Mini – Stay Programme

Mini – Stay Programme

OVERVIEW
WHO IS IT FOR?
COURSE OBJECTIVES
ACCOMMODATION

The CEC winter mini-stay programme provides a short-term winter experience here in Cork for international school groups. Classes are personally tailored by the class teachers and our Mini-Stay co-coordinator to focus on the class group’s specific needs, and are fully flexible to accommodate new topics or ideas that the class or teachers may want to integrate into the lesson planning.

We will formulate a tailored customised programme for each mini-stay group which can also include activities & excursions to suit all group requests & budgets.

Each class is based upon effective communication and comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, as well as improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Throughout the programme the CEC tutor will monitor progression and adjust the programme to reflect this and best deliver on students’ time & efforts.

This course is for groups who wish to:

  • Develop their General English and conversational skills
  • Develop a clear idea of their language learning goals and a structure to achieve them
  • Cover specific language areas and modules of interest
  • Maximise their time & learning in Ireland
  • Live an enjoyable enriching experience

Our winter mini-stay programme focuses on helping students in class groups have a structured but flexible English language learning experience with English speaking teachers and a predetermined syllabus. The programme will include:

  • Group classes on specific predetermined content
  • The opportunity to have your class group activities translated and acted through the lens of the English language for deeper understanding
  • Activities to create proficiency in conversational daily English in an English-speaking environment
  • Engaging listening and reading activities
  • Dedicated project work to support your grammar and vocabulary learning

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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

With an English Course in CEC, you get:

Experienced Teachers
CEC Welcome pack & commuter bus ticket
An integrated E-Learning platform
Daily social, cultural and sporting activities
Full board host family or residential accommodation
End of course certificate

BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE

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

Speak more confidently
Communicate more accurately and clearly
Use English more effectively
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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What types of courses do you have?

We have a range of different Junior courses available in our Host Family Centre or Residential, most run in the summer months and are as below:

  • English + Multi-Activity
  • English + Golf with Fota Golf Academy ​
  • English + Horse-Riding ​
  • English + Rugby with Munster Rugby Club​
  • English + Football with Valencia CF ​
  • English + STEAM with Steam Education
  • Young Adult Programme (16 – 19)
  • Young Adult Cambridge Programme (16 – 19)
Some other Junior course options on at other times in the year include:
  • Family Language Stay​
  • High School Programme​
  • Winter Mini Stay Programmes

What accommodation options do you have?

For the accommodation, our junior students can stay with either a local host family or in one of our residential centres where they will be fully supervised with live-in leaders at all times.

What are the fees and what’s included?

The Junior programmes come in a package price including classes, activities, excursions, meals and accommodation. Feel free to visit our course price page or junior section for more.

Are the courses fully supervised?

Yes, all our junior courses are fully supervised at all times. Our junior students are taken to and from each activity and to their classes by our dedicated activity leaders and they are also supervised in their accommodation centres either by our live in residential staff or by their host family.

When do the courses normally take place?

Our dedicated Junior courses take place in the summer month of July. This can vary year to year so it’s best to contact us as soon as you decide you would like to book a course to receive the most up to date information. Our Mini-Stay programme courses run in the autumn and winter months and our High School programme runs in the academic year.

SAMPLE OF OUR WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

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

WHY CHOOSE CEC?

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

COURSE DETAILS

  • Start Dates:
    Every Monday throughout the year
  • Available Levels:
    A1
    A1+
    A2
    A2+
    B1
    B1+
    B2
    B2+
    C1
    C1+
    C2
    C2+
  • Hours per week:
    15

FEES

  • Registration Fee:
    €70.00
  • Course Material:
    €50.00
  • Prices:
    Price depends on group size & requirements

HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR STUDENTS

Nils
Germany

“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
Argentina

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!

WELCOME TO
CORK ENGLISH COLLEGE