ACET is a family run school with 40 years of experience. Their centre is located in two elegant and stylish buildings in the heart of Cork city centre. As the only EAQUALS and IALC accredited school in Cork, ACET has established a reputation of professionalism and excellence based on understanding their clients’ needs thanks to their innovative, progressive and enthusiastic attitude. The school prides itself on the personal care and attention that it provides its students, creating a supportive, caring and friendly environment. ACET has an excellent nationality mix which results in a lively atmosphere of international understanding and friendship.


ACET is conveniently situated in the centre of Cork city, close to restaurants and shopping malls.


  • Well-maintained Georgian building in city centre
  • 24 Bright and well-equipped teaching rooms
  • Study room with an extensive library of books, supplementary materials at all levels and listening stations
  • Wi-Fi available free of charge
  • Student Lounge for clients’ use
  • Cinema room with a collection of DVDs / Access to television programmes
  • Coffee room
  • Attractive garden


  • ACELS (Irish Department of Education)
  • MEI (Marketing English in Ireland)
  • IALC (International Association of Language Centres)
  • EAQUALS (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services)
  • Authorised open testing centre for the Cambridge examinations
  • Only TOEIC testing centre in Ireland authorised to hold both the Listening & Reading, and Speaking & Writing examinations


ACET Gallery

ACET Accommodation


Homestay accommodation is on a half board basis from Monday to Friday with breakfast and an evening meal and full board basis (light lunch) during the weekend.
Homes are selected after a visit from the accommodation services administrator. Houses are located in good residential areas of Cork and on a bus route. Students should expect an average of 35 minutes travelling time to ACET.

Student Residence

Copley Court Residence Available all year

Copley Court is located just a 10 minute walk from ACET. Students have a single room with a private bathroom in an apartment, which they share with other students. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room with a television.

University Hall / Victoria Lodge / Victoria Mills Residence Available June 4 – August 20

University Hall Apartments (30 minutes’ walk or 10 minutes by bus) are available from June to August. Students have a single room in an apartment they share with other students. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room with a television.

More information on residences is available from Hello Irlanda.

Hotel/ Guesthouse

ACET has special arrangements with guest houses and hotels. Contact Hello Irlanda for more information.

ACET Social

Social Programme

ACET has a Social Programme Organiser who coordinates a varied social programme to give you the opportunity to practice your language skills while making friends from other language backgrounds. They also provide extensive information to help you choose the right activities.

Activities include:

  • Excursions to scenic places in West Cork and Kerry
  • Discover Cork – walking visit of the city
  • Learn Irish dancing
  • Pub evenings
  • Karaoke nights
  • Theatre nights
  • Bowling
  • Greyhound racing
  • Whale watching trips from Cork Harbour
  • Cine-club / Debating / Coffee Mornings / Book Club / Charity fundraisers / Paintballing

ACET Prices

Hello Irlanda Pricing Policy

Our prices are as varied as the range of options that we offer. The overall cost will depend on the school, course, duration of study and accommodation selected by you. You pay no extra cost for our service and we guarantee that our prices are the same as or less than the prices advertised by the individual schools.

Whether there is a specific course that you are interested in or if you would like to find out more about your options contact us now to receive further information on Hello Irlanda prices and promotions!