Teacher Refresher Course – General English + Irish Culture

Teacher Refresher Course – General English + Irish Culture

OVERVIEW
WHO IS IT FOR?
COURSE OBJECTIVES
ACCOMMODATION

Our 2-week General English + Irish Culture Course enables students to consolidate and improve their overall level in English while enjoying an introduction to Irish Culture through classroom sessions on Irish Culture as well as social and cultural activities offering an immersion in this culture.

Course participants will learn about a range of aspects of Irish Culture from a selection of specially designed sessions including Irish music, literature, mythology, history and food.

Participants will also consolidate and improve their overall level in English through an integrated skills approach. In all lessons, an emphasis is placed on listening comprehension, pronunciation, and spoken interaction.

Improve your overall English and on our General English + Classroom Based Activities course and enjoy an academic, cultural, and social experience with us in Cork. All Teacher Training courses in Cork English College are open for Erasmus+ funding. Our organisational ID number is:  E10195409

This course is for teachers who wish to:

  • Improve their English
  • Gain a new perspective on teaching
  • Maximise their time and learning in Ireland
  • Live an enjoyable enriching experience
  • Improve their career prospects
  • Learn new classroom-based skills

Studying English with Cork English College offers students the opportunity to improve their English while making friends and experiencing the rich cultural heritage Cork has to offer.

As part of the course, you will gain a better understanding of English language and a deeper understanding of Ireland’s rich culture. Each week will include:

  • Grammar and vocabulary points
  • A focus on speaking
  • Language and subject acquisition
  • Engaging listening and reading activities
  • Social and intercultural English
  • Dedicated project work to support your grammar and vocabulary learning
  • Daily detailed error correction for continuous improvement
  • Irish culture workshops and excursions

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

BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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:
    B2
    B2+
    C1
    C1+
    C2
    C2+
  • Age Group:
    +20
  • Hours per week:
    25

FEES

  • Registration Fee:
    €70.00
  • Course Material:
    €50.00
  • Prices:
    €800 (2 weeks)

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