Valentine’s Day in Cork

Spending the most romantic day of the year in Cork? Not sure how to celebrate? Don’t worry, Cork English College has got your back! Below are some fun ideas for your February 14th!   Day trips to Irish towns Sure, Cork is a pretty awesome city, but there are plenty of other places nearby which…

International English Exams at CEC

You’re working hard to improve your level of English but how do you demonstrate to potential employers and educational institutions exactly how good you are?  Choose from one of the internationally recognised exams on offer here at CEC. Cambridge English Exams Cambridge English exams are among the most popular exams in the world. They are…

Upcoming festivals in Cork

You may be in Cork to study at Cork English College, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and party (or eat) once in a while – check out these upcoming festivals for some inspiration for your time off!   Ballincollig Winter Music Festival 24th-29th January This festival, held from the 24th to…

Cork vs Dublin

Did you know that Cork is commonly referred to as the “real capital”? Sure, Dublin may the go-to Irish city for many people, but there are many reasons to choose Cork as your study destination in Ireland. Here are just a few:   Cost Life in Cork is undeniably less expensive than in Dublin. Public…

Should you be studying Business English?

Should you be studying Business English? English is the accepted business language of today’s global economy. It can be heard in meeting rooms from Sacramento to Singapore, from Berlin to Beijing. These days, if you want to negotiate with a new supplier or give that contract-winning sales pitch, knowing the right variation of English could…

Practical advice for the day of your Cambridge Exam

The next sitting of the Cambridge exams is nearly here and our students have been working hard to prepare. While it is important to focus on your English language and skills of course, there are some other practical things you can do to help the day of your exam go more smoothly.  If you forget…

Christmas 2016 in Cork

Ho Ho Ho, students! Once upon a time there were a lot of elves at Cork English College and they didn’t know what to do during their Christmas break. The elves were far, far away from their hometowns so it wasn’t possible to celebrate Christmas with their families – a few elves were very sad…

Cork Film Festival 2016

It’s this time of the year again where Cork is delighted to present a huge collection of films and other events for the 61st Cork Film Festival supported by the locals of Cork – the Corkonians. For those who don’t know what it is: The Cork Film Festival is an audience festival,which attracts spectators from…

Tips for getting top marks in the Cambridge First (FCE) Exam

Tips for getting top marks in the Cambridge First (FCE) Exam Are you planning on taking the Cambridge First (FCE) exam?   It’s important that you have a good B2 level of English but it’s also important to prepare carefully for the exam to make sure you get the best possible result.  Hundreds of students take…

Celebrate HALLOWEEN 2016 in style in Cork

The modern Halloween holiday is loosely based on the old Celtic holiday, Samhain, when the veil between the “real” world and the spirit world was considered to be very thin. There is little wonder why Halloween costumes have a creepy and spooky, or even down-right frightening appearance. Events you shouldn’t miss: THE NIGHTMARE REALM You…

Urban October – Life in the city

  Are you interested in trying new things, meeting new people and discover different cultures? If so, Cork City Centre is definitely the only place you should be this month! Urban October showcases what “life in the city” means with a diversified spectrum of events for all ages and interests. Cork City has got a lot of…

Cork Heritage Open Day 2016

A entire day dedicated to the national historical and artistic heritage of Cork will be held on the 20th of August 2016. Over 42 buildings will open their doors to the public on this day only. Cork City Hall, Freemason’s Hall, Cork Opera House, Elisabeth Fort … are only few of the amazing buildings our beautiful city…