Standard Business English

  • 20 Hours per week
  • Afternoon Social and Cultural Programme
  • Certificate at end of Course

Standard Business English

  • 20 Hours per week
  • Afternoon Social and Cultural Programme
  • Certificate at end of Course

Our Business English class is perfect for those who wish to further their Business English skills and become more confident in their interactions with clients and business colleagues. The course develops your ability to use English in the context of work and international business and ensures you are well-equipped to function effectively in a busy working environment. The course is ideal for you if you are already working in business, or if you intend to study Business in university.

Enjoy your English language learning journey with Cork English College.

This business English class is for people who wish to:

  • Improve their Business English understanding
  • Gain practical skills and vocabulary
  • Improve their career prospects
  • Build their overall confidence in using Business English

Studying Business English with Cork English College offers students the opportunity to gain proficiency in English while making friends and experiencing the rich cultural heritage Cork has to offer.

Our Business English programme focuses on helping you develop your overall English language skills through a variety of useful and engaging materials and activities. Every week will include:

  • Grammar and vocabulary points based on business topics
  • A focus on speaking – classes are designed to maximise your speaking time
  • Extended fluency activities including discussions, roleplays, and presentations
  • Engaging listening and reading activities from a range of sources
  • A focus on professional and business English
  • Dedicated homework to support your grammar and vocabulary learning
  • Daily detailed error correction from your teacher for continuous improvement
  • End of week feedback to give you general guidance, direction, and confidence on your
    Business English language learning journey

We offer a range of different accommodation options for your stay in Cork. Choose an authentic Irish experience with one of our host families or more independent living in one of our residential student apartments. Our team ensures all accommodation options are safe, secure and of the highest standards.


With an English Course in CEC, you get:

Experienced Teachers
Multinational Classes
Clear Course Objectives
Regular Feedback & Progress Tests
An Integrated E-Learning platform
Weekly social & cultural activities


At the end of your English course, you can expect to:

Speak more confidently
Use English more effectively for work or travel
Communicate more accurately and clearly
Have developed your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
Have learnt more about Irish life & culture
Make memories and friends to last you a lifetime


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.

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. So far in 2023 we have had over 40 different nationalities study with us already!

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. If you have any issue with your accommodation we can arrange for you to speak with our dedicated accommodation office to find a solution.

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, we have high speed Wi-Fi available for all students in each of our school buildings.

Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?

Yes, we’re a fully accredited and recognised school. You’ll receive a certificate of attendance at the end of your programme stating your exit level, course title and number of weeks. Don’t forget to get your photo taken with your certificate on your last day!


MONDAY / Cork City Tour
TUESDAY / Grammar Clinic
WEDNESDAY / Traditional Irish Music Night
THURSDAY / Shandon Bells
FRIDAY / Fota Wildlife Park


Discover why you should choose the award winning fully accredited CEC.


  • Start Dates:
    Begin any Monday
  • Available Levels:
  • Age Group:
  • Hours per week:
    20 Hours (1 lesson = 60 mins)
  • Students per class:
    Average 6-8 students per class (max 12)


  • Registration Fee
  • Materials & E-Learning
  • Price
    From €275/week


  • Weeks:
  • Total:



“With the assistance of the CEC community – its compassionate teachers, activity leaders, administrative personnel as well as my inspiring classmates – I managed to raise my proficiency of English from a B2 to a solid C1. Above all, I always had a good time.”

Carla Proserpio

I will always keep a nice memory of the month spent in Cork, and this thanks to CEC, which in addition to letting me deepen my English, made me discover breathtaking places and meet unforgettable people.

Tatiane Passos
Costa Rica

Well, I’ll never forget my time at CEC, after all, it was a year and a half very well spent. I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to build my English here. Grrreat teachers, welcoming people and an incredible city/culture. Thank you very much CEC team for all support and keep up the brilliant work!