It’s Bloomsday here on North Great George’s Street, and seeing as we’re just about to kick off our summer programme in Belvedere College (where James Joyce attended), check out a short clip of a lecture on Joyce that Keith Payne gave to Alpha students last summer..
Casual Fridays are a bit cliché at this stage so we wanted to do something a little different… The whole team got involved in #FormalFriday to raise money for charity. We all wore in slightly more formal clothes than we usually do and the reaction from students was great! What do you think, should we dress like this for class … Read More
Don’t let the opportunities pass you by. Good morning! Today Dublin woke up to the sun, probably the weather is the worst part of this experience of my life, but it’s not so bad, because in days such as today I really love the sun and enjoy it. I would like to tell you about another great experience about my … Read More
Rie studied here 12 years ago. She returned home to Japan after a year here and worked as a translator. She is back in Ireland studying celtic calligraphy, and called in to Alpha to say hello. Check out how much (or how little) people have changed since 2002! Thanks so much for visiting us Rie!
After one month and half…. After one month and a half working in an Irish company I know that this is one of the best decisions of all my life. At the beginning I wasn´t sure if it would be a good opportunity to improve my English, but I need more professional experience on my Curriculum Vitae. My main concern … Read More
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.
We are delighted to announce that we just reached a huge milestone on our Facebook page with 10,000 likes! We plan to bring you more interesting, engaging and educational/entertaining content in the days, weeks, months and years to come! If you haven’t already, why not “like” us on Facebook now: http://fb.com/alphacollegeofenglish.
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…