Learn English in Cork City, Ireland

Cork English Academy gives international students the ability and confidence to study, work and live in an English speaking environment.

We aim to help our students to succeed in their English language learning by exceeding their expectations and delivering value in everything that we do.

Whatever your reason for wanting to improve your current level of English we have an English language course for you.

English Language Courses

We offer a range of quality programmes in the English language including:

English Language in Cork

Cork City offers a friendly environment that gives students the opportunity to use the English language with native speakers and locals and practice with each others while gaining a greater understanding of Irish life and culture.

Social Activity Programme

We offer a varied and interesting Social Activity Programme with free workshops, local visits and activities to give you the opportunity to practice your English language skills in real situations.

Free Workshops

Every week we offer both our morning and afternoon students 4 free workshops (Monday to Thursday).

Each workshop is half an hour long and open to all language levels. It is a great way for students to practice their English while also having fun and making new friends.

  • Business English
  • Learning Strategies
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Audio Book
  • Music
  • Board Games
  • Creative Writing
  • Jobs Club
  • Film Club
  • Vocabulary

Local Visits 

The Social Programme encourages students to discover the beautiful places of interest in Cork city. We organise 3 activities/tours per week, visiting some of the most famed places in Cork City and Ireland.

  • St Finbarre’s Cathedral
  • Crawford Art Gallery
  • Cork City Gaol
  • The Lewis Glucksman Art Gallery
  • Shandon Bells & Church
  • The English Market
  • Blarney Caste
  • Blackrock Castle
  • Triskel Arts Centre
  • Franciscan Well Brewery

The activities & tours are organised with  students in mind, so are often free or at a low cost.

We offer a mix of day and evening tours so that there’s always something to suit a busy student schedule.


Carefully selected Accommodation options in locations close to the school.

Shared apartment accommodation in the city centre just 2 minutes walk to the school.

Host Family accommodation with the most welcoming and friendly host families around.

School Recognition

Recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching we offer an excellent range of high quality courses to suit your needs.

Cork English Academy is also a  member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), an association representing only the top English language schools in Ireland.

Recent Posts

Temporary School Closure Until April 20th (COVID -19)

The school 24 hour emergency contact number: +353 86 7900 860

All language schools are included in the Government Directive for school closures in a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The initial closure period of 13th – 29th of March has been extended until April 19th 2020.

All schools in Ireland will remain closed until the proposed re-opening date of Monday, 20 April 2020.

This re-opening date is tentative and is subject to change following any future government updates and directives.

This is a Government directive and taken on the grounds of public health and safety.

Visa requiring/ILEP students:  This will not affect your attendance and you will not be required to have a medical certificate.

Important health notice with regards Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Keep up to Date: www.hse.ie & www.hspc.ie.

General health measures should be followed to protect yourself and others.

  • Practice Social Distancing always.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand rub
  • If you are coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Throw the used tissue away into a closed bin, and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your flexed (bent) elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who you know has cold or flu symptoms.
  • Check the travel advisories from the Department of Foreign Affairs prior to arranging travel abroad.


You have been in an affected area where COVID-19 is circulating
OR – have been in contact with a person diagnosed with novel coronavirus
OR – have attended a healthcare facility where patients with novel coronavirus are being treated
AND – if you are unwell with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath follow this advice:

Source: hspc.ie

– Overview
– Protect yourself and others
– If you have been in an affected area
– Self-isolation and limited social interaction

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