Transition Year

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    TY Modules for Beginners

    We have a number of modules designed for TY students who are beginning to learn either Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Czytanie ze Zrozumieniem

    Jak czytać ze zrozumieniem? Jak czytać, by rozumieć?

    Aby przeczytać tekst z pełnym zrozumieniem trzeba uzmysłowić sobie, że czytanie ze zrozumieniem składa się tak naprawdę z trzech podstawowych etapów: wstępne rozpoznanie całości, czytanie włąściwe, synteza zdobytej wiedzy. Każdy z tych etapów jest bardzo istotny dla zrozumienia czytanego tekstu. Jeśli nauczysz się tej procedury i będziesz ją zawsze stosował czytanie ze zrozumieniem będzie dla Ciebie naprawdę proste.

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    WebQuests

    Advantages, structure and design of a webquest.

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