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Reviews of Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland

Total number of reviews: 248
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland
4.2/5.0 
(248 reviews)
City 4.3/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
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
28. Nov. 2016
1. Nikolai (20 years)  - 
1. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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15. Nov. 2016
2. (37 years)  - 
2. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 2 weeks

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14. Nov. 2016
3. Alba (28 years)  -  Spain
3. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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14. Nov. 2016
4. (29 years)  -  Spain
4. Standard - 1 week

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9. Sep. 2016
5. (43 years)  - 
5. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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very " frienfly"environment. The teachers, at least mine, were fantastic! They were always available to answer any questions and ready to re-explain when I did not understand.
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" expensive" public transport.
6. Sep. 2016
6. (55 years)  -  Finland
6. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 2 weeks

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Friendly staff and good teachers
3. Sep. 2016
7. (18 years)  - 
7. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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Teachers well prepared. Presence of mostly Italian and Spanish students
22. Aug. 2016
8.  -  Italy
8. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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17. Aug. 2016
9. Silvia (44 years)  - 
9. Curso 2015-ES01-KA101-014234 - 2 weeks

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3. Aug. 2016
10. (16 years)  - 
10. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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The prepared and friendly teachers
2. Aug. 2016
11. (17 years)  - 
11. General English Intensive - GE02 - 2 weeks

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presence of international guys in the courses - speaking practice in the afternoon
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behave properly and respect the timetable
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bar provided little
6. Jun. 2016
12. (19 years)  - 
12. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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The classes because you learn quickly and it is very clear.
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Very good
25. Apr. 2016
13. Veikko (55 years)  -  Finland
13. General English - 1 week

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29. Feb. 2016
14. (25 years)  -  Russian Federation
14. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 2 weeks

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The teachers!
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I really liked the teachers! The quality of lessons was great! I really liked them. I think, that they could organise more activities for our free time.
10. Feb. 2016
15. (31 years)  - 
15. General English Intensive - GE02 + Super Intensive Course (30 Lessons) - 2 weeks

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

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8. Sep. 2015
17. (29 years)  - 
17. 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
18. (27 years)  - 
18. 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
19. (25 years)  -  Italy
19. 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
20. (25 years)  - 
20. 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
21. Adriano (22 years)  - 
21. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 1 week

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31. Aug. 2015
22. (21 years)  - 
22. General English - GE01 - 2 weeks

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The Temple Bar area at night
25. Aug. 2015
23. (52 years)  - 
23. 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
24. (45 years)  -  Spain
24. 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
25. (57 years)  - 
25. 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
26. Kenneth (42 years)  -  Sweden
26. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 1 week

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

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

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28. Jul. 2015
29. (16 years)  - 
29. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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

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

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26. Jul. 2015
32. (16 years)  - 
32. 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
33.  - 
33. General English Intensive - GE02 - 3 weeks

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the lessons and the teachers' availability
23. Jul. 2015
34. (24 years)  -  Switzerland
34. 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
35. (17 years)  - 
35. 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
36. Karoly Peter (46 years)  -  Hungary
36. General English Super Intensive - GE03 - 3 weeks

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22. Jun. 2015
37. (43 years)  - 
37. General English Intensive - GE02 - 1 week

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

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29. Nov. 2014
39. (38 years)  - 
39. General English - GE01 - 4 weeks

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attend at least one month....... a week is not enough
29. Nov. 2014
40. (41 years)  - 
40. 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
41. (28 years)  - 
41. General English + General Business English - GBE02 - 1 week

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The quality of teaching, the modularity and the flexibility.
29. Sep. 2014
42. (55 years)  - 
42. 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
43. (21 years)  - 
43. General English - GE01 - 3 weeks

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9. Sep. 2014
44. (26 years)  - 
44. General English Intensive - GE02 - 10 weeks

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the dynamism of teachers
3. Sep. 2014
45. (24 years)  - 
45. General English Intensive - GE02 - 6 weeks

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the social activities, meeting people from all around the world
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
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
46. (24 years)  - 
46. 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
47. Miguel Angel (48 years)  - 
47. General English - GE01 - 1 week

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20. Aug. 2014
48. (26 years)  - 
48. 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
49. (38 years)  - 
49. 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
50. (16 years)  - 
50. 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

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