CEC (Cork English College)

CEC (Cork English College)

CEC (Cork English College)

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About the school

Cork English College (CEC) is one of Ireland’s premier English language colleges located in Ireland’s largest county of Cork, on the country’s southwest coast. The fantastic school is in the very heart of Cork city on the banks of the River Lee, and has been helping students to learn English for over 40-years.

A family-run business established by Managing Director, Valery Cullen and now managed with her son Marc (Marketing Director), you instantly feel the pride they have in their city, and the pride the whole CEC team takes in the teaching and experiences they offer each and every international student who joins them in Cork.

Cork offers a better cost of living to students as things like accommodation can be less than in some of Ireland’s larger cities.The school offers a great learning experience and matches the warmth, friendliness and humour always found in Cork.

Best Language School Award for CEC-Cork English College CEC-Cork English College topped the list for Best Language School at the 2019 Education Awards. Launched in 2017, The Education Awards recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence in the education sector in Ireland. The criteria for the award involved looking at the organisations background, academic and professional qualification of staff members, the courses and services provided, and the relevant industry experience, achievements and accreditations on offer. It also looked at factors such as innovation, infrastructure, teaching and research standards, student experience, alumni relations and development. With nine other English Language Schools from all over Ireland shortlisted in the category, CEC were honoured to take the accolade back to Cork city. The award reflects 40 years of experience and the exceptional work of the CEC directors, academic department, teachers and administration team. CEC Director Marc Cullen had this to say: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the Best Language School award at the recent Irish Education Awards. It is a true testament to the hard work and dedication everyone at CEC puts into making every student’s stay in Cork an experience to cherish.”

Courses Available

Adults (Usually +16 years)
Juniors (Usually -17 years)
General English
Business English
Academic English
Exam Preparation

Accommodation Available

Hotel or guesthouse
Shared house or apartment

CEC (Cork English College)
CEC (Cork English College)
CEC (Cork English College)
CEC (Cork English College)
CEC (Cork English College)

Family-run organisation

That takes great pride in the service and personal contact we provide to students

One of Ireland’s premier English language colleges

Located in the heart of Cork’s city centre

Much more than a language course

A high quality education experience delivered by a professional and friendly team


Beautiful buildings


Minutes lesson length


The year CEC was established

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