What’s on in Dublin this September?

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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

The hour…

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Idioms & Phrasal Verbs

So, the hour went forward last weekend. I use the phrase ‘Springs forward, Falls back’ to help me remember. Spring, as in the season it happens in and the forward motion a ‘spring in your step’ implies. Fall, for the way Americans say Autumn, and back, for its collocation with back. Right now I’m trying to get used to the new … Read More

Language Point : Prepositions of Time

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We’re very proud of our highly talented and experienced teachers here in Alpha College. Check out the latest in our Language Point videos where Alpha teacher, Katie, outlines the different prepositions used for time expressions. If you’ve any questions or confusions or need help with your English, please contact us through facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlphaCollegeofEnglish or twitter https://twitter.com/AlphaCollegeCom  

Stars on our street!

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland, The Irish And...

Life is never dull here on North Great George’s Street! Again, it’s being used as a location for film crews to use for their scenes. We’ve heard it’s a film called ‘Love & Friendship’. Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale are two of the main actors. The story is from a Jane Austen novella. Jane Austen was a famous English writer … Read More

Pancake Tuesday

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland

Today is Pancake Tuesday in Alpha. Lent (40 days and 40 nights of fasting before Easter) begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. Before we fast, we feast. Hence, Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes are delicious. In Ireland they’re less like the American style of pancake and more like the French style crépe. We mostly eat them rolled up with sweet toppings … Read More

Irish Dancing on youtube!

Stephen ShorttAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, College News, Culture, Exploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland, The Irish And...

Michael Flatley, famous Irish-American dancer, came to fame in Riverdance in 1994. He went on to create his own dance show ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Feet of Flames’. He now lives in Cork in a huge house in Fermoy called Castlehyde. He was a guest on a BBC chat show The Graham Norton Show this weekend. In the video… … Read More

5 words to distinguish dresses.

Stephen ShorttBlog, College News, English Tutorials, Idioms & Phrasal Verbs, Student Resources, Teacher Resources, The English Of

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

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

10,000 likes on Facebook!

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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.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Dublin!

Stephen ShorttCollege News

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