Languages Tourism & Hospitality

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Languages Tourism & Hospitality

Céad Mile Failte, Welcome to the Department of Languages Tourism and Hospitality


The Department is made up of 4 pillars of teaching and learning:

  • Language Studies

  • Tourism Studies

  • Hospitality Studies

  • Culinary Arts

The department offers a wide selection of European languages across the institute along with its portfolio of programmes in tourism, hospitality and the culinary arts. Our languages include French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish and English as a foreign language are taught across almost all departments and schools within the institute. Our programmes in tourism, hospitality and culinary arts include Higher Certificate to Degree programmes and enhance the overall development of our students through sound therotical knowledge combined with modern skills practice.

This approach, coupled with our language skills, ensures a high employment demand for our students, both at home and abroad. The design of our programmes allows students the opportunity to take up work placement nationally and internationally and indeed several of our alumni occupy key positions in the South-East, across Ireland and on the world-wide stage within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Tourism_and_leisure _Building

The department is located in the Tourism and Leisure Education Building on the Cork Road Campus which has state of the art facilities for all programmes offered in the department. There are extensive facilities provided for the provision of language and tourism education consisting of:

  • Dedicated Language and Information Technology laboratories.

  • Ten state of the art training kitchens

  • Fine dining training restaurant and Bistro training restaurant

  • Full operational training bar and lounge

  • Reception training laboratory

  • Twenty four teaching classrooms

The department has a compliment of 55 academic and professional staff with national and international reputation, offering students the best educational opportunities in languages, tourism, hospitality and the culinary arts.

Ray Cullen BA Hosp. Ed. MIHI
Head of Department
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