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

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

General English, the most popular course. Here’s why.

Marketing DepartmentClasses, College News

General English – The most popular course and what most courses are based on. During your first day at Alpha College, you will take an assessment test so that you are put in the appropriate class for your level. However, some people learn faster than others: for this reason, at Alpha we make sure, through regular interviews and assessment tests, … Read More

Lets get straight to the (7) point(s) – Why come to Alpha to learn English?

Marketing DepartmentCollege News

We have already talked about how there are many ways out there to practise your English outside the classroom, especially with all the new technologies available. However I can’t stress enough that, in order to learn a language properly, you do need to take some real classes with real teachers. Now that I’ve made this clear, you have to choose the … Read More

6 reasons you should study English in alpha college besides learning English

Marketing DepartmentCollege News, Student Resources

There might be many reasons why you decide to go abroad to learn English. First of all, it is surely more effective than taking an English course in a non-English speaking country, since you will be forced to use English for everyday tasks like buying some groceries. But, probably more importantly, studying English abroad concerns much more than “just” learning … Read More

Gallery of Photography and Hot Press Cover exhibition

Marketing DepartmentCollege News, Culture

Gallery of Photography

One of the features that make Dublin one of the most interesting cities in Europe is its cultural vitality. If you are a culture buff, or even if you’re just a curious person, this city has an incredible lot to offer. You can enjoy some of the beautiful works of art humanity has realised or you can learn the science … Read More

Strollin’ in Dublin – episode 2

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, College News

The wait is over! The new episode of Strollin’ in Dublin is finally out! This time we walked to the area known as Silicon docks, the most modern area in Dublin, which houses many of the European Headquarters of some important high-tech companies such as Google and Facebook. However, as you can see, many things caught our attention as we … Read More

Strollin’ in Dublin

Marketing DepartmentCollege News

Why should you study English in Dublin? Because it’s AWESOME, that’s why. In case you don’t find anything interesting on Netflix or if you need to fill the void while you wait for the next season of Games of Thrones, you might be interested to know that me and Simon are launching the first episode of Stollin’ in Dublin, a … Read More

6 reasons choosing an Alpha host family is definitely the best option

Marketing DepartmentCollege News, Culture, Frequently Asked Questions, Host Families

The 6 reasons choosing an Alpha host family is definitely the best option Dublin really is an economically vibrant city and, as such, it attracts a great number of people from the rest of the world, both for studying and working. One of the most fascinating things about this city is, in fact, its cultural diversity and liveliness. Of course, … Read More

What’s on in Dublin this September?

Stephen ShorttCollege News

What's-on

Even though the summer is drawing to a close, there are still plenty of exciting things to do in Dublin this September! No matter what you’re interested in, you are sure to find something to take your fancy while you are studying English with us here in Alpha College this September. Culture Night Friday 16th September This night of entertainment and … Read More