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Maria Sanchez from Tarragona in Spain has been teaching English for well over six years and has become integral to the team here at City Language School . Rarely seen without a smile, her students absolutely adore her.

We were able to catch with Maria recently for part of our new series Teacher Recommends, and we spoke to her about some TV programmes she loves and why she thinks they might be good for her students.

“I just finished reading Conversation with Friends by Sally Rooney,” she says. “She’s the author of Normal People, which is next on my list. That was recently made into a TV series and was popular in 2020. In Conversations with Friends, Frances, a student at Trinity College, talks about her relationship with Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend, and the way their relationship changes when they are interviewed by a well-known journalist. The story takes place in Dublin, so I enjoyed picturing the scenarios in my head in the places I know. When you are living in a place it’s a nice idea to read a book that is set in the same place. I think it helps you build an understanding of the place and can help with understanding the language and how it is spoken.”

Your Language School in Dublin City Centre

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.