English Language Schools in Cork - Ranking 2022

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15 Best language schools in Cork (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Cork? With a population of 140,000 inhabitants, Cork is Ireland's second largest ...
city. It is situated in the extreme South of Ireland and impresses with its rich archaeological, cultural and literary heritage. You will see Victorian houses, antique shops and ornate churches. Besides this, the town is known for its numerous bridges and winding, steep, cobbled streets.
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What we like about Cork
  • Lively student city
  • Cheaper than Dublin.
  • Interesting architecture.
  • Easy to make friends with locals.
What we dislike about Cork
  • Not as many options as a larger city.
  • Weather is temperamental.
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What our students said about Cork

Rating: 5/5


It is a nice, pleasant city, quiet and very clean and safe.


How our students rated their experience in Cork


Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall city attractiveness
238 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cork

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 5 reviews

I liked the afternoon classes and the study room.

24 November 2019
Course: General English 15 (Morning) - 2 weeks
Student age: 45 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

The attention of teachers in student learning.

13 August 2019
Course: Standard Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

The teacher and his teaching method.

25 March 2019
Course: GE15 - General English 15 - 4 weeks
Student age: 64 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

Friendliness, individual approach, quality of teaching

1 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 41 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

Flexibility in the organization of groups. The teaching staff.

3 September 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

Lessons and meeting of foreign students

13 August 2018
Course: GE20 - General English 20 - 6 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

The location and the way the teachers treat the students.

31 July 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

The diversity of nationalities in students

30 July 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

Very friendly and well-prepared teachers. Good location.
It was very interesting to study at ACET but, I was there for only 2 weeks and it's too little time.

5 June 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

I liked the type of teaching, it was always fun and taughtful even if sometimes it was boring. Even the tests werent't that much.

20 December 2017
Course: GE20 - General English 20 - 11 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

The teachers were good and lessons were funny and interesting.
I would have liked that the school organized more trips and activities.

14 September 2017
Course: GE15 - General English 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Eva María

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

Their teachers are awesome. They encourage you all time which makes it easier to learn English. Congratulations to Barry and Corinna (C1 Group).
The school should organize more social activities to involve their students in the Irish culture.

9 August 2017
Course: GE15 - General English 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 37 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

the school's teachers are really good

9 March 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 7 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

The atmosphere and the friendly staff
Accommodation does not apply to me, I chose my host and it was a good choice.

7 March 2017
Course: GE15 - General English 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

Very competent teachers care about our progress with individual and weekly assessments of our level. Listening and speaking every day. Small classrooms, never more than 10 people.

17 October 2016
Course: GE20 - General English 20 - 7 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Jose Joaquin

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 185 reviews

The willingness of staff to help you.

3 October 2016
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 41 reviews

My teacher for her ability to express verbally and bodily, thus making herself understood by the students. And the secretarial staff for empathising and helping.
I think that social activities should be worked and promoted more in class. Not only hang the weekly shift. I also think they should do activities in the school dedicated to encourage socialisation.

2 October 2016
Course: GE24 - General English Intensive - 3 weeks
Student age: 53 years

Virtudes Josefa

What school directors said about Cork

Cork was in the Lonely Planet Best in Travel top10cities to visit.It is a beautiful city with unique architecture.It benefits from an excellent programme of entertainment and is the gourmet capital of Ireland.

Catherine O' Connor

Our students decide on Cork as a destination as they wanted to live somewhere different and get away from the norm of studying in bigger cities

Interesting information about Cork

Key Facts about Cork

Population: 191,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: Munster, County Cork
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0522 USD)
Visa: 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.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 289 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 322 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:82* (18% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:61* (39% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Ireland average):4.34 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Map with location of English schools in Cork

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Public transportation in Cork

Weather in Cork

Climate Table
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35 °F40 °F45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
Water Temperature
48.2 °F48.2 °F46.4 °F48.2 °F51.8 °F57.2 °F59 °F60.8 °F59 °F57.2 °F51.8 °F50 °F

What to do in Cork

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Arrival Airport

Cork (ORK) - 6 km. from Cork city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 10,00 €, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Cork Airport, Cork Airport B´ness Park, Farmers Cross, Cork Airport Road, Eglinton Street + Eglinton Street, Cork City -Cork Merchants Quay

Taxi: 18 €, 10 minutes drive to city center of Cork

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton

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FAQ about schools in Cork

  • Cork English Academy has received the best overall rating in Cork.
  • ACET/Cork Language Centre International, located in 16 St. Patrick's Place, Wellington House, Wellington Road has been voted as the school with the best location in Cork.
  • 323€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Cork. The average cost of a language course in Cork is 350€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Cork English Academy as the best.
  • Cork English Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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