Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

As part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, held in conjunction with the UNESCO Learning Cities Conference, the Cork English College Research Team gave a talk and workshop on Project Based Learning (PBL) on Wednesday evening, September 20th. CEC was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald to the reception beforehand. The talk focused…

Talk & workshop focused on project based learning!

Project Based Learning Strategies in Education and Training:  Impact on Stake-holder Motivation, Outcomes and Constraints As part of the UNESCO Conference on Learning Cities and the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, the CEC Research Team will present a short talk and accompanying workshop on September 20th, 2017 from 17:30 – 18:30. The talk will contain an…

10 Fun Facts about Cork which you probably didn’t know before

10 Fun Facts about Cork which you probably didn’t know before* *in our humble opinion We all know the basics – that Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland, that Cork English College is the best language school in the world* – but did you know the below facts? Read on and…

Summer Weekend Trips at CEC

The summer is a busy time here in CEC as we open our doors to our summer school. We are looking forward to welcoming students from the four corners of the world. This promises to be another exciting and fun filled summer at CEC. To ensure that students get to fully appreciate everything that Ireland…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…