Evening IELTS Preparation

  • One or two evenings a week.

Evening IELTS Preparation

  • One or two evenings a week.

Our IELTS Preparation Evening Classes are ideal for those living and working in Cork who are looking to improve their English and prepare for an internationally recognised exam on a part time basis. Classes are spread over 8 to 10 weeks throughout the year and allow you to prepare for the IELTS exam with our expert teachers in small interactive classes.

Our qualified and experienced teachers use a variety of published and authentic exam materials to help students to prepare and perfect their test taking technique. The course covers the four IELTS skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and prepares students for the Academic exam format.

This course aims to familiarise students with the format and requirements of the exam and to provide timed and monitored exam practice, as well as feedback and advice for the various parts of the exam.

Participants can take the IELTS exam at Cork English College. Please note you are advised to register for the IELTS exam 5 weeks before the examination date.

CEC host the IELTS exam twice every month. Visit www.ieltscork.com for more information and to book your IELTS exam.

The IELTS Preparation Evening Classes are for people who wish to:

• Prepare and take the IELTS Exam
• Learn from experienced IELTS teachers
• Gain experience and insights into the exam
• Perfect their test taking techniques
• Improve their career and education prospects

Our IELTS Exam Preparation programme focuses on helping you develop your test taking techniques and overall English language skills through a variety of useful and engaging materials and activities.

Every week will include:

  • Grammar and vocabulary points based on your needs and goals
  • A focus on speaking, classes designed to maximise your speaking time
  • Targeted test taking techniques
  • Engaging listening and reading activities from a range of IELTS sources
  • Dedicated homework to support your exam preparation
  • Daily detailed error correction from your teacher for continuous improvement
  • End of week feedback to give you general guidance, direction and confidence on your IELTS preparation journey

Unfortunately our accommodation options are only available to registered students on our full time morning or afternoon programmes.


With an English Course in CEC, you get:

Experienced Teachers
Multinational Classes
Clear Course Objectives
Regular Feedback & Progress Tests


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. 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.


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:
    September 26th - November 30th 2022
  • Available Levels:
  • Age Group:
  • Hours per week:
    2 or 4 Hours (1 lesson = 60 mins)
  • Students per class:
    Average 6–8 students per class (Max 12)


  • Registration Fee:
  • Course Material:
  • Prices:
    From €230 or €430 for 10 weeks



“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!