General English, the most popular course. Here’s why.

Sara FrauClasses, College News

General English – The most popular course and what most courses are based on. During your first day at Alpha College, you will take an assessment test so that you are put in the appropriate class for your level. However, some people learn faster than others: for this reason, at Alpha we make sure, through regular interviews and assessment tests, … Read More

6 reasons you should study English in alpha college besides learning English

Sara FrauCollege News, Student Resources

There might be many reasons why you decide to go abroad to learn English. First of all, it is surely more effective than taking an English course in a non-English speaking country, since you will be forced to use English for everyday tasks like buying some groceries. But, probably more importantly, studying English abroad concerns much more than “just” learning … Read More

Gallery of Photography and Hot Press Cover exhibition

Sara FrauCollege News, Culture

Gallery of Photography

One of the features that make Dublin one of the most interesting cities in Europe is its cultural vitality. If you are a culture buff, or even if you’re just a curious person, this city has an incredible lot to offer. You can enjoy some of the beautiful works of art humanity has realised or you can learn the science … Read More

Strollin’ in Dublin – episode 2

Sara FrauAbout Dublin & Ireland, College News

The wait is over! The new episode of Strollin’ in Dublin is finally out! This time we walked to the area known as Silicon docks, the most modern area in Dublin, which houses many of the European Headquarters of some important high-tech companies such as Google and Facebook. However, as you can see, many things caught our attention as we … Read More

Strollin’ in Dublin

Sara FrauCollege News

Why should you study English in Dublin? Because it’s AWESOME, that’s why. In case you don’t find anything interesting on Netflix or if you need to fill the void while you wait for the next season of Games of Thrones, you might be interested to know that me and Simon are launching the first episode of Stollin’ in Dublin, a … Read More

6 reasons choosing an Alpha host family is definitely the best option

Sara FrauCollege News, Culture, Frequently Asked Questions, Host Families

The 6 reasons choosing an Alpha host family is definitely the best option Dublin really is an economically vibrant city and, as such, it attracts a great number of people from the rest of the world, both for studying and working. One of the most fascinating things about this city is, in fact, its cultural diversity and liveliness. Of course, … Read More

What’s on in Dublin this September?

Stephen ShorttCollege News

What's-on

Even though the summer is drawing to a close, there are still plenty of exciting things to do in Dublin this September! No matter what you’re interested in, you are sure to find something to take your fancy while you are studying English with us here in Alpha College this September. Culture Night Friday 16th September This night of entertainment and … Read More

The hour…

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Idioms & Phrasal Verbs

So, the hour went forward last weekend. I use the phrase ‘Springs forward, Falls back’ to help me remember. Spring, as in the season it happens in and the forward motion a ‘spring in your step’ implies. Fall, for the way Americans say Autumn, and back, for its collocation with back. Right now I’m trying to get used to the new … Read More

Language Point : Prepositions of Time

Stephen ShorttBlog, College News, English Tutorials, Teachers, Tutorials

We’re very proud of our highly talented and experienced teachers here in Alpha College. Check out the latest in our Language Point videos where Alpha teacher, Katie, outlines the different prepositions used for time expressions. If you’ve any questions or confusions or need help with your English, please contact us through facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlphaCollegeofEnglish or twitter https://twitter.com/AlphaCollegeCom  

Stars on our street!

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland, The Irish And...

Life is never dull here on North Great George’s Street! Again, it’s being used as a location for film crews to use for their scenes. We’ve heard it’s a film called ‘Love & Friendship’. Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale are two of the main actors. The story is from a Jane Austen novella. Jane Austen was a famous English writer … Read More

Pancake Tuesday

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland

Today is Pancake Tuesday in Alpha. Lent (40 days and 40 nights of fasting before Easter) begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. Before we fast, we feast. Hence, Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes are delicious. In Ireland they’re less like the American style of pancake and more like the French style crépe. We mostly eat them rolled up with sweet toppings … Read More

Irish Dancing on youtube!

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland, The Irish And...

Michael Flatley, famous Irish-American dancer, came to fame in Riverdance in 1994. He went on to create his own dance show ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Feet of Flames’. He now lives in Cork in a huge house in Fermoy called Castlehyde. He was a guest on a BBC chat show The Graham Norton Show this weekend. In the video… … Read More