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English school in Cork: ACET - Active Centre of English Training

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4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating of ACET - Active Centre of English Training, Cork
Ranked #3 of 9 English schools in Cork
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(20)
Students 18-30 years
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

(88)
Students 31-49 years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(41)
Students 50+ years
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

(16)
What we like about the school
  • Winner of 'Most Outstanding English Language School of the Year 2019' by Corporate Excellence.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: ACET/Cork Language Centre International is located in the bustling city of Cork, Ireland. Housed in the Victorian Quarter in the centre of Cork, the school is surrounded by restaurants, cafés, shopping centres and has both train and bus links within walking distance. Close to the banks of the River Lee, the surrounding area of the school is well known by "foodies" as having multiple excellent options for dining, Cork being hailed by many as the Food Capital of Ireland. Students have everything they need to enjoy the city in comfort whilst reaching their language goals.

A family-run school, with over 45 years of experience in providing English as a second language tuition, ACET/Cork Language Centre International has all of the resources and qualified teaching staff to assist students in reaching their language goals, in a positive and friendly environment.

School facilities: The school's facilities include a cafeteria, full use of the kitchen for students, a computer lab, free after-class language learning software, a movie room, a games room, a garden and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. All classrooms are equipped with heating and have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment, while most have access to electronic whiteboards and televisions.

Course selection: Course selection is extensive, including general courses for students of all levels, junior programmes throughout the summer months, professional development opportunities, and a range of exam preparation programmes.
  • The language school ACET - Active Centre of English Training was founded in Cork, Ireland in 1975.
  • Tax registration ID: TIN:6343975N
  • Abbreviated name of school: ACET Cork
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Business
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by ACET - Active Centre of English Training

Comments about courses

If there are less than 4 students in a group, the lessons will take place over a reduced number of hours per week, on a two-to-one basis or a one-to-one basis, as required.
Students under 18 need a signed parental guarantee and copy of their passport or national ID with their enrolment.

Insurance for 25 weeks: EUR 160.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 60 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 18 Mar 2024, 22 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 03 Jun 2024, 05 Aug 2024, 28 Oct 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via email.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs
Note: All courses offered by ACET - Active Centre of English Training, Cork can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • ACET - Active Centre of English Training - General School Video3/8
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  • ACET - Active Centre of English Training - Student Interviews5/8
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  • Happy students
    Happy students 1/51
  • Teacher and students
    Teacher and students2/51
  • Enjoying lessons
    Enjoying lessons3/51
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard4/51
  • Coffee
    Coffee5/51
  • Adventures in Cork
    Adventures in Cork6/51
  • Hiking
    Hiking7/51
  • Welcoming new students
    Welcoming new students8/51
  • Ready for the day
    Ready for the day9/51
  • On the steps
    On the steps10/51
  • Sharing a meal
    Sharing a meal11/51
  • Group lesson
    Group lesson12/51
  • Cultural excursion
    Cultural excursion13/51
  • Outside the school
    Outside the school14/51
  • Soaking up sun
    Soaking up sun15/51
  • ACET/Cork Language Centre International students
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  • students
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  • Certificate of completion
    Certificate of completion18/51
  • Chatting between lessons
    Chatting between lessons19/51
  • City tour
    City tour20/51
  • Study group
    Study group21/51
  • Hiking in Cork
    Hiking in Cork22/51
  • New students
    New students23/51
  • ACET/Cork Language Centre International class
    ACET/Cork Language Centre International class24/51
  • Streets of Cork
    Streets of Cork25/51
  • Enjoying Cork
    Enjoying Cork26/51
  • Studying in Cork
    Studying in Cork27/51
  • Seeing the city
    Seeing the city28/51
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  • Students in Cork
    Students in Cork30/51
  • Touring Cork
    Touring Cork31/51
  • Excursions
    Excursions 32/51
  • Exploring Cork
    Exploring Cork33/51
  • ACET/Cork Language Centre International lesson
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  • Seeing Cork
    Seeing Cork35/51
  • Having fun in Cork
    Having fun in Cork36/51
  • Making new friends
    Making new friends37/51
  • Rolling lawns
    Rolling lawns38/51
  • Successful students
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  • Cliffs of Moher
    Cliffs of Moher41/51
  • Views
    Views42/51
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  • walking tour
    walking tour44/51
  • Jameson Distillery
    Jameson Distillery45/51
  • Shandon Bells
    Shandon Bells46/51
  • Scenery
    Scenery47/51
  • Blarney Castle Gardens
    Blarney Castle Gardens48/51
  • Flats
    Flats49/51
  • Accomodation
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  • School entrace
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ACET - Active Centre of English Training (ACET)

“A course in ACET is much more than learning English–it is an experience.The Experience of living in a different country and speaking English all the time.The Experience of learning Irish life and Culture.I look forward to meeting you at our school. ”
Joelle Coade
– 
Joelle Coade
Director of ACET - Active Centre of English Training
Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSALTOEAQUALSIALCISO 9000/9001MEI / RELSAWYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalNetwork Ireland, Excellence Ireland, QQI, Select Ireland, Cork Chamber of Commerce
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at ACET - Active Centre of English Training and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoPayPal - logoCash payment - logoVisa Debit - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 14
    Number of public PC workstations: 1
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 210
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 70
Junior courses - In summer: 1
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 1
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 1
Junior courses Throughout the year: 1
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 32 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Cork Airport:
60 € one way
120 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Cork Airport (ORK).
More information about airports around Cork and how to get from the airport to Cork on your own here on our Cork page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
150 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Ballet
Basketball
Cooking
Dancing
Diving
Field Hockey
Football (soccer)
Golf
Horse riding
Mountainbiking
Music
Rugby
Sailing
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Volleyball
Windsurfing
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

- Walking Tours of Cork City
- Karaoke Evenings
- Irish Dancing and Traditional Evenings
- Cineclubs

Adults - Paid activities

- Cliffs of Moher and the Burren (EUR 55)
- Blarney Castle and Gardens (EUR 35)
- Kayaking (EUR 40)
- Ring of Kerry (EUR 55)
Video about leisure activities at ACET - Active Centre of English Training Cork

Accommodation

Ratings of ACET - Active Centre of English Training compared to ratings of all schools in Ireland

 ACET - Active Centre of English Training CorkAverage of all other schools in Ireland
Overall school rating4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Homestay3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Student opinions about ACET - Active Centre of English Training, Cork

Liked
The very motivated teachers, interested in their students, with wide and diverse knowledge (in my case, Janet and Finbarr). The friendly welcome and the helpfulness of Philippa (reception).
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Unfortunately, they didn't organise more leisure activities due to the low number of students. No accompanied pub visit.
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
28. May. 2012
Liked
Teachers' training and professionalism. Great willingness from all the staff for educational advice and solution of problems concerning the accommodation.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
2. Sep. 2015
Liked
They are always glad to help you and explain everything you don't understand; the atmosphere is very friendly, and the teachers are very professional.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Student Residence
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive - 3 weeks
9. Aug. 2016
Liked
You can choose in the evening to make another kind of class, you have conversation or classroom to improve your grammar or conversation
Insider tips about what future students should not miss they should say they won't let people from the same nationality share the same flat
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments No, that's all
Course: General
1. Apr. 2005
Liked
They arranged all the leisure activities in the course 50+ just for me, therefore I could visit all the offers with a companion.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Gold Programme (2 Wochen) + Intensive (1 Woche) - 3 weeks
10. Oct. 2016
Liked
Meeting other people from different cultures. Having the opportunity to speak with students with the same level of English.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don't forget to bring clothing suitable for hiking, for outings programmed during the weekend.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Good organisation. For students, don't forget to allow for the book fee: 45€ per level. Cork is a very exciting city!
Course: English for the Workplace - 1 week
3. Nov. 2015
Liked
The organization. The staff of the school try to help you at all times to feel better in class.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Students must speak English inside and outside of school. It´s very important
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments The book sold by the school is very expensive (35 €) and then we don´t use it very much. It should be optional.
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
16. Aug. 2011
Liked
You can met a lot of people from different countries and the lessons are very interesting!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss cork is not a very big city
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive English Course - 4 weeks
9. Aug. 2006
Liked
The closeness between the teachers and the students and the good atmosphere in general.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Teacher Training [Inglés] - 2 weeks
12. Sep. 2018
Liked
Good partition of the classes, not too crowdy, the teachers are very good and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss excellent school where you can improve your level of English
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments I think the break is really too short. Every day we were struggling to go to the bar and maybe go to the bathroom, since for both of them there was the queue. So that every morning half of coffee was automatically thrown away. I would add 5 minutes.
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
12. Aug. 2014
Liked
The feeling and the organization of the school. My teacher was the best I think.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss They can improve their English.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
6. Sep. 2016
Liked
Teachers, the possibility to stay at school till 5 pm. (quite early though)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Go to the Killarney national park.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
20. Aug. 2013
Liked
The quality of courses and the great atmosphere during and after school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Clothes for rain.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Very good experience, I recommend.
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
13. Aug. 2015
Liked
The good atmosphere, relationships with teachers and staff availability
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Evening in Pubs, visits of Cork and its surroundings
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Friendly host family. However, the travel time between their home and the city center is sometimes long
Course: Standard + TOEFL - 2 weeks
27. Aug. 2014
Liked
The staff is very open and very quick to answer any possible question.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 1 week
7. Sep. 2014
Liked
Professionalism of teachers & staff, kindness of everybody, location
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments excellent
Course: Intensive - 7 weeks
28. May. 2012
Liked
Flexibility in the organization of groups. The teaching staff.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
3. Sep. 2018
Liked
The friendliness of the workers and the quality of teachers.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Cambridge Advanced Examination Course - 4 weeks
1. Sep. 2014
Liked
Nothing about accommodations because I stayed with a friend
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
27. Apr. 2015
Liked
Very friendly and well-prepared teachers. Good location.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments It was very interesting to study at ACET but, I was there for only 2 weeks and it's too little time.
Course: Intensive [English] - 2 weeks
5. Jun. 2018
Liked
Friendliness, individual approach, quality of teaching
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive [Englisch] - 1 week
1. Nov. 2018
Liked
The attention of teachers in student learning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The active participation of students and teachers and the development of classes.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Student Residence
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good classes
Course: Standard Course [Inglés] - 3 weeks
13. Aug. 2019
Liked
The quality and approachability of the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Less distance between accommodation and school would be ideal
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments The certification exam is done in the same center, point in favor
Course: FCE Examination Course - 4 weeks
5. Sep. 2018
Liked
The teachers are very friendly and efficient.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
10. Aug. 2015
Liked
The richness of the different nationalities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Cliffs and Moher
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Over my 4 weeks I could have progressed in a group more quickly but I did not have any request from the teacher (you had to ask) and I did not know it. I could have progressed faster in a higher level from week 2. It is my only frustration not to have been longer in a group of level B1.
Other comments Very good school and very fun and serious atmosphere. I recommend
Course: Standard + TOEIC - 2 weeks
4. May. 2020
Liked
Good teachers, few people in the classroom.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Student Residence
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive - 4 weeks
20. Jun. 2016
Liked
The diversity of nationalities in students
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Student Residence
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
30. Jul. 2018
Liked
Young teachers few Italian conversation
Insider tips about what future students should not miss the cost of all services in Cork: eg. subscription, washing machine, and a map of the city itself.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Student Residence - Copley Court
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments perhaps it might be a little bit too superficial the method of self-assessment, but for the rest is acceptable
Course: Intensive - 3 weeks
27. Aug. 2012
Liked
Many students of different nationalities
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
2. Sep. 2016
Liked
Camille and Seán, really great teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The level assessment is rather useless. People are placed mostly in the level they want to be, not the level they really should be in.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments If you are a proficient student the availability of the groups is very limited, I would choose a Higher Institution.
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
3. Sep. 2012

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16 St. Patrick's Place, Wellington House, Wellington Road - T23 AK82 Cork
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Questions and answers about ACET - Active Centre of English Training

  • It depends on the students. All classes are mixed.
    Berta Estebanez, Administration from ACET - Jan 10, 2023
  • The most intensive course offered by ACET consists of 26 lessons/week: 20 lessons of General English in the morning + 6 additional lessons in the afternoon which focus on practical communication skills and the learning experience.

    In addition, there is a further 30 lessons per week divided into 20 group lessons and 10 private lessons.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 03, 2023

FAQ about ACET - Active Centre of English Training, Cork

  • This information is always indicated in the course description, and when not specified, it is usually a separate cost that the school can include in the invoice at the request of the student, at the time of online enrollment.
    Italian, Area Manager from ACET/Cork Language Centre International - Jul 23, 2021
  • If you book a homestay accommodation, the host family will come pick you up at the airport. This service is for arrivals between 9:00 and 22:30 only. The return transfer is not organised by the school but you can ask the school's reception to arrange a taxi to the airport.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 05, 2023
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Academic Year
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cork Airport (60 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ACET - Active Centre of English Training varies from 6 students (Executive and Professional Course) to 18 students (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
  • 100% of teachers at ACET - Active Centre of English Training hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ACET - Active Centre of English Training comes from Spain with a 12% representation, followed by students from Italy (12%) and Brazil (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • ACET - Active Centre of English Training offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 32 for the rest of the year.

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