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English school in Dublin: Twin School

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Ireland in the last 12 months
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Twin School

  • 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.
  • Twin School operated previously under the name Alpha College of English.
  • The language school Twin School was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1989.
  • Legal name / parent company: Alpha College Limited
  • Tax registration ID: IE6553073Q

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Twin School

Social distancing will be taken in place and there will be further sanitising material available for students and staff.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACELSEAQUALSIALC MEI / RELSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED 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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin International (DUB).

Dublin Airport:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 17 Mar. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 07 Jun. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021.

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.

English Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 150 300 450 600 645 774 1032 1290 1368 2520 105
Price in RUB 13058 26115 39173 52230 56147 67377 89836 112294 119084 219365 9141
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1575 1890 2320 2900 3240 6000 250
Price in RUB 28727 57453 86179 114906 137103 164524 201955 252444 282041 522297 21763
This course includes 18 hours of General English plus afternoon lessons in communication skills.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 330 660 990 1320 1575 1890 2205 2320 2900 3240 250
Price in RUB 28727 57453 86179 114906 137103 164524 191945 201955 252444 282041 21763
This course includes 18 hours of General English plus afternoon lessons in English for Work.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 550 1100 1650 2200 2750 3300 3850 4400 5500 6600 550
Price in RUB 47878 95755 143632 191509 239386 287264 335141 383018 478772 574527 47878
This course combines group lessons with private lessons in the students area of choice.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 360 720 1080 1440 1800 2160 -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 31338 62676 94014 125352 156690 188027 -- -- -- -- --
This 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.
Starting dates
2021: 27 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 11 Jul. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 25 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021.
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 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3995
Price in RUB -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 347763
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 25
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3495
Price in RUB -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 304238
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1890 2835 3780 4725 5670 -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- 168854 253280 337707 422133 506560 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Shared room (multiple beds), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 20 English lessons per week plus an extra 5 lessons per week of either the "Champions" or "Showbiz" course.
Champions English: options include Champions English Rugby, Fencing or Archery Showbiz English: Photography or Movie Making.

This programme is held at the King's Hospital College, 20 mins from the city centre.
Price includes: all equipment, materials, laundry, course materials, end-of-course certificate and report, activities, excursions and discos.
Residence rooms have 4-6 beds and ensuite.
A minimum of 6 students are required to run the course.

Starting dates
2021: 27 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 11 Jul. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 25 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021.
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
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1710 2565 3420 4275 5130 -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- 152772 229158 305544 381930 458316 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, 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:
King's Hospital College, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Starting dates
2021: 27 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 11 Jul. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 25 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021.
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
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1640 2460 3280 4100 4920 5740 -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- 146518 219777 293036 366295 439554 512813 -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This course includes 25 English lessons per week.
Intensive English: This course focuses on communicating well in english and gives the student more opportunity to practice speaking and listening in a classroom environment.
This programme is held in St. Tiernan's Community School, Balally, 20 mins from the city centre.
Price includes: laundry, course materials, end-of-course certificate and report, activities, excursions and bus passes if the student’s homestay is not within walking distance of the school.

Starting dates
2021: 27 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 11 Jul. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 25 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1470 2205 2940 3675 4410 -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- 131331 196996 262661 328326 393991 -- -- -- -- --
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 homestay is not within walking distance of the school.
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
2021: 27 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 11 Jul. 2021, 18 Jul. 2021, 25 Jul. 2021, 01 Aug. 2021.
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
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 165 330 495 636 795 954 1152 1440 1620 2880 120
Price in RUB 14364 28727 43090 55364 69205 83046 100281 125352 141021 250703 10446
This course offers lessons to help prepare students to sit the IELTS exam.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3-4 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
Exam fee
225 €
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 75.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 €. 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 it is a public holiday, in which case an excursion is organised for that day.

Also available:
Work Experience Programme (available to EU nationals only)
In the 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 to 19 at A2 to 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 155 310 465 620 775 930 1085 1240 1550 1860 155
Price in RUB 14203 28406 42609 56812 71015 85217 99420 113623 142029 170434 14203
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 14 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 01 Jul. 2021 - 31 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 €
Student comments

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Massimiliano : "I start by saying that we paid for full board on weekends, paying 15 euro each for lunch per weekend and we just received a skimpy sandwich with an apple and a little package of chips. For dinner, they gave us normal food but not enough proportioned to the amount we paid. Moreover, many times I asked for napkins after breakfast (we did not have one) and I was told that they hadn't and I should have bought my owns. The bathroom was crooked and very small and every time I was at the toilet I had to lean backwards, having back pain. Furthermore, we have been checked every time we were out of our room because being suspected of being thieves (this is just my opinion). The last day of our stay, which we paid utterly, at 14.00 we have been "nicely" accompanied out because they had to host other students. I do not advise this family to anyone. You can publish this comment. "
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Price in RUB 17410 34820 52230 69640 87050 104460 121870 139280 174099 208919 17410
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport (average reported by 71 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 01 Jul. 2021 - 31 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 345 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345
Price in RUB 31613 63226 94839 126451 158064 189677 221289 252902 316127 379353 31613
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
Individual or Group transfers can be arranged in July and August for students staying in our residential accommodation.
Private bathrooms need to be booked at least 2 months in advance and are only available for students aged 23 and over.
Extra supplement for special dietary requirements may apply.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Diving4 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding4 km
Mountainbiking7 km
Music2 km
Sailing4 km
Squash6 km
Swimming1.5 km
Tennis3 km
Windsurfing4 km
Yoga2 km

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Other

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0

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    FAQ about Twin School, Dublin

  • English courses at Twin English Centre start at 140 € for Academic Year in Ireland PM course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Twin
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Dublin Airport (70 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Twin varies from 14 students (IELTS Exam Preparation) to 18 students (Travel Talk (50+))
  • 100% of teachers at Twin School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Twin School comes from Italy with a 19% representation, followed by students from France (19%) and Spain (8%).
  • Twin School offers courses from 11 years (Young Learners (Residential) + Champions/Showbiz, 25 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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