CEC - Cork English College

Saint Patrick's Bridge - Cork

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Established in 1978 , Cork English College is a family-run school specializing in Quality English language courses, personal attention and small class numbers. Our main adult centres are located in the heart of Cork City and our junior camps can be found in the best residential area of Cork.

Located in Cork city centre, our main school building is a beautifuly renovated historic building on the banks of the River Lee. The building itself is nearly 200 years old and is one of the landmark buildings of Cork city and was formerly a bank. We pride ourselves on offering a complete Quality product for the language learner from a quick efficient reservation system, to a selection of accommodation, to a varied and fun social programme. Our General, Exam Preparation and Business programmes run throughout the year as well as a wide range of ESP (Aviation & Military) and Teacher Training programmes. CEC is also an authorized Cambridge Examination Testing centre and official IELTS Testing centre. 

We offer Sport and Language programmes for juniors aged 10 – 17 in both host family and residential accommodation. Golf, Horse-Riding, Sailing, Soccer & Rugby are available as well as High School and Mini-Stay Programmes. We also offer a range of mini-stay programmes for groups throughout the year. CEC is a member of the Quality English network of schools

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • On campus
  • Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
  • Work experience / internship with local companies
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Art history
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Geography
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History

  • CEC_Adult_Brochure_2015.pdf

  • CEC_Junior_Brochure_2015.pdf

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CEC - Cork English College

Spain   

studied English Exam Preparation

best school in Cork!

in my opinion, the perfect place to improve your English, meet new people and learn with native teachers

posted 8 days ago

CEC - Cork English College

Spain   

studied English Exam Preparation

Very Useful Classes

The classes we took were very useful to get ready for the FCE Exam. We improved our english a lot more

posted 20 days ago

CEC - Cork English College

Germany   

studied Business English

Quality

I had the great opportunity to join the CEC from the beginning of October until the end of November and it was wonderful. Thanks to everyone (the CEC stuff and students) who made my stay memorable.

posted 5 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

Taiwan   

studied General English

Say thank you

The 6-month immersion course (general + IELTS) will have been such a good way of learning that I'll have had a degree of fluency in English by the time leaving Ireland.

posted 5 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

Italy   

studied General English

Miss Alessandra Triolo

It was an incredible experience! Polite and high qualificate teachers, clean and light classroom, I found a very good team! The school is in the centre of the city!

posted 7 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

Italy   

studied General English

Positive

I spent 4 weeks studying at Cork English College and I would suggest this school: teachers are good and everytime they propose a different way to learn, my class was a mix of cultures and countries, a lot of conversation lessons. In the afternoon is possible to take part to free lessons or meeting. In my personal opinion it's an expensive school, but I'm sure to have spent rightly my money!

posted 8 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

Italy   

studied English Summer Courses

My Little experience

I attended CEC only for two weeks but it has been a wonderful experience:very "enriching" and complete in various aspects. The course were very well organized and the teacher well prepared and never boring or obnoxious! Only in 2 weeks I improved my english, above all my fluency (that was my first objective) and in general I am satisfied and I suggest this school to everybody! Thanks

posted 9 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

Italy   

studied General English

A great experience

I've spent a wonderful month at the Cork English College. The english course lived up to my expectations and teachers have always been very helpful. I've enjoyed all the activities organised by the CEC and I've met a lot of nice people. Furthermore, Cork and its surroundings are beautiful, then you can alternate the study with gorgeous places to visit, there is always something to do. Regarding the accomodation, the family that hosted me was very kind and always ready helping me. Definitly I recommend this experience!
Carla Proserpio

posted 10 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

France   

studied General English

competent and professional !!!

Very good time spent in this school ! friendly and competent teacher, an online platform to study more at home . Much activity for discovery of Ireland !! Good experience ! I recommend this school 100%

posted 10 months ago

CEC - Cork English College

Russian Federation   

studied General English

Best school in Cork!!!

I had a great time at CEC! I was studying there for 2 months during the summer and I think that I have learned a lot during my time there and also made a lot of friends from different countries.
The staff is also very friendly and helpful. The school has an activity programme with different things to do everyday in the afternoon.

I will certainly go back there!!! :)

posted 2 years ago

This course is for students aged: 13-70

General English Courses are designed for students wanting to improve their level of English and fluency – be it for their studies, career or for personal development.

By the end of a course, the student will have:

* improved their knowledge and use of grammar

* increased their vocabulary range and use

* better oral, aural and pronunciation skills

* improved their written work and be able to read and better understand written texts. 

While the communicative approach is central, we always consider the individual learning style of our students.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70

English has established itself as the international language of commerce and it is regarded as essential in the modern business world. Our courses are designed for professional business people as well as students wanting to improve their English communication skills in a business context. 

Our flexible, rolling enrolment option is unique in terms of traditional business courses and has become a well established and hugely popular course, with excellent student feedback on classes and teachers.

Each course consists of an initial interview, testing and needs analysis. The courses involve business English modules (Theory and Practical), Project work and Language skills development. The focus is on the development of the four skills. (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in a business context.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70

CEC works in cooperation with a number of 3rd level institutes in Ireland to offer students a pathway into their chosen course of study in university. CEC has programmes suitable for students interested in both undergraduate degree programmes and masters level programmes.

The University Undergraduate Programme is a full-time programme of English and Academic study is designed to meet the needs of prospective international undergraduate students who need to improve their academic English in addition to developing subject specific knowledge in the their chosen area of study. The programme equips each learner with the academic language skills in addition to the subject specific skills needed to pursue a course of study in an English speaking University.

Our University Pre-Masters programme is a full-time programme designed for international students who have graduated from university in their own country. It is aimed at students who want to study at postgraduate level who wish to improve their linguistic and academic skills.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70

CEC is an authorised Cambridge ESOL Examination centre and an official IELTS Testing centre.

We specialize in exam preparation courses and helping our students to achieve the best possible results. We acknowledge the increasing importance for students of having an internationally recognised certificate of their level in English both for study and work purposes. Our team of dedicated and experienced trainers use their in-depth knowledge of the exams to ensure students achieve the maximum possible results. Our academic team are always available to advise students on the best exam for their needs.

The primary focus is on improving the student’s overall English language level while at the same time familiarising them the components of their chosen exam. Please note a minimum entry level applies to our examination courses and students are advised to take our placement test before booking an exam course.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 13-70

Teacher Refresher Courses - CLIL and PSA

We are committed to providing the highest quality teaching available, while still retaining an elusive and unique quality – the personal touch. CEC has been providing Teacher Trainer courses to teachers for a number of years now and we have a highly qualified and experienced Teacher Training Team. We are recognised by the Department of Education for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.

Our courses are designed to give practicing teachers the opportunity to explore new ideas and methodologies in teaching English while at the same time increasing their own knowledge and use of the English language. It is the aim of Cork English College that those teachers who attend the course return to their schools with increased confidence in their ability to speak English, a range of practical ideas for the classroom and a renewed enthusiasm for their work

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This course is for students aged: 13-70

CEC have a range of courses that we can tailor to each students specific needs, from One-to-One courses to General and Business English Combination courses.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70

We’ve been organising exciting and innovative activity programmes for groups of teenagers for the past 35 years with great success. The main aim of the courses is to improve the students’ use and command of the English language through enjoyable activities – having fun in other words!

Our main centres are located in good residential suburbs of Cork City – Douglas & Bishopstown. All of our activities are fully supervised by professional trainers and all centres are recognised by the Department of Education. These courses offer a combination of language tuition in the mornings, with sporting and cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings. Our most popular junior course is the EL101 Summer Youth English Language & Activity Course.

The students are carefully graded on their arrival and levels range from beginners to advanced. The language courses consist of 20 lessons (15 hours) formal tuition in the mornings with a maximum of 12–15 students per class.

In the afternoons, there’s a programme of sports, excursions, debates and video sessions with sporting fixtures arranged against Irish teams. Evening activities include discos, karaoke, bingo and video evenings. These courses are for juniors aged between 12–17 years.

We offer a range of Winter Junior programmes from September to June. These programmes generally range in duration from 1 to 4 weeks and are for secondary school students. The programmes themselves are designed for each specific group and can range from 15 - 20 hours of tuition per week. We have a wide range of afternoon and evening activities to choose from, with host family accommodation. 

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