Frequently Asked Questions

In our experience, you’re bound to have lots of questions about us, so we’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions here. If there’s anything we haven’t covered, then please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by mail, phone, fax or email.

What type of activities can I look forward to?
We endeavour to cater for most tastes when it comes to activities, so we provide a wide choice, ranging from cultural visits to historic places of interest, to sports and lively night out. We want to make sure that you enjoy yourselves while you’re studying. Further to that, we can organise weekends away and arrange car hire if necessary.

How will I get to the school?
All of our accommodation is either within easy walking distance of the school or within easy reach by public transport.

Where is the school located?
The school is located right in the heart of Cork, on the banks of the river Lee, but we’ll keep you too busy to admire the view! It is also within close walking distance of Cork’s main bus terminus and railway station.

Who else will be studying there?
We have students from all over the world studying with us, which adds greatly to the friendly atmosphere.

Can I change my accommodation if I don’t like it?
Yes, our aim is to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your stay in Cork. It’s very rare for students to dislike their accommodation.

What type of accommodation can I expect?
What type of accommodation would you like? We have a full range of options from living with a host family to self-catering apartments and hotels.

Will I be able to use the Internet and email?
Yes, the Internet and email are available every afternoon to all students.

Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?
Yes, we’re a fully accredited and recognised school. You’ll receive official recognition of your achievement.

How can I register for an English course?
Registration is very simple: just fill in the appropriate form and we’ll take care of everything else.

How can I pay for the course?
We have a range of payment options: you can pay by credit card, bank transfer or bank draft. Just choose whichever is easiest for you.

When do the courses start?
In general, our first courses start at 9am and the last ones end at 5pm, leaving plenty of time to enjoy our social activities.

How many students will be in my class?
We pride ourselves on giving everyone personal attention, which is why you’ll never find more than 8 or 10 students in any class.

How many course levels do you have?
We offer 7 course levels. So, whatever you level of English, we can help.

I’m not sure what my level of English is, how can I find out?
Most people have a good idea of their level of English but we are always on hand if you need help – just call us. Alternatively, you can do our Online Test. In any event, every student is assessed on arrival just to make sure that they are on the right course.

quote I was very happy to stay one month here! The lessons are very useful and the activities always interesting! I’ve met a lot of friends from around the world. Thank you for all!

Severine, French

quote Thanks for everything! I’ve spent a wonderful 3 months here in Cork English College. See you soon!

Kristina, Russia
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Get in touch

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

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