“First of all, I must say that my English skills have improved sharply since I started studying here, and that speaks for itself. I ́d had the opportunity to study in different courses – FCE, IELTS and General English, which opened a new window of knowledge for me. Every class is dynamic, the teaching material is rich … Read More
[vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/114000755"][vc_column_text]Take a look back over the year of our 25th Birthday! We created a montage of the photos and videos taken of our students through the year... We are now looking forward to many (many!) more years in Alpha College of English! Disclaimer: No copyright Infringement Intended. This video has been created in good faith under fair use to ... Read More
[vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/114000754"][vc_column_text]We asked some of our students to sing/mime along to the classic Christmas hit song "All I Want For Christmas" by Mariah Carey. Disclaimer: No copyright Infringement Intended. This video has been created in good faith under fair use to showcase Alpha College students activities. We do not own the rights to any of the music used in this ... Read More
I still remember when one year ago, after loosing my job, i said to my parents: “I would like to go abroad, have an experience in a English Speaking Country and look for a job there”. My parents looked at me and answered: “What are you saying? You are 30! You are too old … and you don’ t have … Read More
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Learning English in Dublin is great and all…but what if you can’t talk about what’s going on in the world of celebrity and fashion?? You might need a few words to help you… So, the Emmy’s were on last night, and the dresses on the red carpet were beautiful. Here in Alpha, we’ve been discussing the different necklines that were … Read More
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.