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

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“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 www.camdenpalacehotel.org or see Facebook.

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Nicolas Tetard & Silvan Achermann 

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“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!”

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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. https://www.facebook.com/CeilibytheLee

 

 

Julie Jacquelin & Julie De Corte

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

 

 

Anna Delia Rodríguez

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“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 https://www.facebook.com/vibesandscribesartscrafts

 

 Have a wonderful weekend from all the team at ACET!

 

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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.

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“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.”

 Sandrine

 Sandrine

“I have none. I’m awesome already!”

Joelle Joelle

“To stick to the wheat free diet.”

 Odile

Odile

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

 Vicky

Vicky

“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!

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

Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas to one and all!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Holly

Things have been getting really festive here at ACET. We have had Christmas Jumper Fridays, our school is decked out in fairy lights and we have decorated our tree in the hallway. Now we want to spread our festive happiness!

We have enlisted help from some of our students so that we can share some festive greetings in international languages.

Season’s Greetings in Arabic….. Milad Majid!!

OmaniThe two Mohammeds from Oman!

Season’s Greetings in French…. Joyeaux Noel!!

FrenchAlexia and Camille from France!

Season’s Greetings in Korean and Spanish…..해피 크리스마 and Feliz Navidad!!

KoreanRenée from Korea and Andrea from Venezuela!

Season’s Greetings in Portuguese…. Feliz Natal!

PortugalRenata, Leticia and Larissa from Brazil!

Season’s Greetings in Spanish and Portuguese…. Feliz Navidad!

SpainOriol and Maria from Spain and Marcello from Brazil!

Season’s Greetings in Italian….. Buon Natale!!  

ItalyMichele & Tommaso from Italy!

Finally from all of us here at ACET, Season’s Greetings to you in Irish…. Nollaig Shóna duit!!!

ACETHo Ho Ho!!!………Merry Christmas one & all!!

Holly

Questions & Answers with……..

Fahad Sa’ud Saleh Abdullah

FAWhat age are you?

19

Where are you from?

Oman

What do you hope to study when you have completed your English studies?

Next year I hope to study electronic engineering at the University of Malta

What do you enjoy most about ACET?

The teachers. They are very supportive. They use fun methods of teaching and they make sure that I learn the necessary skills for my IELTS exam. It’s a great environment to study in

Was it a daunting experience when you arrived in Ireland first?

Well I had been in Ireland last year so I knew what to expect. Funny accents and rain

Do you like living in Cork city?

I like the cooler temperatures. I’m used to intense heat at home so I find it refreshing here

Do you enjoy Irish food?

Yes. There is a great variety of places that I can buy Halal meat. There is a great selection of international food in Cork and many restaurants also

Do you miss your family and friends at home in Oman?

Yes. But I also like the independence I have in Cork