NEWS

  • MFL Survey Results and Prize Draw

    The MFL Survey results and prize draw winners were announced on December 18th.

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    December Newsletter – Beannachtaí na Nollag!

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    Season’s Greetings 2020!

    Season’s Greetings from all at PPLI.

    View our interactive Christmas card.

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    MFL CoP Online – 3 months on

    This first term has been like no other and the MFL Communities of Practice adapted to the new circumstances.

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    IFI @ Schools

    IFI@Schools is a brand new streaming platform, bringing some of the finest Irish and international cinema directly to your classroom. Building on the success of the IFI Schools cinema programme, IFI@Schools offers film education in an accessible and virtual way.

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    #ThinkLanguages 2020 National Celebration

    This year #ThinkLanguages has been reimagined and is happening in 70 schools all over the country.

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    New Tutorials available: Wakelet and Plickers

    Two new digital technologies tutorials are now available for MFL teachers: Plickers and Wakelet.

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    Latest Poll Results – November 2020

    We are looking for your views again! Our latest poll question is “If you were/are involved with Online/Distance Learning, what study materials do you use?

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    New Spotlight on Schools project

    In this newly added project to the Spotlight on Schools page, teacher Narell Byrne, aims to develop an inclusive and plurilingual school environment.

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    NEW opportunity! Education Officer

    PPLI is happy to announce that applications are being accepted for the role of an additional Education Officer to support the implementation of Languages Connect – Ireland’s Foreign Languages in Education strategy.

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    Survey: Digital tools for MFL teaching and learning

    PPLI is planning to add to its range of tutorials on digital tools. We would like MFL teachers to tell us which tools they are using at the moment and finding the most useful.

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    Charlala Tutorial now available

    A tutorial for MFL teachers is now available for Charlala.com, a free web tool which is designed to encourage students to speak in the target language through personalised drawings.

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    Seesaw Tutorial now available

    A tutorial is now available for Seesaw, a free web service and cross platform app which allows language teachers to create multimedia activities for learners to access in class or at home.

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    EdPuzzle Tutorial now available

    EdPuzzle is a free web service and cross platform app which allows language teachers to test students’ listening comprehension skills in and out of the classroom. A new tutorial is available to download.

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    CLIL experts: in conversation [video]

    We are delighted to announce the publication of our new CLIL experts: in conversation video with our guests Richard Tallaron (Languages for Education Europe), Dr Roland Kemsies (University of Vienna) and Gemma Kelly (PPLI Associate and teacher of French and German at Manor House School, Dublin 5).

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