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Cork English College
Cork, Ireland

Saint Patrick’s Bridge - T23 D863 Cork - see on map
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Cork English College - Adult class

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Overall school rating of Cork English College, Cork
Ranked #4 of 9 English schools in Cork

Rating: 2.2/5.0

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Rating: 3.5/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

What we like about the school
  • CEC have been named “Best Language School” at the Education Awards for the last 3 years.
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Location: The school is located in the centre of Cork City, on the quay of the River Lee. The school is family run and guarantees personal attention to every client.
  • The language school Cork English College was founded in Cork, Ireland in 1978.
  • Tax registration ID: 4738947Q (NIV)
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by Cork English College

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
70.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 65 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 75 €. 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 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2023, 06 Feb. 2023, 17 Mar. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 05 Jun. 2023, 07 Aug. 2023, 30 Oct. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023, 26 Dec. 2023.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Profiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Tuition
  • INCLUDED Organized activities
Note: All courses offered by Cork English College, Cork can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

  • Cork English College - General School Video1/5
  • Cork English College - Student Interviews2/5
  • Cork English College - Junior Program3/5
  • Cork English College - Student Interviews4/5
  • Cork English College - Student Interviews5/5
  • Adult class
    Adult class1/9
  • Students outside the school building
    Students outside the school building2/9
  • Bantry House
    Bantry House3/9
  • Buffalo Farm
    Buffalo Farm4/9
  • City Tour
    City Tour5/9
  • Blackrock Castle
    Blackrock Castle6/9
  • Adult class
    Adult class7/9
  • Adult class
    Adult class8/9
  • Activity: Bowling
    Activity: Bowling9/9

Cork English College

Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSALTOEAQUALSISO 9000/9001MEI / RELSAQEIATEFL, Irish Department of Education
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Cork English College and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 160
Throughout the year: 333
Minimum age of students
16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 27 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Cork Airport:
60 € one way
120 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Cork International Airport.
More information about airports around Cork and how to get from the airport to Cork on your own here on our Cork page.

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.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Diving70 km
Golf2 km
Horse riding2 km
Sailing20 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

City tour, Grammar Clinic, Traditional Irish Music Night, Shandon Bells, Wildlife Park
Video about leisure activities at Cork English College Cork


Ratings of Cork English College compared to ratings of all schools in Ireland

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Student Testimonial Videos

Note: The video testimonials of students from Cork English College have been provided by the school and schools do not usually publish negative testimonials. For uncensored reviews read what our students report about their stay at Cork English College.


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    Rating: 4.1/5.0

  2. Apollo Junior Centre
  3. Cork English Academy, Cork4.6

    Rating: 4.6/5.0

  4. Cork English World4.3

    Rating: 4.3/5.0

  5. EazyCity
  6. Griffith Institute of Language, Montenotte
  7. Influent
  8. InTuition
  9. Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

FAQ about Cork English College, Cork

  • English courses at Cork English College start at 162 € for General English Afternoon course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cork Airport (60 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Cork English College varies from 1 students (One-to-One English 10) to 20 students (High School Programme (Private Day School))
  • 100% of teachers at Cork English College hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Cork English College comes from Spain with a 17% representation, followed by students from France (15%) and Italy (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Cork English College offers courses from 11 years (Junior English + Football (Homestay), 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.


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