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Would you like to learn English as a second language in the beautiful surroundings of the South of Ireland? Our English language school offers courses for junior students looking to improve their English during the summer months.

Learning English as a second language at our schools is both fun and rewarding.

The South of Ireland language centre, was established in 1969 and its courses are organised at the Cork Institute of Technology.  As a family run business, we have nearly 50 years of experience in providing quality English language courses to students of all nationalities.

The activities at our school are designed to immerse students in all aspects of our unique Irish culture.

If you would like to receive a brochure or discuss our courses in more detail, please email us at

Learn English as a second language in a native environment

Cultural immersion in an English speaking country is the most effective way to improve one’s English. All of our programmes require that students live with host families where English is the mother tongue. In many cases, other students of a different nationality will stay in the same host family.

Take the time to explore the site which showcases the activities that take place at our school. School activities are organised so that students have a unique experience in the pillars of Irish culture, namely:

  • Education
  • History and Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Irish sports
  • Irish Music and Dance
  • Irish Language
  • Irish Literature

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