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 Ebglish 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.

Accommodation

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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Montse’s Story

I’m Montse from Girona, Spain.

I progressed from B2 level to an FCE exam class to C1 level while here at CEA!

After graduating from College and working for a while I decided to have a break and improve my English. It is something that I had always wanted to do as I have been studying this language all my life and I couldn’t talk as fluently as I wanted. So, going abroad was the best way to do it.

I had a great feeling about Ireland although I had only been in Dublin before. I knew that I didn’t want to live in the capital and for this reason I decided on Cork.

When I arrived in Cork I fell in love with the city and it felt like home from the first moment. This wasn’t only a first impression, it was also they same after a few weeks. As it isn’t a big city it is really easy to get around and it is also a safe place. Irish people are known to be friendly, but Corkconians are more than that!

During my experience in Cork I have tried to do and explore as much as possible. The main trips I’ve done around Ireland are:  Dublin, Limerick, Galway including Connemara, Clare including Cliffs of Moher, Northern Ireland and my favourite one the South-West Coast and the Ring of Kerry. Overall ,visiting the nearby villages of Cork city was the best way to get away during the weekends.

Something that I can’t skip mentioning is  the ”craic” in the pubs! Even though Cork is a little city it is a lively one!

Finally I have to say that I reached my goals thanks to Cork English Academy. After some General English lessons I decided to do the First Certificate Exam too. All the teachers are very professional and want you to be better.

This period in Cork is the best experience ever and I encourage everyone to do it!

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