Alpha College of English, Dublin, Ireland

Alpha College of English

Students rated Alpha College of English, Dublin : 4.2/5.0   (198 reviews)

1. Dublin  

Events which might make your stay even more interesting in Dublin:

Arthur\'s Day (26.Sep.2014 - 27.Sep.2014)

Other English schools in Dublin offering English coursesA2Z School of English , Centre of English Studies (CES) 4.1/5.0  , Kenilworth Language Institute 4.3/5.0  , Language in Dublin 3.9/5.0  , Study & Live in your Teacher's Home 4.2/5.0  , Swan Training Institute 4.0/5.0  , The Linguaviva Centre 4.5/5.0 

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.  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 4 %
Germany 7 %
France 14 %
Russia 1 %
Sweden 1 %
Libya 1 %
Saudi Arabia 2 %
 
Italy 15 %
Japan 3 %
Korea 1 %
Switzerland 6 %
Spain 11 %
 

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.

Click on course you are interested in to see full details.
Show details of all courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 276 552 828 1064 1330 1596 2000 2500 2880 5520 240
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 € 225 450 675 860 1075 1290 1600 2000 2280 4320 190
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 12.May.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 15.Sep.2014
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 € 326 652 978 1264 1580 1896 2400 3000 3480 6720 290
General English course + 10 afternoon lessons 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 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1060 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Single room, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends

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 2014: 19.May.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 01.Sep.2014.
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 € 276 552 828 1064 1330 1596 2000 2500 2880 5520 250
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.
Starting dates 2014: 13.Jan.2014, 22.Sep.2014.
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 2014: 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 11.Aug.2014.
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 € -- 825 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 Options available:

General. Start dates: 14 April, 7 July
English Literature. Start date: 21 July
Theory and Practice of CLIL. Start date: 4 August
Technology in the Classroom. Start date: 18 August

These courses qualify for Comenius funding.

Includes: Total of 40 class hours plus an extensive cultural and social programme, directly linked to the morning sessions.
Starting dates 2014: 14.Apr.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 27.Aug.2014.
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 € 225 450 675 860 1075 1290 1600 2000 2280 4320 190
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 2014: 06.Jan.2014, 18.Mar.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 08.Sep.2014.
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)
> Note: All courses offered by Alpha College of English, Dublin can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Calculate Price of Course and Accommodation (optional) Register here for Alpha College of English at<br/>Guaranteed Lowest Price worldwide & get 5% Discount
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 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014 - 03.Jan.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 27.Oct.2014, 22.Dec.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
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 Courses

4. Accommodation

Click on accommodation you are interested in to see full details.
Show details of all accommodations

No extra nights bookable.
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 185 370 555 740 185 100
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.
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:01.Jan.2014 - 02.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
High season dates 29.Jun.2014 - 31.Aug.2014
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 170 340 510 680 170
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 29.Jun.2014 - 31.Aug.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 2 €
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in € 155 310 465 620 155
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 23 € (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 29.Jun.2014 - 31.Aug.2014, 21.Dec.2014 - 04.Jan.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 2 €
High season supplement per week: 15 €
No extra nights bookable.
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.
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:01.Jan.2014 - 02.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
High season dates 29.Jun.2014 - 31.Aug.2014
High season
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
Dates High season dates 29.Jun.2014 - 31.Aug.2014
High season
Calculate Price of Course and Accommodation (optional) Register here for Alpha College of English at<br/>Guaranteed Lowest Price worldwide & get 5% Discount
Comment Group transfers can be arranged in July and August for students staying in our residential accommodation.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
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 
(198 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 3.6/5.0 
Students liked about Alpha College of English, Dublin
"Teachers and students make an amazing environment." - (31 years)
"Teachers" - (17 years)
"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..." - (36 years)
"The teachers and the social activities " - (27 years)
"Teaching method, highly effective" - (38 years)
All 198 reviews of Alpha College of English

9. Course Price Calculator - Quote

years
Course
Loading data. Please wait.
[+]
/ +
Select Starting date (optional)

Number of weeks
weeks
Optional additional private lessons
 lessons (65  € / lesson) + /
School's administrative fee
/ +
Organize accommodation myself
Type of accommodation
Loading data. Please wait.
[+]
/ +
Arrival date (optional)
Click Here to Pick up the date
Departure date (optional)
Click Here to Pick up the date
5% Discount on the price of the course
-
Total amount
=

BOOK online at lowest price
Book with our service guarantees:
Our Service Guarantees Our Service Guarantees Our Service Guarantees Our Service Guarantees
Lowest Price Guarantee
Not only will we match the lower course price, but even undercut it by another 5%.
Additional Information
Prices include:
  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • 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
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
Course material: Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
All offers and prices are without obligation. The LanguageCourse.net reservation service guarantees that you pay the lowest possible price for any course offered by Alpha College of English, Dublin.  In fact you will pay less than when booking directly at the school and at the same time you enjoy our full service without any extra costs.

I Liked
about LanguageCourse.net
  • Katura (64): Excellent website. Allowed me to make an informed... more
  • Oscar (20): I chose them because they have really good... more
  • Jacqueline (24): I highly recommend booking with... more

Send Quote by email



Recipient firstname:
Recipient lastname:
Recipient email:
Sender name(if different from recipient):
Comment for recipient: (optional):

This form will automatically send out a quote by email, based on your selection.
For any additional questions please call +34-93 268 87 74 or use our contact form


Send Quote by email



Your message has been sent.


Send Quote by email

*required