We came across this nice little coincidence in English recently and thought our students would like it! Why do you eat chocolate, ice cream and sweets when you are stressed?
Today (June 16th) is Bloomsday. Bloomsday is a celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. Bloomsday was actually invented in 1954, on the 50th anniversary of the events in the novel, when John Ryan and the novelist Flann O’Brien organised what … Read More
Today is International Women’s Day so we decided to get a photo of as many of our female staff and students who would pose for a photo. In this photo we have French, Swiss, Italian, Polish, South Korean, Czech, Venezuelan, German, Brazilian, Spanish, Saudi, Japanese, Colombian, Russian, Dutch and of course Irish women. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are … Read More
Today is the 29th of February. This date only happens once every four years and has some interesting stories and side effects. The current Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague is celebrating his 11th birthday today! Many people whose birthdays fall on Feb 29th celebrate every year either on February 28th or March 1st but every four years throw a … Read More
One of our senior teachers, Liam Bradshaw, headed off on a new adventure recently to set up a new Language Department in a school in Mexico. After a very long flight he was walking through Benito Juarez Airport and randomly bumped into a former student of Alpha College from Korea! It just goes to show you that it’s a small world … Read More
“The staff at Alpha College of English is kind and when I asked them something, they were always smiling. Every Friday, after we finish the morning class, a staff member gives students some sweets. I thought it is fantastic! I like the teachers in Alpha. Of course teachers are really kind, friendly and lovely, and their lessons are really interesting … Read More
We had a great surprise this afternoon when our former student Sung-Bae Lee dropped in to say Hi. Sung-Bae was a student in Alpha 5 years ago and has since gone on to work in the television industry in his native Korea. While he was studying with us he always said his dream was to work as a television presenter … Read More
Today is my last day in the school and I feel so happy to have taken the decision to come to Ireland for 6 months to improve my English. When I arrived here, for the first month, I didn’t understand when other people spoke. Now my English is very good. The people, in general, in the school are so friendly. … Read More