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English school in Dublin: Alpha College of English

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Ireland in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Ireland
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    Alpha College of English

    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 minutes on foot from the main street, O'Connell Street and the Spire which is regarded as the centre of the city. 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).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    School Size:

    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 in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    19

    Number of public PC workstations:

    8

    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
    • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

    Course material:

    Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 250
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 110
    • Junior courses in summer: 160

    Average age of students

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 7
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
    • Junior courses in summer: 6

    Minimum age of students

    • 16 years
    • 11 years for specific Junior courses

    English teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    6
    4
    19
    3
    1
    1
    3
    19
    5
    7
    5
    8
    2
    1

    Airport transfer

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

    Language school closed

    In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

    If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

    Courses

    All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 25 Additional Week
    Price in € 300285 600570 900855 11401083 17101625 20801976 26002470 29402793 55205244 57505463 245233
    General English course + 2 afternoon sessions focusing on fluency development.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:05
    Required minimum language level
    Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 25 Additional Week
    Price in € 245233 490466 735699 940893 14101340 16801596 21001995 23402223 43204104 45004275 195186
    This course is always available except at beginner and proficiency levels which have specific start dates Beginner: 03/01, 10/04, 08/05, 03/07, 04/09, Proficiency: 10/07
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
    Special Offers
    June offer: For enrolments of a minimum of 2 weeks - 2 weeks of General English (20 lessons per week) + 2 weeks on Broadstone Residence (single bedroom) + inscription fee: 965€ (base price). . Only valid for courses starting from 06.06.2017 till 19.06.2017.
    June Offer: For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - 1 week of General English (20 lessons per week) + 1 week on Broadstone Residence (single bedroom) + inscription fee: 495€ (base price). . Only valid for courses starting from 06.06.2017 till 26.06.2017.
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 25 Additional Week
    Price in € 355338 710675 10651012 13401273 20101910 24802356 31002945 35403363 67206384 70006650 295281
    General English course + 5 afternoon lessons focusing on fluency development + 5 afternoon lessons focusing on Business English
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:05
    Required minimum language level
    Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € -- 14351400 21522099 28702799 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Double room, 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) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
    St Tiernan\'s College, Dundrum, Dublin
    Starting dates
    2017: 24.Jun.2017 - 30.Jul.2017.
    General course schedule
    4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:30  - 13:30
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € -- 16801638 25202457 33603276 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Apartment - shared / Residence, Shared room (multiple beds), 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) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
    Dublin
    Starting dates
    2017: 24.Jun.2017 - 30.Jul.2017.
    General course schedule
    4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:30  - 13:30
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 360342 690656 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    It is a language and cultural activities course exclusively for the over 50 age group. The programme is customised to meet the demands of this group and combines enjoyable language practice with varied opportunities to explore Ireland’s unique cultural heritage. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
    Dublin
    Starting dates
    2017: 12.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
    General course schedule
    3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
    Required minimum language level
    Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
    Price in € 300285 600570 900855 11401083 14251354 17101625 20801976 26002470 29402793 55205244 245233
    Beginner level classes are ONLY offered in the mornings. There are no afternoon classes available at this level so the only option at Beginner level is GE01
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:05
    Required minimum language level
    Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 19501853 39003705 58505558 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
    Required minimum language level
    Elementary (A2) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 400380 750713 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    OTC01: General Methodology (2 weeks) - B2/C1 - July 3rd
    OTC02: Literature (2 weeks) - B2/C1 - July 17th
    OTC03: CLIL (2 weeks) - B1/B2 - August 14th, October 16th
    OTC04: Technology (2 weeks) - min. B1 - April 10th, July 31st, October 16th
    OTC04A: Technology (1 week) - min. B1 - February 27th, June 19th, August 28th
    OTC06: PE Teachers (1 week) - B1 - August 21th
    OTC07: General English + for Teachers of Technical Subjects (2 weeks) - A2/B1 - July 3rd, August 7th
    OTC08: Project Based Learning (1 week) - min. B1 - July 17th, August 28th
    OTC09: Using Drama in the Classroom (1 week) - min. B1 - July 3rd
    Extra groups by arrangement
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
    Required minimum language level
    Advanced (C1) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
    Price in € 245233 490466 735699 940893 11751117 14101340 16801596 21001995 23402223 43204104 195186
    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
    2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
    General course schedule
    4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Required minimum language level
    Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
    Price in € 245233 490466 735699 940893 11751117 14101340 16801596 21001995 23402223 43204104 195186
    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
    2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
    General course schedule
    4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
    Required minimum language level
    Advanced (C1) or higher
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    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.
    Lesson duration: 55 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 75.00  €
    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.
    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)

    Classes of 2 weeks duration for students at Proficiency level start on 10/07/17;
    In summer months we aim to place students aged 30+ at A2-B2 levels, according to level, in group classes with other students of the same age.

    In July and for the first 2 weeks of August students aged 16-19 at A2-B1 levels can also be placed in classes with their age group. For this age group, there are special evening activities, accompanied by an Alpha teacher.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 180 360 540 720 180
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    26 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    29 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
    Includes:
    Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Dates
    High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 10 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 150 300 450 600 150
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
    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:
    27 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
    Includes:
    Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Dates
    High season dates 25.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 10 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
    Price in € 210 420 630 840 210 100
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    No extra nights bookable.
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
    Includes:
    TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Dates
    Fully booked on: 28.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
    Price in € 270 540 810 1080 270 100
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    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 in building (free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Dates
    Fully booked on: 01.Jan.2017 - 17.Jun.2017, 28.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
    • Individual or 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 Airport: for 70 € (one way); for 140 € (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    activity possible 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

    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 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    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.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0
    Entertaining classes, amusing and with plenty of interaction.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take the unbrella everywhere.
    I liked the college organization and that it was close to the city centre
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Dublin is often more expensive than Italy (for Italian student!)
    Very good organisation. The teachers are friendly.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    n/a
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Every teacher tries to understand what students talk about and all their questions. Moreover, they are so kind and friendly.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    3.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Stay for a long time. Go out in Dublin city. It's really great.
    Other comments: I think the school is good at teaching beginners because they put a lot of focus on grammar.

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