Thibault’s Adventures with Alpha College: 17th and 18th May

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland, My Story in English, Student Blog

Welcome to our new miniseries ‘Thibault’s Adventures’, written by our new marketing intern Thibault. In the series, he will tell us about the various excursions he goes on as an Alpha student. Students can participate in many excursions and activities during their time at Alpha College. Excursions are free of charge, open to all students, and are an excellent way … Read More

Go Paperless this (Eco-friendly) Easter!

Natalie FineganAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, Culture

Easter is this Sunday and we hope you’re all prepared to gorge on chocolate and other treats! Not only is Monday the 22nd of April a bank holiday – long-awaited and highly-revered by all, bank holidays are things of bliss in Ireland – it’s also World Earth Day. Easter & World Earth Day World Earth Day focuses on raising awareness … Read More

In Dublin’s Fair City and Beyond: Spring/Summer Activities with Alpha College

Natalie FineganAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland

What we do: As many of you know, Alpha College of English is situated in the heart of Dublin city centre. Here at Alpha we encourage all of our students to immerse themselves in Irish culture, and pride ourselves on the cultural and social programmes we provide. We recognise that students need to get out of the classroom, and our … Read More

Small Changes Pop-Up Shop 2019

Natalie FineganBlog, College News, Exploring Dublin, Teachers

About the pop-up shop: Last week our teachers Rachel and Katie, along with their B1 and B2 classes, hosted a pop-up meeting in Alpha. The pop-up shop was set up in order to educate staff and students on sustainable living, and encourage them to be more mindful and embrace eco-friendly habits in their everyday lives. Check out the Small Changes … Read More

Things to Do in Dublin This Valentine’s Day

Natalie FineganAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland

Watercolour hearts.

Whether you’re “forever alone”, celebrating galentine’s, in a committed relationship or part of the #selfloveclub – we’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is widely regarded as a day for dates, romance and explicitly couple-related things. I’ve found something for the single pringles, the mate daters, and everyone in between. Culture: A lesser-known fact about Dublin is that … Read More

Alpha’s New Marketing Executive: Meet Natalie

Natalie FineganBlog, College News, Meet the team

A picture of our new Marketing Executive Natalie, taken in the Alpha College Library!

As the new Marketing Executive for Alpha College of English, I thought it might be helpful for everyone to get to know me better. Therefore, I’ve created a little ‘About Me’, with a Q&A and a game of ‘This or That’ so you can learn more about me… and possibly bring me flowers or chocolate when you visit the Marketing … Read More

Why Dublin is the best place to study English

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland

If you’re thinking about improving your English skills, and probably doing it outside your country, why not do it in Dublin? Here you can find several reasons why you should come here to study English: People say that if you learn English from Irish people, you will understand all English speaking people around the world It’s not just studying English … Read More

Dublin doors

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Exploring Dublin

What’s one of the symbols of Dublin city? If we think about Ireland we imagine the green Shamrock, but what is specific to Dublin? Ok…you can think about Guinness, famous around the world, but after you visit Dublin, for sure you’ll remember the colorful doors that you can see in the various Dublin houses around the city. It’s not just about … Read More

Best location to visit in Ireland

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, College News, Exploring Ireland

So, here I am writing the post that I promised you about the Ireland best locations to visit, and some of that I can personally advise you to go, after my journey around this Country. So, the most touristic cities in Ireland, after Dublin, are Cork, Galway and Limerick. About this three, I will surely say “go to Galway!”. Everyone … Read More

First impressions about Dublin

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog

Hi everyone! I’m the new Marketing intern and I’m (kind of) new in town! Before coming to Ireland I was soooo excited about this country and its green nature – and I still am! Actually, before really establish myself in Dublin, I visited several cities in Ireland (yes, I really love traveling!) and I really advise you to go around … Read More

Revealing the hidden

Marketing DepartmentExploring Dublin

Dublin’s greatest secrets part II As days are getting longer and (possibly) warmer, we all tend to get a little travel fever. We’d like to explore new places, since in nice weather they tend to be much more spectacular. Plus, we don’t need to wear thick coats with several layers underneath. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about … Read More

Life hacks 101

Marketing DepartmentStudent Blog

The best cold remedies you’ve never heard of Last weekend we celebrated the International Health Day, which means it’s already April. Wau. Time flies real fast, doesn’t it? Anyhow, we still have quite a long journey till summer begins, so in the meantime, me and Simon had this wonderful idea of doing a research on “cold remedies”. I know, I … Read More

Dublin’s greatest secrets

Marketing DepartmentExploring Dublin

Chapter 1 – The Storyteller If you ever meet a real Dubliner, you might end up having a whale of a time. The only thing you have to do, is to ask. Ask them to recommend you some places. Some good old places. And that’s exactly what I did. I met Liam on my first week at Alpha. At the … Read More

Not all Saints wear saffron

Marketing DepartmentCulture

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greenest of them all? No not the person who drank the most… St. Patrick of course! Once a year people in Ireland unite to celebrate one of the greatest man in their history – Saint Patrick. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, Saint Patrick was a priest (formerly known … Read More

The Beast from the East

Marketing DepartmentStudent Blog

a.k.a. national bread crisis “Let’s go.” “We can’t.” “Why not?” “We’re waiting for Emma.” “I can’t go on like this.” “That’s what you think.”   This is how I imagine a dialogue between people in Ireland and the government would go. Well, at least it seemed like that. Since ancient times, people have always been afraid of the unknown. Unknown … Read More