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English Courses in Cork

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Information about the English School in Cork

Cork is affectionately known as ‘the real capital’ by locals – and is the second largest city in Ireland! It is an excellent place for mature students to study, simply because the city is brimming with a vibrant young adult population. Cork is an extremely youthful, liberal, and upbeat area that somehow seamlessly meshes with its traditional and old-fashioned architecture. This city is no stranger to all the history and culture that continues to make Ireland such a popular destination for students. With its playful air, melodies of Irish music, towering cathedrals and friendly residents, the city will catapult you into a timeless dimension where you can practice and enrich your English language skills amongst the genuinely friendly and fun residents.

The Cork English School is centrally located within a beautiful heritage building, recently restored to high standards and offering well-equipped classrooms complete with all modern teaching tools. It is just a stone’s throw away from St. Patrick’s Street, lined with malls, restaurants, bars, cafes and all the shops you could possibly need. The English Courses offered in Cork are based on an interactive and communicative approach, with classes typically having just 7-8 students (the maximum amount of students per class being just 10!). Needless to say, our students never lack opportunities to make friends and interact with peers from all across the globe.

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Every English Course in Cork includes:

  • Textbooks and Materials
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Welcome Event
  • Internet Access/ WiFi

Number of Classrooms

Average Students Per Class


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English Courses in Cork!

These are the English Courses that you can follow at the new school of English in Cork

General or Intensive English Course in Cork

20 or 26 lessons per week - 20 lessons version available ALSO as an "afternoon only" option (13.45-17.00) - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Cork and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Cork for Adults

20 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Cork. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Cork

20 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Cork

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Cork you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

Accommodation in Cork

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Cork, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school


Distance to School: 15 - 20 minutes walking, 7 - 15 minutes public transport - Room types: Single Room - Double Room - Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why Cork? Some Facts...

Here is some more information about why you should take an English Course for Adults 18+ in Cork

Why take an English Course for Adults in Cork?

Cork is a superb place for young people to study, mainly due to the fact that the city is brimming with a vibrant adult population. It is Ireland’s second most populated city, and is a perfect destination choice for anyone interested in English. Many of Cork’s areas of interest and attractions are located within the city and are accessible on foot. From exploring the Fota Wildlife Park, to Gougane Barra, there is an endless list of fun things to do around here. You can opt to walk the old railway line to Crosshaven, visit the seals near Garnish Island, try out night kayaking on Lough Hyne, or go stargazing at Blackrock Observatory. You may wish to head to the English Market or on a food tour of Cork city, with endless opportunities to explore the Emerald Isle. It is also known as having the friendliest residents across the UK (if not the world!), so making friends will come easy to those wishing to take an English Course here.

The local public transport network is efficient and punctual. Most places are easily accessible by walk, however, there are coach and railway services if you’re looking to visit surrounding places. There are also some great boat rides around the island that make travelling more interesting.

An International Environment

Does this English course for adults 18+ in Cork meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check out the below statistics.


  •   Students of Ages 18-29 72% 72%
  • Ages 30+ 28% 28%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 08:45-09:00 Check-in, registration and test
  • 09:00-11:00 The first 2 lessons of the English Course in Cork (General/ Intensive/ Business)
  • 11:00-11:20 Break
  • 11:20-13:20 Second set of lessons (General/ Intensive/ Business)
  • 13:20-14:20 Lunch Break
  • 14:20-16:20 Third set of lessons (for those opting for the Intensive English Course)

Welcome Meeting

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Cork, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Cork, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Tuesday Onwards…

You begin to follow the regular academic calendar as of Tuesday.


  • 09:00-11:00 First 2 lessons (General/ Intensive/ Business)
  • 11:00-11:20 Break
  • 11:20-13:20 The second set of lessons (General/ Intensive/ Business)


  • 13:20-14:20 Lunch Break


  • 14:20-16:20 The third set of lessons (for those taking the Intensive English Course)

Useful Tips for Your English Course for Adults in Cork!

Some suggestions from those who live in Cork!

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Do Not Miss

  • The colourful English Market
  • Ring the Shandon Bells at St. Anne’s Church
  • Try a ‘Beamish’ at a unique pub
  • Watch a film at Triskel Christchurch
  • Take a stroll along the old railway to Crosshaven
  • Stargaze at the Blackrock Conservatory
  • Visit the Fota Wildlife Park
  • Blarney Castle

Cost of Living in Cork

  • Big Mac Combo Meal €7
  • 2 Litres of Coca Cola €2.00
  • Cappuccino €2.50
  • 1 litre of milk €1.20
  • Loaf of bread €1.40
  • Lunchtime Menu (+drink) €7-€8
  • Cost of sim card €10-€15
  • Cinema €10 – €12
  • Beer in local pub €4.50

Getting Around in Cork

Google Maps gives you great suggestions for transport in and around Cork. Most of the sights, shops and restaurants are located within the centre of the city, so you can easily explore them on foot. You can also:

  • Jump on the Irish Rail train, which connects Cork to other major towns
  • Use the extensive public bus network and check out the handy bus route maps here
  • Opt for the free bikes scheme

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