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

Total No. of Reviews: 202
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 
(202 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
Host Family 3.9/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 3.8/5.0 
Other 3.7/5.0 
Individual Reviews
23. Aug. 2010
51. (25 years)  - 
51. General English + General Business English - 2 weeks

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Teachers and school staff are very friendly and helpful.
8. Aug. 2010
52. (17 years)  -  Germany
52. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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Meeting people from around the world
29. Jan. 2010
53. (40 years)  - 
53. 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
54. (29 years)  - 
54. General English Standard - 2 weeks

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English is very important
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everything was perfect
5. Nov. 2009
55. (36 years)  - 
55. General English - 4 weeks

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teachers, classroom
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For the school to organize more events, with Irish students.
13. Oct. 2009
56. (25 years)  - 
56. General English - 3 weeks

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11. Oct. 2009
57. (32 years)  - 
57. General English - 2 weeks

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10. Sep. 2009
58. Edoardo (17 years)  - 
58. General English Intensive - 2 weeks

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Broadstone Residence (Summer Residence)
20. Aug. 2009
59.  - 
59. General English - 3 weeks

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The teachers were so nice
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Tesco is the best supermarket
18. Aug. 2009
60. Carmen (33 years)  - 
60. General English Super Intensive - 3 weeks

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17. Aug. 2009
61. (34 years)  - 
61. General English Super Intensive - 4 weeks

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friendly people, good teachers
30. Jun. 2009
62. (45 years)  -  Germany
62. 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
63. (27 years)  - 
63. General English - 4 weeks

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teachers were very nice and dynamic and very good atmosphere in class.
29. Apr. 2009
64. (27 years)  - 
64. General English - 2 weeks

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the possibility of getting to know other people, the excursion, the teacher and disponibility of staff
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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
65. (20 years)  - 
65. 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
66. (26 years)  - 
66. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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Everything was perfect.
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Dublin is very beautiful, irish people are more friendly and the school Alpha College has a great organization.
18. Feb. 2009
67. (29 years)  - 
67. General English - 2 weeks

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

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

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

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1. Nov. 2008
71. (18 years)  -  Italy
71. General English - 2 weeks

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opportunities of socialisation speaking in English
30. Oct. 2008
72. (35 years)  -  Spain
72. 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
73. (45 years)  - 
73. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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Pub.
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I was very lucky, my group counted only six people.
23. Oct. 2008
74. (25 years)  -  Italy
74. General English Intensive - 3 weeks

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the way of teaching
4. Sep. 2008
75. (36 years)  - 
75. 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
76. Paloma (18 years)  -  Italy
76. General English - 4 weeks

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16. Jul. 2008
77. (27 years)  - 
77. General English - 8 weeks

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28. May. 2008
78. (34 years)  -  Italy
78. General English - 4 weeks

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the social activities are very good and the ambience is very homely
21. May. 2008
79. (29 years)  - 
79. 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
80. (42 years)  -  Italy
80. General English - 1 week

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the friendship with other students
9. May. 2008
81. (26 years)  - 
81. General English - 3 weeks

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STAFF ADMINISTRATOR
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MORE COMMUNICATION WITH HOST FAMILY
7. May. 2008
82. (44 years)  -  Italy
82. General English - 1 week

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

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

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

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20. Feb. 2008
86. (25 years)  - 
86. General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks

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

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4. Dec. 2007
88. (26 years)  - 
88. General English - 3 weeks

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

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22. Nov. 2007
90. (20 years)  - 
90. General English - 3 weeks

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there were people from all over the world
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try to learn
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it´s in the centre, it´s very comfortable and the teachers are nice people
21. Nov. 2007
91. Manuel Fontiveros Sánchez (23 years)  - 
91. General English - 3 weeks

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21. Nov. 2007
92. (23 years)  - 
92. General English - 3 weeks

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it´s in the city center
21. Nov. 2007
93. Maria Del Carmen (28 years)  - 
93. General English - 3 weeks

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You don't have to be shy speaking English, you are in Ireland to improve your English!
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The guide for the excursions( Liam )is really kind and sociable! You will have a great time with him!
14. Nov. 2007
94. (27 years)  - 
94. General English - 3 weeks

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good teachers
10. Nov. 2007
95. (26 years)  - 
95. General English - 3 weeks

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very good teachers
4. Nov. 2007
96. (22 years)  - 
96. General English Intensive - 3 weeks

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31. Oct. 2007
97. (22 years)  - 
97. General English - 3 weeks

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Teachers are very nice.
31. Oct. 2007
98. Inma (24 years)  - 
98. General English - 3 weeks

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31. Oct. 2007
99. (24 years)  -  Spain
99. General English - 3 weeks

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25. Oct. 2007
100. (25 years)  - 
100. General English - 3 weeks

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They are very kind and friendly to help you for everything (to find a job, hostfamily). So, it's difficult to feel alone there because they offer you differents activities where you can meet people from other places.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try to be in your right English level and if you can, do english afternoon lessons. There you'll improve more your lenguage because there are less students.
Other comments
A very good school.

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