Language course English in Cork

ACET

Learn English in Cork at our partner school, ACET (formerly known as The Cork Language Centre). The school is located in two adjacent Georgian buildings which have been renovated while keeping their elegant 18th century character. The school is centrally located, meaning everything you may want is located within walking distance of the school. Besides light and comfortable classrooms and other facilities to aid you in your studies, the school also has a pleasant garden where you can relax with other students between and after your classes.

Key features of our partner English school:

  • Accredited by  EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services)
  • 24 fully equipped classrooms
  • Computer room with free internet and WIFI access
  • Multimedia materials with interactive activities
  • Library with a large amount of study material including books, magazines, DVDs and Videos
  • Attractive garden for students to relax in
  • Café serving hot drinks and snacks
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social programme

Cork plays host to a number of cultural festivals including a Jazz festival and a Film festival, and due to the famous warmth of its inhabitants it is a great place to socialize. Cork Language Centre organises a large variety of activities, with the objective of helping their students to learn English and enjoy a varied social life.  Activities include:

  • City tours
  • Excursions to Blarney Castle or the Jameson whiskey distillery
  • Irish dancing
  • Weekends in Dublin
  • Visits to the stunning South and West of Ireland
Activity programme Cork

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 20 or 26 lessons per week (1 lesson = 55 min) in a group with a maximum of 14 participants. The small number of students per class ensures effective teaching with the flexibility to meet your individual needs, in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. You have a progress test and a personal tutorial with your principal teacher each week. The intensive courses have a cultural component, which helps you to learn about Irish culture and the Irish way of life.

The intensive course focuses on practical communication skills with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Reading and writing activities provide you with opportunities to interact with other students. Vocabulary, idioms and grammar are practised in interesting and stimulating ways to achieve fluency. The 6 additional lessons (intensive 26 course) focus on English for daily use. These classes are especially designed to help you improve your practical use of the English language.

The timetable is usually:*

  • intensive course with 20 lessons per week: Monday-Friday from 09:00-12:55
  • intensive course with 26 lessons per week: Monday-Friday from 09:00-12:55 + Tuesday,Wednesday&Thursdat from 14:10-16:00
*timetable can be subject to changes

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 55 minutes

Combined

The combined course includes 20 lessons of the intensive course supplemented with 5 lessons of individual tuition per week. You will attend the regular 20 lessons in groups of up to 14 students. After lunch you will have a lesson of private tuition also, however. During these lessons you can address your specific needs and they will help you learn faster. Your teacher focuses on your particular needs and objectives, so you can jointly come up with the lessons that best suit you.

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14/1 per class
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 55 minutes

IELTS

This course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with 4 lessons of exam preparation. The IELTS preparation lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (02:10-4:00 PM). The average number of students per class is 8-10 (max. 14).

International English Language Testing System
The IELTS examination is a recognised measure of whether you are ready to study or train in the medium of English. It is recognised as a language requirement for entry to a university or college in Ireland or Britain. The examination consists of 4 papers: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Minimum level: upper-intermediate. For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14 per class
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every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

TOEFL

This course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with 4 lessons of exam preparation. The TOEFL preparation lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The average number of students per class is 8-10 (max. 14).

Test of English as a Foreign Language
The TOEFL test is a recognised measure of your English language level and a high score is needed when you apply to attend a university or college. The test has four components: listening comprehension, structure, reading and writing. The TOEFL test in Ireland is computer-based. Minimum level: intermediate.

To read more about the TOEFL examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14 per class
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every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

TOEIC

This course combines the intensive course of 20 lessons with 4 lessons of exam preparation. The TOEIC preparation lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The average number of students per class is 8-10 (max. 14).

Test of English for International Communication

The TOEIC examination tests your English proficiency in an international working environment and is useful if you wish to work for multinational companies. Businesses, government agencies and other public and private organisations accept TOEIC scores as proof of English skills in professional communication. The test has 2 components: listening and reading. The exam can be taken at school. To read more about the TOEIC examination course please click here.

Minimum level: Intermediate.

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14 per class
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every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Cambridge exam (FCE & CAE)

This course prepares you for the Cambridge Exam FCE or CAE. The Cambridge Preparation Course consists of 20 lessons per week and is designed to prepare you for the five components of the examinations (reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking).

Prior to arrival, you do a pre-test so that you can make an informed decision on which examination course to join. All teachers are experienced Cambridge examiners with many years of experience in examination preparation. You benefit from a combination of examination techniques and general language study.

Please note: The 5 week course starting in June includes 4 weeks + 3 days tuition while the 4 week course starting in July includes 4 weeks + 2 days tuition. In case of booking accommodation through us, your accommodation will be booked for the whole amount of weeks.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14 per class
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every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Cambridge exam (CPE)

This course prepares you for the Cambridge Exam CPE. The Cambridge Preparation Course consists of 20 lessons per week and is designed to prepare you for the five components of the examinations (reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking).

Prior to arrival, you do a pre-test so that you can make an informed decision on which examination course to join. All teachers are experienced Cambridge examiners with many years of experience in examination preparation. You benefit from a combination of examination techniques and general language study.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 14 per class
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every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Business English

The business English course is designed for professionals (min age 23) who wish to achieve maximum progress in a short amount of time. The course focuses on the essential language skills to perform in today’s competitive and global environment. Classes are in small international groups with max. 6 participants and you can have lunch with the tutor (cost of lunch is not included).

Components of the business English course include conducting meetings and discussions, making presentations, dealing with facts and figures, interviewing, negotiating techniques, management styles and leadership, describing trends as well as choice of stimulating topics such as sales and marketing, human resources, quality management and cross-cultural issues. It is a highly interactive course.

The Business English course consists of 25 lessons per week, and 5 hours lunch time with a teacher (lunch not included in the prices).

Minimum level of English: intermediate. Minimum age: 23 years

Minimum age is 23 years .

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Max. 6 per class
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 55 minutes

Teacher course

This 2 week English course for Teachers consists of 25 lessons per week, 20 lessons in the morning and 5 lessons divided over two afternoons. At the time of booking, teachers have to select one of the options hereafter:

1-Refresher Course for Non-Native Teachers
The course provides a balanced programme of methodology, classroom resourcing, current theory, cultural exposure and language enrichment. As a teacher of English, you can expect a challenging learning experience which updates and refreshes your teaching. The afternoon sessions complement the academic component of the programme. Through a series of visits to places of historical interest as well as lectures and workshops, you gain an overview of the culture, the history and the education system of Ireland.

2- TKT Training course (Teaching Knowledge Test)
This is a Cambridge exam specifically aimed for Teachers of English as a second language. TKT certification is suitable for those non-native teachers who would like to teach English as a second language. During the lessons, participants will be prepared for the TKT exam and will increase the knowledge of concepts related to language and its use.

Minimum age is 18 years .

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Max. 15 per class
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 55 minutes

Teacher course CLIL

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Language)
This a module especially focussed on non-native teachers (not necessarily teachers of English as a second language) who teach their subject in the English language. During the lessons, participants will increase their communication skills in English as well as they will explore keys issues and methodology forms.

This 2 week teacher course consists of 25 lessons per week, 20 lessons in the morning and 5 lessons divided over two afternoons.

Minimum age is 18 years .

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every Monday

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1 lesson = 45 minutes

Family course / parents

Parents can attend a course of 20 lessons a week from 9:00-12:55 am from Monday to Friday. Groups are of max. 14 students so that you can fully benefit from the lessons. The language school is located in the city center of Cork.

Minimum age is 18 years .

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Max. 14 per class
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 55 minutes

Family course / juniors (7-17 years)

The family course for children takes place at the University College Cork. Thanks to its excellent facilities (student dining room, indoor pool, gym, tennis / football courts and running tracks), it is an excellent place for young people to enjoy their holidays while learning English.

Classes take place from 9.30 to 12.30. The prices indicated include only the cost of the courses. The program of activities (in the afternoon), accommodation (for the whole family) are available by a supplement. To receive exact prices, please contact us.

For students between 5-10 years old, an "activity camp" can be booked. Infants from 1-4 can be accommodated in the kindergarten. Prices and information on request.

Minimum age is 7 years .

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Max. 15 per class
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 60 minutes

Golden Age

The Golden Age Course in Cork is specially designed for those students of 50+ who are interested in a combination of English language and culture. This programme is highly recommended to learn the language by having great fun and discover Ireland and in particular, Cork and its culture. The Golden Age course very flexible and aims to suit the needs and interest of the group.

The English course is focussed on developing communication skills both inside and outside the classroom.  The learning ambience is great and all the participants will be encouraged to increase the vocabulary and language through real communicative situations.

The Golden Age course includes:
- 15 English lessons per week
- Two afternoon tours
- one full day tour (Saturday)
- 2 afternoon presentations about Irish culture: music, history, literature and sports

Minimum age is 50 years .

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Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

One-to-One

The one-to-one course offers the most rapid, relevant and cost-effective form of language training. Your tutors can focus on general English or on the language skill you require for your profession or studies. 15 or 20 hours per week. If you want a different number of hours per week, please contact us.

Minimum age is 16 years .

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Max. 1 per class
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every Monday

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1 lesson = 60 minutes

Host family

Homestay accommodation is ideal for you if you wish to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Ireland. Living in an Irish home is an excellent way of improving your English and experiencing everyday life in Ireland in a welcoming and supportive environment. You stay in a good residential area of Cork, close to a bus route. You live in a home the school has selected on the basis of a warm friendly atmosphere and clean comfortable surroundings. You are accommodated on a half board basis from Monday to Friday and on a full board basis at the weekend. To ensure that you practise English, you will be the only speaker of your mother tongue placed in your homestay.

Summer residence

The summer residences University Place, Victoria Mills Apartments and Victoria Lodge are located at approximately 30 minutes walking distance or 10 minutes by bus from the language school and  are available from June to August.

You will have a single room with a private bathroom in an apartment you will share with other students. The apartments consist from 3 to 7 rooms and each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen (with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, electric hob) and a living room with a television. Bed linen is supplied but you must bring your own towels. The apartments are situated in an area with shops, pharmacy, pubs and close to Mardyke arena.

Characteristics:

  • Apartments with 3 to 7 bedrooms
  • Wired Broadband internet access in all bedrooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Individual ensuite bedrooms
  • Enclosed parking area for bicycles
  • Self service launderette (denotes extra payment)

Each bedroom is fully furnished and includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • A generous study desk
  • Bookshelves 
  • Wireless and broadband internet in room  

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