Cork Language Centre

ACET is a reputable English school with a wide range of courses, with over 38 years of experience and still improving.

ACET is a reputable English school with a wide range of courses, with over 38 years of experience and still improving. Since our foundation in 1975, we have developed the expertise to help you to achieve your language learning objectives. 


We are proud of the international reputation our English courses enjoy and the attention we devote to each student. In selecting ACET, you are investing in a quality service. We guarantee you academic excellence, accommodation of the highest standard and an unrivalled support service.


We base academic success on understanding your learning needs. Your teachers integrate your objectives in the course content and carefully monitor your progress to ensure your english course is challenging and objectives are met.


You have many opportunities to enjoy a uniquely enriching cultural experience during your time in Cork. Our stimulating social programme gives you the opportunity to make friends with people from all over the world. Living in an Irish home gives you an unforgettable insight into the Irish way of life. Lonely Planet has voted Cork to be one of the top 10 cities to visit!!

Enjoy ACET's social life and make friends from all over the world, from other cultures and backgrounds. Cork is a welcoming city to all its visitors. There is an ongoing programme of entertainment including the Jazz festival, the Choral festival, the Film festival and many weekend festivals.


Dancing You have the opportunity to experience and familiarise yourself with Irish culture while in Cork. From traditional Irish pubs to modern European nightclubs, from cosy theatres to multiplex cinemas, you can improve your English while enjoying a varied social life.


Cork is an ideal location for sports enthusiasts whether you are interested in football, golf, cycling, tennis, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing or other sports. ACET organises many social and cultural activities. You might want to learn Irish dancing and practise your new skills at a traditional Irish dance known as a "céili". 


You can join our experienced guides on excursions to the beautiful south and west, visit Blarney Castle where, according to the legend, the magic stone gives you the gift of eloquence or become a qualified Irish whiskey taster at Jameson distillery. From barbeques to talks on Irish history and weekends in Dublin, there is a choice of stimulating activities available every day!

ACET is located in two adjacent Georgian buildings which have been renovated while keeping their elegant 18th century character. During your stay with us, you benefit from exceptional facilities:

  • Twenty-four comfortable teaching rooms providing a pleasant environment for learning
  • Study room equipped with:
  • Listening stations to improve your listening and pronunciation skills.
  • Computers with CD-ROM based language learning activities.
  • Self-access files which allow you to practise all areas of language.
  • Library containing language learning books, novels, magazines and newspapers.
  • DVD/Video library.
  • Internet room with free internet access.
  • Coffee room.
  • Attractive garden where you can relax.



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