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

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Rating: 4.6

4.65 reviews

Rating: 4.5

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Rating: 4.0

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School accredited by ACELS (The Advisory Council for English Language Schools) School accredited by MEI / RELSA

Cork English Academy is located in the city centre, less than five minutes walk from Patrick’s Street the main... More

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General English 20 (Morning) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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380€ 361€
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Rating: 4.3

4.341 reviews

Rating: 4.4

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.4

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School accredited by ACELS (The Advisory Council for English Language Schools)

Just across the River Lee, in the engaging Irish city of Cork, is Cork English World. Cork is the third largest city in... More

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GE15 - General English 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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400€ 383€
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Rating: 4.1

4.1185 reviews

Rating: 4.3

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

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School accredited by ACELS (The Advisory Council for English Language Schools) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by ISO 9000/9001 (International Organization for Standardization) School accredited by MEI / RELSA School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

The family-run school with 45 years experience is located in the centre of Cork, close to restaurants and shopping... More

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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
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540€ 516€
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School currently open
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

Cork, referred to by locals as ‘the real capital of Ireland’ is Ireland’s second biggest city located just 3... More

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Junior Programme - Homestay - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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Includes accommodation -
1450€ 1414€
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Rating: 5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

Leisure program
School accredited by ISO 9000/9001 (International Organization for Standardization)

The school is situated in the heart of Cork city and 15 km and 10 minutes by taxi from Cork International Airport. It... More

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Super Intensive Individual English Course - 30 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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4980€ 4731€
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Rating: 4.0

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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2380€ 2261€
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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.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cork

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 - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 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: 4.3

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

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

Key Facts about Cork

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.

Population: 191,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Munster, County Cork

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1840 USD)

Cork quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (238 reviews by our former students)

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: 275 €

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):3.86 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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

Weather in Cork

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48.2 °F48.2 °F46.4 °F48.2 °F51.8 °F57.2 °F59 °F60.8 °F59 °F57.2 °F51.8 °F50 °F

Events in CorkBest time to take a language course in Cork

Cork Jazz Festival
Cork Jazz Festival

22 October 2020 - 26 October 2020Sponsored by Guinness, the Cork Jazz Festival has been running every year since 1978. As Ireland's premier jazz festival, it attracts musicians from around the world.

International Choral Festival
International Choral Festival

April 2021 - May 2021The Cork International Choral Festival is an annual meeting for choirs from Ireland, the UK and Europe but also has many international participants. Thousands of singers come together every year to participate in the galas, concerts, and competition of this marvellous event.

Cork MidSummer Festival
Cork MidSummer Festival

June 2021The Cork MidSummer Festival is an annual event where artists from all kinds of disciplines stage shows for the whole family.

What to do in Cork

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    FAQ about schools in Cork

  • 361€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Cork. The average cost of a language course in Cork is 198€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Nations as the best.
  • Nations 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.
  • Nations was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay ' at Cork English Academy is the best rated accommodation in Cork.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Ireland is 6 weeks.
  • The student price index in Cork is 82.28. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Cork with 4.2 stars out of 5.
  • In Cork electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Cork is Cork (6.5 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cork.

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