FLA & CT Activities

Foreign Language Assistants and their Cooperating Teachers are always busy throughout the year encouraging their students to engage actively in their chosen Modern Foreign Language.

A very popular activity over the past few years has been the competitions that PPLI and Languages Connect have promoted amongst the FLAs and CTs.

These competitions are highlighted below, with the most recent one taking the top spot.

Annual FLA-CT Competition 2023-24

Every year, we run a competition that each CT-FLA team can take part in.

This year’s theme:
Develop a teaching and learning resource to inspire others in one of the following:

Sociocultural awareness/comparisons/similarities

Oral skills development: teaching and learning resource

How we developed a school exchange


The resource should bring an aspect of the target language culture to life in the classroom, with winning entries designed to spark inspiration amongst existing and future CTs and FLAs! Format for entry submission should be a PDF document or PowerPoint presentation, outlining the resource and how it was used effectively within a lesson (or lessons).

Prize – Book tokens (three one hundred euro for the three winning entries: one per FLA-CT team).

Closing date – Friday, 15 December 2023

Queries/entry submissions to: alan.mccormack@ppli.ie

Recipe for Success

Celebrating collaboration and capturing the ‘recipes’ FLAs and MFL teachers are using to make the Foreign Language Assistant Scheme a success.
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Using ads in the classroom

Showcasing how the Foreign Language Assistant and the Cooperating Teacher(s) have used an advertisement in the target language in class.
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Let's build a playlist for the classroom!

This links in with Languages Connect, which has created language specific playlists on Spotify. We will highlight some entries here.
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