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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.
Public holidays 2022: 04.01, 17.03, 18.04, 02.05, 06.06, 01.08, 31.10, 19.12.2022 - 03.01.2023 inclusive
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.
CEC's General English Courses focus on effective communication and include comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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. By the end of the course, students will be better able to use English more accurately and effectively and with more confidence.
Two-week teacher training programme offers 50 hours of practical training in the most-up-to date teaching techniques while also helping participants to improve their own language skills.
You can choose one of three course types:
• Standard Teacher Training Course;
• CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) Preparation Course;
• TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Preparation Course.
Participants explore a wide range of topics including teaching methodology, exploiting and adapting materials, the increased role of technology in the language classroom, classroom management and approaches and activities for teaching all language areas and skills, in addition to teaching observation sessions followed by feedback meetings.
Classes on Irish history, culture and the Irish educational system in addition to a full social and activity programme also form part of this intensive and dynamic course.
- 25 Lessons per week. Each Lesson = 60 minutes
- Use of all pedagogical material
- Maximum 15 participants per class
- Certificate at the end of the course
- Afternoon Social and Cultural Programme
- Transfers to and from Cork Airport (with Host Family)
Minimum English language level: B1.
The school must confirm the availability of your chosen accommodation.
If the selected housing is not available for your dates, the school will offer another accommodation option for you to consider.
I don't need housing
Our Residential apartments are self-catering and consist of 5 or 6 bedrooms, with a shared kitchen. Each student has their own bathroom facilities. Bed linen can be hired from the apartments but students must bring their own towels. All kitchen utensils, crockery etc. are provided and laundry facilities are available.
Location: Cork City Centre.
Shared apartments are self-catering and offer all mod cons. The student has the use of a single room, shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. Bed linen is provided on arrival. The apartments have laundry facilities and a TV. There may be other students living in the same apartment or the students may be sharing with Irish people who are working in Cork.
All occupants in the apartment are expected to keep the apartment clean and tidy. Rooms are cleaned upon departure for the next arrival.
The apartments are based within the city centre so they are close to all amenities.
The student has the use of a single room, shared bathroom, shared kitchen and living room.
Location: Cork City Centre.
A host family is a chance for a student to become part of an Irish family while in Cork. The accommodation includes half board (breakfast and dinner) for a week and full board (all meals) at the weekend.
Saint Patrick's Bridge, Cork, Ireland, Cork
4.8 out of 5
Of all the schools I've ever been, this is the best! I have been studying in the afternoon. I lived with a host family and it took about 30 minutes to get to the school. Most of all, I remember teacher Michael, the very nice teacher, because he approaches each student individually and attentively, fRead more
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!Read more
An amazing place to learn English. I got a high score on the IELTS exam :) Thank you very much!
Pay a deposit to reserve your spot
You have three days to cancel your booking with no fees if case you change your mind.
You have until 31/01/2022 to pay the remaining balance
Full cost of the course after prepayment deduction must be paid no later than four weeks before the start of the course.