Junior Cycle

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • #ILoveMFL Conference

    #ILoveMFL which took place on the 21st September 2019 at UCC, Cork, a collaborative event between PPLI and JCT.

    This link will take you to the powerpoint presentations, keynote videos, photos and other resources from the day. These will be uploaded to the site periodically as they become available.

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  • Sentence Creation using Authentic Texts

    This activity uses authentic texts to practise key vocabulary in them before dealing with the text as a whole.

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  • Ideas for working on role plays

    This is a strategy to prepare students doing role plays.

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    Junior Cycle Short Course in Japanese Language and Culture: Specification

    This 100-hour course is based on the Generic Short Course in Modern Languages.

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    Live Fluent (Website) – A community of language learners for language learners

    A fantastic website that deals with language learner from a learner’s perspective. Essentially a blogging platform, this website acts combines actual didactic material, with language learning experiences and reflection. This helps the user to understand the more informal grammar and vocabulary explanations as they are highly personalised to different learner contexts.

    Click here to access the website.

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    Junior Cycle Japanese (Short Course): Unit 0 Introduction/Writing System

    Unit 0: Introduction/Writing System

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    Junior Cycle Japanese (Short Course): Unit 1 Nice to meet you

    This document contains all details for Japanese teachers delivering the short course in Japanese.

     

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    Junior Cycle Japanese (Short Course): Unit 2 I like “Naruto”!

    This document contains all details for Japanese teachers delivering the short course in Japanese.

     

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    Junior Cycle Japanese (Short Course): Unit 4 It’s tasty!

    This document contains all details for Japanese teachers delivering the short course in Japanese.

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    Junior Cycle Japanese (Short Course): Unit 3 Happy Birthday!

    This document contains all details for Japanese teachers delivering the short course in Japanese.

     

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    Using song clips in the languages classroom

    Tahis resource from the PPLI provides ideas of how to use songs in the languages classroom. There are a number of quick and helpful tips that you can use to use songs to reinforce vocabulary, grammar, ideas and structures.

    To download this resource as a PDF, click here

     

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    Nihongo Kantan Textbook & CD1

    Nihongo CD 1

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