Paraskevidekatriaphobia – fear of Friday 13th

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Today is Friday the 13th of September – a very unlucky day for those who believe in the superstitions… The fear of Friday 13th as a date is know as Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Are you superstitious?

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 – World Economic Forum

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The World Economic Forum produced a report before the summer about the International Travel and Tourism industry. The 481 page document is very detailed with lots of interesting data but obviously, here in Alpha College, we were most interested in how Ireland performed in some key areas and we did pretty well! For Customer Service, Quality of Natural Environment and Safety … Read More

International Left Handed Day!

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To celebrate International Left Handers day we played Left Handed Pictionary with some of the Alpha staff… Many claimed they wouldn’t have drawn any better even if they used their right hands… Happy International Left Handers Day from Alpha College of English!

Iyi Bayramla!

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We asked two of our Turkish students – Burcu & Melis – to explain the celebration which takes place today to mark the end of Ramadan.

Filming “Ripper Street” on North Great George’s Street

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Ripper Street is filming its second series outside Alpha College this week. The show centres around an area of London in 1889, recently after the Jack The Ripper murders. There have been many period dramas and films shot on our street as the street is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the UK and Ireland.

Carlos from Spain

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After many months of studying with us in Dublin, Carlos has returned home! We asked him to give us his thoughts on Dublin and Alpha College.

Mini Stay English course interviews

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We recently welcomed another group from Italy for a short stay English and cultural programmer here in Dublin.  We asked their leaders what they thought about the experience.

Happy International Women’s Day

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To celebrate International Women’s Day we not only took our traditional photo of some of the students and staff in the school but some of the male staff members wanted to get involved in starting an “Alternative” International Women’s Day too…