Events

DCU welcomes the Japanese Ambassador

The Japanese Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mitsuru Kitano visited Dublin City University on the 14th November to deliver an important lecture to Japanese students.

 

The Ambassador met Niamh O’Mahony, Business Development Director of DCU LS, to further develop and strengthen the friendly relations between Ireland and Japan.

During his speech, delivered to a large audience, the Ambassador gave an overview of the fundamental values that both countries share. In addition he discussed the impact of Brexit, Globalisation, the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic games which will be held in Japan.

 

Accompanying the Japanese Ambassador on this visit was Mr. Satoshi Kagami, from the Embassy of Japan, who spoke about security and safety matters.

DCU has strong partnerships with numerous universities in Japan for exchange, study abroad and English language programmes. It was a great honour to host such distinguished visitors for what was an engaging and informative debate.

 

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DCU welcomes the Japanese Ambassador

The Japanese Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mitsuru Kitano visited Dublin City University on the 14th November to deliver an important lecture to Japanese students.

The Ambassador met Niamh O’Mahony, Business Development Director of DCU LS, to further develop and strengthen the friendly relations between Ireland and Japan.

During his speech, delivered to a large audience, the Ambassador gave an overview of the fundamental values that both countries share. In addition he discussed the impact of Brexit, Globalisation, the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic games which will be held in Japan.

Accompanying the Japanese Ambassador on this visit was Mr. Satoshi Kagami, from the Embassy of Japan, who spoke about security and safety matters.

DCU has strong partnerships with numerous universities in Japan for exchange, study abroad and English language programmes. It was a great honour to host such distinguished visitors for what was an engaging and informative debate.

DCU welcomes the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland

The Japanese Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mitsuru Kitano visited Dublin City University on the 14th November to deliver an important lecture to Japanese students.

The Ambassador met Niamh O’Mahony, Business Development Director of DCU LS, to further develop and strengthen the friendly relations between Ireland and Japan.

During his speech, delivered to a large audience, the Ambassador gave an overview of the fundamental values that both countries share. In addition he discussed the impact of Brexit, Globalisation, the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic games which will be held in Japan.

Accompanying the Ambassador on this visit was Mr. Satoshi Kagami, from the Embassy of Japan, who spoke about security and safety matters.

DCU has strong partnerships with numerous universities in Japan for exchange, study abroad and English language programmes. It was a great honour to host such distinguished visitors for what was an engaging and informative debate.

 

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Japanese Ambassador visits DCU

The Japanese Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mitsuru Kitano visited Dublin City University on the 14th November to deliver an important lecture to Japanese students.

The Ambassador met Niamh O’Mahony, Business Development Director of DCU LS, to further develop and strengthen the friendly relations between Ireland and Japan.

During his speech, delivered to a large audience, the Ambassador gave an overview of the fundamental values that both countries share. In addition he discussed the impact of Brexit, Globalisation, the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic games which will be held in Japan.

Accompanying the Ambassador on this visit was Mr. Satoshi Kagami, from the Embassy of Japan, who spoke about security and safety matters.

DCU has strong partnerships with numerous universities in Japan for exchange, study abroad and English language programmes. It was a great honour to host such distinguished visitors for what was an engaging and informative debate.

 

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International education agents visit DCU’s vibrant junior summer school

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming agents from Russia, Turkey, China and many other countries who were in Dublin as part of the MEI familiarisation tour.

 

The agents met Mrs. Niamh O’Mahony, Business Development Director of DCU Language Services and Mr. Cian Gavin, Marketing Executive. They enjoyed a tour of the University and had an opportunity to view the modern classrooms, sporting facilities, restaurants and campus apartments.

 

With over 25 years of experience providing English language courses, the agents were impressed by the scope and scale of activities offered by DCU LS.

 

Get in touch to receive a quotation for summer 2020!


 

DCU is now an Official IELTS Test Centre

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures English language proficiency. It is internationally respected and accepted for migration, study, work, and training purposes. IELTS is internationally recognised and trusted because of its high quality standards, security, and consistency.

 

Dublin City University Language Services (DCULS) IELTS Test Centre now holds regular IELTS test dates for both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test centre is located on the DCU Glasnevin campus.

 

The test takes place at over 1,200 locations around the world, and we are proud to have gained IELTS Test Centre status and to be able to provide testing at DCU’s innovative and modern campus, a convenient test centre location for both DCU students and test takers off campus.

 

We also have all our information available on our new website: www.ieltsireland.com.

Interview with Myra Hanani

We invited our former student Myra Hanani, from Malaysia, to share more about her experience studying English at Dublin City University in Ireland. DCU Language Services offers a modern language school on an internationally renowned university campus.

Myra had the opportunity to be immersed in English, make new friends and visit amazing places.

Get to know more about her journey on reaching 8.5 IELTS score:

What was your reason to start learning English?

Languages, English in particular, had always been my interest. I must say that nobody had forced me to learn the language, it was me, myself. As a kid, I would always buy educational books in English just to pass the time.

 

How did DCU help you to reach your goal of learning / improving English?

The methods being used in DCULS helped me in reaching my goals. From just a B2 level at the very beginning of my journey to a C2 level in just 6 months is something I always wanted to achieve.

 

What would you say about DCU facilities such as the library, restaurant, bar, mini-market, pharmacy, theatre, bank and green area?

I like the fact that the facilities are within the immediate vicinity of the school, it operates as a small village.

 

What would you say about the quality of DCU teaching?

The quality of DCU teaching is superb as the teachers there would try their very best to make the lesson engaging.

 

Did the fact that DCU is a university appeal to you?

My family and I knew that DCULS would be a good language school as it is based on the campus of a well-known university.

 

What social activities did you take part in? Did you like them?

I used to attend the weekly conversation class held by Alan (teacher) and the day long weekend trips. I would always try my very best to attend as many social activities as I could. I went to explore Galway and Cork with my classmates. I ought to say that I cannot remember a moment when I had disliked the activities being organized.

 

In what ways did the activities help you learn English?

Through the weekly conversation class, I was able to improve my English language proficiency. This class also allowed me to mingle around with people from around the globe and make new friends. I must say that at the end of my journey, my knowledge of world languages and their culture had vastly improved.

 

What have you taken from your ‘DCU experience’? How will you use it in your future?

Back then, I would always analyze the way how my teachers taught me in class. This is because I knew that I can apply it later on throughout my diploma in becoming a teacher.

 

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to be teaching in DCULS in the near future as I am currently studying for my diploma in TESL.

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Thank you Myra for sharing your experience and for being an exceptional student.

Do you want to learn English and achieve your goals like Myra did? Check out our English courses here.

 

If you have any questions, we are here to help you out, please get in touch.

 

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DCU welcomes business students from Taiwan

Last week, Deputy Representative Mr. James Buu from the Taipei Representative Office,
officially opened the DCU Language Services study abroad programme and extended the hand of friendship to business students from Taiwan.

Mr. Buu and the students also met Mr. Cathal Maye, Chief Executive Officer of DCU Language Services.

We are delighted to welcome these young graduates who will have the opportunity to hone their English language skills and enhance their knowledge of Irish business practices during their stay.

Dublin City University – English School has over 25 years of experience providing English language courses in Ireland. Get in touch and discover how you can experience another culture while you improve your English.

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Get to know DCU’s €15 million student centre – The ‘U’

A brand new student services centre has been opened at Dublin City University (DCU). This new centre was officially opened on the 27th September 2018 by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. This purpose built facility will be home to a variety of activities and many vital student services.

The ‘U’ is one of the most ambitious projects in DCU’s Campus Development Plan, and plays an integral role in student life on campuses in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra area.

The building includes a number of features:

A Global Village

The ‘U’ offers a centre point for International Students to engage and share with other international and domestic students. It is hoped that the global village will be a melting pot of culture, diversity and inclusion.

Functional spaces

Students can avail of two autism-friendly “escape pods”. These pods provide a quiet space for students, somewhere to escape and take time for themselves. The ‘U’ will also offer functional space to 150 student clubs and societies by offering a state of the art range of meeting and engagement spaces.

Arts and Culture Venues

Open spaces that will allow students to engage with the arts and stimulate and grow their creative sides.

Other features

It contains five retail outlets, consisting of a bar, a convenience store, a hairdressers, a bookstore and the campus print shop.

President of DCU Prof Brian MacCraith on its opening day said:

Today’s opening of ‘U’ represents a major milestone for everyone associated with DCU, a day where our commitment to the personal and professional development of our students is reflected in a magnificent facility. Today is also significant because it demonstrates what can be achieved by partnership and generosity. The ‘U’, which was totally funded by philanthropic donations, with the majority coming from our own students, will transform the lives of tens of thousands of students for many decades to come. The ‘U’ is a physical manifestation of DCU’s mission ‘to transform lives and societies’.