Social Activities February

The  Social Activity Programme is a very important part of the Cork English Academy experience and we try to make sure that we have something for everybody.

Learning in the school is greatly enhanced when students are involved in social and activity events. The Social Activity Programme enables students to continue to learn about Irish culture and heritage while practicing and developing their language skills in the real world.

We strongly encourage students to take part in the school’s weekly organised events along with promoting activities, festivals and interesting places to visit in Cork and surrounding areas.

Week Starting February 8th
Monday  February 8th City Orientation Tour Meet in Reception 12:45
Vocabulary Class Room 3 From 14:30
Ceili by the Lee Meet outside in front of the school 19:30
Tuesday  February 9th Pronunciation Class Room 3 From 14:30
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery – Horizons Meet outside in front of the school 18:00
Wednesday  February 10th Conversation Class Room 11 From 14:30
Thursday  February 11th Grammar Class Room 3 From 14:30
Bingo in the Academy Room 3 15:30
Friday  February 5th Rebel Rebel – The David Bowie Experience Meet outside in front of the school 19:00
Pub Night Meet outside in front of the school 21:00

 

Date Activity Room Number Time
Week Starting February 15th      
Monday  February 15th City Orientation Tour Meet in Reception 12:45
Listening Skills Room 3 14:30
Tuesday  February 16th Pronunciation Class Room 3 14:30
Revolution- The Women of The Rising  (Play) Meet outside in front of the school 18:20
Wednesday  February 17th Conversation Class Room 11 14:30
Thursday  February 18th Grammar  Class Room 3 14:30
Bingo in the Academy Room 3 15:30
Friday  February 19th Cork  City Gaol Meet at Reception 14:30
Pub Night Meet outside in front of the school 19:00
Date Activity Room Number Time
 

Week Starting February 22nd

Monday  February 22nd City Orientation Tour Meet in Reception 12:45
Conversation Class Room 3 14:30
Tuesday  February 23rd Pronunciation Class Room 3 14:30
Revolution –  O’Donovan Rossa Connection (Play) Meet outside in front of the school 18:20
Wednesday  February 24th Conversation Class Room 11 14:30
Thursday  February 25th Grammar  Class Room 3 14:30
Bingo in the Academy Room 3 15:30
Friday  February 26th Blarney Castle Meet at Reception 14:30
Pub Night Meet outside in front of the school 17:00

 

If you would like to participate in any of the activities please sign up on the Social Programme Board on the Third Floor in room 14.

Photo Competition- Upload Entries Here!

How to enter

Please note our guidelines for competition entries:

Important notice with regards the Student Portrait category. Your subject (in this case your fellow student) needs to sign a Model Release Form. You can ask for this form at the school reception. Once signed please return to school reception.

Limit of 3 photos per person ( 1 per category) so make sure to chose your best and favourite photos!

Our Facebook administrator will create an album on the school Facebook site with your 3 photos.  The album with the most likes will win!

Closing Date for entries is Friday June 26th at 17.00 pm.

Fill out my online form.

 

The Competition results will be released on July 1st!

Good Luck!

Ali’s Story

Here is what Ali has to say about his host family who live in Blackrock just outside the city centre:

” My host family is lovely, very warm and welcoming. I felt at home on the first day. They even adapted their food  to suit me ( for example I eat a lot of vegetables, they don’t eat a lot so they make some extra for me, I think it is very considerate).

About the room, it is separated from the rest of the house so I am very quiet, I have my own bathroom on the same level ( private stairs from the kitchen so if you want to be alone, it is perfect, it’s like a little flat in the big house).

May I add that they have 3 or 4 living rooms with tv so there is no problem for watching your own show on tv if you wish( though I like to have plenty of conversations with the husband in the host family) and the house is very clean ( important point for me)!

I only have good comments about the family, the welcoming they gave me and their house. The location also is good, not too far from the center, the village of Blackrock is lovely and shopping center ( Mahon point) is not too far ”.

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We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay Ali and thank you so much for the lovely photos.

Vero’s Story

We welcomed Vero to Cork English Academy last November on an 8 week General English programme. Vero went back to Spain just before Christmas time.

She got on very well in class due to her hard work and positive attitude. She went to the free afternoon classes and studied at home. We were not surprised when she sent us this lovely note about her recent FCE examination success:

”I’m writing to tell you that I passed my FCE exam. I am very happy and I wanted to say THANK YOU to Cork English Academy because that wouldn’t have been possible without you. 

I know I didn’t prepare the exam with you but my two months there, in your academy, helped me a lot. I hadn’t studied English for 15 years and your classes encouraged me to continue learning the language once back in Spain.

Thank you again.

Vero”

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We wish Vero the very best for the future!