Virtual IELTS Preparation

  • 20 Hours of live classes
  • 5 Hours structured self - study
  • Access 24/7 to the CEC Virtual Platform

Virtual IELTS Preparation

  • 20 Hours of live classes
  • 5 Hours structured self - study
  • Access 24/7 to the CEC Virtual Platform

CEC Virtual IELTS preparation classes aim to develop students’ general English language and skills knowledge while also providing thorough preparation in the format of the IELTS test. Our online classes give a thorough grounding in all four skills as well as expanding general English vocabulary, improving grammar, and perfecting students’ functional and conversational language.

In addition to focusing on the format of the exam and on perfecting test-taking techniques, classes help students to improve the specific language areas and issues associated with IELTS. Classes cover all the principal areas needed to get a better score on the Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening sections of the IELTS test. CEC’s IELTS Preparation teachers are highly experienced and have thorough knowledge of the exam.

Each CEC Virtual Class includes access to our E-Learning platform for guided self-study giving students 24/7 learning, to improve upon the language and skills learnt during class time.

This course is for students who wish to:

  • Improve their General English skills
  • Prepare fully for the IELTs
  • Academic or IELTs General exam
  • Cover specific language areas needed to become proficient for the exam
  • Learn online with added flexibility & access

Our Virtual IELTs preparation course focuses preparing you for the IELTs exam content and structure. The programme will include:

  • Extended fluency activities
  • Heavy focus on IELTs exam preparation content
  • Activities to create proficiency in IELTs exam modules reading, speaking, listening, and writing
  • 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

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. 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:
    Every Monday throughout the year
  • Students per class:
    Maximum 15 students per class


  • Price
    From €200/week




“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

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!