ACET is a family run school with 45 years of experience. Our centre is located in two elegant & stylish buildings in the heart of Cork city centre. Our boutique school boasts a Georgian chic interior with excellent facilities & technology to enhance learning. The ACET service is focused on maximum flexibility, competitive prices with excellent commission rates and top class agent support.
As the only EAQUALS and IALC school in Cork, we have developed and firmly established a reputation of professionalism and excellence based on understanding the needs of agents and clients thanks to our innovative, progressive and enthusiastic attitude. We offer a wide range of courses and programmes including General English, Business English, Examination Preparation, Executive English for Professionals, Teacher Training courses, English for Special Purposes, Individual courses, as well as student groups and an academic year programme. We also have exciting junior and family programmes.
We are the authorized Cambridge ESOL examination centre in Cork, offering the FCE, CAE, CPE, and BULATS examinations.
We pride ourselves on providing courses and services of the highest standard to our clients at competitive prices. Our teaching and administrative staff ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and are proud of the individual care and attention given to each student.
ACET has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in Ireland. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
The nationality and age mix at ACET (Active Centre of English Training) varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 32. In the summer, the average age is 28.
ACET does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
Our teacher Lorian O'donnal is a encouraging woman and so we had a interesting discussion. Se have empathy an kindness. Mainly the age of the students was very good for me. The activities was nice, the location central. The room unfortunately cold and dark. The class was three persons. One of them from Japan. That was very interesting and intensive. Thanks for all. ElisabethShow details » Read more...
Great classes, very professional teachers and updated facilities.
But I sent my writing composition to the teacher, the reply from the teacher took more than a week, and my second email she never replied to and I don't know why.
Since I attended for only one class, so I only got a little experience from that. Hope this can help you.
My experience in this academy has been positive. The academy is at the center and is connected. The classes are right for the students attending. There are classes that require equipment, and all correctly functioned for the class. The teachers are highly qualified and they answer any questions you may have. Every day, there are some activities after class - some are free while some are not, but the student ID gives us a discount. My host family is a very cozy and friendly family. With both the academy and the family, any questions are answered and solved without the slightest problem. What I like most is the method of study!Show details » Read more...
My experience in ACET has been very good. At school, there are many people from different countries, and it is a great opportunity to meet new cultures and learn. The teachers are very friendly and they are always willing to help and make your learning experience as fun as possible while you are in the academy. The location of the academy is good because it is next to the centre, and if you live far away you can come by bus or train as it is near ACET. The facilities are great. There are different classrooms, a library, study rooms, and a coffee shop. ACET offers different activities to do after school and excursions for the weekend. I live with a host family, and my host family is very friendly. They are very attentive to me. If I need something, the family is always ready to help me. It is an incredible experience that I recommend to everyone.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Cork. These homes are often between 30 - 40 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 16+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 100 € when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Cork based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
We are located in the city centre.
Cork is a beautiful city with unique architecture
Cork has the benefits of a larger city but its layout means that it can still be visited on foot.
Cork has a unique city shopping environment with a mixture of Irish and international shops, most of which are open in the evenings and on Sundays.
Cork benefits from an excellent cultural programme of entertainment throughout the year, being a university city with a youthful population and a buzzing nightlife.
Cork is the gourmet capital of Ireland with award-winning restaurants and a tradition of fine cuisine with artisan food specialties using fresh produce.