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Learn English in Cork

A language stay in Cork immerses you in the very essence of Ireland, a city where history, tradition and a dynamic social fabric come together. With its lively streets, vibrant cultural scene and legendary hospitality, Cork is the ideal playground for those wishing to perfect their English while immersing themselves in a captivating, authentic local culture.

Learning English in Cork is a unique immersive experience, in a city where rich culture and history mingle with the warm welcome of its people. This Irish city, famous for its renowned educational institutions and lively student life, is the ideal environment in which to develop your language skills. Cork perfectly combines a quality learning environment with a friendly atmosphere, conducive to active learning and cultural discovery.

Our selection of language studies in Cork

paysage cork
From €2084

English immersion in Bournemouth - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Super intensive, 30 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 years 🥗 2 meals/day

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Plage Bournemouth
From €3554

English courses and cultural activities - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 50 🥗 2 meals/day

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roue de bournemouth
From €3711

Intensive courses in Bournemouth - 8 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive, 25 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why learn English in Cork?

Cork, often referred to as Ireland’s cultural capital, is the perfect destination for an enriching and authentic language stay. Here’s why you should choose Cork for your English learning experience:

  • Friendly learning environment: Cork is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and warm welcome, making it easy to integrate and learn English in good spirits.
  • Complete cultural immersion: With its many festivals, local markets and lively traditions, Cork offers immersion in a rich and varied Irish culture, ideal for practicing English in a natural and engaging way.
  • Quality of teaching: Cork’s language schools enjoy an excellent reputation, with curricula suitable for all levels and qualified teachers committed to providing a quality education.
  • City size: Less imposing than Dublin but just as fascinating, Cork makes it easy to get around and access all services and activities without the anonymity of a large metropolis.
  • Diverse landscapes: Surrounded by sea and rural landscapes, the Cork region offers wonderful opportunities for getaways and outdoor activities, enriching the educational experience.
  • Historical heritage: Cork has a rich heritage, from historic buildings to archaeological sites, allowing you to combine language learning with the discovery of Irish history.

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Our language training programs in Cork

Cork English College

Cork English College, a family-run institution established over forty years ago, is distinguished by its central location in Cork, occupying three exceptional historic buildings. Two of these architectural gems stand majestically on the banks of the iconic Lee River, while the third perches on Patrick’s Hill, offering breathtaking views of the city.

The school offers several programs for learning English:

  • General English: 15 lessons per week
  • General English: 20 lessons per week
  • General English – Intensive: 26 lessons per week
  • Professional English: 20 lessons per week
  • IELTS test preparation: 20 lessons per week

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

The cost of a language stay in Cork can be more affordable than in other popular destinations. This is partly due to the size of the city and the cost of living, which is generally lower than in the capital, Dublin. Here are the estimated costs for a language study holiday in Cork:


  • Language courses
    Tuition fees for courses vary, but Cork offers economical options, with prices starting from €170 per week for quality courses.

  • Accommodation
    Accommodation in host families or student residences in Cork is often cheaper than in Dublin. Prices start at around €270 per week, often including meals.
  • Cost of living Cost of living: Daily life in Cork is reasonable, with spending on food, transport and leisure activities generally lower, helping to reduce the overall budget.

  • Social and cultural activities
    Cork offers many free or low-cost activities, such as museum visits, festivals and community events, enriching the experience without adding to the budget.

    Taking these factors into account, a language course in Cork could cost you, generally speaking, between €1,500 and €2,000 per month, depending on lifestyle and personal choices. Cork is therefore an attractive option for budget-conscious students, without compromising the quality of the learning and cultural experience.

The administrative formalities for language studies in Cork, Ireland depend on your nationality and the length of your stay. Here is a general overview of the steps to take:
For citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA):


  • Identification
    A valid identity card or passport is all you need to enter and stay in Ireland.
  • Health insurance Health insurance: Although you are entitled to medical assistance thanks to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), we recommend that you also take out comprehensive travel insurance.

  • Course registration
    Proof of enrolment in a language school may be required on arrival.

For non-EU/EEA citizens :

  • Visa If your stay is less than 90 days, a visa may not be necessary for citizens of many countries. For longer stays, you’ll probably need a student visa.
  • Health insurance Health insurance is compulsory and must cover the entire duration of your stay.

  • Proof of funds
    You will need to prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself for the duration of your stay.
  • Course registration As for EU/EEA citizens, proof of enrolment at a language school is required.
  • Accommodation Accommodation: You must have proof of a residential address in Ireland, whether it is a host family or other type of accommodation.

It’s important to check specific requirements and updates on formalities before you leave, as regulations can change. Consult the website of the Irish embassy or consulate in your country, or the Irish immigration website for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

On a language study holiday in Cork, you can choose between several types of accommodation, each offering a different experience. Here are the most common options:


  • Host family
    Living with an Irish family is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture and practice English on a daily basis. Host families generally offer half or full board.
  • Student residence Perfect for those looking for a social life with other international students. Residences generally offer single or shared rooms with common areas.

  • Shared apartments
    An option for those who prefer more independence. Students share an apartment with other students, sharing rental costs and utilities.

  • Youth hostels
    Cost-effective and flexible solution, ideal for short stays or for those who are comfortable with a more dynamic, less private environment.
  • Private accommodation Private accommodation: Students looking to stay longer in Cork can opt to rent a studio or apartment, giving them total independence.
    Each type of accommodation has its advantages and can influence your Cork experience. We recommend that you make your choice according to your personal preferences, your budget and your goals for your language stay.

Cork’s climate is typically oceanic, with moderate temperatures all year round. During spring, expect milder days. Summer brings mildness and more generous sunshine, while autumn brings coolness and more frequent rainfall. Winter is cool but rarely icy, with showers more common. As the weather can change rapidly in Cork, it’s a good idea to pack clothing suitable for all conditions.

There’s no minimum level of English required for language studies in Cork. Programs are designed to accommodate all levels of language proficiency, from complete beginners to advanced learners. Here’s what you can expect, depending on your level:


  • Beginners
    Special courses are available for those just beginning to learn English. These courses cover the fundamentals and aim to build a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary and communication skills.
  • Intermediate For those who already have some basic knowledge of English, language holidays in Cork offer the opportunity to strengthen and broaden their language skills, with a particular emphasis on conversation and practical use of the language.

  • Advanced
    : Advanced students can enroll in courses that hone their skills, such as pronunciation workshops, writing lessons, and discussions of complex topics to gain fluency.

  • Exam preparation
    If you need to prepare for English proficiency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL, there are intensive courses designed to prepare you specifically for these assessments.

The
language schools in Cork
usually carry out a placement test on arrival to assess your level of English and place you in the most appropriate class. The important thing is not your starting level, but your willingness to learn and immerse yourself in the language during your stay.

During your language study stay in Cork, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a multitude of activities that will enrich your learning experience and help you discover the region. Here are a few suggestions of activities not to be missed:

  • Urban Exploration Discover Cork’s charm by visiting the English Market and climbing the Shandon Bell Tower, not forgetting cultural gems such as the Crawford Art Gallery and Cork City Gaol.


  • Natural Adventures
    Escape along the picturesque coasts of Kinsale or Cobh and hike in Killarney National Park, or enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking on the River Lee.


  • Cultural Immersion
    Join local clubs to practice traditional sports or attend Irish music workshops for an authentic experience.

  • Social and Festive Life Join in the city’s iconic festivals and experience Cork’s nightlife in its historic pubs.


  • Gastronomy
    Irish cuisine: Enrich your culinary skills with traditional Irish cooking classes and sample local dishes in the city’s restaurants.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

Cmlia
Cmlia
18/09/2023
L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
03/07/2023
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
08/03/2023
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
21/02/2023
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
05/02/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
Sam
Sam
31/01/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Inès
Inès
18/01/2023
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.