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English school in Cork: ACET/Cork Language Centre International

What we like about the school

  • Excellent student nationality mix

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ACET/Cork Language Centre International

The language school ACET/Cork Language Centre International was founded in Cork, Ireland in 1975. The family-run school with 45 years experience is located in the centre of Cork, close to restaurants and shopping malls. It provides a range of programmes for adults, a choice of accommodation and a full social programme. The school is an Authorised Open Cambridge Assessment English (ESOL) examination centre.

The school address is: 16 St. Patrick\'s Place, Wellington House, Wellington Road, T23 AK82 - Cork (Ireland).

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACELSALTOEAQUALSIALC ISO 9000/9001MEI / RELSAWYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalETS, Network Ireland, Excellence Ireland, Cork Chamber of Commerce, EAQUALS

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen 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

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

24

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 210
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 7
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 11 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

3
4
8
10
1
1
2
1
12
5
6
5
12
1
1
1
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cork Airport (ORK).It takes 10 minutes by Taxi  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 02.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 285 271
Price in US$ 320 639 958 1277 1597 1916 2235 2554 3193 3831 320
Afternoon classes focus on developing communication skills.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:10  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 225 214 450 428 675 642 900 855 1125 1069 1350 1283 1575 1497 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 225 214
Price in US$ 253 505 757 1009 1261 1513 1765 2017 2521 3025 253
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 690 673 1380 1346 1915 1868 2290 2233 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 794 1587 2202 2633 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Also included: daily afternoon activities (Monday to Friday), one evening activity per week, full-day excursion every Saturday, use of course books and materials, bus pass if the homestay is located more than 20 minutes' walk from the campus. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
University College Cork, Cork
Starting dates
2017: 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017.
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 830 810 1620 1580 2350 2292 2995 2921 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 955 1863 2702 3444 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Accommodation in ensuite room in campus apartments. Also included: daily afternoon and evening activities, full-day excursion every Saturday, use of course books and materials. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
University College Cork, Cork
Starting dates
2017: 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017.
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 375 357 750 713 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 421 841 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The Gold Programme is an interesting language and cultural activities course developed to suit the over 50's age group.
Starting dates
2017: 20.Mar.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
2018: 11.Jun.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 745 708 1490 1416 2235 2124 2980 2831 -- -- -- -- -- -- 745 708
Price in US$ 835 1670 2504 3339 -- -- -- -- -- -- 835
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 990 941 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1109 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25 hours of class + 5 hours of lunch time with your tutor.
Designed for professionals, minimum age 23.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:10  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 285 271
Price in US$ 320 639 958 1277 1597 1916 2235 2554 3193 3831 320
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017.
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:10  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 810 770 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 908 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Professional Development Course for Teachers of English
Starting dates
2017: 17.Jul.2017, 14.Aug.2017.
2018: 09.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 285 271
Price in US$ 320 639 958 1277 1597 1916 2235 2554 3193 3831 320
Standard Course + 4 hours TOEFL training per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:10  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 285 271
Price in US$ 320 639 958 1277 1597 1916 2235 2554 3193 3831 320
Standard Course + 4 hours TOEIC training per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:10  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- 950 903 1200 1140 -- -- -- -- 2115 2010 2250 2138 2475 2352
Price in US$ -- -- 1065 1345 -- -- -- -- 2370 2521 2773
Start in January: 9 weeks + 3 days
Start in March: 11 weeks
Start in June: 4 weeks + 3 days
Start in July: 4 weeks + 3 days
Start in September: 10 weeks
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
10.Mar.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 27.Jul.2017, 24.Aug.2017, 28.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- 950 903 1200 1140 -- -- -- -- 2115 2010 2250 2138 2475 2352
Price in US$ -- -- 1065 1345 -- -- -- -- 2370 2521 2773
Supplementary examination practice FREE OF CHARGE. Sample examination papers and oral examination practice are completed under examination conditions.
Start in January: 10 weeks
Start in March: 11 weeks
Start in June: 3 weeks + 3 days
Start in July: 3 weeks + 2 days
Start in September: 10 weeks
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
11.Mar.2017, 07.Jun.2017, 20.Jul.2017, 25.Aug.2017, 29.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2025 1924 2250 2138 2475 2352
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2269 2521 2773
Supplementary examination practice is organised FREE OF CHARGE. Sample examination papers and oral examination practice are completed under examination conditions.
Start in January: 10 weeks
Start in March: 11 weeks
Start in June: 3 weeks + 3 days
Start in July: 3 weeks + 2 days
Start in September: 10 weeks
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
11.Mar.2017, 08.Jun.2017, 30.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 285 271
Price in US$ 320 639 958 1277 1597 1916 2235 2554 3193 3831 320
Standard Course + 4 hours of IELTS training per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:55
Afternoon: 14:10  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by ACET/Cork Language Centre International can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 52 €. 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.
Comments about courses:If there are less than three students in a group, the lessons will take place over a reduced number of hours per week, on a 2-1 basis or a 1-1 basis, as required.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 555 740 185 65
Price in US$ 219 437 655 873 219 77
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
21 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 03.Jun.2017 - 17.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 145 290 435 580 145 65
Price in US$ 171 342 513 684 171 77
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
Fully booked on: 19.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017, 01.Jan.2018 - 02.Jun.2018, 20.Aug.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
  • Mix of nationalities is provided in homestay accommodation. Gender, age or nationality mix cannot be guaranteed in student residences.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Cork Airport: for 50 € (pick up)

Leisure activities

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

Reviews

City
4.2/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.7/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
3.6/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.8/5.0 
Students liked about ACET/Cork Language Centre International, Cork
you can met a lot of people from different countries and the lessons are very interesting!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: cork is not a very big city
Familiar atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Homestay accommodations are rather far from the city center.
you can choose in the evening to make another kind of class, you have conversation or classroom to improve your grammar or conversation
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
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
Other comments: No, that's all
social activities
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
2.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: visit the countryside near cork
Teachers and methodology
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation

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