Teacher Recommends – Luca De Santis & his Pick of the Podcasts

Luca De Santis has been part of the City Language School family for over three years. Originally from Rome in Italy, Luca is highly-qualified in Education and is our very own gladiator when it comes to looking after students. As well as teaching, Luca heads up our Student Work Placement Programme and is always on hand to offer students advice or a helping hand.

When he is not playing guitar, the 30-year-old spends his time going to live gigs and going on \”day trips to the small lovely towns by the sea\” in North County Dublin.

We caught up with Luca for out Teacher Recommends Series to find out if he had a podcast he could recommend students that might help them improve their English and give them an insight into Irish culture.

\”The History of Ireland by Kevin Dolan is my recommended podcast,\” says Luca. \”I like it because it talks in a fresh and interesting way about modern Irish history.\”

The podcast that Luca refers to was started by an Irishman living in Australia who found himself intrigued by questions on his own history that he couldn\’t answer. Most episodes last for around fifteen minutes and are articulated very clearly.

The latest episode

\”It is well-researched and entertaining,\” says Luca. \”This podcast really helps you understand what happened during those tumultuous years in the early twentieth century when Ireland fought for Independence and why people decided to fight for one side or the other in Ireland. I think most students will enjoy it as it will give them a detailed and unique perspective on some of the issues that still exist in Ireland today.\”

Your Language School in the heart of 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.