Reviews of Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland

Total No. of Reviews: 228
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 
(228 reviews)
City 4.3/5.0 
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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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Individual Reviews
1. Sep. 2015
1. Adriano (22 years)  - 
1. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 1 week

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

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25. Aug. 2015
3. (52 years)  - 
3. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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23. Aug. 2015
4. (45 years)  -  Spain
4. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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17. Aug. 2015
5. (57 years)  - 
5. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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17. Aug. 2015
6. Kenneth (42 years)  -  Sweden
6. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 1 week

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11. Aug. 2015
7. Antonio (26 years)  - 
7. Cambridge First (FCE) - 4 weeks

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

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28. Jul. 2015
9. (16 years)  - 
9. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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27. Jul. 2015
10. Anna (17 years)  - 
10. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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

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26. Jul. 2015
12. (16 years)  - 
12. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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23. Jul. 2015
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13. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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23. Jul. 2015
14. (24 years)  -  Switzerland
14. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 4 weeks

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20. Jul. 2015
15. (17 years)  - 
15. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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6. Jul. 2015
16. Karoly Peter (46 years)  -  Hungary
16. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 3 weeks

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22. Jun. 2015
17. (43 years)  - 
17. General English Intensive - GE02 - 1 week

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

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29. Nov. 2014
19. (38 years)  - 
19. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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the teachers' professionalism and friendliness
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attend at least one month....... a week is not enough
29. Nov. 2014
20. (41 years)  - 
20. 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
21. (28 years)  - 
21. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 1 week

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The quality of teaching, the modularity and the flexibility.
29. Sep. 2014
22. (55 years)  - 
22. 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
23. (21 years)  - 
23. General English - GE01 - 3 weeks

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9. Sep. 2014
24. (26 years)  - 
24. General English Intensive - GE02 - 10 weeks

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the dynamism of teachers
3. Sep. 2014
25. (24 years)  - 
25. 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
26. (24 years)  - 
26. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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The welcoming from the staff
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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
27. Miguel Angel (48 years)  - 
27. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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20. Aug. 2014
28. (26 years)  - 
28. 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
29. (38 years)  - 
29. 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
30. (16 years)  - 
30. General English Intensive - GE02 - 4 weeks

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7. Jul. 2014
31. (17 years)  - 
31. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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13. Jun. 2014
32. (24 years)  - 
32. General English Intensive - GE02 - 4 weeks

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The teachers, friendly, funny and skilled at the same time
10. Jun. 2014
33. (43 years)  - 
33. 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
34. (35 years)  - 
34. 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
35. (36 years)  -  Spain
35. 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
36. (35 years)  - 
36. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very helpful and kind.
10. Feb. 2014
37. (27 years)  -  Spain
37. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 3 weeks

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30. Dec. 2013
38. (38 years)  - 
38. 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
39. (27 years)  - 
39. 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
40. (43 years)  - 
40. 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
41. Eleonora (25 years)  -  Italy
41. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 2 weeks

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26. Aug. 2013
42. (19 years)  - 
42. 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
19. Aug. 2013
43. (42 years)  -  Spain
43. General English Intensive - GE02 - 1 week

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Good class organization Perfect social activities variety Fantastic Good roll!
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Umbrella Camera good shoes
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Very short time between morning classes end (13:00) and evening classes or social activities start! (14:00)
29. Jul. 2013
44. (18 years)  - 
44. General English - GE01 - 3 weeks

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the teachers are highly trained and with thousands of suggestions for the students! the school is in the center and the structure is very beautiful and comfortable!
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You go to school to learn then you have fun outside. if you keep this clear in your mind then you will learn English and you will enjoy a lot! otherwise this is not the school for you.
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I love this place! teachers, coordinators and lessons! all fantastic. I would like to return one day, maybe on the other side of the bench.
17. Jun. 2013
45. (34 years)  - 
45. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 1 week

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Being informed in advance regarding the accommodation cleanliness.
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Excellent school, definitely an experience to be repeated
4. Mar. 2013
46. Roberto (20 years)  -  Italy
46. Cambridge First (FCE) - 2 weeks

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11. Feb. 2013
47. (31 years)  - 
47. General English - 11 weeks

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Teachers and students make an amazing environment.
22. Jan. 2013
48. (22 years)  - 
48. General English - 9 weeks

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public transport are a bit 'expensive but efficient.
25. Dec. 2012
49. (65 years)  - 
49. General English - 10 weeks

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Better to have an initial level of English.
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It is a good center for learning English.
6. Nov. 2012
50. Anika (30 years)  - 
50. General English - 2 weeks

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