+353 21 4551522

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About Cork English College

Students outside CEC - Learn English in Cork Ireland

Cork English College is one of Ireland’s premier English language colleges. It is located in the heart of Cork’s city centre with three beautiful buildings. One stands high on Patrick’s Hill and the other two have waterfront locations, overlooking the picturesque River Lee.

During the months of June, July and August our two Junior Centres are open. Our Host Family Centre is located in Douglas and our Residential Centre is located in Cork Institute of Technology. In CEC you get so much more than an English language course. You get a high quality education experience delivered to you by a professional and friendly team.

Mission Statement

We've always aimed to be the leading provider of E.F.L. (English as a Foreign Language) in Ireland through maintaining the highest standards of quality within a warm and welcoming environment, and we do that by following two simple rules:

  • We focus on ensuring that each client has a positive learning experience at CEC.
  • We never lose sight of the fact that we are a family-run business and the importance of providing personalised, professional service.


Our Administration Office is open Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.30 hours. The office is under the management of Micheline Bradley.

E-mail Address: [email protected]

The administrative staff has many years of experience with students from different countries, cultures and age groups. They create a supportive, caring and friendly environment for all students.


Cork English College is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and by the German Bildungsurlaubsgesetzt (Hamburg/Berlin/Rheinland Pfalz), and is a member of:


CEC is an authorised testing centre for the following international examinations:

  • Cambridge ESOL (KET, PET, FCE, CAE)

Academic Staff

Our teachers are university graduates who are qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. They are chosen for their expertise and experience as well as their ability to ensure productive and enjoyable courses that are tailored to the student's individual needs, interests and aims.

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

[email protected]