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…

SUMMER PHOTO COMPETITION

The sun is shining here in Cork! To celebrate, we are holding a summer photo competition for all CEC students! To enter: Take a picture enjoying the nice weather in Cork Upload to Instagram with the hashtag #SummerAtCEC Winner will be announced on Friday 25th May and will win a free ISIC Card!

The Cork English College Research Team One Year Anniversary

After a successful year of research and conference presentations, the CEC Research Team is looking forward to developing their 2018 – 2019 project plans. But first, a look back at a rewarding year: As part of the UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities and the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, the CEC Research Team presented a workshop…

Cork World Book Fest 2018!

Cork World Book Fest This week, Cork proudly celebrates its 14th Anniversary of the Cork World Book Festival! In 13 years the festival has grown immensely; embracing home-grown Irish talent as well as International authors from all over the world. This year, the festival welcomes Chang Ying-Tai, Nicholas Shaespeare, Dušan Šarotar, Luz Pichel, Olga Novo,…

Valentines Day around the World

Valentines Day around the World Ah, Valentine’s Day. February 14th. What used to be a day reserved for romance has transformed into more inclusive celebration, enjoyed by single ladies and lads alike. Gone are the days of intense coupledom and excessive displays of affection, as Valentine’s Day in Ireland today provides a chance for friends…

Travel News

There has been big announcements recently which are very positive for Cork. Brittany Ferries and Air France have announced new direct routes to Cork. This gives new options for groups or families wishing to sign up for one of the many Summer programmes that CEC has to offer. It has been announce that Emiratis will be…

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Cork

Are you staying this great city for New Years? Wondering what to do? We at Cork English College have some suggestions for you. In Ireland, New Year’s Eve is a chance for the population to dance off all the food eaten on Christmas day and to let loose for the last time that year! People…