Relaxed city of arts and culture
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Cork is Ireland’s second city and is the ideal destination for students to discover the real Ireland: green, poetic, musical, chatty and charming. It is also the gateway to beautiful wild southern part of Ireland.

It’s smaller, quieter and much more relaxed than Dublin.

Cork City has a population of about 220,000. The city is compact with excellent public transport. Most of the city-based attractions are in the city area. Most are free. Almost everything is walking distance. Great for bicycles.

The city has a vibrant arts and cultural ethos and was the European Capital of Culture in 2005. Cork is host to many festivals—the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival , the Cork Film Festival , the Cork International Choral Festival and the Cork Midsummer Festival .

One of our favourite actors, Cillian Murphy  (Mr Peaky Blinders) is a native son of Cork.

Cork English College

Cork English College has three beautiful buildings in the heart of the city centre. One stands high on Saint Patrick’s Hill and the other two have waterfront locations, overlooking the picturesque River Lee .

Founded in 1978, CEC has an excellent reputation and has been teaching English to students from all over the world.  It is a Cambridge and IELTS testing centre.

The school is a family run business.

St. Patrick day

Where is it?

  • City centre
  • Close to shops, bars, restaurants and transport
  • Located on the river-side with scenic views


  • Job club
  • Volunteer work
  • Internships
  • Work experience

 What can i Study?

  • General English
  • Intensive General English
  • One to One
  • Executive Programmes
  • Business English
  • Cambridge PET, FCE and CAE Exam Preparation
  • IELTS Preparation Course
  • TOLES Preparation Course
  • Teacher Refresher Courses
  • Military English Programme
  • Aviation English Programme
  • Academic Year – Long Stay
  • Pre Sessional Programme
  • Internship Programme
  • Family Language Stay


CEC offer a full programme of afternoon and evening social activities.

Where can i Sleep?

  • Homestay:
    • Standard or Ensuite Host Family
    • Distance from school: 20-30 minutes by public bus
  • Student residence:
    • Single standard or Single en-suite
    • Distance from school: Often walking distance
  • Shared apartment:
    • Single room with private bathroom or single room with shared bathroom or twin room with shared bathroom
    • Distance from school: Walking distance
  • Private apartment:
    • 2/3-bed apartment or 5-bed apartment
    • Distance from school: Walking distance
  • Hotels / Guesthouses:
    • Distance from school: Walking distance

good to knoW..

  • Max class size: Morning 12, Afternoon 15
  • Average class size: 6—8 students
  • Multinational
  • Cinema room
  • IT room
  • Common rooms
  • Library
  • Exam rooms
  • Private self-study rooms
  • Member of the Quality English school group

The Language House likes

We are great fans of the city of Cork. We like the small classes—maximum 10, average 6-7. If you are a slightly older student and serious about your English—this school is an excellent choice.