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.

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Renewal Offer

Join our Live Online/Virtual Classes with CEA teachers.

Current, new and renewal students are welcome to join.

These are temporary measures and prices to assist international language students during COVID-19. Latest renewal course start date is 31 August to avail of the offer.

Students will transfer to face-to face classes as soon as the school reopens (date yet to be confirmed by Government)

Live Online/Virtual Classes

  • Level-specific, group classes with CEA teachers will be delivered on Zoom
  • Preparatory work prior to the live lessons (email with assignments, readings, videos for example)
  • Homework assignments with teacher correction and feedback
  • Guided self-study assignments
  • 15 hours per week
  • Schedule: 3 hours per day Monday to Friday

Special Renewal Academic Year Details:

8 month stay including 25 week course + 2 month holiday period. 

15 Hour per Week Morning
25 weeks Course €1650
General English Textbook €45
School Registration Fee €0
Medical Insurance €100
Total €1795


15 Hour per Week Afternoon
25 weeks Course €1400
General English Textbook €45
School Registration Fee €0
Medical Insurance €100
Total Gross €1545


New Immigration rule: Students are not required to be registered for an exam while
exam centres are closed. However, if Immigration decide students need to take an
exam at anytime during their course then they must book and pay for exam as per
immigration rule.

Options if Immigration enforce an exam at a later date:

TIE Exam €130
IELTS Exam €200
IELTS Textbook €45
FCE Exam €180
FCE Textbook €45

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Latest renewal course start date is 31 August to avail of the offer.
  • All students need to complete an online test before booking can be confirmed.
  • Students will change from online classes to classes in school as soon as the school reopens.
  • Morning and afternoon schedules apply to both online and in school classes.
  • Preferred schedule will be assigned on a first come first serve basis and is dependent on level testing as standard.
  • All students must have a course textbook for class.
  • General Terms and Conditions at www.corkenglishacademy.com/terms-and-conditions apply.
  • Payment
  • Invoices must be at paid for at least 14 days before course start date.
  • In exceptional circumstances where a 14 day period does not exist and at the discretion of the school permitted invoices must be paid within 24 hours of being issued. If not course space will be released.

If you would like to make a booking please send the following to [email protected]:

  • First Name
  • Family Names
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Address in Cork
  • Morning or Afternoon Preference
  • Photo Scan of your passport
  • Photo/scan of your current IRP card

All courses are subject to availability at time of booking. 

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