So much to do, so little time!

We asked some of our students about their experiences in Ireland and where their adventures brought them to this week.


Carolin Kipar

Carolin Kiper “ I visited Galway at the weekend. It is a small city filled with Irish culture. I have always wanted to visit Galway, even since before I arrived in Ireland. It was magnificent to see the ocean and walk along at Salthill. I got to visit and see Connemara which is beautiful. It was a great weekend but now having visited Galway, I know that I prefer the atmosphere of Cork.”

 Ireland Sand




The Cambridge Advanced Exam Class

CAE Class

“A group of us from class decided that Paintballing was an activity that we all wanted to do. The school booked an appointment for us for Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday is student day. We arrived to the centre by a mini bus that we took from the school. Overall 15 of us went from two classes and we really enjoyed it. We are bruised and sore from it but it was such good fun.”


Paintball Cork is an indoor adventure centre located 5 minutes from the city centre. There are reduced rates available on Wednesdays for students. For more information check out their Facebook page




Mercè, Dolors, Núria & Germán

ACET Challenge 4 x work experience“We are going to study for three weeks so we have begun the ACET Corkonian Challenge in order to visit and explore all the landmarks of Cork city. We will let you know when we have it completed!”


ACET Challenge

Anyone interested in completing the ACET Corkonian challenge can ask at ACET reception for the task sheet.  Once all the tasks , and you have photographic proof of your visits to the landmark posted on the Acet Facebook page, you will be made an honorary Corkonian (Cork person) at a fun ceremony at the school!

All the team here at ACET wish you a wonderful weekend!

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What did our students get up to this week?


We asked some of our students what fun things they did in Cork this week.


Reto Felix Muehlemann



“I went to an improvised drama session at the Camden Palace on Tuesday night. It was great fun. It takes place once a month. I’m going to get some more classmates to come to it with me next month.”

The Camden Palace is a community Arts Centre located on Camden Quay in the city centre. For a full list of events you can check their website or see Facebook.






Nicolas Tetard & Silvan Achermann 


“We went to the Céili dancing class last night in Clancy’s. It was brilliant fun. The Irish dancing is crazy! Once you realise that everybody is learning it for the first time and that nobody is looking at you in particular, then you can really get involved in the moves. We are going to go every week!”


Irish Céili dance classes take place every Tuesday night at 8pm in Clancy’s Bar on Marlboro St.

For more information on Irish Céili dance classes check out their Facebook page.



Julie Jacquelin & Julie De Corte


“We stayed late at school on Monday evening and hung out playing board games! It was simple fun!”



Anna Delia Rodríguez



“I’ve signed up for a Knitting Club that starts this evening at the wool shop close by the school. It is a good way of meeting people and taking part in a creative activity.”

 The group meets at Vibes and Scribes on Maccurtain Street on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-12:30 and on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm. It is free to join. They say to simply bring your knitting or crochet and good conversation! 

Check them out on Facebook


 Have a wonderful weekend from all the team at ACET!


Student life in Cork

Student life in Cork

What to do?

We asked some of our students how they spend their free time in Cork after school.

Pascal Maerchy


“In the evenings when my studies are finished, I have been socialising!! I have been to many of the pubs across the city. We all love to go to The Vicarstown and drink Guinness, even though we know that Beamish is the preferred stout in Cork.”




Martin Skoloud


“I booked the Cliffs of Moher tour at the school and went on Saturday. The Cliffs of Moher were amazing. It was a particularly windy and cold day but even then it’s an amazing experience. I recommend that others should visit these cliffs during their time at ACET.”

Cliffs of Moher

Vera Silberring


“So far I have only explored the city centre. I love the small streets throughout the city that have no cars. Along these streets there are so many little coffee shops and vintage styled pubs for people to enjoy.”

Patrick's St

Flavia Schildknecht


“I have only just arrived to Cork on Sunday. So far I have found that Cork people are really friendly! I’m planning to visit Blarney Castle at the weekend so I look forward to that!”


What are your favourite places in Cork?

New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s less than three weeks into 2015 and we have all returned back into the routine of daily life, but are those New Year’s Resolutions lasting?

We decided to ask some of our students and staff what New Year’s Resolutions they have made for 2015.

CyrilCyril Bon

“I had hoped to quit smoking…but it hasn’t worked for me so far.”

MohamMohammed Al Qasmi “I’m going to find a girlfriend this year”. Mohammed Al Saadi “is going to get more sleep by going to bed earlier each night.”

Valentina Valentina

“I need to get a driving licence and learn to drive.”



“I have none. I’m awesome already!”

Joelle Joelle

“To stick to the wheat free diet.”



“To keep up the yoga and make (and drink) juice.”



“To make my own lunch for work…and to try and keep it for lunch rather than eat it as a second breakfast.”

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Happy New Year!


Out with the old, in with the new, may you be happy the whole year through.

Happy New Year!