Enrico Iguanta’s Testimonial

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“I am coming back to Alpha for my 3rd time. I can consider it my second home. I have been here for nearly 2 years. The staff and teachers made me feel welcome from my first day. The teaching system is perfect.” Enrico Iguanta from Italy

Amanda O. Medeiros’s Testimonial

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      “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

Melissa Mazza Costa’s Testimonial

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“Alpha College was amazing! greatest teachers on earth, it was a lot of fun! definitely I would repeat my stay if I ever come to Dublin again!” – Melissa Mazza Costa from Argentina  

A look back at 2014 – in photos!

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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 showcase ... Read More

All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey & Alpha College!

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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 video. ... Read More

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

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An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev. – from Wikipedia  

Speak several languages…

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The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless!

5 words to distinguish dresses.

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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


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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..

Formal Friday

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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

Update on Almudena’s Work Experience

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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 Returns!

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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!

Almudena’s Work Experience

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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