City Language School

City Language School

City Language School Overview

City Education Group is a beacon of learning, boasting over 5,000 students across 134 programs supported by a dedicated team of 230 staff members. Situated in the vibrant heart of Dublin, our school embraces history, culture, and the warmth of its people. We believe in surpassing expectations through exceptional teachers, cutting-edge programs, and a unique customer service ethos.

Our Location – The Heart of Dublin

Nestled in the City Centre, our school is part of the dynamic City Education Group. We focus on career-related programs with a strong emphasis on technology inside and outside the classroom. Students benefit from rich social activities, progress monitoring, and personal feedback. Our dedicated team ensures a supportive learning environment with highly qualified teachers and numerous career development opportunities, including internships and part-time career diplomas.

Academic Excellence

Our experienced and qualified teachers employ dynamic, innovative programs enhanced by the latest digital learning technology. Equipped with Interactive Whiteboards, our classrooms provide instant access to multimedia materials, enriching your learning experience. City Language School tailors programs to your needs, fostering real-world interaction and skill development for social, academic, and professional contexts.

Director of Studies – Aoife Harrington

As the Director of Studies, my mission is to help you achieve proficiency in English for various contexts. We prioritize not only language proficiency but also essential life skills. Our highly qualified teachers design integrated lessons to explore engaging material, ensuring a student-centered approach. The Academic Team actively monitors progress, providing personal feedback and support.

Your Learning Path – Start Little, Dream Big

Our aim is to help you progress rapidly through individualized attention from our academic and support team. Pre-course learning advice, expert placement, and a personalized approach ensure you maximize your learning experience. We offer a rich and varied choice of tours, excursions, and social activities to complement your learning journey.

City Language School – Dublin, IrelandOur school, located on Dame Street in Dublin, provides state-of-the-art facilities and superb customer service. Dublin, voted Europe’s friendliest city, offers a unique blend of culture, music, and history. Our school’s central location ensures you are immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of Temple Bar and have easy access to the breathtaking natural scenery surrounding the city.

Fact Box: Facilities, Services, and Accreditations

Our facilities include classrooms with interactive whiteboard technology, a student lounge, and a snack area, all with free Wi-Fi. Additional services like accommodation, airport transfers, medical insurance, and exam booking services are available. We hold accreditations from ACELS and are members of MEI and Bildungsurlaub.

English+ Programs – Tailored for You

Whether you choose General English, Business English, or Exam Preparation, our programs cater to diverse needs. The English+ Programs offer unique opportunities, such as internships, work placements, and special needs assistant courses. Our team ensures a personalized experience, fostering innovation and effective learning.

Study & Travel – Explore Ireland and Beyond

Our Study & Travel program combines language learning with the opportunity to work part-time and explore Ireland and Europe. It’s a unique experience for non-EU students to study, work, and travel.

English+ Work Placement and Internship

For those seeking practical experience, our English+ Work Placement and Internship programs guarantee placements in various sectors. Students gain real-life experience while improving their English language skills.

Student of the Year – Recognizing Excellence

Each year, we recognize outstanding students. In 2022, Maria Emilia Faustino Ferraz de Amorim received the Student of the Year award for her dedication and commitment.

Part-Time Career Diplomas – Enhancing Your Skills

Our sister college, City Colleges (CEG), offers part-time career diplomas in various fields. These evening, weekend, and online classes allow you to combine work and study seamlessly.

Higher Education Degree Programs

In collaboration with City Colleges, we offer Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees in Business and Finance and Early Childhood Education and Care. These programs equip students with essential skills for success in their chosen fields.

Diplomas in Cyberpsychology, Bookkeeping and Payroll, Criminology & Forensic Psychology

Our part-time career diplomas cover diverse areas such as Cyberpsychology, Bookkeeping and Payroll, and Criminology & Forensic Psychology. These courses, delivered by leading professionals, enhance your knowledge and skills.

English+ Special Needs Assistant Program

Our English+ Special Needs Assistant Program combines English language learning with a Diploma in Special Needs Assistance, providing a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.

City Language School stands as a beacon of English language education, offering a comprehensive and personalized learning experience. Our commitment to academic excellence, combined with a rich array of programs and services, ensures your journey with us is both fulfilling and transformative. Welcome to City Language School, where language learning meets limitless possibilities.

University of Otago Language Centre

University of Otago Language Centre

The University of Otago has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1869 by Scottish settlers who placed a high value on education.


University Of Otago


Today, with over 20,000 students spread across its campuses in Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and Invercargill, Otago continues to uphold its commitment to academic excellence and research-led learning.

The university’s strong focus on research is complemented by its dedication to providing students with a supportive and enriching learning environment. With a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Otago offers students the opportunity to pursue their passions and shape their own academic journey.

At Otago, students learn from internationally recognized academic staff who are not only dedicated teachers but also active researchers collaborating on global issues. The university’s commitment to partnership with tangata whenua (indigenous people) and the importance of te ao Māori (the Māori world) is evident in its new tohu (symbol) and ikoa Māori (Māori name), which reflect Otago’s groundbreaking achievements in education and research.

The University of Otago’s governance structure ensures effective management and oversight, with the Council serving as the supreme governing body, advised by the Senate on academic matters. The university’s coat of arms, granted in 1948, symbolizes its commitment to wisdom and knowledge.

With campuses in major centers throughout New Zealand, including Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland, Otago provides students with access to world-class facilities and resources. From the historic Dunedin campus, home to the country’s only dental school, to the modern facilities in Wellington and Christchurch, Otago offers a diverse range of programs and opportunities.

Dunedin Campus

University Of Otago

Beyond academics, the University prides itself on its vibrant student life, with a wide range of accommodation options, student clubs, and support services available. The university’s commitment to sustainability, social impact, and student satisfaction is reflected in its Fair Trade status, student-driven volunteer programs, and high levels of student satisfaction.

Overall, the University of Otago stands as a leader in New Zealand’s higher education landscape, offering students an unmatched academic experience and a pathway to success in their chosen fields.

New Zealand Language Centres

New Zealand Language Centres

Welcome to NZLC, New Zealand Language Centres, one of the world’s leading English Language Centres!


Established in 1984, New Zealand Language Centres has over 40 years of experience in providing industry-leading English language education that enriches lives and creates pathways to new opportunities in New Zealand and beyond. Our mission is to empower individuals through education, embracing diversity and fostering a positive local and global impact.

New Zealand Language Centres

At NZLC, we value openness, care, empowerment, and community. We welcome new ideas, feedback, and change, ensuring that our students receive the highest standard of English language tuition while feeling supported and inspired to grow.


Our dedication to excellence has been recognized through the prestigious Study Travel Magazine (ST) Star Awards. NZLC has been honored as the winner of the ST Star English Language School Award – Southern Hemisphere for five consecutive years, earning us a place in the ST Hall of Fame.


Why choose NZLC? Here are just a few reasons:

New Zealand Language Centres

Industry Recognition:


New Zealand Language Centres is registered and audited by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) as a Category 1 School, reflecting our commitment to delivering quality English programmes. We are also a foundation member of English New Zealand, ensuring that our standards meet or exceed industry benchmarks.

Diverse Course Offerings:


From General English and IELTS preparation to Business English and Cambridge exam courses, NZLC offers a wide range of programmes suitable for learners of all ages and proficiency levels. Whether you’re a high school student preparing for university or a professional aiming to enhance your career prospects, we have the right course for you.

New Zealand Language Centres

Experienced Faculty: 


Our qualified, supportive, and friendly teachers are dedicated to helping students achieve their full potential. With additional after-school study support, regular progress tests, and feedback, we ensure that every student receives personalized attention and guidance.

Comprehensive Support Services:


At New Zealand Language Centres, we go beyond the classroom to provide everything you need for a seamless learning experience. From accommodation arrangements to airport pick-up, job workshops, and pronunciation workshops, our team is committed to helping you succeed.

Pathway Opportunities:


NZLC offers pathways to further education through our Pathway Visa programme, allowing students to study at NZLC and tertiary institutions consecutively on a single visa. This pathway opens doors to a wide range of academic and career opportunities in New Zealand.


Whether you’re looking to improve your English language skills, prepare for further study or advance your career, NZLC is here to help you achieve your goals. Join us and embark on your own “New Zealand English Experience” today!

Latest News

New Zealand Language Centres has once again achieved Category 1 status in our latest External Evaluation and Review (EER), conducted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) at the end of last year.


View the NZQA EER Report for NZLC


What is so special about NZLC being awarded Category 1 status?


We received “Excellent” in every category. There were NO RECOMMENDATIONS for improvement from NZQA, meaning they could not fault any of our operations. This is a standard that hardly any other school can achieve!


“Students are very satisfied with their learning experience at NZLC and consistently meet their goals for English language acquisition. NZLC has highly effective processes for maintaining very strong educational performance, including a comprehensive and embedded self-assessment framework.” – commendation by NZQA


What does this mean for our students?

  • Comprehensive curriculum and engaging lessons
  • Highly effective support systems enabling students to reach their goals
  • Managed growth, ensuring quality, alongside ongoing investment in staff and facilities
  • Alignment with our unwavering “Mission and Values”


What do our students say?

Our last 7 years of data indicates 98% of our students were satisfied with our services, by answering YES to these questions at the time of graduation.


“I will recommend or have recommended  NZLC to my family / friends.”

“NZLC helped me to achieve my goals.”