About Alpha English

Our courses are based in the university towns of Colchester and Ipswich, both full of historic buildings and surrounded by beautiful villages and countryside, immortalised by famous painters such as John Constable and Gainsborough.

Both towns are near the coast where many delightful seaside resorts, such as Southwold, can be visited. London, Cambridge and Norwich are also within easy reach for cultural day visits by coach or train.

We offer four types of English language courses, which are available for either young or adult learners and also for business associates.

We can also arrange specialist courses for teachers of English, working in European schools, who want to update their language and teaching skills.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Individual classes:

For people with limited time who need just a few refresher classes and who have their own accommodation arranged.

Individual courses:

For people who are here for a longer time and have their own accommodation arranged; the length of classes to be discussed and decided according to each client's specific needs. Likewise the level of tuition will be adapted to the client's ability.

Group courses:

For groups of people who require a course designed specifically for them. The price will vary according to the group's particular needs but typically will include a comprehensive study programme, tuition in small groups, accommodation with families and excursions to local places of interest.


For people who require intensive one-to-one tuition with accommodation included. The client stays in the tutor's home with their own personal accommodation, including all meals. They will receive three hours intensive, structured tuition every weekday morning. Afternoons are spent either in individual study or with the family. At weekends, excursions are offered to local places of interest.

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Jackie Meikle
BA Hons, Cert Ed., Dip TEFL