English Language Courses in Cork, Ireland

About Cork, Ireland

Study in Cork

Behind Dublin, Cork is the second most important city in Ireland with a population of 140,000. Situated in the south of the country, its numerous bridges and Georgian-style houses rise along the main canals of the Lee River.

Just outside Cork you'll discover areas of great natural beauty like unspoiled beaches, wide fields and impressive cliffs.

The English School in Cork

Founded in 1975, this school has gradually grown an impressive reputation over the years for all the services it provides to international students. It's located in the center of the city in two adjacent buildings which have been totally restored to maintain their original 18th century elegance.

Besides classrooms, the center holds computer rooms, a study room and student room.

English Language Courses in Cork, Ireland

General English Course

  • Program: 20 or 26 hours per week
  • Course duration: minimum of 2 and up to 52 weeks
  • Starting dates: any Monday of the year
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum of 12
  • Minimum age: 17 years old

Business English Course

  • Program: 20 hours of general English + 6 hours of business English per week
  • Levels: intermediate to advanced
  • Details: the same as the General English Course

Combined Course

  • Program: 20 hours of general English per week + 5 hours of private lessons
  • Details: the same as the general English course

Cambridge Exam Preparation Course (FCE, CAE, CPE)

  • Program: 20 hours per week
  • Course duration: 3, 10 or 12 weeks
  • Starting dates: January, March, July & September

IELTS Preparation Course

  • Lessons: 4 hours per wek added to the General English Course
  • Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration: the same as the General English Course

English Course for Elementary and Secondary Teachers

  • Lessons: 25 hours per week
  • Starting Dates: July 19 and August 12
  • Level: high intermediate to advanced
  • Durations: 2 weeks



Located in residential areas at 20 to 30 mintues by bus from the academic center, these families offer a double or single room including breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and full board on weekends.


These residences are owned by the school and available all year round. Apartments are shared by 3 students. They are located at a 15-minute walk from the school and city center. The rooms are doubles or singles depending on availability. Each apartment has its own fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV and bathroom.

Cultural Activities

On weekends, you'll be able to sign up for one or two-day trips to places like Galway, Limerick, West Cork or Killarney, among others, and during the week you can go to nearby sights or partake in evening activities like musical events, Irish dancing, bowling and typical Irish pubs.

Because of its location, Cork is the ideal place to practice different sports like horseback riding, golf, biking, sailing, fishing and much more!


  • Second largest city in Ireland
  • Excellent preparation for Cambridge exams
  • Easy to navigate city

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