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…

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…

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…

Urban October – Life in the city

  Are you interested in trying new things, meeting new people and discover different cultures? If so, Cork City Centre is definitely the only place you should be this month! Urban October showcases what “life in the city” means with a diversified spectrum of events for all ages and interests. Cork City has got a lot of…

Cork Heritage Open Day 2016

A entire day dedicated to the national historical and artistic heritage of Cork will be held on the 20th of August 2016. Over 42 buildings will open their doors to the public on this day only. Cork City Hall, Freemason’s Hall, Cork Opera House, Elisabeth Fort … are only few of the amazing buildings our beautiful city…

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…

Christmas Traditions in Ireland

How do you celebrate Christmas in your country? Here are a few Irish Christmas traditions!   The Late Late Toy Show A long- standing Irish Christmas tradition, the Late Late Toy Show is seen by many as the beginning of Christmas. The show is broadcast on Irish television at the beginning of December every year…

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…

10 Things to Do before you leave Cork

Are you going home for Christmas? Here are a few suggestions of things to do before you leave Cork! Fota Wildlife Park & Fota House and Gardens Unleash your wild side at Fota Wildlife park; take a stroll alongside the several species of animals roaming freely around the park, grab a coffee in the park…