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!

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!!


Questions & Answers with……..

Fahad Sa’ud Saleh Abdullah

FAWhat age are you?


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



A day in the life of a Student!

Mohammed Nasser Khamis Al Qasmi

Moh 2My name is Mohammed Al Qasmi.  I’m an Omani student and I’m going to stay in Cork until June 2015. 

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.