English Language Programme for 50 years+

Travel Talk is our exciting language and cultural activities course exclusively for the over 50’s age group.  Tailor made to the demands of this group, Alpha College offers a programme which combines enjoyable language practice with exciting opportunities to explore Ireland’s unique cultural heritage.

The programme is designed to be flexible and to respond to the needs of each group. The attached programme gives a flavour of options which are available. The programme can also focus on the interests of the group such as music, history, architecture, nature or sports such as golf, fishing or horse riding. Participants can even start a new skill with some lessons in digital photography from a professional. All programme activities are accompanied by an expert guide who makes the students feel welcome from the moment they arrive.


Homestay. Standard, single room accommodation, half board: bed, breakfast, evening meal Monday – Friday; all meals Saturday and Sunday. Some twin or double rooms available for couples or friends wishing to share a bedroom.

For the periods in June, participants may stay in our Summer Self Catering accommodation.

Accommodation can also be arranged in hotels or guesthouses at extra cost.

Sample Timetable for Travel Talk Programme

Week 1

9:30am - 12:30pmOrientation ClassClassClassClassClassExcursion
AfternoonCity Tour & OrientationBotanic GardensDublin CastleVisits to CathedralsFree
EveningTo be agreed with the group

Week 2
9:30am - 12:30pmClassClassClassClassClassFree Day
AfternoonMalahide CastleGeorgian DublinWhiskey CornerShoppingFree
EveningTo be agreed with the group

Course Dates

  • 17th June 2018
  • 3rd September 2018

Closed groups with specific interests or from specialised clubs can be arranged on request.

Course Fees

  • 1 Week – € 360
  • 2 Weeks – € 690


  • 15 language lessons per week
  • All study materials
  • Social programme
  • End of course certificate

Not Included

  • Homestay or residential accommodation
  • Local travel ticket
  • Airport transfers

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