Griffith Institute of Language - Cork Campus


Cork city is a vibrant, multicultural city with ample museums, restaurants, and parks and its’ compact size give it the feel of a town rather than a bustling metropolis. In the city, everything is walking distance, but it is also well served by both rail and bus links, which makes it incredibly easy to get around. Cork is located on the south coast of Ireland and is home to some of the most spectacular beaches and coastal scenery in Ireland and is one of the many must-see destinations on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.


Just a 10-minute walk from Cork city’s newly refurbished Victorian Quarter, Griffith College Cork’s beautiful 5-acre campus is an idyllic learning environment in the heart of the city. Griffith College Cork is strongly committed to the creation of a positive learning environment in a safe and enjoyable space. Having recently undergone refurbishments, the college offers state of the art facilities including computer labs, library, coffee shop, games room and fully equipped lecture rooms. Griffith Institute of Language Cork offers General English language programmes, a QQI level 5 Certificate in International Foundation Studies and In Sessional English language classes.

Nationality Mix (January - June 2023)


At Griffith College Cork we have a range of self-catering apartments within walking distance from the college. For more information on our accommodation options, please contact one of our accommodation officers, Wendy Daly ([email protected]) or Danica O’Donovan ([email protected]).

Living with a local family helps students to relax and integrate into life in Ireland and is a lovely way to start your time here. All host families and inspected and monitored by the college.  We have many families within walking distance of our college or a short bus ride away who have been hosting with us for many years.

At Griffith, we have a policy of recruiting families in safe and secure areas with high-quality houses. We inspect all of our families against a set of national standards, as well as some additional standards that we have added ourselves. Our host families are given a handbook and sign an agreement when the accommodation officer is satisfied with the inspection. All our families are re-inspected once a year or if an issue has been raised.  The family will welcome you to their home and you can speak English throughout your stay. All our families are half board which means they provide breakfast and dinner Monday – Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

In the host family your will have a comfortable room with clothes storage, access to shower / bath, adequate study and fresh home prepared meals.



Joanna Botté

  • Starting Level: Advanced (C1)
  • Current Level: Proficiency (C2)
  • Expected Completion Level (C2)
  • Programme Type: Gap Semester
  • Duration of Programme: One Semester

Why did you choose Griffith College Cork?

I chose Griffith College to study English because of the reputation for high quality tuition and their central location. All the positive feedback I had heard proved to be true. Griffith College is a very welcoming school where every student gets their best chance to improve their English level.

What is the best thing about Griffith College?

The best thing about Griffith College is the administration and the teachers because they give 100% attention to any queries a student might have. I felt really supported by the teachers I had during my stay at Griffith College and that helped enormously to improve my English level.

Would you recommend Griffith to other students from your country? If yes, why?

I would highly recommend Griffith College to other students from France because it would give them their best chance of progression with their English level especially because of the highly-skilled teachers and the small class sizes. Being immersed in an English speaking country is really the best way to improve your English level. I also reckon that Ireland is one of the most welcoming countries in the world and their culture is really enriching.

Joanna Botté France



Airport Collection

Should you require an airport collection then we can organise this for you. Please notify us 2 weeks before arrival with your flight details.


Health Insurance

Non-EU students are provided with Arachas insurance on application, which activates upon registration. Students are advise to purchase travel insurance. For EU students, please carry your European Health Insurance card.


Learner Protection

Griffith Institute of Language is a member school of ELE Ireland and protection or enrolled learners through this membership.


Teacher Qualification

Across all three campuses, our teachers are well qualified with at least a degree and approved teaching certificates. Many of our teachers are also at Master's and PhD Level.