spacious and clean room. very friendly hosts. this course has helped me overcome the language barrier, as well as improve my knowledge. Teachers will always help with a difficult question, even after basic classes. Great school! Satisfied with everything!

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An amazing place to learn English. I got a high score on the IELTS exam :) Thank you very much!


Unforgettable experience! All the teachers were very kind, patient and interesting to listen to. I highly recommend this language school.

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