Cork MidSummer Festival : Free things to do :)

Cork MidSummer Festival 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. “The Cork Midsummer Festival helds from the 16th to the 25th of June 2017, is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city…

Easter in Ireland

It’s the time of year when the flowers begin to blossom, the birds are singing and lambs are running through the fields. You guessed it, Easter is upon us again and the Easter Bunny is getting ready to deliver eggs to all the children! So what do Irish people do at Easter? As Ireland’s population…

St. Patrick’s Day in Cork

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day, the most ‘Irish’ time of the year – a day full of shenanigans, tomfoolery, and most importantly, craic. But what really is St. Patrick’s Day? What started off as a religious festival commemorating Christianity in Ireland has turned into a worldwide celebration of Irish heritage and culture. Cork English College is…

Tips to prepare the IELTS Exam!

Preparing for the IELTS Exam?    Here are some top tips to better prepare for it.   Familiarise yourself with the test format and the timing of each part of the speaking and writing tests. Know what kinds of questions are asked in each part of the paper. Once you are familiar with the format,…

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…