General English Courses

CEC’s General English Courses focus on effective communication and include comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our experienced teachers specialise in developing the skills needed to effectively master the English language. Whether you have a previous baseline level of English or are a complete beginner, we have a specialised general English course that will perfectly suit your needs.


Vocabulary is introduced and practised at every stage of the lesson and particular attention is paid to high frequency, internationally useful words and phrases. Special emphasis is given to communicating effectively and accurately and error correction plays an important role in classes. New language is practised through meaningful speaking tasks and discussions, which include regular integrated work on pronunciation. By the end of the course students will be better able to use English more accurately and effectively and with more confidence. Our courses are specially designed to give students an outstanding platform to develop their English skills in a supportive learning environment.


Discover why over 65,000 students have chosen Cork English College

Range of Available Courses
We offer a wide range of courses to our adult and junior students as well as teacher training courses and courses for corporations.
Excellent Customer Service
Our dedicated team at CEC are always available to help you before and during your time with us so you can have a memorable experience with us.
Over 40 Years Experience
Our extensive experience in teaching English has allowed us to build up lasting relationships with our students, host families and our network of agents.
High Quality Accommodation
We offer a variety of accommodation options to ensure you have the option that is right for you.
Fully Accredited
CEC have a wide range of accreditations and we guarantee to provide English language courses of the highest standard. We are also an authorised testing centre for International examinations including IELTS, Cambridge and more.
Award-Winning College
CEC have been named “Best Language School” at the Education Awards for the last 3 years.



“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!

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