Alpha College of English

Invest in your future by improving your English with Alpha College in Dublin! Alpha College is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland for English Language Teaching (ELT).



Alpha College was founded in 1989 and started as an executive training centre providing high level management and technical courses in English to non native-English speakers. Over the last 28 years we have stayed true to the founding principle of offering the highest quality standards to our students from around the world. 


  • We found that the demand for high quality English language courses was just as important and we started providing the General English courses with a focus on Business and Specialised Programmes. 
  • Our General English curriculum covers a rolling 12 week period at all levels from Elementary to Advanced. Our core classes take place from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday with a short coffee break at ten to 11.
  • We offer 2 junior summer programmes for young learners in Dublin.
  • When we first opened, we had approximately 20 students starting with us from 3 different countries. Last year we welcomed 52 different nationalities to Dublin and we always try to ensure the best possible nationality mix in all our classes. 


 Whether you are coming as a General English or General Business English student, for an English for Special Purposes course, Teacher Training, Work Experience or as a Young Learner; we aim to offer you the highest quality courses with the best student support while you are in Dublin.

Master's Programmes


Housing services

  • Homestay accommodation is arranged with carefully selected and monitored hosts who provide single room accommodation, breakfast and evening dinner Monday to Friday; all meals at week-ends and light laundry service.
  • Hotel, guest-house or hostel accommodation can be arranged if required.
  • Shanowen Hall is a modern development of 55 self-catering apartments made up of a selection of 4 and 5 bedroom apartments.
  •  We have homestay or residential accommodation options and offer the same level of quality teaching to all our junior students.

Student Life

Campus life

The facilities create an excellent learning environment.

Student clubs

A rich cultural experience for the learners via the social activities programmes as well as through the project scenarios programme which represent an innovation in the school. Students emphasized that they were happy with the teaching, their learning experience, their accommodation and the range of social activities provided.


We are fully recognised by the Irish department of Education.  We are also members of two of the most prestigious quality marks in the International Language Travel industry – EAQUALS and IALC.