Twin English Centre Dublin (Former Alpha College)

School

Premium school in Dublin since 1989

Information

Alpha College of English (now called Twin English Centre Dublin) 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.

The demand for high-quality English language courses was just as significant, and we started providing General English courses focusing on Business and Specialised Programmes.

Over the last 30 years, we have stayed true to the founding principle of offering the highest quality standards to our students worldwide.

When the school first opened as Alpha College of English in Dublin, approximately 20 students were starting in the school from 3 different countries. Last year we welcomed 52 nationalities to Dublin, and we always try to ensure the best possible nationality mix in all the classes.

The Irish Department of Education recognises twin English Centre Dublin. It is also a member of the most prestigious quality mark in the International Language Travel industry – EAQUALS.

The general English curriculum covers a rolling 12-week period at all levels, from Elementary to Advanced. Our core classes take place from 9 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday with a short coffee break from ten to 11.

Whether you are coming to Twin English Centre Dublin 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.

Why Twin English Centre Dublin is the best language school to learn English in Dublin, Ireland

  • High teaching for over 30 years.
  • High-quality courses.
  • The latest technology (interactive White Boards) in all the classrooms.
  • A great mix of nationalities (52 per year).
  • Great variety of activities.
  • Friendly environment.

Most popular activities that school organises in the afternoons and evenings

  • Archaeology Museum.
  • Board games.
  • Chester Beatty Library.
  • Conversation Club.
  • Croke Park.
  • Dublin Castle.
  • Exam Tutorials.
  • Guinness Storehouse.
  • Irish Music Workshop.
  • Job Finding Skills Workshop.
  • Little Museum of Dublin.
  • National Gallery.
  • Table Tennis.
  • Trinity College and the Book of Kells.
  • Walking Tour - Free.

Most popular excursions and trips that school organises at the weekends

  • Blooms Day in June.
  • Fringe Festival in September.
  • International Literature Festival in May.
  • St. Patrick's Day in March.
  • Trad Fest in January.

Location

SchoolTwin English Centre Dublin (Former Alpha College)
Address4 North Great Georges Street
CodeD01 A8N4
CityDublin
CountryIreland
Latitude53.355058
Longitude-6.264039
Phone (emergencies)+353 867350886
Street viewGoogle Street View

Facilities

Library Library
Student Lounge Common Area Student Lounge Common Area
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Restaurant Restaurant
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Computer Room Computer Room
Interactive White Board Interactive White Board

Summary

Total students capacity270
Number of classrooms18
Age minimum16
Authorised exam centre forTOEIC
AccreditationsACELSEaqualsILEP Interim List of Eligible ProgrammesMEIQQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland
Year 2022
Holidays (school)26/Dic → 01/Jan
Holidays (country)03/Jan, 17/Mar, 18/Apr, 02/May, 06/Jun, 01/Aug, 31/Oct, 25/Dic, 26/Dic
High season period homestays02/Jul → 26/Aug
Year 2023
Holidays (school)25/Dic → 02/Jan
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 06/Feb, 17/Mar, 10/Apr, 01/May, 05/Jun, 07/Aug, 30/Oct, 25/Dic, 26/Dic
High season period homestays25/Jun → 03/Sep

Statistics on ages

Low Season

Students total average160
Students per classroom maximum15
Students per classroom average10

High Season

Students total average270
Students per classroom maximum15
Students per classroom average12

Statistics on nationalities

Low Season

Total nationalities30

High Season

Total nationalities38

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Prices

Year 2022
EUR
Enrolment fee75 ≈ 0
Placement fee75 ≈ 0
Material course total45 ≈ 0
Medical insurance (total)100 ≈ 0
Year 2023
EUR
Enrolment fee80 ≈ 0
Placement fee80 ≈ 0
Material course (total)45 ≈ 0
Medical insurance (total)100 ≈ 0

Accommodation

Homestay accommodation in Dublin

Homestay accommodation in Dublin

Live the experience of full immersion living with an Irish host family in Dublin

Residence Beckett House

Residence Beckett House

Residential accommodation 7 minutes walk from the school in July and August in Dublin, Ireland

Residence Dorset Point Dublin

Residence Dorset Point Dublin

Student residential accommodation 6 minutes walk from the English school in Dublin

Courses

#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (EUR)Price Week from ()
     
1ENGeneral English Course 20 lessonsPopular general English course 20 lessons per week in the mornings in Dublin, Ireland {374}TWIN Dublin -15% 1-50 2016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1225≈ 0
2ENGeneral English Course 20 lessons PMAfternoon general English course standard 20 lessons per week in Dublin, Ireland {376}TWIN Dublin -15% 1-50 2016Adults 16+AfternoonGeneral EnglishA1A2B1B2C1180≈ 0
3ENGeneral English Course + One to One 20+5LCombined general English course 20 lessons per week plus 5 private One to One English classes per week in Dublin, Ireland {377}1-50 2516Adults 16+General EnglishLanguage + One to OneA1A2B1B2C1675≈ 0
4ENWork & Study with Student Visa 15L AMAcademic Year English Course 15 lessons per week in the morning for 25 weeks for non-European students with a visa which allows you to work in Dublin {1357}25-25 1518Adults 18+General EnglishVisa IrelandA2B1B2C1179.80≈ 0
5ENWork & Study with Student Visa 15L PMAcademic Year English Course 15 lessons per week in the afternoon for 25 weeks for non-European students with visa which allows you to work in Dublin {1358}25-25 1518Adults 18+AfternoonGeneral EnglishVisa IrelandA2B1B2C1157.80≈ 0

Offers

OFFER Twin English Centre Dublin 15% Discount
TWIN Dublin -15%

OFFER Twin English Centre Dublin 15% Discount

Special offer of 15% discount in all the English courses except Academic Year, 1-2-1 and online courses with Twin English Centre Dublin

Booking: 04/Jul/2022 → 30/Dic/2022