General Questions

1.  Where is the DCU LS office located?

The DCU Language Services office is located in Dublin City University, in the Postgraduate building, office VBG11. Click here to see the map and directions.

2. What are the opening hours?

Office hours: 9.15-5.15pm, Monday-Friday. You can contact us by email or telephone during these times if you need any further information.

3. What services do you provide?

We provide Translation Services; Language Testing and Assessment; Desktop Publishing; Linguists for multilingual Voiceover Recordings; Transcription Services.

We also provide English Language Training and for information on English classes, please view our School website:

4. Do I need a translator or an interpreter?

If you need a written document to be translated into another language, then you will need a translator. If you have a meeting or event where oral translation is needed, then you will need an interpreter. Interpreters deal with spoken language, while translators deal with written text, and both forms involve transforming a source piece  of language, be it written or spoken, into a comprehensible and equivalent target piece. 

5. What languages does DCU Language Services offer?

We offer all European languages and most World languages. If we don’t have a translator, or linguist for your language available, we will always try to source someone so that all client needs can be met.

6. How do I pay?

If this is a once-off translation job for a protected individual we would recommend paying online by credit card, or paying upon collection. For companies we would recommend an invoice based system for payment by bank transfer or cheque.

7. What criteria does DCU Language Services use for its translators?

We only use experienced and professional translators and who are carefully vetted and chosen by us. The majority of our team have at least 3 years’ experience and an educational qualification in their area of work.

8. How can I work with DCU LS as a translator?

If you would like to join our freelance team as a translator, please email us a copy of your CV. (link to jobs page)

9. What is the confidentiality policy of DCU Language Services?

DCU Language Services ensures the confidentiality of all documentation submitted for translation. 

As part of our policy of best practice in the profession of translation, DCU Language Services abide by the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) Code of Practice and Professional Ethics

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us:

Tel: +353 1 700 8077