Language course English in Cork

ACET

Learn English in Cork at our partner school, ACET (formerly known as The Cork Language Centre). The school is located in two adjacent Georgian buildings which have been renovated while keeping their elegant 18th century character. The school is centrally located, meaning everything you may want is located within walking distance of the school. Besides light and comfortable classrooms and other facilities to aid you in your studies, the school also has a pleasant garden where you can relax with other students between and after your classes.

Key features of our partner English school:

  • Accredited by  EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services)
  • 24 fully equipped classrooms
  • Computer room
  • Library
  • Garden for students to relax in
  • Café serving (hot) drinks and snacks

Club 50 course and activities

The Club 50 course is specially designed for older students who are interested in combining a language course with various activities. Think of visiting Blarney Castle or taking an excursion to the Cliffs of Moher.

In addition to the Club 50 course, ACET in Cork offers many other courses. These include the Intensive group course, a course consisting of private lessons only, and more.

All these courses do not include an extensive activities program. However, the school does organize various activities to complete your language course. These include various sports activities, city tours, excursions to castles, as well as nights out such as bowling, theater visits, or even pub crawls. There's something for everyone.

Click here for all English language courses for adults (16+) at ACET.

Club 50

The Club 50 course is specially designed for the over 50s, who are interested in combining a language course with various activities. The lessons cover listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. Through the activities, you will gain a good insight into Irish culture and receive a lot of information about Ireland and Cork in particular. The course is very flexible and tailored to the needs and interests of the group. The Club 50 course is an engaging language course aimed at improving communicative skills, both inside and outside the classroom.

Example activities:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cork City Gaol
  • St. Colman's Cathedral
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Day excursion to Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, or Killarney National Park

Minimum age is 50 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Club 50 without accommodation 460 860
Club 50 with summer residence, single room , no meals 735 1345
Club 50 with host family, single room , halfboard 765 1405
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 10/06, 16/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

A minimum level of intermediate is required to participate in this course.

Course materials:  

€50, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

Homestay accommodation includes half board on week days and full board at weekends (a light lunch).

Students staying in a host family during the Christmas period, need to pay a € 60 surcharge per week since meals are based on full board during this period.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 19/05/2024 - 28/09/2024 : €50 per week
single room : 22/12/2024 - 29/12/2024 : €60 per week
Special dietary needs : € 50 per week [i]
Info summer residence:  

Summer residence is open from 02/06/2024 to 11/08/2024

Transfer:   Transfer upon arrival at Cork airport : EUR 60

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card
  • information about the school and city
  • airport transfer is included when staying in a host family, on arrival between 9.00 and 22.30 hours

Teaching materials are not included (1 book per level, approx 4 weeks € 50 per book).

In 2024 the school closed on the following dates: 05/02/2024, 18/03/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 06/05/2024, 03/06/2024, 06/08/2024, 28/10/2024 & 23/12/2024 - 03/01/2025

Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled

Host family

Homestay accommodation is ideal for you if you wish to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Ireland. Living in an Irish home is an excellent way of improving your English and experiencing everyday life in Ireland in a welcoming and supportive environment. You stay in a good residential area of Cork, close to a bus route. You live in a home the school has selected on the basis of a warm friendly atmosphere and clean comfortable surroundings. You are accommodated on a half board basis from Monday to Friday and on a full board basis at the weekend. 

Summer residence

The summer residences University Place, Victoria Mills Apartments and Victoria Lodge are located at approximately 40 minutes walking distance or 10 minutes by bus from the language school and are available from June to August.

You will have a single room with a private bathroom in an apartment you will share with other students. The apartments consist from 3 to 7 rooms and each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen (with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, electric hob) and a living room. Bed linen is supplied but you must bring your own towels. The apartments are situated in an area with shops, pharmacy, pubs and close to Mardyke arena.

Characteristics:

  • Apartments with 3 to 7 bedrooms
  • Wired Broadband internet access in all bedrooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Individual ensuite bedrooms
  • Enclosed parking area for bicycles
  • Self service launderette (denotes extra payment)

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