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Cork English Academy, Cork, Ireland


Rating: 4.6/5.0

2 Drinan Street - T12 KP40 Cork - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Cork
  • Optional language workshops.

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

Location: 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: 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.

Social and Cultural: Cork English Academy arranges several free workshops for its 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.

School facilities: The facilities of Cork English Academy offer everything a student may need to reach their language goals, in 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.

Additional information: 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.
  • Legal name / parent company: TCEA Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: IE9785027G

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Cork English Academy
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.
Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
65.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022 - 02 Jan. 2022, 17 Mar. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 31 Oct. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 € per course level.

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
Note: All courses offered by Cork English Academy can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Cork English Academy

“Cork City is just the right size to feel at home quickly, and yet has all the character of a cosmopolitan city.”
Accreditations and Quality seals
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Cork English Academy and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age

Average number of students
In summer:150
Throughout the year: 150
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Cork Airport:
25 € one way
50 € return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
30 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing2 km
Diving20 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Sailing10 km
Windsurfing20 km




Rating: 4.6/5.0

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Cork English Academy, Cork
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.6/5.0


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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What students liked about Cork English Academy, Cork
I liked the afternoon classes and the study room.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: In winter, there are usually no afternoon activities since they do not reach the minimum number of students to organise them.


Cork English Academy 2022 Prices
Cork English Academy 2022 Prices


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    FAQ about Cork English Academy, Cork

  • English courses at Cork English Academy start at 76 € for General English + IELTS 15 (Afternoon) course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay 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 15 students (General English 15 (Morning)) to 15 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 18 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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