Raul’s Story

Raul and Fiancé Denise arrived to Cork City 4 months ago.

English language students Cork English Academy
Raul and Denise, Cork City

”I had very little experience of English language classes until I came to Ireland…I didn’t know what to expect but I LOVE it!  

Pat, David, Maisie, Rebecca, a lot of awesome teachers, that teach how to be like an Irish person :). As they said, if you want to be like a local, you have to talk like a local and in Ireland that means you have to talk A LOT…blablablablabla :).

Grammar is my worst enemy! I find grammar the most challenging but thankfully I am improving the most with grammar.

I work for a global bank (citibank) with a lot of meetings so I use English everyday for my job. Learning English at school is very important for my job.

If you want to LEARN something, whatever the place, can be local or online but for interaction, going to school is the best! ”.

Oguzhan’s Story

Oguzhan is from Istanbul, Turkey. He started his English language journey at Cork English Academy back in September. Here is his story.

I’m a mechanical engineer. Due to my job, I need to communicate with companies and employees abroad. English is used as a common language. For this reason, I decided to study English. I chose Ireland for English education because I heard how helpful the Irish people are. I think Irish people are the people most like the Turkish people in the continent of Europe.

Photo @sykes_36

The reason I chose the city of Cork is that it is a small and safe city. Turkish people usually go to Dublin for English education. The only reason I wanted to be away from Turkish people was to always speak English and improve my level. During my four and a half months in Ireland, I travelled to Cork and Dublin. But I would love to visit other cities of Ireland in the spring. My favourite thing about Cork is that the buildings are small and you can always see the sky even in the city centre. This is very refreshing.
The thing I dislike most is the weather, of course.

Photo @yaycork

I have improved my English more than I expected at Cork English Academy. Everyone at school helps a lot. I really want to work and live in Ireland in the future.

Lena’s Story

Lena is a French student who studies General English at CEA.

Hi, my name is Léna, I am 19 and I am a Cork English Academy student I have lived in Cork for 3 months, since September. My first experience was as an Au pair, it was not too bad but it’s definitely not for me. After 3 months, I returned to France, and since February I am still in Ireland, I was in Dublin for 2 weeks and I’ll stay in Cork for 3/4 months more. I live with other people in the School Residence.

Lena’s Photography

For me, Cork it’s a very nice city, you can find whatever you want, when you want. This city is easier than other cities.You can shop and also go to the park. The bus is also the Best transport. You really need to use the bus in Cork. What i really like in Cork is the house’s colours. Even if the weather is bad, Cork have a lot of colours, you can feel good even if it’s raining. That’s my point of view.

Lena’s photography

Banan’s Online Classes

Banan on the Top Floor of Shandon Tower – Cork City

I completed level B1 and I am nearly to finished B2 at Cork English Academy. It was a brilliant experience.

The teachers did their best to help us and make everything clear and let us communicate which other students and practice speaking as much as possible.

My speaking is the most improved. The most challenging for me is practicing writing skills.

I don’t get a chance to practice English outside of school hours so speaking to teachers and classmates was important for me.

In my opinion I didn’t find huge differences between studying online and studying in person. The teachers were still brilliant. However, the relations and communication between students is better in person, in the school.

Here are some photos I took of Cork:

The Courthouse – Cork City
St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the River Lee – Cork City

Thank you Banan. We wish you all the best!

Find a Language Travel Agent Near You

An expert agent has the experience to help you plan and book every detail of your language travel abroad.

Most agencies will be able to give you information and support online and over the phone and some agents will welcome you into their office for a face-to-face meeting where you can discuss all things about your language holiday abroad.

The following agencies have helped students book at course at Cork English Academy: 

Abroad Experience
Agência 7Mundos
Aktif Education Abroad
Allworld Intercambios Culturais Ltda.
Amsanz
Armada Grandee Education Consulting
Beeducation Intercambio
Bilimevi Academic Support Center
Blue Intercambios
Bogazici Education Counseling Services
Brand Uhak
BreakEdu
BTB Intercambio
Bunguo
Butterfly Exchange
CanFly Education Agency Inc.
Celtic Internship
CI – Central de Intercambio
Click Intercambios
Coined
Condor Idiomas
Connect Intercambio
Day One Intercâmbios
Descubra o Mundo Intercâmbio
Destino Certo Intercâmbios
Dialog-Sprachreisen International GmbH
Discover Ireland
Dreams Intercâmbio
Eazy CIty
Education Abroad Ekaterinburg Centre
Education State
Egali Intercambio
El Centro de Ingles
ELT International Education Services
Endless Abroad Education
Enjoy Intercambio e Turismo
Estudar no Exterior Intercâmbio
Estudios Profesionales en Ingles (EPI)
FluencyPass
Fox Study
FYI Intercambios
Gdltravel Servicios de Educacion Internacional S. C.
GEDU Educational Services
GLC International Education Group
Global Active Study
Global Studies
Global Studies Spain
Global Vizyon Yurtdisi Egitim Danismanligi
Go Ahead Intercâmbios
GoLearn Agency
GoLearn Agency
Grow Experience
Hello! Irlanda
IB Global Educational and Career Consultancy
ICGroup Education – Excelência em Intercâmbio
Idealist Education Consultancy
Idealsas – Ideal Study Abroad Services
IE Intercambio Dublin Limited
Information Planet – São Paulo- Head Office
Ingles en Irlanda (Manolo)
Ingloba
Intercultural Agency
Interlink
International Travel (Brazil)
Intro Education Consultancy
Irlanda Intercambios
Japan Ireland Adventures Ltd
Jump Intercâmbio
Kiwi Education UK & Ireland
LAE Barcelona
Language 4 You
Language in Study and Go
Language International
LanguageCourse S.L.
Learning Idiomas
LiffeyJin Study
LingoSpy
Linguland: Studyadvisor Education Group GmbH
Lions Intercâmbio
Live and Learn Educational Group (LLEG)
Live Ireland Agencia de Estudio
MAPA – Educación Internacional
Master Education
Master Trip Limited
Mater intercambios
Me Mudo a Irlanda
Mundo idiomas
My Intercambio
My Intercambio
Oliver Twist Work and Study
Optima Intercambio
Prestige Uhak
Prize English
Real Egitim
SAY Languages
Smart Travel
Spiible
Study in Dublin
Study Trip NZ
Study Zone
StudyDIY
StudyMAP – Manhattan
The Big  House Group
The Broad Club
Travelmate Intercambio & Tursimo
Trinity Intercambios
United Towers
Upgrade Intercambio Cultural
Vaga-Mundo Travellers
Vena Irlanda
VETE Education And Travel
Vida Learn Intercâmbios
Vital Intercâmbios
VIVO INGLES
Vou Intercambio
WEST 1
WORK AND FUN
Work Study Ireland
World Experience Intercambio
World Study – O Mundo do Intercambio
World2Go Ltd
XPA Travel & Exchange
Yaicos
Yero Yurtdisi Egitim
Yes Agency
Yes Atlas
Ynsitu
Yonca Consultancy
You Too Project

Below you will find a list of agency associations. Feel free to contact the associations or individual agencies and be sure to mention that you would like to

  1. Travel to Ireland and

  2. Study in Cork English Academy

Some agents have lots of experience helping students prepare for the language holiday in Ireland specifically.

Here are just a few associations to help you on your way:

Brazil – BELTA
Brazilian Educational and Language Travel Association
Website: www.belta.org.br
Colombia: BC Agents    
British Council List of agents
Website: http://www.bcagent.info/gal/
Chile: BC Agents    
British Council list of agents    
Website: http://www.bcagent.info/gal    
 
Europe – EAQA
European Association of Quality Agencies
Website: www.eaqa.eu  
 
France – L’Office
Office National de Garantie des séjours et stages linguistiques
Website: www.loffice.org  
 
France – UNOSEL
Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours linguistiques et des Ecoles de Langues
Website: www.unosel.org  
 
Germany – FDSV
Fachverband Deutscher Sprachreise-Veranstalter e.V.
Website: www.fdsv.de  
 
Hong Kong – HKIECA
Hong Kong International Education Consultants’ Association
Website: www.hkieca.com  
 
Indonesia – IKPII
Indonesian International Education Consultants Association
Website: www.ikpii.com  
 
International – ALTO
Association of Language Travel Organisations
Website: www.altonet.org  
 
International – FELCA
Federation of Education and Language Consulting Association
Website: www.felca.org  
 
International – PIER
Professional International Education Resources
Website www.pieronline.org  
 
Italy – IALCA
Italian Association of Language Consultants and Agents
Website: www.ialca.it  
 
Japan – CIEL
Council of International Education and Travel
Website: www.jata-net.or.jp/ciel/english/index.html
 
Japan – JAOS
Japan Association of Overseas Studies
Website: www.jaos.gr.jp  
 
 
 
     
 
Russia – AREA
Association of Russian Educational Advisors
Website: www.studyarea.ru  
Saudi Arabia -UniAgents

 

Website: https://www.uniagents.com/

Serbia – YUTA
Association of the Travel Agencies of Serbia
Website: www.yuta.rs  
 
South Korea – KOSA
Korea Overseas Study Abroad
Website: www.kosaworld.org  
 
Spain – ASEPROCE
Asociación Española de Promotores de Cursos en el Extranjero
Website: www.aseproce.org
 
Switzerland – LILAS
Leading Independent Language Agencies of Switzerland
Website: www.lilas-ch.org  
 
Switzerland – SALTA
Swiss Association of Language Travel Agents
Website: www.salta.ch  
 
Taiwan – IECA
International Education Consultants Association
Website: www.iecatpe.org.tw  
 
Taiwan – TOSA
Taiwan Overseas Study Association
Website: www.tosa.org.tw  
 
Thailand – TIECA
Thai International Education Consultants Association
Website: www.tieca.com  
 
Turkey – EduDer
Educational Agents Network
Website: www.eduder.org  
 
Turkey – UED
Association of International Educational Counsellors
Email: [email protected] Website: www.ued.org.tr
 
Turkey – TEAG
Turkish Educational Agents Group
Email: [email protected] Website: www.teag.org
 
Turkey – YEDAB
International Education Counsellors Association of Turkey
Email: [email protected] Website: www.yedab.org
 
Vietnam – VIECA
Vietnam International Education Consultants Association
Email: [email protected] Website: www.vieca.org.vn

Post Updated 19/8/2022