For 45 years, ACET has lived by the core value established by Odile ‘to provide English Language Training to a level above International standards’. We aim to provide the best quality English courses and local services in a warm and welcoming family setting conducive to learning. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of the Covid-19.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have already been affected by this event and we appreciate the healthcare workers and other frontline workers who trying to contain this virus.

However, we will get through this. We recognise that these are unsettling times and we want you to know that we are here for our staff,  students, agents and host families.

Whenever students choose to travel again, we will be waiting with open doors.

In the meantime, please continue your studies and contact our academic team at,  who can provide self study and digital access codes, worksheets and any other support.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones




Study English in our beautiful Georgian building in the centre of Cork city. We are a family business and have been established since 1975.

ACET is Cork's first and now its leading English Language School. It is also the oldest remaining language school in Ireland.

ACET guarantees you academic excellence, accommodation of the highest standard and an unrivalled support service.

ACET........the best quality English language school

Cork........the friendliest city in the world

ACET Cork.......the perfect study destination


ACET has started off the 2020 season, having recently won, 'Best Practice Operator of the Year' with the ACQ5 Country Awards 2020 and 'Most Innovative English Language Training School 2020' with Irish Enterprise Awards 2020. Having being nominated, shortlisted or having  won 15 awards over a two year period, the team are delighted to be finalists once again in the prestigious All Star Business Awards.

ACET were also winners in the Cork Business Awards, winning Cork SME Company of the Year 2019.


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