City Language School Dublin recently held an open mic night in its city centre campus. The event took place on a Friday night. After a long and rewarding day of classes, we decided that an open mic night would be a great way to let off a bit of steam and help students and teachers to relax. As always, the event was really well attended and went on well into the night.
An Oasis of Language
“Singing and lyrics are a great way of learning any language,” says Social Media Officer, Johnny Butler. “Most units in English Language books have at least one song that might be connected to the theme of the unit and to be honest, there is an argument that song could be used more. I have one Italian friend who was so fixated with the band Oasis that he acquired a Manchester accent even though he’d never been there. It was his love of Oasis that motivated to learn the language.”
On the evening students were invited to sing Karaoke or play an instrument and sing and we were very impressed with the numbers of people who actually got up and performed.
Showcase your Talents
“Having an open mic gives students the chance to showcase their talents, have some fun, meet and spend time with other people from the school,” says Sophia Leon, teacher and Chief Coordinator of Fun at City Language School. “It’s also good craic for the teachers who get to see their students enjoying themselves while having a drink.”
“It’s difficult enough to sing in your mother tongue never mind in another language,” says Johnny Butler. “So to do this is amazing. It is also very good for your language learning as it builds up confidence which in turn allows you to take more chances, feel free to make mistakes and therefore practise more. It’s all very positive and a great way to build up your language in terms of structures and vocabulary.”
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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.