Cork English Academy, Cork City, Ireland


We are an independent English language school located in the heart of Cork city in the south of Ireland. Founded to serve the needs of those whose first language is not English, our aim is to provide excellent instruction in the English language in a friendly environment that gives our students the opportunity to use the English language with native speakers and practice with each other while gaining a greater understanding of Irish life and culture.

Whatever your reason for wanting to improve your current level of English we have an English language course for you. We aim to help our students to succeed in their English language learning by exceeding their expectations and delivering value in everything that we do. We want to ensure that your time in Cork is as enjoyable and productive as possible. You will benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of our team of trainers and support staff.

In addition to providing you with the best in English language training, we offer a varied and interesting social activities programme to give you the opportunity to practice your English language skills in real situations. We also offer carefully selected accommodation options in locations close to the school. We look forward to welcoming you to our English language school and to Cork.

Standard Home Stay
You live with a host family where you will get to experience life in an Irish household and practice your English in real life situations. Our host families are carefully selected, friendly local families who are happy to welcome you into their home. You will have a single room with breakfast and evening meal provided Monday to Friday and Breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday. Most family homes are located just outside the city centre and so you may need to take public transport to and from the school.Average distance between the school and host families is 30.Transfers to and from Cork airport on your arrival and departure are also included.

€ 195 per week, Host Family Summer Supplement (July 1 to September 2, 2020) € 35

Study at Cork English Academy
(2020 prices)

General English: The General English Course is a 20 hour per week module which runs Monday to Friday in the morning for four hours each day. This leaves you free for the remainder of the day to join the Social Activity Programme, study in our self access facilities or explore Cork and the surrounding areas.

€ 240 per week for 1 to 4 week bookings, more weeks at a discount

General English Afternoon: The General English Afternoon course is a 15 hour per week module which runs Monday to Friday 13.45 to 17.00 with a 15 minute break each day. The main focus of the General English 15 hour course is on communication skills in real life settings.

€ 130 per week for 1 to 4 week bookings, more weeks at a discount

IELTS Preparation: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to examine your ability to work, study, or live in an English speaking environment. This IELTS Preparation programme consists of 5 hours afternoon add-on tuition. It is suitable for students who are aiming to take the IELTS Academic Exam either while they are in Cork or at some time in the future. The afternoon classes are available as an add-on to students who are studying General English GE15 in the mornings.

€ 240 per week (20 hours in total)
Extra Fees: Examination Registration € 200, Course Material € 45

Business English: The Business English Course is perfect for students of business, those already working in the business environment and in regular contact with business clients and also those who will be working in English in the future. Students improve their business communication vocabulary and ability to speak about a wide variety of business topics. Our flexible, rolling enrolment option allows students to start every Monday.

€ 240 per week (20 hours in total), minimum level B2
Extra Fees: Examination Registration € 200, Course Material € 45

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