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.Read More
Why Study Russian?
Have you ever thought about why you might study Russian? Watch some of the interviews that we did with our students that take our Saturday morning Russian classes and hear what they had to say!
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.Read More
‘Learn the Russian Language’ from Live Fluent (Website)
Brought to you by two Russian learners, this blog forms part of the Live Fluent website (featured here). This website promises to breakdown the mystery of the Russian into more manageable parts to help you start improving your level of Russian.
Click here to access the website.
Russian Digital Storytelling Project
Apart from being our daily fuel and providing nourishment, food has a long tradition in art and literature. These facts are not only very stimulating in learning Russian but they also sound “tasty”.Read More
Russian Greetings and Basic Phrases
Russian greetings and basic phrases.Read More
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.Read More
#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.Read More
Sentence Creation using Authentic Texts
This activity uses authentic texts to practise key vocabulary in them before dealing with the text as a whole.Read More
Ideas for working on role plays
This is a strategy to prepare students doing role plays.Read More
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.Read More
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 …Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More