CEC (Cork English College)
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. Read more
New junior summer programme
English plus Football with Valencia football club
Cork English College has teamed up with one of Spain’s most well-known clubs. Valencia CF has many accomplishments including their win of six La Liga titles and reaching two UEFA Champions League finals. They have made it to seven major European finals and have won four of these.
Students will be taught by the professional coaches who teach the Valencia team, resulting in CEC students receiving top-class training through English to improve their language skills at the same time. All students will get their own Valencia CF academy kit too!
These lessons will be in the afternoon, while students will have English lessons in the morning in CEC. As CEC is a Quality English school, students’ will also have top-class education, making this an exciting and popular new programme!
On top of all this, students will get to experience a social and cultural programme. They will have many activities such as karaoke or a disco in the evening, and on Saturday they will have a full day trip where they will get the opportunity to explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful and famous tourist destinations!
Courses AvailableAdults (Usually +16 years)
Juniors (Usually -17 years)
Hotel or guesthouse
Shared house or apartment
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Marketing English in Ireland (MEI)
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Cambridge Exam Prep Centre
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