Transition Year

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    TY for Non-Beginners

    We have a number of Modules and WebQuests designed for TY students who have already studied either French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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    TY Modules for Beginners

    We have a number of modules designed for TY students who are beginning to learn either Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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    WebQuest – A trip to (German)

    Designed for Transition Year students, this WebQuest will take your students on a journey. They will learn to plan and undertake research while using the target language.

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    Jetzt.de

    An online magazine in German for young people.

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    MFL Projects in The Classroom and Online Booklet

    A new booklet is available where you will find a selection of ideas, activities and resources for your TY language classes. Each suggestion can be used in a face-to-face context or online.

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    20 Ways to Reflect in the Languages Classroom

    Do you want to find out how to get your students to reflect more? The new Junior Cycle curriculum requires students to reflect more on their language learning processes. This document produced by the PPLI gives you 20 quick ways in which you can get reflection into your classroom. Accompanied by photocopiable sheets, these will help you and your students to become increasingly familiar with the language of reflection.

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    Clock Face Starter Activity

    Get them speaking!

    A fantastically simple yet effective way to get students speaking in the classroom to practise particular topics following the traditional idea of speed dating but in a new and exciting way.

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    CLIL Pilot: Training Materials

    Training resources designed by the PPLI to train MFL teachers engaging with CLIL

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    Book Creator – Tutorial

    Book Creator is an iOS app and web tool which allows students to create multimedia slideshows to showcase their learning and promote speaking and writing skills in the languages classroom as well as create an e-portfolio to showcase their work over time.

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    iFun Face (Tutorial): Promoting Oral Production

    iFunFace is a free iOS and Android app which is great for promoting speaking by allowing you to super impose an animated mouth and eyes over a still image of a face or faces and record a video of you and someone else having a conversation in the target language.

    Click here.

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    Balloon Stickies Plus – Tutorial

    Balloon Stickies Plus is a free iOS app which allows you to add speech bubbles to any image and if combined with Pic Collage could be used to create a personalised photo story.

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    CLIL: Exemplar Units of Learning (Password Protected)

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    Flashcards to develop speaking skills

    The idea is to develop students’ speaking skills but taking into account their ability. The cards are used as prompts and the students can start by making simple sentences to more complex ones with more able students.

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    Using Newspapers in the Languages Classroom

    Local, regional and national newspapers give students another insight into the culture of the target country. The following resource has been developed for teachers to show how you could use reading material from the target language culture in the classroom.

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    Culture boxes

    What do you see in a culture?

    It’s all a question of perspective… “Making the familiar strange and the strange familiar’ and ‘making the general specific’ are two intercultural education strategies.

    Culture boxes can be used as a starting point for intercultural reflection in the languages classroom. They also support the teaching and learning of the socio-cultural knowledge and intercultural awareness.

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