It\’s great to be out and about again, showing our wonderful city to students from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens are one of Dublin\’s gems. Located just 3km from City Language School\’s city centre campus the Botanic Gardens offers acres of exotic plants and trees that are an oasis of calm in what can often be a surprisingly busy city. Entry is completely free and the gardens are open to the public all year round. They are a bit of a favourite with our very own Sophia Leon who likes to bring her students here whenever she can.
A place that typifies Dublin
\”The Botanic Gardens are one of my favourite places in Dublin,\” says Sophia. \”This is the sort of place that typifies Dublin. It is a large, quiet, green area close to the city centre. When students come to Dublin they always talk about how close everything is and how many parks and green spaces there are. We had a great day looking around, going through the glass houses and meeting some of the animals here. They guys were very taken by the squirrels.\”
At City Language School we feel it is very important for students to get out, about and into the city so they can expereince real world English. Tours like this, and our now famous Orientation Tours, are designed to not only show off the wonderful sites and sounds of our capital, but to also give students a sense of belonging and ownership.
Students Becoming Dubliners
\”We want our students to become a part of the city when they come here,\” says City Language School\’s Social Media Curator, Johnny Butler. \”We want them really to become Dubliners themselves and take pride in the place they are living in no matter how long it is for. It\’s not only good for the development of their language skills but it also helps with building the confidence to explore and learn independently which is so important. We want our students to love this city as much as we do so they keep coming back to visit us in the future.\”
The Botanic Gardens
Founded in 1795 The Botanic Gardens have grown to cover forty-eight acres. The massive 19th century glasshouses are quite the site and contain many varieties of rare and exotic plants from all round the world. The Gardens are located right beside Glasnevin Cemetery whihc is itself a very interesting place to visit but might be best left for another day.
City Language School Dublin
City Language School is right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Dublin is the proud and vibrant capital of Ireland and with its cosmopolitan and modern feel, it has repeatedly been voted Europe’s friendliest city by Trip Advisor. Dublin boasts strong links with literature, music, dance and storytelling. As you walk through the streets of Temple Bar, you can absorb the musical tradition which spills onto the streets from the many bars and restaurants; truly a city of enormous beauty! Dublin is surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is perfectly located on the eastern coastline of Ireland and is a convenient gateway to the rest of Europe.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, giving you easy access to the whole city of Dublin as well as bus and tram lines for you to get around.