On arrival at the school students are greeted by a member of our friendly administration team and shown to the room where, along with the other new students, they will attend the orientation session and sit their placement test.
During the orientation session, the students are welcomed to Cork and to the school. They are familiarised with the timetable, the activities programme, the layout of the building and the facilities provided.
The placement test includes an aural test, multiple choice questions and a written section. Students will also have a brief interview with a member of our academic team to assess their oral English ability. This thorough testing ensures that each student is placed in a class which is suitable for their level of English.
Once the correction of all tests is complete the students are informed of their level and shown to their classroom by a member of staff and commence their lessons at 11:20.
Our curriculum is based on a combination of language structures functions and vocabulary graded according to level. In addition, classroom activities are carefully balanced throughout the day to ensure systematic development of the four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing). We have an extensive range of resources from which to select the most appropriate materials for use in a particular class.
Our fully qualified and experienced language trainers are expert in adapting recourses and teaching methods to suit the specific interests and requirements of individual students.
Cork English College is open from January 3th until December 15th, 2017. The following are a list of 2017 public holidays when the college will be closed. Please note that an excursion is provided on the following dates:
CEC advises all students to take out travel and medical insurance in their own country before departure.
Students from countries within the European Union are entitled to free medical treatment under the National Health Service (except for non-emergency hospital treatment). They should bring a European Health Insurance Card. Hospital services are provided free in public wards for EU visitors. This is called the EHIC form. For full information see the Citizens Information website.
Prospective students from many countries outside the European Union require a visa to enter Ireland. For the visa application they need a letter of invitation provided by the school, proof of payment of tuition fees, medical insurance and a formal financial statement that they can support themselves during their stay.
If you need entry clearance, book your course well in advance to give yourself enough time to obtain it.
For full information please visit our Visa Information page.
Our friendly team are available on e-mail, telephone and Skype, and you can call in to meet us at our offices on St Patrick’s Bridge in the heart of Cork city centre. We answer all queries and bookings within 24 hours. We are here to help you and we operate a round the clock service to clients in case of emergency. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
+353 21 4551522