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Reviews of Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland

Total No. of Reviews: 236
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland
4.2/5.0 
(236 reviews)
City 4.3/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 3.6/5.0 
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Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
25. Apr. 2016
1. Veikko (55 years)  -  Finland
1. General English - 1 week

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29. Feb. 2016
2. (25 years)  -  Russian Federation
2. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 2 weeks

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10. Feb. 2016
3. (31 years)  - 
3. General English Intensive - GE02 + Super Intensive Course (30 Lessons) - 2 weeks

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12. Oct. 2015
4. Roberta (26 years)  - 
4. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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8. Sep. 2015
5. (29 years)  - 
5. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 4 weeks

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The teachers are very professional and friendly
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The distance from the accommodation to school
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Great school, I recommend it!
8. Sep. 2015
6. (27 years)  - 
6. Teachers Course Individual - 1 week

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The organization, the preparation of the teachers, the precise and comprehensive explanations
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Speak italian as little as possible
7. Sep. 2015
7. (25 years)  -  Italy
7. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 2 weeks

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the teaching way and how they try to adapt their programme to you specific need
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the number of students in the class was too high
7. Sep. 2015
8. (25 years)  - 
8. General English Intensive - GE02 - 5 weeks

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The willingness of people to help you.
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The residence is very dirty, but the academy is worth it, almost better to stay in a host family.
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The academy is super good! You learn a lot!
1. Sep. 2015
9. Adriano (22 years)  - 
9. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 1 week

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31. Aug. 2015
10. (21 years)  - 
10. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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The Temple Bar area at night
25. Aug. 2015
11. (52 years)  - 
11. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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The fruitful combination between the residence and Alpha College
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Maybe refurbishing the canteen
23. Aug. 2015
12. (45 years)  -  Spain
12. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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Teachers were very goods and really interested in our progress. Different ways of learning and activities.
17. Aug. 2015
13. (57 years)  - 
13. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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teachers' training
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Good organization of the afternoon activities
17. Aug. 2015
14. Kenneth (42 years)  -  Sweden
14. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 1 week

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Belvedere Hotel
11. Aug. 2015
15. Antonio (26 years)  - 
15. Cambridge First (FCE) - 4 weeks

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3. Aug. 2015
16. Giovanni (16 years)  -  Italy
16. Cambridge Advanced (CAE) - 2 weeks

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28. Jul. 2015
17. (16 years)  - 
17. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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you must study
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very well organized
27. Jul. 2015
18. Anna (17 years)  - 
18. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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27. Jul. 2015
19. Marta (19 years)  - 
19. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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26. Jul. 2015
20. (16 years)  - 
20. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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I was very pleased that there were people from distant parts of the world even a lot far away, making the Alpha College a place to meet people from other cultures
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You must know that Alpha College is a school that takes seriously its aim of teaching the English language. Therefore they will expect the same commitment also from students
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I think that Alpha College is a very well organized school. The teachers are competent and the activities are interesting.
23. Jul. 2015
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21. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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the lessons and the teachers' availability
23. Jul. 2015
22. (24 years)  -  Switzerland
22. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 4 weeks

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Don't under evaluate the initial test ;)
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The initial test is, in my opinion, not serious enough...
20. Jul. 2015
23. (17 years)  - 
23. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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What I liked most is the teachers' approaching with the students and these ones are all very open and friendly and it was really easy to make friends.
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the school is very good, but very crowded in the summer, so that it was necessary to divide the students into three different buildings, with several classes for the same level. I was surprised to see the strong presence of Italians in the school, and this is not so positive because when you're doing an experience like that, the primary aim above all is to know foreign people. However in the school there were people of all ages and all nations
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the school organizes daily activities of all kinds. Very important is the social evening, held on Friday evening and gives you the opportunity to meet other students in a pub for a drink and a chat.
6. Jul. 2015
24. Karoly Peter (46 years)  -  Hungary
24. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 3 weeks

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22. Jun. 2015
25. (43 years)  - 
25. General English Intensive - GE02 - 1 week

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4. May. 2015
26. Ivan (36 years)  - 
26. General English Intensive 25 - 12 weeks

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29. Nov. 2014
27. (38 years)  - 
27. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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attend at least one month....... a week is not enough
29. Nov. 2014
28. (41 years)  - 
28. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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it is important to have a basic knowledge of the language in order to take the maximum advantage of the school and have no hesitation because you cannot explain it well
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keep it up
27. Oct. 2014
29. (28 years)  - 
29. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 1 week

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The quality of teaching, the modularity and the flexibility.
29. Sep. 2014
30. (55 years)  - 
30. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 2 weeks

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reception, coffee
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high risk of finding Italians
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working in the Irish spirit of kindness and hospitality
9. Sep. 2014
31. (21 years)  - 
31. General English - GE01 - 3 weeks

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9. Sep. 2014
32. (26 years)  - 
32. General English Intensive - GE02 - 10 weeks

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the dynamism of teachers
3. Sep. 2014
33. (24 years)  - 
33. General English Intensive - GE02 - 6 weeks

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the social activities, meeting people from all around the world
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Don't go to Dublin in summertime if you like the sunny summer of Italy, France, Spain... Dublin is cold and it rains every day.However, dubliners are very kind and sociable. Guinness and pubs are amazing.Pay attention close to the college because the area is not so safe, there are a lot of skangers/knackers!!
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I stayed 6 weeks and I think I've learned more English from my host family than from the college. I would have changed class-level after 3 weeks but teachers change very frequently during the summertime . My first teacher told me that I could have change but on monday there was a new one that didn't know my English level so I couldn't ever change. The international air that you can breathe in the college is fantastic. Everybody's kind, happy and funny.
26. Aug. 2014
34. (24 years)  - 
34. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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There are some families that are located more than one hour from the school and the public transports are quite expensive
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Give the family a letter to get the bus / tram / train subscription
22. Aug. 2014
35. Miguel Angel (48 years)  - 
35. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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20. Aug. 2014
36. (26 years)  - 
36. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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The quality of teachers and excursions.
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Next time you go to Dublin, book a dorm because these are more central and you do not have to rely on public transport, which incidentally is quite expensive. Despite that, my landlady was great.
20. Aug. 2014
37. (38 years)  - 
37. General English - GE01 - 3 weeks

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Teachers. The ability to change to another level.
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Everything's OK.
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Everything's OK.
17. Aug. 2014
38. (16 years)  - 
38. General English Intensive - GE02 - 4 weeks

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Try to communicate as much as possible, and you'll reach your goals
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Everything was at a high level
7. Jul. 2014
39. (17 years)  - 
39. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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13. Jun. 2014
40. (24 years)  - 
40. General English Intensive - GE02 - 4 weeks

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The teachers, friendly, funny and skilled at the same time
10. Jun. 2014
41. (43 years)  - 
41. General English Intensive - GE02 - 4 weeks

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Good teaching methods. Courtesy and availability of the teachers. High quality courses.
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This schools is too big, but it is only my own opinion. The school offers a lot of interesting activities to discover the country.
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Very good school, to recommend.
18. May. 2014
42. (35 years)  - 
42. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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Don't bring with you during the daily travel all your money but leave the most at home, in the unfortunate case of a theft. And bring with you the school booklet
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Maximum availability from the Staff of the Alpha College
24. Mar. 2014
43. (36 years)  -  Spain
43. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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The school organises various activities to do with other students... Very interesting... And you have more opportunities to improve your English and get to know more people...
3. Mar. 2014
44. (35 years)  - 
44. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very helpful and kind.
10. Feb. 2014
45. (27 years)  -  Spain
45. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 3 weeks

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30. Dec. 2013
46. (38 years)  - 
46. General English Intensive - GE02 - 4 weeks

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teaching method, highly effective
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Visit the town which is lovely. Visit Howth (peninsula island 20 minutes from Dublin) and ginessstore house.
2. Dec. 2013
47. (27 years)  - 
47. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 2 weeks

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I loved the overall atmosphere in the school: a large number of students from all the world, excellent teachers. Individual approach to every student.
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During the study period - November to March, it is cold in classrooms and in homes! because heating is very expensive. That's why it is necessary to take warm clothes) Russian-speaking students, be aware that there is not many russian speaking students in this school, that's why you will need to constantly practice English - and it is excellent)
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I have only positive reviews and impressions about this school, students, teachers, family and, of course, Dublin. I advise everyone to go and learn) ... at least 2-3 weeks, but for real results - for 2-3 months!
10. Sep. 2013
48. (43 years)  - 
48. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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The teachers.
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Try to speak as much as possible.
26. Aug. 2013
49. Eleonora (25 years)  -  Italy
49. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 2 weeks

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26. Aug. 2013
50. (19 years)  - 
50. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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The classrooms were not overcrowded
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you can go to the next level of English in a short time
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there was a nice and comfortable atmosphere

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