About Us


ACET is a family-run language centre and the ACET Team is our Greatest Advantage

The team creates a supportive, caring and friendly environment for all clients.

Meet the ACET team of professionals

The team is highly educated and has many years of experience with clients from different countries, cultures and age groups. The team creates a supportive, caring and friendly environment for all clients. The ACET teachers have many years of experience in the field of language teaching. All academic staff are university graduates with professional qualifications in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.


Odile Migieu

Welcome to the Migieu-Coade family! My name is Odile and I am the founder and CEO of ACET. I studied an MA in French Literature and settled in Ireland in 1972. In 1975, I founded ACET and since then the school has grown in size and reputation. I love developing new courses and services and encouraging my team to participate in new projects. This reinforces the sense of belonging that is so important to us here in ACET. In my free time I enjoy walking and trekking as well as gardening and reading.



Laura Dwyer-Canton

My name is Laura and I have been involved in ELT for over 25 years. I spent many years abroad and joined the ACET team when I returned to Ireland 15 years ago. I work closely with the teachers to ensure your stay here is productive and enjoyable. Through our ACET Advantage I take a keen interest in guaranteeing your progress. I am married with two grown-up kids, who still keep me busy, and I also enjoy cooking, reading and traveling.

Academic Manager


Camille Evans

My name is Camille and I have been a teacher and teacher trainer since 2002. During that time I have been lucky enough to work in amazing countries such as Spain and Brazil. In class I like to engage the students in interesting activities and encourage them to be independant learners. I love travelling, cinema and football and am looking forward to seeing you here in Cork!



Pat Coade

My name is Pat Coade. I am married to Odile. I am responsible for ensuring the quality of the ACET Advantage; innovation, continuous improvement, service, team work and integrity. The best thing about working in ACET is meeting and talking to clients. I am a dedicated sailor, played rugby in my youth and am an enthusiastic supporter of Munster and Irish Rugby.

Quality Assurance Director


Kevin Magner

My name is Kevin. I have been involved with ELT since 2002 and have taught in Poland and England. I have been teaching in ACET since 2011 and I enjoy the dynamic, friendly and communicative atmsophere in the school. I am originally from Dublin, but now live in Cork with my wife. I enjoy cinema, reading, hill walking and meeting people of different cultures.



Vicky Power

My name is Vicky and I work in the Marketing Department in ACET. I manage client relationships around the world. I studied in University College Dublin and went on to become the Marketing Manager in one of Dublin's leading English schools. I then made the move to Cork and the wonderful ACET family. In my free time you will find me relaxing with my husband, reading, walking and playing tennis.

Marketing Director


Olivia O'Brien

My name is Olivia. Following my degree in UCC and teacher training in ACET, I moved to Italy where I taught for a number of years. I joined the ACET team when I returned and I have been teaching since 2004. I really enjoy the variety of cultures we have at the school and I love meeting new students. In my free time, I like travelling and cooking from around the world.

IELTS Teacher


Joelle Coade

My name is Joelle. I am Odile and Pat's daughter. I have been in ACET all my life! I started working full-time after graduating in Marketing. I now manage ACET and have two main priorities; exceeding clients' expectations and keeping up the friendly family atmosphere that characterises our school and team. I have two young sons so I have little time for hobbies but when I do I like to read and keep fit.

Executive Director


Patrick Winters

My name is Patrick and I have been teaching at ACET since 2013. I have been an English teacher for four years and previously taught in Ecuador, Canada and Australia. I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and learn about an array of cultures and places. I enjoy all sports especially cycling, running and Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art. If I need to relax I like reading, cooking and gardening.



Philippa Roche

My name is Philippa and I have been working in ACET as an Administrator since June 2011. I work in reception and will greet you and help you in every possible way. I enjoy learning about different cultures. I have 2 small children and I love spending time with my family. I enjoy walking, reading and socialising even though I don't have much time for that anymore!


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