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Cork English College

Cork English College
Cork English College is one of Ireland’s premier English language colleges. Founded in 1978 by Valery Cullen and still family run today by her son, Marc. The school features a fantastic and experienced team who're dedicated to your needs and who combine a warm, friendly and informal approach with a high-quality service.

CEC is located in the heart of Cork’s city centre with three beautiful buildings. One stands high on Patrick’s Hill and the other two have waterfront locations, overlooking the picturesque River Lee.
  • Located in beautiful historic buildings in the heart of Cork city
  • Authorised Cambridge, IELTS, OET & TOEIC a testing centre
  • Family run since 1978. Small class sizes. E-Learning Platform

Courses at School

  • Academic Preparation
    • Academic Year
    • EAP/Academic English
    • University Foundation
    • University Pathway
  • Business English - General
  • English for Specific Purposes
    • Aviation/Military
    • Mature students
  • Examination Courses
    • Cambridge
    • IELTS
    • OET
    • TIE
    • TOEIC
    • TOLES
    • Trinity GESE
  • General English
    • General English
    • Intensive General English
  • One-to-one tuition
  • Online Courses
    • Academic Preparation
    • Adult Courses Online
    • Business and Professional English Online
    • Cambridge Preparation Online
    • General English A1-A2 Online
    • General English B1-B2 Online
    • General English C1-C2 Online
    • IELTS Preparation Online
    • Junior Courses Online
    • One-to-one or Two-to-one lessons Online
  • Specialist Online Courses
    • OET Preparation Online
    • TOEFL Preparation Online
  • Teachers' Courses
    • CELTA
    • CLIL
    • Eramus+
    • Teacher refresher (Primary)
    • Teacher refresher (Secondary)
    • TKT
  • Young Learner Courses
    • Family
    • High school programmes
    • Homestay
    • Outside of summer
    • Residential
    • Summer vacation
Maria, Spain

"It's been six months since I arrived in Ireland and although this experience is finish, I will remember it for the rest of my life. ⠀ I came to Ireland with the objective of learning English for my professional future, but with this experience I have discovered that I want to do my best with this language in order to continue traveling the world. I arrived with an A2+ level and I leave very happy with a B2. ⠀ Thanks to this school, the teachers, all the workers who make the school possible and my classmates, I have enjoyed and learned a lot, I couldn’t have achieved it without them. I have met a lot of people from other countries and we have shared and exchanged a lot of ideas and cultures. ⠀ Thank you very much for all the love and learning that I have received, I will never be able to forget it. I wish you the best of luck!"

Nils, Germany

"I had the chance to study English at CEC for half a year which I will cherish. With the assistance of the CEC community - its compassionate teachers, activity leaders, administrative personnel as well as my inspiring classmates. I managed to raise my proficiency of English from a B2 to a solid C1. Above all, I always had a good time. In addition to the classes, I thoroughly enjoyed the activities that CEC has to offer. I’ll always remember the evenings at the pub with live music and having a ball with my friends from around the globe. Wishing everyone all the best and hopefully we will see each other again one day."

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