Travel the World with CEC’s CELTA Course!

Cork English College is delighted to announce that we will now be offering a CELTA course! It is a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages and is an introductory teaching qualification awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, which is part of the University of Cambridge. It is one of the most recognised ELT (English…

Valencia Football Club is Teaming Up with CEC!

Cork English College (CEC) is delighted to introduce you to a new junior programme for summer 2020, which is English and football with Valencia football club! Following from the success of our Football with FC Porto programme, we have now teamed up with one of Spain’s most well-known clubs.  Valencia CF has many accomplishments including…

10 reasons you know it’s Christmas in Cork!

After a gruelling wait, the festive season is finally upon us! For many of you, this will be your first Christmas in wonderful Cork, and possibly your first Christmas away from home! Here at CEC, we know this might seem daunting, so we have written about some activities that us Corkonians enjoy participating in during…

CEC’s Host Family Appreciation Evening!

  On Wednesday, November 13th, we hosted a very special appreciation evening to celebrate our amazing host families for their continued support. We had a great turnout with over sixty of our families in attendance from various different parts of Cork who host our students year round. Taking place in the beautiful setting of the…

CEC – Cork English College Wins an Award at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards!

It’s official; CEC are a Cork Digital Marketing Awards winner! What a night on Friday, October 11th, at Cork International Hotel! We are delighted to have won ‘Best Use of Facebook’ (20 – 50 employees). The Digital Marketing Awards recognise the remarkable successes and achievements of businesses using digital media to enhance the consumer experience…

10,000th IELTS Candidates Tested by CEC-Cork English College

CEC-Cork English College established in 1978 are the only IELTS test centre in the South of Ireland. They have been an accredited IELTS test centre for 7 years. This month they will proudly welcome the 10,000th IELTS candidate to the centre. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test. It is developed by some…

Going Green for St.Patrick’s Day

CEC-Cork English College are making an effort to reduce waste in their city centre language school by banning all single use plastic from the premises. The school which has been established for more than 40 years, has always made a conscious effort to be good to the environment. This year they are taking a step…

Reading for Success

As we celebrated World book day in Ireland on March 7th, let’s have a look at how important reading is for improving your English. Most of our students tell us that they really want to improve their spoken English and this is one of the reasons they choose to travel to Ireland to study.  What…

Love, relationships and speaking exams!

  Love is in the air. This week we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day so here are some useful expressions and vocabulary for talking about love and relationships. Also, read on for some tips for using this vocabulary confidently in speaking exams. To fancy someone:  to feel attracted to someone. To get to know someone:  to spend time with someone and gradually learn more about them….

Marie-Caroline’s intern experience at CEC

Read about Marie-Caroline’s intern experience at CEC here. She was an amazing intern, we miss her a lot!   ‘’From the end of May to the end of August 2018, I have been an intern in CEC (Cork English College) for 3 months, thanks to the European Programme Erasmus +. I was working in the…

Preparing for IELTS, E-learning Feature

Our CEC E-Learning Platform is one of the newest features in a long line of innovative ideas from CEC. We provide students with a 24/7 service to help them improve their English and gain even more from their experience in CEC. As we are always looking to lead the way in teaching English Ireland. This…

Summer Photos

Last week we challenged our students to capture the essence of sunny Cork in a photograph for our Summer Photo Competition! ☀️ Here are a few of our favourites: anarenatadias juce_santos hannahmonise tatianycn roneigrella caiocosta4c geoartur jesusrsinecio   We hope you enjoyed them! Let us know how you have been enjoying the sun in Cork; tag…