Academic Year Minimum Levels

As part of the Academic Year, students need to be registered for an official examination in line with their course starting level.

Cork English Academy offers courses from Elementary level (CEF A1) to Advanced level (CEF C2).

Here you will find important Academic Year Policies  including minimum language levels associated to Academic Year programme numbers (stated on official school letters).

The school sends all Academic Year students an Online Level Placement test at time of booking in order to ascertain student levels and provide course and examination options before confirming booking details.

Minimum Language Levels

  • Cork English Academy offers courses from Elementary level (CEF A1) to Advanced level (CEF C2)
  • Students who test at A0 can not be registered on an Academic Year programme at Cork English Academy
  • Students who test at A1 will be registered on an Academic Year course leading to TIE
  • Students who test at A2 or higher can be registered on an Academic Year course leading to IELTS
  • Students who test at B1+ will have the option of being registered on an Academic Year course leading to IELTS or Cambridge FCE
  • Students who test at B2+ will have the option of being registered on an Academic Year course leading to IELTS or Cambridge CAE

Current special offer

  • FREE exam registration (IELTS, FCE or CAE) + FREE exam textbook
  • Valid for bookings commenced before 31st December 2018

Students who test as A1 will need to be registered for the TIE Exam (€150).