Alpha is accredited by ACELS/QQI and is a member of EAQUALS, IALC and MEI. Alpha offers General English, General Business English, Examination Preparation, ESP and Executive English Programmes, Internship (Work Experience) programmes (for EU students only), CELT teacher training course, In-Service Courses for Overseas Teachers, Short–stay programmes for groups and Summer Residential and Host Family Programmes for Young Learners.
Alpha College of English programmes are closely linked with the CEFR descriptors and are based on well-structured curricula and syllabi; there is a weekly class plan and progress test with regular opportunities for feedback and extra coaching.
Many key Alpha personnel have been with us for between 10 and 20 years. There is a structured programme of observations, coaching and on-going training for our teaching staff, all of whom are University graduates with post-graduate qualifications in ELT. Several members of staff are also accredited Cambridge and IELTS examiners, teacher trainers on our CELT programme and participate in international projects related to language teaching and learning.
Alpha College of English provides opportunities to extend the learning experience through extra-curricular activities such as our weekly conversation and film club, regular evening activities and ongoing teacher-led social programme