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Cork English Academy, Cork, Ireland

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Cork

Cork English Academy

  • Cork English Academy is located in the bustling Irish city of Cork. The school is housed in the city centre, close to the banks of the River Lee and is within walking distance of many restaurants, eateries, supermarkets and attractions, such as several live music venues and the Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral. The school is within a 10-minute walk of the Cork Opera House, Quay Shopping Centre and the Cork bus station. Course selection consists of General English, taught over various schedules and intensities, and Exam Preparation for the FCE, IELTS and TIE exams. Courses ...
    can be taken in conjunction with one another, with private tuition also readily available. Cork English Academy arranges several free workshops for their students throughout each week. These workshops can include Business English, Learning Strategies, Board Games, Jobs Club, Films Club and much more! The school also has a vast social programme, arranging several visits to local attractions each week, including trips to many local art galleries, markets and breweries. The facilities of Cork English Academy offer everything a student may need to reach their language goals, from a comfortable and friendly environment. These facilities include a library, computer lab, free after-class access to language learning software, a lounge area and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. A city famed for its outstanding cuisine, the food of Cork shall not disappoint!
  • The language school Cork English Academy was founded in Cork, Ireland in 2011.
  • Address: 2 Drinan Street, T12 KP40 - Cork, Ireland (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: TCEA Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: IE9785027G

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Cork English Academy

These will be in line with Irish Government decisions. We are waiting for Government reopen date and rules and then we will publish our reopen date and special measures.

COVID-19 Accommodation Protocols:

- Pre-arrival communication with most up to date public health guidelines is emailed to each student.

- Students will receive communication on check-in from EazyCity regarding the steps to take if there is a suspected case of Covid-19 in their accommodation.

- Extra signage will be placed in all accommodation to promote hand hygiene and other hygiene practices as well as Covid-19 public health guidelines.

- No visitors or guests are allowed in EazyCity accommodation until further notice.

- Students will be asked to adhere to social distancing as much as possible within the common areas of their accommodation by taking turns using the kitchen and not congregating together in the kitchen and living areas.

- An increased cleaning schedule has been put in place by the EazyCity cleaning team including the use of steam cleaners and anti-bacterial cleaning products. Extra time is being allowed for in the schedule to carry out a thorough deep cleaning of bedrooms before each new check-in.

- Self check-ins only at this time – students will be provided with full details of how to retrieve their keys and check in prior to arrival. They will be provided with our Emergency Phone number for assistance.

- Twin rooms may only be booked by 2 people arriving together

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACELSMEI / RELSA
“Cork City is just the right size to feel at home quickly, and yet has all the character of a cosmopolitan city.”

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

6

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 € per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 185
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Optional airport transfer

Cork Airport:
25 € pick up
50 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 17 Mar. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 07 Jun. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 20 24 25
Price in € 170 162 340 323 510 485 560 532 840 798 1040 988 1300 1235 1650 1568 2200 2090 2640 2508 2750 2613
Price in US$ 196 392 587 645 967 1197 1497 1900 2533 3039 3166
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
- The Public Aircoach Bus transfer ticket fare from Dublin Airport will be refunded to the students who show the ticket at the reception of the school (one ticket per student) .
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 770 732 1540 1463 2310 2195 3080 2926 3850 3658 4620 4389 5390 5121 6160 5852 7700 7315 9240 8778 770 732
Price in US$ 887 1773 2659 3545 4432 5318 6204 7090 8863 10635 887
This course combines 15 lessons group lessons with 10 one-to-one lessons tailored to the student's specific or business language needs.
The one-to-one lessons scheduled may change depending on classroom and teacher availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 1070 1017 2140 2033 3210 3050 4280 4066 5350 5083 6420 6099 7490 7116 8560 8132 10700 10165 12840 12198 1070 1017
Price in US$ 1232 2463 3695 4926 6158 7389 8621 9852 12315 14778 1232
This course combines 15 lessons group lessons with 15 one-to-one lessons tailored to the student's specific or business language needs.
The one-to-one lessons scheduled may change depending on classroom and teacher availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 470 447 940 893 1410 1340 1880 1786 2350 2233 2820 2679 3290 3126 3760 3572 4700 4465 5640 5358 470 447
Price in US$ 541 1082 1623 2164 2705 3246 3787 4328 5410 6492 541
This course combines 15 lessons group lessons with 5 one-to-one lessons tailored to the student's specific or business language needs.
The one-to-one lessons scheduled may change depending on classroom and teacher availability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 20 24 25
Price in € 140 133 280 266 420 399 440 418 660 627 800 760 1000 950 1350 1283 1800 1710 2160 2052 2000 1900
Price in US$ 162 323 484 507 760 921 1151 1554 2072 2486 2302
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
- The Public Aircoach Bus transfer ticket fare from Dublin Airport will be refunded to the students who show the ticket at the reception of the school (one ticket per student) .
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 660 627 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 760 -- -- -- -- --
This course is specifically designed to help students prepare for the FCE exam.
Starting dates
2021: 12 Jul. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
Exam dates
25 Aug. 2021, 26 Aug. 2021
Exam fee
185 €
Course Video
Cork English Academy -  (Video)
Cork English Academy - (Video)
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 840 798 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 967 -- -- -- -- --
This course is specifically designed to help students prepare for the FCE exam.
Starting dates
2021: 12 Jul. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
Exam dates
25 Aug. 2021, 26 Aug. 2021
Exam fee
185 €
Reserve this course »
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1695 1611
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1951
This course includes 19 weeks of general English and 6 weeks of IELTS exam preparation. The general English textbook, the exam fee and the exam textbook are all included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3040 2888
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3499
This course includes 19 weeks of general English and 6 weeks of IELTS exam preparation. The general English textbook, the exam fee and the exam textbook are all included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 660 627 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 760 -- -- -- -- --
This course is specifically designed to help students prepare for the IELTS exams.
Starting dates
2021: 18 Jan. 2021, 08 Mar. 2021, 26 Apr. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 20 Sep. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
Exam dates
27 Feb. 2021, 17 Apr. 2021, 09 Jun. 2021, 21 Aug. 2021, 30 Oct. 2021, 11 Dec. 2021
Exam fee
200 €
Course Video
Cork English Academy -  (Video)
Cork English Academy - (Video)
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 840 798 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 967 -- -- -- -- --
This course is specifically designed to help students prepare for the IELTS exams.
Starting dates
2021: 18 Jan. 2021, 08 Mar. 2021, 26 Apr. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 20 Sep. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - No registration fee! .
Exam dates
27 Feb. 2021, 17 Apr. 2021, 09 Jun. 2021, 21 Aug. 2021, 30 Oct. 2021, 11 Dec. 2021
Exam fee
200 €
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1575 1497
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1813
This course includes 25 weeks of general English. The general English textbook and the exam fee are all included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Reserve this course »
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2100 1995
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2417
This course includes 25 weeks of general English. The general English textbook and the exam fee are all included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 60 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:As per European law and immigration policy, non-European students are required to book an external exam and insurance if they wish to stay and study beyond 90 days.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 260 390 520 650 780 910 1040 1300 1560 130 100 80
Price in US$ 315 473 630 788 945 1103 1260 1575 1890 158 122 97
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
There is a standard check out fee of EUR 30 which will be deducted from the EUR 100 security deposit. Maximum return on deposit is therefore EUR 70.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 555 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 185 40
Price in US$ 225 449 673 897 1121 1345 1569 1794 2242 2690 225 49
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes airport transfer from Cork Airport or transfer from the city centre for flights arriving or departing 08.00 - 00.00. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 29 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170 40
Price in US$ 206 412 618 824 1030 1236 1442 1648 2060 2472 206 49
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes airport transfer from Cork Airport or transfer from city centre for flights arriving or departing 08.00 - 00.00
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 29 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175 100 80
Price in US$ 425 637 849 1061 1273 1485 1697 2121 2545 213 122 97
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
There is a standard check out fee of EUR 30 which will be deducted from the EUR 100 security deposit. Maximum return on deposit is therefore EUR 70.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing2 km
Diving20 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Rugby 
Sailing10 km
Swimming 
Windsurfing20 km
Yoga 

Reviews

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Value for money

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
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Videos & Photos

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    Cork English Academy students6/21
  • Excursions
    Excursions 7/21
  • City tour
    City tour8/21
  • Notice board
    Notice board9/21
  • Streets of Cork
    Streets of Cork10/21
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine11/21
  • Cork English Academy lesson
    Cork English Academy lesson12/21
  • Common area
    Common area13/21
  • Break time
    Break time14/21
  • Market
    Market15/21
  • In the park
    In the park16/21
  • Exploring Cork
    Exploring Cork17/21
  • Exploring Cork
    Exploring Cork18/21
  • Chatting between lessons
    Chatting between lessons19/21
  • Views of Cork
    Views of Cork20/21
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    FAQ about Cork English Academy, Cork

  • English courses at Cork English Academy start at 60 € for General English + TIE 15 (Afternoon) course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Student Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Cork English Academy
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cork Airport (25 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Cork English Academy varies from 8 students (General English 15 (Morning)) to 8 students (General English 15 (Morning))
  • 100% of teachers at Cork English Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Cork English Academy offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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