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.

    Click here to access

     

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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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    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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    #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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    Class interview

    A class interview in the modern language class gives students a real life context in which to practise their language skills, capitalises on students’ natural curiosity about other people and other cultures, develops in students not only knowledge but the ability to think …

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    Going for 90% Target Language in the Classroom

    This resource was produced in the United States to help teachers to stay using the Target Language. It provides some really helpful hints and helps you to reflect on how you use the target language.

    To download, click here.

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    Active learning – Cambridge

    We use ‘active learning’ to describe a classroom approach which acknowledges that learners are active in the learning process by building knowledge and understanding in response to learning opportunities provided by their teacher.

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    VIDEO: Why host a language assistant?

    This video is a great illustration of some of the benefits to a school, the teachers, and most of all the students, of hosting a language assistant. Thanks to the German department in Newpark Comprehensive School for facilitating this.

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