Reviews of Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland - Page 2

Total No. of Reviews: 211
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.

Average Rating

Overall Rating
Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland
4.2/5.0 
(211 reviews)
City 4.3/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 3.5/5.0 
Accommodation
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Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
other 3.7/5.0 
Individual Reviews
25. Jul. 2011
51. (55 years)  -  Spain
51. General English + General Business English - 3 weeks

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The teachers are the best, location and the staff, and of course the cantina..that the building is a bit "historic" means old, and please take the extra lessons because they are cheap and useful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
An umbrella because it is never summer, it is cloudy. Don't drive, there are a lot of free museums (except churches: 6€).
Other comments
The taxis are expensive, 25€ from the airport to the accommodation. Buses and trains stop at 23:00.. the beer is 5 € and the fish and chips is 8€, but a regular meal is 20€..
26. Jun. 2011
52. (20 years)  - 
52. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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The courses atmosphere and planed excursions, meetings with people from different countries.
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excursions organized by the school
11. Apr. 2011
53. (58 years)  - 
53. General English + General Business English - 2 weeks

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Friendly, very good organization, intense effort to satisfy customers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Hop-and-stop bus from Dublin Bus
14. Feb. 2011
54. Renzzo Manuel (33 years)  - 
54. General English Intensive - 4 weeks

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6. Oct. 2010
55. (22 years)  - 
55. General English + General Business English - 1 week

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The teachers and the friendly environmnent
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It's an excellent school, close to the center and comfortable. It has also an internal canteen that serves sandwiches.
14. Sep. 2010
56. (56 years)  - 
56. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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Change of teachers every 2 hours. Because of this no frustration if you didn't get along with one teacher.
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The afternoon classes were better - more intensive - friendlier.
Other comments
I took me a week to get into a deeper level. Level 3 to 2. Even though I explained that I started learning English only eight months ago. The teachers were all nice - and friendly - but in my age group there were no students. That's why making contacts during school and after school was actually very difficult. I would have liked a little more clarification. E.g. a later date because then some participants would have been older. So during the first week I had the feeling I'm going through hell! After a week one says - you do not belong into this course, get out, Level 2 is your thing. I was devastated. 1 week of continous stress and no one was listening to my objections and then you should change course, it's hard. Because I knew it before. Since I teach occasionally in our company at least now I know what I have to do better. The more beautiful was the second week. The students were also young but the contact was better because the level fit. Despite all it helped me, I recommend this school and would even come again.
7. Sep. 2010
57. (40 years)  - 
57. General English - 3 weeks

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The quality of teaching - the interesting excursions organized - the school location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The visit of National Museum - pubs
Other comments
Friendly staff - interesting courses and excursions - competent teachers.
31. Aug. 2010
58. (24 years)  - 
58. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teachers' sympathy
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
There's no cleaning service in the residence's bathroom
Other comments
The food in Ireland is awful
24. Aug. 2010
59. (34 years)  - 
59. General and Business English Combination - 2 weeks

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The opportunity to interact with guys from other nationalities.
23. Aug. 2010
60. (25 years)  - 
60. General English + General Business English - 2 weeks

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Teachers and school staff are very friendly and helpful.
8. Aug. 2010
61. (17 years)  -  Germany
61. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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Meeting people from around the world
29. Jan. 2010
62. (40 years)  - 
62. General English - 1 week

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The way to teach the classes, experience and professionalism of teachers. Excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do not speak in the mother tongue.
30. Nov. 2009
63. (29 years)  - 
63. General English Standard - 2 weeks

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English is very important
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everything was perfect
5. Nov. 2009
64. (36 years)  - 
64. General English - 4 weeks

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teachers, classroom
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
For the school to organize more events, with Irish students.
13. Oct. 2009
65. (25 years)  - 
65. General English - 3 weeks

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11. Oct. 2009
66. (32 years)  - 
66. General English - 2 weeks

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the level of professionalism of the teacher
10. Sep. 2009
67. Edoardo (17 years)  - 
67. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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20. Aug. 2009
68.  - 
68. General English - 3 weeks

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The teachers were so nice
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Tesco is the best supermarket
18. Aug. 2009
69. Carmen (33 years)  - 
69. General English Super Intensive - 3 weeks

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17. Aug. 2009
70. (34 years)  - 
70. General English Super Intensive - 4 weeks

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friendly people, good teachers
30. Jun. 2009
71. (45 years)  -  Germany
71. General English - 1 week

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international composition of the group
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additional activities on the weekend
27. May. 2009
72. (27 years)  - 
72. General English - 4 weeks

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teachers were very nice and dynamic and very good atmosphere in class.
29. Apr. 2009
73. (27 years)  - 
73. General English - 2 weeks

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the possibility of getting to know other people, the excursion, the teacher and disponibility of staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
this is a good school, but a little expensive. For a person that arrives alone it's a good start.
Other comments
each Friday there is a film with subtitles and each Saturday there is an excursion.
15. Apr. 2009
74. (20 years)  - 
74. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teachers really tried to get across the subject matter in a funny, entertaining and casual way.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I can really recommend the Temple Bar Food Market. Also very recommandable is Bewley's Oriental Cafe which serves delicious breakfast like porridges and Full Irish Brakefast. Also don't miss Howth on a Sunday when the market takes place. Enjoy the seaside atmosphere and have a bowl of fish soup at Ivan's or an Irish coffee at Abbey Tavern.
Other comments
I guess the best teachers were Liam and Mick. They were always very funny and adapted their lessons according the student's interests and questions.
14. Apr. 2009
75. (26 years)  - 
75. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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Everything was perfect.
Other comments
Dublin is very beautiful, irish people are more friendly and the school Alpha College has a great organization.
18. Feb. 2009
76. (29 years)  - 
76. General English - 2 weeks

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People, teachers, classmates.
10. Dec. 2008
77. Amelia (58 years)  - 
77. General English Intensive - 1 week

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15. Nov. 2008
78. Silvia (30 years)  - 
78. General English - 2 weeks

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14. Nov. 2008
79. Vincent (21 years)  -  France
79. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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1. Nov. 2008
80. (18 years)  -  Italy
80. General English - 2 weeks

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opportunities of socialisation speaking in English
30. Oct. 2008
81. (35 years)  -  Spain
81. General English Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The good relationship with the teachers and meeting people from other countries.
27. Oct. 2008
82. (45 years)  - 
82. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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Commitments of the teachers.
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Pub.
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I was very lucky, my group counted only six people.
23. Oct. 2008
83. (25 years)  -  Italy
83. General English Intensive - 3 weeks

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the way of teaching
4. Sep. 2008
84. (36 years)  - 
84. General English Super Intensive - 1 week

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there are outdoor activities made by the school. The teachers are high qualified, friendly and very helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Trips around Dublin and the Friday evenings in Belvedere pub.
4. Aug. 2008
85. Paloma (18 years)  -  Italy
85. General English - 4 weeks

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16. Jul. 2008
86. (27 years)  - 
86. General English - 8 weeks

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28. May. 2008
87. (34 years)  -  Italy
87. General English - 4 weeks

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the social activities are very good and the ambience is very homely
21. May. 2008
88. (29 years)  - 
88. General English Intensive - 4 weeks

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to meet foreigners of all countries
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Visit Glendalough !!
Other comments
Business courses are sometimes not very orientated on real business situations.
10. May. 2008
89. (42 years)  -  Italy
89. General English - 1 week

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the friendship with other students
9. May. 2008
90. (26 years)  - 
90. General English - 3 weeks

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STAFF ADMINISTRATOR
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
MORE COMMUNICATION WITH HOST FAMILY
7. May. 2008
91. (44 years)  -  Italy
91. General English - 1 week

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meeting other students
6. May. 2008
92. Francisco (35 years)  - 

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9. Apr. 2008
93. Marcos (19 years)  - 
93. General English - 20 lecciones por semana - 12 weeks

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2. Apr. 2008
94. Laura (27 years)  - 
94. General English - 2 weeks

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20. Feb. 2008
95. (25 years)  - 
95. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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24. Dec. 2007
96. Eva (35 years)  - 
96. General English Super Intensive - 3 weeks

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4. Dec. 2007
97. (26 years)  - 
97. General English - 3 weeks

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the teachers and the classrooms
23. Nov. 2007
98. Diana-kharis (23 years)  - 
98. General English - 3 weeks

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22. Nov. 2007
99. (20 years)  - 
99. General English - 3 weeks

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there were people from all over the world
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
try to learn
Other comments
it´s in the centre, it´s very comfortable and the teachers are nice people
21. Nov. 2007
100. Manuel Fontiveros Sánchez (23 years)  - 
100. General English - 3 weeks

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