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!!
Season’s Greetings in French…. Joyeaux Noel!!
Season’s Greetings in Korean and Spanish…..해피 크리스마스 and Feliz Navidad!!
Season’s Greetings in Portuguese…. Feliz Natal!
Season’s Greetings in Spanish and Portuguese…. Feliz Navidad!
Season’s Greetings in Italian….. Buon Natale!!
Finally from all of us here at ACET, Season’s Greetings to you in Irish…. Nollaig Shóna duit!!!
Fahad Sa’ud Saleh Abdullah
Where are you from?
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
Mohammed Nasser Khamis Al Qasmi
I arrived in Cork on the 21st of October 2014. I found the weather cool but I adapted to the weather because this is my second time in Ireland. The people very friendly and I could make conversation with them also I can improve my speaking.
I came to school and I found it smaller than my old school but actually I learning better than in my old school . Also it is easy to make new friendships with international students and the staff are very friendly and helpful to me. To be honest, I’m very happy because I improved more.
I’m living with a host family they are very nice with me and give me nice food but at first I had a problem they were speaking fast but now I can understand. Also I found the night life very amazing and I’m going out every weekend with my classmate out at night.
Sometimes I feel a little homesick and I miss my family and my friends also my car, but I can contact them everyday.