Leaving Certificate

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    Polish: Leaving Certificate Specification

    The Leaving Certificate specification for Polish is now available.

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    Polish: A Curricular Language for Leaving Certificate

    Lekcje polskiego: już dostępne w ramach programu nauczania w irlandzkich szkołach!
    Co to oznacza w praktyce?

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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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    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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    Learn Polish with Babbel

    Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. The comprehensive learning system combines effective education methods with state-of-the-art technology. Why not try this free online course in Polish.

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    Po polsku na Wyspach: A guide for parents of bilingual children

    This guide is designed to demonstrate to Polish speaking parents that helping their children to become bilingual, although not easy, is worthwhile and extremely rewarding. To give your child a solid foundation for future bilingualism will be one of your great accomplishments: a gift that will keep on giving.

    The guide is in English and Polish but may also be useful for parents of other languages.

    To download a copy, please click here.

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    VIDEO: Cook with the Polish Embassy in Dublin

    This time we are presenting “karkówka w sosie grzybowym z pyzami” – a pork neck with wild mushroom sauce and steam buns. This warming dish is perfect for windy and rainy evenings in Ireland.

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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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    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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