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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University College Cork

University College of Cork (also known as UCC) neighbours Cork English Academy (CEA). The University is situated at the top of Western Road, however as many locals know, its campus spreads the whole way across the city. As a student of Cork English Academy you will be get many opportunities to visit the historic University on our weekly social activities. Several of our students have followed their studies at CEA onto UCC.

Photo @universitycollegecork

UCC was founded 1845 and was originally known as Queen’s College, Cork, one of the 3 Queen’s College’s in Ireland the others located in Galway and Belfast. In 1908 the College was renamed to University College Cork. UCC began with 115 students and as of 2016 had over 21,000.

UCC sometime between 1860 – 80 Photo @universitycollegecork

UCC has won Sunday’s Time University of the year 3 times. It is also the first University in the world who has received A Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education. UCC has been ranked as one other world’s most sustainable campuses.

Some of the Highlight of Your Visit to UCC

  1. The Honan Chapel. The Universities chapel was built in 1916, with beautiful architecture and magnificent stained glass windows by the world class artist Harry Clarke. Don’t get too attached though, only graduates of UCC are permitted to marry in there.
  2. The Glucksmann Gallery. Opened in 2004 designed by Irish practice O’Donnell + Tuomey architects and Arup Consulting Engineers. The gallery has won many architecture awards for its stunning design. Venture inside to see the ever changing exhibitions.
  3. The Quadrangle: The original university building The Quadrangle is almost 200 years old and still functions as a critical part of the university.
Photo by @ed_leao

Notable Figures

  1. George Boole was the first mathematics professor in Queen’s College Cork. Boole made major advances in mathematics that has provided crucial groundwork for modern mathematics, engineering and computer science. Boole is nicknamed ‘The Father of the Digital Age’. The main library and lectures theatres in UCC are named after Boole.
  2. Professor Mary Ryan was appointed as a romance language professor in 1910. She is the first female professor in Ireland and Britain.
  3. Fiona Shaw is a successful actress staring in Harry Potter, My Left Foot and Killing Eve
  4. Graham Norton hosts the ever popular Graham Norton show on BBC
  5. Cillan Murphy who has acted in Batman, Inception, Dunkirk and Peaky Blinders
Photo @univeristycollegecork
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