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…

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…

Digital Marketing

Does anyone understand digital marketing? The answer is no, because no one understands what works and what doesn’t work or why it works or why it doesn’t work. We have an understanding of the mechanics of digital marketing, but it is the sort of subject that would take a lifetime of learning, understanding and constant…

Our E-Learning Platform

There are a lot of very useful apps you can use for helping you to improve your English. Even ten minutes a day will make a big difference to your progress. Apps are a helpful aid for learning English in a structured manner and allow you to learn whenever and wherever you have a spare…

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  I…

Tim’s intern experience at CEC

Read about Tim’s intern experience at CEC here. We miss you Tim, especially for all the tall jobs!! My name is Tim and I started my experience in the college on the 21st of september because this internship was a voluntary part of my apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade here in germany. I was…

Ciao for now Lily!

Another one of our fantastic interns, Lily Sobrero, finished up recently. Read about her experience with us here! My name is Lily and I began my experience in the college 12 weeks ago because I got a scholarship for a post-diploma work experience. I spent my first two weeks in the college as a student…

We will miss you Sara!

Sara Minichetti, an Italian intern who was with CEC for 2 months, recently went back to Italy to continue her studies. Before she left, she had this to say about her time with us; I’m Sara. I arrived in CEC (Cork English College) on 21th of July. All the staff was very available and friendly…

CEC nominated for the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2015!

The Cork English College team is absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for not one, not two, but FOUR awards in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2015! We are delighted to be nominees in the following categories: Best Use of Facebook Best Use of Twitter Best website Best Use of Video Run by the Cork…

Should I consider taking the First Certificate in English Exam?

The Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam is the first exam in a suite of exams catering for different level students. FCE is a B2 Upper Intermediate level exam. Sometimes students have the misconception that this is the first possibility in terms of Cambridge assessment but in fact there are two other possibilities. The Cambridge…

Improve Your Grammar!

As a CEC student you have free access to the Grammar App from Guided E-Learning. This App is an in-depth grammar reference that also lets you practise using the language with interactive sentence building, activities and exercises. If you are trying to improve your English, this App lets you target the specific grammar areas that…

Music to our ears!

Tired of the same old, same old on the radio? Looking for something musically refreshing?   Across a diverse range of styles and from the fairly well-known to the more eclectic, the following suggestions from the students of PH5 Patrick’s Hill will surely tickle your musical tastebuds! Review 1 Clean Bandit – Rather Be “Recently, I’ve…