Live Online /Virtual Classes

Since the closure of schools due to COVID-19 Government measures, Cork English Academy’s current students were invited to register for level-specific, self-guided language exercises using our Online Learning Platform.

From Monday June 15th we will be launching our Live Online/Virtual Classes with CEA teachers.

Courses will start Monday June 15th and can be joined any Monday throughout the year.

Students will transfer to face-to face classes as soon as the school reopens (date yet to be confirmed by Government)

Live Online/Virtual Classes

  • Level-specific, group classes with CEA teachers will be delivered on Zoom
  • Preparatory work prior to the live lessons (email with assignments, readings, videos for example)
  • Homework assignments with teacher correction and feedback
  • Guided self-study assignments
  • 15 hours per week
  • Schedule: 3 hours per day Monday to Friday

Who are the Live Online/Virtual Classes for?

  • Current Students – Any student currently enrolled in CEA.
  • Current Students with Stamp 2 Status: Attending Live Online/Virtual Classes is now mandatory for students outside of the EU currently on Stamp 2 status.
  • Past Students: Students who requested to cancel the remainder of their course who were issued a course voucher for remaining weeks. You can choose to use this voucher now rather than waiting for the school to reopen if you wish.
  • Renewal Students: Past Stamp 2 status students (CEA or students from other schools in Ireland) who want renew a course and stay in Ireland for a further 8 months. (Renewal Special Offer Price)
  • Third time Renewal Extensions: Students who have finished their third 8 month period (2 years) who have now been granted permission to stay in Ireland up until 31 December maximum (Special Offer Price). Remember you must by Immigration rule book course weeks from 15th June or your visa expiry date until your flight departure home or maximum December 18th when the school closes for Christmas.
  • New Students: Students abroad who for travel or budget constraints cannot travel to Cork for an immersive language programme, who are available for and could benefit from 3 hours per day Live Online/Virtual Classes.

Special Discounted Prices:

  • Renewal Price Special Offer :(Renewal Special Offer Price)
    (Academic Year / Study & Work Programme of 25 weeks course/ 8 month stay in Ireland)
  • Weekly Price List for new or third time extension students. (Special Offer Price)
  • Special Offer No registration fee (usually €65)

Students will need access to a laptop/desktop or mobile phone with internet access.

Please contact us today for more information or booking confirmation.

Email: [email protected]

General English

Great year-round discounted prices for mid to long term bookings as well as discounted afternoon options.

Timetable Options

  • 15 hour Morning Monday to Friday 09.00 to 12.15
  • 15 hour Afternoon Monday to Friday 13.45 to 17.00
  • 20 hour Morning Monday to Friday 09.00 to 13.30
  • 20 hour Afternoon Monday to Friday 12.30 to 17.00



15 Hour Morning 09:00 to 12:15

1 week 2   weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks
€170 €340 €510 €560 €700 €840 €980 €1040 €1170 €1300
20 Hour Morning 09:00 to 13:30
€190 €380 €570 €640 €800 €960 €1120 €1200 €1350 €1500
15 Hour Afternoon 13:45 to 17.00
€140 €280 €420 €440 €550 €660 €770 €800 €900 €1000
20 Hour Afternoon 12.30 to 17.00
€160 €320 €480 €520 €650 €780 €910 €960 €1080 €1200

Please find a full list of courses prices: General-English-Price-List-2020

Extra Fees

General English Textbook Fee: €45 (covers one textbook)
School Registration Fee: €65


Please note bookings need to be made & paid in advance of course start date. For example if you want to book 12 weeks at the 12 week price then payment for the 12 weeks must be paid in advance of  course start date.

If you want to book  12 weeks in 4 week periods then payment for 4 weeks at the 4 week price must be paid in advance of the course start date and you can extend and pay for an extra 4 weeks at the 4 week price as availability allows.

Course Information 

  • Group English language courses for international students from Elementary level (CEF A1) to Advanced level (CEF C2): Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced & Proficient.
  • 12 students maximum per class.
  • The daily lessons cover all of the English language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing with an emphasis on speaking and listening.
  • The main focus of the General English course is on communication skills in real life settings. You will also work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and guided self-study.
  • Courses start on any Monday of the year except in the case of a bank holiday where courses then start on the following Tuesday.
  • All courses both 15 and 20 hour per week follow the same syllabus for 3 hours per day. The extra hour per day within the 20 hour course follows a separate syllabus and includes a separate range of topics.
  • There are 5 extra hours of teacher contact time within the 20 hour course which offers an opportunity to progress faster.

Feel free to Request a Quotation or Book Online today.

Improve Career Prospects with Private English Language Classes

Maximize your time with intensive individual tuition with experienced teachers at Cork English Academy.

Why Choose Private English Classes?

  • Lessons tailored to your individual learning needs
  • Flexible timetable to fit around your work schedule
  • Opportunity to focus on professional English (legal, medical, engineering, business etc.), Examination Preparation or a specific area of General English (pronunciation, formal writing, speaking)


  • 1 hour classes at €60 €45 per hour

Flexible Timetable:

Choose 1,2,3 hours per week in the afternoon or evening |Choose to study over 1 week, 2 weeks or 1 month | discuss & arrange your timetable & schedule with your teacher

Contact us today by phone +353 21 427 6012 or email  [email protected] and let us know your specific needs, goals and available times.

Free Dublin Airport Transfer


Students can take flights to Cork or Dublin Airport where airport bus services further connect students to Cork city (Cork Airport to Cork City – 8 km and Dublin Airport to Cork City – 263 km).


Dublin Airport Transfer 

Public Aircoach Bus Transfer FreeTransfer2Students make their way to the Coach Departure Area of Dublin Airport. Students buy a bus ticket on the Aircoach bus to Cork city. Cork English Academy will give students the fare back (please allow one working day for this) when students show their bus ticket to us at school reception. Approx. 3.5 hours.

1 ticket is refunded per person.Please note the Free Aircoach Offer can not be used in conjunction with any other special offer unless otherwise stated on the specific promotion.

Host Family transfers to and from Aircoach bus stop in Cork city on your arrival and departure are included for buses arriving or departing inside 09.00 – 00.00.

For later buses we can arrange a taxi for you at a price of €15 one way.If you booked an apartment we can organise a taxi for the students from Patrick’s Quay Aircoach bus stop to apartment accommodation, €15 one way/€30 return.

Private Transfer by car Cork English Academy representative meets students at arrivals area of Dublin Airport holding a sign with the student name on it and transfers them by private car to their accommodation in Cork. Approx. 3 hours €220 each way for 1-3 passengers