Leaving Certificate

  • 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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  • Writing a description of a painting

    Dorota Połatyńska provides us with a very specific way in which we can use paintings and descriptions of them to help them to use adjectives, prepositions and nouns. This activity begins with a reception activity and develops into a production activity where students are writing their own descriptions of paintings.

    It involves students (and teacher!) drawing descriptions of the paintings and comparison of the two to help reinforce their understanding of the target texts.

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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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  • #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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  • 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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  • Online Support for Heritage Languages

    Online essay writing support for students of non-curricular languages for Leaving Certificate. 

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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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    Skąd Się Bierze Agresja Wśród Młodzieży i Jak Jej Zapobiegać? – Test Maturalny

    Access this past-paper from the State Exams Commission for students wishing to take the qualification of Polish as a non-curricular language.

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    Pal sześć Zamiast Dwudziestu – Test Maturalny

    Access this past-paper from the State Exams Commission for students wishing to take the qualification of Polish as a non-curricular language.

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    Kraj Koziołka Matołka – Test Maturalny

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    Czas włożyć Ręce We Własne śmieci – Test Maturalny

    Access this past-paper from the State Exams Commission for students wishing to take the qualification of Polish as a non-curricular language.

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    “Wąż Ogrodowy” 2005

    Test “Waż ogrodowy” był pierwszym arkuszem, zaprezentowanym studentom polskim uczącycym się w systemie edukacji irlandzkiej i zdajacym egzamin dojrzałości z jezyka polskiego w Irlandii.

    Access here

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