Céad Mile Failte, Welcome to the Department of Languages Tourism and Hospitality
The Department is made up of 4 pillars of teaching and learning:
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 of 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.
The department is located in the new 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