Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland

Alpha College of English

Students rated Alpha College of English, Dublin : 4.2/5.0   (226 reviews)

1. Dublin  

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2. Alpha College of English

General Information

The language school Alpha College of English was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1989. Alpha College is located in a fully-equipped Georgian building in the heart of the city, two minute's walk from the main street. Shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and local bus stops are all within very easy walking distance from the school.

The school address is: 4 North Great George\'s St., 1 - Dublin (Ireland).


Facilities

Cafeteria, computer lab, library, movie rental, free after-class access to language learning software, movie room, lounge, student support desk, copy machine, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

TV, electronic whiteboard, heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals





Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).  It takes 25 minutes by bus to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 250
Adult courses throughout the year: 110
Junior courses in summer: 160
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 7
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Junior courses in summer: 6
Number of classrooms: 19
Number of public workstations: 8
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 24 years
throughout the year: 28 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Student nationalities: Brazil 8 %
Germany 4 %
France 14 %
Holland .5 %
Russia 2 %
Sweden 1 %
Libya 2 %
Saudi Arabia 4 %
 
Italy 14 %
Japan 3 %
Korea 1 %
Switzerland 6 %
Spain 12 %
 

3. Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 285 570 855 1080 1350 1620 1960 2450 2760 5160 230
General English course + 2 afternoon sessions focusing on fluency development.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:05
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 235 470 705 900 1125 1350 1600 2000 2220 4080 185
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 11.May.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 07.Sep.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 335 670 1005 1280 1600 1920 2400 3000 3384 6432 282
General English course + 5 afternoon lessons focusing on fluency development + 5 afternoon lessons focusing on Business English
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:05
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1380 2060 2640 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Programme is held in St. Tiernan's Community School, Balally, Dublin 16, 20 mins from the city centre.
Price also includes: laundry, course materials, end-of-­course certificate and report, activities, excursions and bus passes if the student’s host family is not within walking distance of the school.

Intensive Option (25 lessons/week) also available. Prices:
2 weeks=1550€
3 weeks=2315€
4 weeks=2980€

Price includes: Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates 2015: 27.Jun.2015, 04.Jul.2015, 11.Jul.2015, 18.Jul.2015.
Course not available: 01.Jan.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:30  - 13:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1622 2433 3095 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Apartment - shared / Residence, Shared room (multiple beds), Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Programme is held at the King's Hospital College, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, 20 mins from the city centre.
Price also includes: laundry, course materials, end-of-­course certificate and report, activities, excursions and discos.
Residence rooms have 4-6 beds and ensuite.

Price includes: Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates 2015: 27.Jun.2015, 04.Jul.2015, 11.Jul.2015, 18.Jul.2015.
Course not available: 01.Jan.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:30  - 13:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 665 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Alpha College offers a programme which combines enjoyable language practice with exciting opportunities to explore Ireland’s unique cultural heritage.

Price also includes registration fee.
Starting dates 2015: 08.Jun.2015, 07.Sep.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 285 570 855 1080 1350 1620 1960 2450 2760 5160 230
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:05
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 1950 3900 5850 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 1350 -- -- -- -- --
Unique English Examination and Job-seeking Preparation course for Unemployed University Graduates.

The programme includes:
Mornings: General English or Cambridge First Certificate Preparation classes.
Two afternoons/week: English Fluency Development or General Business English classes.

Supervised, guided self-study in our Library or Study Rooms for the remaining afternoons from 2pm - 5pm.

In addition, students participate in two afternoon workshops hosted by one of Ireland's leading Occupational Psychologists. One of the sessions will focus on writing persuasive CVs/Resumes and on strategies to find potential employers; the second on acquiring effective Interview Skills.
Other dates can be arranged.
Starting dates 2015: 12.Jan.2015, 14.Sep.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1470 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Single room, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends

Private bathroom supplement: +25€/week.
Starting dates 2015: 06.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 10.Aug.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 750 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OTC 01: 30th March; 6th July
OTC 02: 20th July
OTC 03: 17th August; 19th October
OTC 04: 30th March; 3rd August; 19th October

No admin fee applicable.
Starting dates 2015: 30.Mar.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 19.Oct.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Advanced (C1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 235 470 705 900 1125 1350 1600 2000 2220 4080 185
Usually a combination of students taking the exam and those who are not. A mock speaking exam is scheduled near the exam date. Students are encouraged to submit written tasks for assessment outside of class.
Starting dates 2015: 05.Jan.2015, 16.Mar.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 07.Sep.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 235 470 705 900 1125 1350 1600 2000 2220 4080 185
Usually a combination of students taking the exam and those who are not. A mock speaking exam is scheduled near the exam date. Students are encouraged to submit written tasks for assessment outside of class.
Starting dates 2015: 05.Jan.2015, 16.Mar.2015, 07.Sep.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Advanced (C1)
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Lesson duration (minutes): 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 65.00  €
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 65 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Exams offered: TOEIC
Average examination results: 700 at TOEIC
Language school closed: In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015 - 02.Jan.2015, 17.Mar.2015, 06.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 01.Jun.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 26.Oct.2015, 21.Dec.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Gaelic, Polish, German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Comments about courses: Classes commence on Mondays unless there is a public holiday in which case an excursion is provided.

Also available:
Work Experience Programme (available to EU nationals only)
Super-Intensive Cambridge Examinations Preparatory Courses

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 190 380 570 760 190 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Fully furnished and equipped apartments: 3 to 5 bedrooms with ensuite, shared living room and dining area.
Rate also includes: weekly linen change.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:05.Jul.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 175 350 525 700 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 40 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 26.Jun.2015 - 06.Sep.2015
High season High season supplement per day: 2 €
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 145 290 435 580 145
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 22 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 40 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 20.Jun.2015 - 06.Sep.2015
High season High season supplement per day: 1 €
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 150 300 450 600 150 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Fully furnished and equipped apartments: 3 to 5 bedrooms with en suite, shared living room and dining area.
Rate also includes: weekly linen change.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:05.Jul.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 190 380 570 760 190 100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Sep.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 455 910 1365 1820 455
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 65 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 1 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Comment Group transfers can be arranged in July and August for students staying in our residential accommodation.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Dublin International (DUB): for 70 € (one way)
Taxi costs about 30 € to the city center

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing      
Diving     4 km
Golf     3 km
Horse riding     4 km
Mountainbiking     7 km
Music     2 km
Sailing     4 km
Squash     6 km
Swimming     1.5 km
Tennis     3 km
Windsurfing     4 km
Yoga     2 km
Other leisure options: Archery, Go Karting, Poker

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.2/5.0 
(226 reviews)
City / State 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 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.9/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 3.9/5.0 
Other 3.8/5.0 
Students liked about Alpha College of English, Dublin
"Teachers and students make an amazing environment." - (31 years)
"Entertaining classes, amusing and with plenty of interaction." - (24 years)
"I liked the college organization and that it was close to the city centre " - (30 years)
"Very good organisation. The teachers are friendly." -
"The teachers' professionalism and friendliness" - (38 years)
All 226 reviews of Alpha College of English

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  • Wireless LAN zone at school
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  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
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