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Alpha College of English Dublin

Address: 4 N Great George's St, Rotunda, Dublin, Ireland
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Alpha College of English Dublin

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Age of students: 16 years and older
  • Type of accommodation: family
  • Dates of work: year-round
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Alpha College of English Dublin, located in the heart of the Irish capital (historic North Great George Street Street, preserved since Gregorian times) is a great place to learn English. Very close to one of the busiest streets of the city - O'Connell Street: it has countless museums, shops, cafes and restaurants, cinema and shopping and entertainment centers. Also within walking distance from the school building is most of the capital's attractions: during free hours students of the language school Alpha College of English Dublin will be able to discover the diversity of the culture and history of Ireland.

Lessons in the language school can take place both in the morning (55 minutes) and in the evening (50 minutes = one lesson) - the exact schedule always depends on the features and intensity of the chosen program.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Alpha College of English Dublin

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16+
from 260 € / week

English courses

  • 20 lessons per week
  • Groups up to 14 people
  • Length of lessons: 55 minutes
  • Minimum level of knowledge: from the initial (Beginner)
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Beginning of classes: on Mondays.

General, a universal English course General English is aimed at the successful comprehensive improvement of all key core skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Students are constantly practicing in groups and mini-groups, they work much themselves, if necessary, they can take an individual consultation with the teacher. The learning process consistently includes various interactive techniques: discussions and debates, discussions, seminars, presentations, role-playing situations. Each week the teacher sets a goal for the group, and at the end of the week, it is analyzed how well the students were able to achieve success in the task (individual performance reports are also formed). This helps students to more quickly track their progress and achievements, if necessary adjusting the training course and self-study plan, paying more attention to the most difficult topics and language aspects.

The school works year-round, but for students with a minimum initial knowledge level (Beginner), special dates for the beginning of the courses are set:

  • 3 January
  • April 10th
  • May 8
  • 3 July
  • 4 September.

Courses for students with a high level of English (Proficiency) begin on July 10.

Please note on weekends and holidays in which the language school is closed and courses are not held:

  • January 2
  • March 17
  • 17 April
  • 1st of May
  • June 5th
  • August 7
  • October 30
  • December 25 - January 5 (Christmas holidays).

The cost of training depends on the selected courses (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 week, unless specified otherwise):

1) General English (general universal English course), 20 lessons per week in groups, if desired, can be combined with preparation for IELTS or FCE:

  • 1-3 weeks = 245 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 235 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 210 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 195 €
  • Over 24 weeks = 180 €.

2) General English Combination Course (group sessions +5 individual lessons per week, each lesson = 45 minutes) = 465 € / week.

Annual
16+
from 315 € / week

Intensive English courses

  • 25 lessons per week
  • Groups up to 14 people
  • Duration: 55 minutes in the morning, 50 minutes - evening classes
  • Minimum level of knowledge: from the average (Pre-Intermediate)
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Beginning of classes: on Mondays.

A more intensive and effective English course is designed for those students who want to improve all the basic language skills in the shortest possible time:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Classes are held not only in the morning, but also in the evening hours (usually afternoon lessons a little shorter). Also interactive methods, various electronic resources, mass media and the Internet are actively used; At the end of the week the results of the whole group's progress are summed up and separately for each student (individual reports with recommendations from teachers are issued).

Classes in the afternoon usually focus on the development of fluency in speech: listening, speaking. Topics for discussion and debate are individually selected for each training group: the teacher tries to take into account the specifics and interests of all students.

Super Intensive English Course

  • 30 lessons per week
  • Groups up to 14 people
  • Duration: 55 minutes in the morning, 50 minutes - evening classes
  • Minimum level of knowledge: from the average (Pre-Intermediate)
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Beginning of classes: on Mondays.

Variations of the General English course for the most persistent and purposeful students wishing to reach the maximum in the shortest possible time. 30 lessons are held weekly in the morning and in the afternoon, in the evening hours. A weekly evaluation system has been adopted: for both the whole group and each student, all students receive a weekly report from the teacher about their academic performance, successes and achievements, recommendations for further development and training. A student can always turn to teachers for individual consultation: to clarify the speed of their progress, the possibilities for optimizing educational progress, about personal merits and weaknesses that need to be further developed.

Additionally, students on a super-intensive course can attend business English lessons (twice a week): this will help them to effectively master the skills of professional business communication and etiquette in the international environment.

The school works year-round, but for students with a minimum initial knowledge level (Beginner), special dates for the beginning of the courses are set:

  • 3 January
  • April 10th
  • May 8
  • 3 July
  • 4 September.

Courses for students with a high level of English (Proficiency) begin on July 10.

Please note on weekends and holidays in which the language school is closed and courses are not held:

  • January 2
  • March 17
  • 17 April
  • 1st of May
  • June 5th
  • August 7
  • October 30
  • December 25 - January 5 (Christmas holidays).

The cost of training depends on the selected courses (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 week, unless specified otherwise):

1) General English (general universal English course), 20 lessons per week in groups, if desired, can be combined with preparation for IELTS or FCE:

  • 1-3 weeks = 245 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 235 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 210 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 195 €
  • Over 24 weeks = 180 €.

2) General English + General Business (combined course: general English + English for business), 25 lessons per week with groups; Can be combined with preparation for exams:

  • 1-3 weeks = 300 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 285 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 260 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 245 €
  • Over 24 weeks = 230 €.

3) Intensive General English + General Business (combined course: General English + English for Business), 30 lessons per week with groups; Can be combined with preparation for exams:

  • 1-3 weeks = 355 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 335 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 310 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 295 €
  • More than 24 weeks = 280 €.

4) Combined course General English (group lessons +5 individual lessons weekly, each lesson = 45 minutes) = 465 € / week.

English for Business

  • 20 lessons per group + 5 individual lessons per week
  • Groups up to 14 people
  • Duration: 55 minutes per group, 45 minutes one-to-one
  • Minimum level of knowledge: from the average (Pre-Intermediate)
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Beginning of classes: on Mondays.

The program implies a balanced, harmonious combination of the General English program with profile studies devoted to studying the business and financial environment, professional communication and ethics in the international community. This is an excellent option for adult students who want to build a successful career, need to improve their skills to work with clients and partners around the world, claiming a high position in an international company.

Students in the first half of the day improve all the basic, key skills of English:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Afternoon and private lessons (5 lessons are provided each week) are aimed at improving specific, professional skills:

  • Business communication in the international environment
  • Business Etiquette
  • Written and spoken language
  • Rules for conducting telephone conversations
  • Fundamentals of management
  • Conducting interviews, negotiations, interviews
  • Maintenance of official correspondence, business correspondence
  • Advertising basics
  • Rules for successful sales
  • Preparation and conduct of presentations, reports.

The cost of training depends on the selected courses (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 week, unless specified otherwise):

2) General English + General Business (combined course: general English + English for business), 25 lessons per week with groups; Can be combined with preparation for exams:

  • 1-3 weeks = 300 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 285 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 260 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 245 €
  • Over 24 weeks = 230 €.

3) Intensive General English + General Business (combined course: General English + English for Business), 30 lessons per week with groups; Can be combined with preparation for exams:

  • 1-3 weeks = 355 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 335 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 310 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 295 €
  • More than 24 weeks = 280 €.

4) English for Businessmen and Professionals (General English + General Business + 5 individual lessons per week, each lesson = 45 minutes) = 515 € / week.

Accommodation and food

Students of a language school are usually offered accommodation in a host Irish family. It is safe and comfortable, it gives an opportunity to get to know the national traditions, the mentality - the Irish were famous for their hospitality and friendliness. The school very carefully selects families and constantly checks their houses, cooperating with many local residents for many years. Usually, host families are located at a distance from the campus, next to the stops of electric trains or other public transport: the road to the school will not take more than 35-40 minutes.

Disciples are offered cozy single bedrooms (upon request and prior request, accommodation in the bedroom with own bathroom can be arranged - available only for students of 23 years and older, the number of options is limited); There are also double rooms for students who travel together for family members (brothers / sisters / nephews). Meals are organized on the principle of full boarding at weekends, and on weekdays students are offered breakfasts and dinners - they usually dine on campus or next to it, choosing any Dublin catering point. On request, it is possible to organize a dietary, separate table.

Also, at the request of the student, a hotel or hostel can be selected: the specialists of the accommodation department will find for you the option corresponding to personal tastes, preferences and financial opportunities.

The cost of living depends on the chosen option (the price is indicated for 1 person):

1) Host family, single room with shared bathroom (Standart):

  • From September to June = 180 €
  • Jul-Aug = 190 €
  • Additional night, September-June = 26 €
  • Additional night, July-August = 28 €.

2) Host family, double room with shared bathroom (Standart):

  • From September to June = 150 €
  • July-August = 160 €
  • Additional night, September-June = 22 €
  • Additional night, July-August = 23 €.

3) Host family, single room with private bathroom (Comfort):

  • From September to June = 210 €
  • July-August = 220 €
  • Additional night, September-June = 30 €
  • Additional night, July-August = 32 €.

4) Host family, double room with private bathroom (Comfort):

  • From September to June = 175 €
  • Jul-Aug = 185 €
  • Additional night, September-June = 25 €
  • Additional night, July-August = 27 €.

Please note: the prices indicated in the high summer season (July-August) are also relevant for students who stay in host families for the Christmas holidays.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: business English, Intensive English

Events Alpha College of English Dublin

The school organizes a variety of exciting and exciting activities for students on campus and excursions outside it: they can be scheduled for the evening or half day, for the whole day (the last is usually held on weekends). Most of the activities for pupils are free of charge (already included in the tuition fee), some are paid for at an additional cost, for paying for transportation expenses or admission tickets - but the services of professional, qualified guides for pupils are always free. In your spare time you can go on a comprehensive tour and a tour of Dublin, see its many monuments and attractions; Excursions to the legendary Guiness brewery, visits to the Chester Beatty Library, trips to Kilkenny Castle and Glendalough.

Equipment Alpha College of English Dublin

The school is located in a beautiful, majestic historic mansion: despite its antique appearance, inside the language school fully meets modern technological requirements, is superbly equipped and equipped according to the standards of the UK and the world.

Students are welcome to the spacious and bright classrooms with electronic, interactive and multimedia equipment, digital boards, audio and video equipment, free access to fast wireless Internet, self-training center for self-study and ultramodern computer labs: all PCs are equipped with special programs and services for comfortable, Effective learning of English, the Internet is connected, access to a variety of databases and electronic resources. Students can visit the library at any time with printed and electronic editions, numerous methodological and educational materials.

For relaxation after classes there is a cozy cafe with delicious coffee and a mouth-watering variety of pastries, and in the hall of the language school there is a large information stand with all relevant news, vacancies, announcements on campus in Dublin, dates of the nearest excursions and walks, schedule of classes.

Term dates and fees

The school works year-round, but for students with a minimum initial knowledge level (Beginner), special dates for the beginning of the courses are set:

  • 3 January
  • April 10th
  • May 8
  • 3 July
  • 4 September.

Courses for students with a high level of English (Proficiency) begin on July 10.

Please note on weekends and holidays in which the language school is closed and courses are not held:

  • January 2
  • March 17
  • 17 April
  • 1st of May
  • June 5th
  • August 7
  • October 30
  • December 25 - January 5 (Christmas holidays).

The cost of training depends on the selected courses (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 week, unless specified otherwise):

1) General English (general universal English course), 20 lessons per week in groups, if desired, can be combined with preparation for IELTS or FCE:

  • 1-3 weeks = 245 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 235 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 210 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 195 €
  • Over 24 weeks = 180 €.

2) General English + General Business (combined course: general English + English for business), 25 lessons per week with groups; Can be combined with preparation for exams:

  • 1-3 weeks = 300 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 285 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 260 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 245 €
  • Over 24 weeks = 230 €.

3) Intensive General English + General Business (combined course: General English + English for Business), 30 lessons per week with groups; Can be combined with preparation for exams:

  • 1-3 weeks = 355 €
  • 4-7 weeks = 335 €
  • 8-11 weeks = 310 €
  • 12-23 weeks = 295 €
  • More than 24 weeks = 280 €.

4) Combined course General English (group lessons +5 individual lessons weekly, each lesson = 45 minutes) = 465 € / week

5) English for Businessmen and Professionals (General English + General Business + 5 individual lessons per week, each lesson = 45 minutes) = 515 € / week.

The price already includes:

  • Basic teaching materials, books and manuals
  • Free use of school infrastructure, equipment, access to the Internet
  • Access to the library.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable) = 75 €
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Additional tutorials, books and materials = 35 € (recommended for all programs except General English Standart)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions: one way - 70 € / personal, 45 € / together with another student, 140 € / both ways
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) 70 EUR
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 75 EUR
  • Medical insurance 100 EUR

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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