Learners at All Stages

City Language School is focused on providing a memorable, cultural and educational experience in the context of learning English in Ireland.  We deliver dynamic and engaging English tuition to students from all over the world, both to individuals and groups arriving for short mini-stays. Language courses at City Language School offer a curriculum which focuses on promoting life-long learning strategies for learners at all stages.

 

Real World English

We believe that the most effective learning takes place in an authentic, real-world context and, at City Language School, we are committed to providing courses that not only increase linguistic proficiency, but develop skills and competences which can be readily applied to interactions in the real world as well as for language learning. Our programmes are designed to maximise learner outcomes by helping to provide learners with the tools that are necessary in an ever-changing world.

 

CEFR-based Curriculum

As English Language Educators, we incorporate the principles of the Common European Framework Reference of Languages (CEFR) into our programmes and assessment practices, and promote a learner-centered approach to language learning. Communication and using language to interact is key when setting learning outcomes and learners receive graded and focused feedback on their use of English and the progress they make.

 

21st Century Skills

In addition to the CEFR, which promotes the language  learner’s autonomy in the real world, our curriculum and syllabus aims to develop competences in 21st century skills. Collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and developing digital competency are key to our course design.

 

Teaching, Learning, & Assessment

Our experienced and highly-qualified teachers respond to the needs and interests of all students to provide dynamic and engaging lessons which place the student at the very centre of lesson-planning. All skills are practised in class, with priority given to speaking and listening. All permanent classrooms are fully equipped with Interactive Whiteboards, giving instant access to the latest digital learning technology.

We have a comprehensive and transparent system of assessment practices and learners’ progress is monitored throughout their course through continuous classroom assessment as well as by the Academic Team, who specialise in assessment and evaluation.

Now proudly part of the City Education Group

City Language School is now part of the City Education Group. The City Education Group represents four distinct colleges across the educational spectrum, from second level through third level professional and QQI courses to CPD and English language teaching.

Other colleges within the City Education groups are; Ashfield College, City Colleges and The College of Progressive Education.

All institutions have an established record of delivering high quality learning experiences to students, enabling the achievement of educational and career goals across a broad spectrum of subjects.

With City Colleges and the College of Progressive Education, City Language School will be able to provide diplomas and courses prepared by some of Ireland’s leading lecturers in the areas of Childcare, Business, Psychology, Criminology, Digital Marketing, and more.