Transition Year

  • 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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    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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    Japanese TY module: Christmas Test

    Use this test to assess your students’ knowledge after the first term of Japanese

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    TY Japanese module: group project

    Get your students working in teams to complete a group project!

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    TY Japanese portfolio

    Use this booklet to help your students complete the Japanese section of their TY portfolio

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    Lesson plan: Japanese Stereotypes

    Use this lesson plan to have a discussion class with your class about stereotypes in Japan

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    Japanese movie: Spirited Away Worksheet

    Use this worksheet after watching “Spirited Away” with your class

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    Lesson Plan: Japanese Food

    Use this lesson plan to teach your TYs about Japanese cuisine

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    Japanese TY module: Clothes and Colours

    Practice clothing and colour vocabulary with this worksheet

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    Japanese Katakana for TY

    Teach your class the katakana alphabet!

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