General English Courses

We offer courses for students from Elementary level (CEF A1) to Advanced level (CEF C2).

At Cork English Academy our General English courses are designed to give you the English language skills to live, work, study and travel in an English-speaking environment.

During your General English course you will meet with the Academic Manager and develop clear learning objectives based on your English language level and needs. Your teachers will continuously monitor your progress throughout your English course and give regular feedback and advice.

Our group English language and Examination Preparation courses have 12 students maximum per class.

We cover the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and guided self-study.

Lessons can be in a group (maximum 12) or one-to-one. Alternatively you can combine group English language lessons and one to one lessons on our combination course.

Cork English Academy also offers a social and cultural programme to all students taking a General English course. We organize a wide range of activities, visits to places of local interest and sporting activities to give students the opportunity to mix with other students and local people and to practice their English language in real situations.

Before you start your course at Cork English Academy you will complete an English language level test will help us to determine your starting level and ensure that you are choosing the most appropriate course.

Here is a guide to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

General English Courses at Cork English Academy run throughout the year and you can start on any Monday except in the case of a bank holiday where courses then start on the following Tuesday.