Cork English College is one of Ireland’s premier English language colleges. It is located in the heart of Cork’s city centre with three beautiful buildings. CEC was founded over 35 years ago by the present Managing Director, Valery Cullen. CEC is a family-run organisation that takes great pride in the service and personal contact the school provides for each of the clients.

Top reasons to study here

  • An Irish, family run Cork school guarantees you that personal touch both inside & outside of your lessons!
  • Known for their friendliness & humour, Cork people are very welcoming to foreign visitors.
  • As many multinational companies are situated in Cork, job opportunities exist for foreigners!

Master's Programmes

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About

History

CEC was founded over 35 years ago by our present Managing Director, Valery Cullen. CEC is a family-run organisation that takes great pride in the service and personal contact they provide for each of their clients.

Education

CEC curriculum is based on a combination of language structures functions and vocabulary graded according to level. In addition, classroom activities are carefully balanced throughout the day to ensure systematic development of the four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing). They have an extensive range of resources from which to select the most appropriate materials for use in a particular class.

Our fully qualified and experienced language trainers are expert in adapting recourses and teaching methods to suit the specific interests and requirements of individual students.

Services

Student services

During the orientation session, the students are welcomed to Cork and to the school. They are familiarised with the timetable, the activities programme, the layout of the building and the facilities provided.

Library services

We have a fully comprehensive library, incorporating both educational and recreational reading materials. The Study Centre is located on the top floor of the school.

Medical services

Students from countries within the European Union are entitled to free medical treatment under the National Health Service (except for non-emergency hospital treatment). They should bring a European Health Insurance Card. Hospital services are provided free in public wards for EU visitors.

Accreditation

CEC is a member of the following associations and organisations:

  • Eaquals, ACELS, Quality English, Marketing English in Ireland, Education in Ireland, Bildungsurlaub Recognition, Cork Chamber of Commerce, ALTO
CEC is an official test centre for the following exams:
  • Cambridge English, BULATS, IELTS, Trinity College London, TOLES