English Language School in Cork City

Book a quality English language course with CEA Cork, an accredited and recognised English language school, founded in 2011 in the heart of Cork City.

Historical School Building

The school building is full of character and dates back to the late 1800s. It used to be an important flour mill.

The outside of the school as well as some of the classrooms within show off the beautiful and historic red and yellow brick work of the old mill.

Located in the immediate city centre, strategically placed on the River Lee’s South Channel for water-powered milling, the building is now home to English language students from countries all around the world.

English Language School Team

The CEA team are here to help you in the areas of teaching, registration, accommodation and social activities.

All teachers are native English speakers and University graduates with special qualifications to teach English as a foreign language.

Finally many members of the teaching staff have experience stretching over many years and have thought English language classes here in Ireland and in countries abroad.

English Language School Facilities

  • Fully-equipped, modern and comfortable classrooms
  • Self-access, internet centre with free computer, internet access and hot-desking spaces
  • Student lounge and common area with vending machine, coffee and snacks available
  • Self- study area
  • Wireless internet available free throughout the building
  • A range of textbooks and current authentic texts for in class use
  • School Library: Oxford University Press graded readers and many other books available to borrow for self study at home

Visit the School

School Closure Dates/Public Holiday Dates


5th February, March 18, 01 April, 06 May, 03 June, 05 August, 28 October. Additionally, the Christmas period closure dates will be from 21 December 2024 to 05 January 2025.

Last day of class will be Friday 20 December 2024 and the first day back in 2025 will be Monday 06 January 2025.


3rd February, March 17, 21 April, 05 May, 02 June, 04 August, 27 October. Additionally, the Christmas period closure dates will be from 22 December 2025 to 04 January 2026.

Last day of class will be Friday 21 December 2025 and the first day back in 2025 will be Monday 05 January 2026.

School Accreditations and Recognitions

Cork English Academy’s English language courses are recognized by ACELS , the Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services. This is a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

These are the national bodies responsible for the management of English Language Teaching organizations in Ireland.

CEA is also a member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) which is a further badge of quality and assurance.