Today is the International Day of Happiness. This is a very new tradition started by the UN just two years ago, but is already gaining a lot of support from all over the globe. For more information about the International Day of Happiness (and to practise your English reading a little…) read the short article on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Happiness.
) Failte Ireland (the Irish tourism body) made this fantastic video to get everyone ready for St Patrick’s day. What do you think?
Before Christmas we met up with Samuel who had been doing Work Experience in the Maldron Hotel. Samuel has been studying hospitality management in Spain and has been able to improve his English in a real world environment to help him to get a better career in Spain.
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Meet Sergio and Anna. They are two students who met in Alpha College – Sergio is from Spain and Anna is Italian. They met in Dublin and improved their English by talking to each other and the rest is history… Since recording this video with us before they went to live in Spain, we are delighted to announce that Sergio … Read More
Youngeun (Jenny) has been with us for many months and before returning home to Korea we wanted to ask her to share her thoughts about her time in Dublin.
Last week, our group of Russian Teachers met the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Ruairi Quinn.
We had a great afternoon at our Student Christmas Party with food, singing and even Santa!
Over the weekend, we invited the kids of the Alpha team into the school to have a Christmas party and watch “The Snowman” on the big screen. There was a special surprise guest who came to say hello to the Alpha Kids and give them a little something each!
Pavlo from Ukraine has spent the last 3 weeks with us here in Alpha. He spent his own holiday time in Dublin improving his English so we wanted to ask him what he thought of his stay.
To celebrate the birthday of Qaboos bin Said al Said and National Day in Oman we shared some delicious baklava in the canteen.
To celebrate Hallow’een this year, some of our team imagined what it would be like if we had an English language “Night School” for spooky students…
To celebrate Hallow’een, some of our team dressed up a spooky students… We will have the world premier of our Night School video tomorrow but here is a little teaser of some of the preparation and behind the scenes views of the video.
Kanji came to us from Japan, after winning a Government of Ireland scholarship. We asked him to share his thoughts on Ireland, Dublin and Alpha College.
We asked Ante to share this thoughts on his time with us in Dublin and what he is doing in general.
Dublin recently played in (and won!) the All Ireland Football Final 2013. We sent our Venezuelan Sports Reporter Frederik along to meet some of the fans from both Dublin and Mayo to try to understand what this “Gaelic Football” was all about and how it’s so different from soccer.
Cem is studying Business Administration in Istanbul and wants to improve his English to further his education by doing a masters in Ireland, UK or America. We asked him why he chose to come to Ireland to improve his English and of course, what he thinks about Alpha College.