Transition Year

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    TY for Non-Beginners

    We have a number of Modules and WebQuests designed for TY students who have already studied either French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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    Let’s build a playlist for the classroom!

    Last term we encouraged Foreign Language Assistants to get involved in the Let’s build a playlist for the classroom! competition. We will highlight some entries here.

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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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    WebQuest – A trip to (Spanish)

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    CVC Centro Virtual Cervantes

    The Cervantes Virtual Center ( CVC ) is an Internet site created and maintained by the Cervantes Institute of Spain since 1997 to contribute to the dissemination of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

    It is in the target language and can be used for teacher upskilling or with Senior Cycle students wanting to learn more about pan-Hispanic culture.

    Access the website here.

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    Profe de ele

    Activities and resources to teach and learn Spanish. These cover many topics, grammar points, audio and video material. There is also the possibility to view them within the different CEFR levels.

    To access the website, click here.

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    Todoele

    Todoele.net is a space created by and for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language where you can find information, materials and resources for teaching Spanish.

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    Zambombazo

    Music activities to learn Spanish with song lyrics and music videos, featuring Clozeline and Cancionero plus exclusive musician interviews. Some activities are for purchase but many are free.

    To access it, go here.

     

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    Pancomido: Spanish Teaching and Learning Blog

    A site delivered by Susan Leahy, which brings together thoughts and teaching ideas for the teaching of Spanish.

    Click here.

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    CPD: Twitter for teachers of Spanish

    How to follow on Twitter if you are a teacher of Spanish, as well as using relevant hashtags.

    Click here.

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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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    Blog with Spanish podcasts

    This is a blog: Sí comprendo.

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    Selection of short Spanish recordings

    Selection of audio pieces for different levels

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    Spanish Language Challenge

    We have a new resource available which would really suit all TY Spanish learners.

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    20 Ways to Reflect in the Languages Classroom

    Do you want to find out how to get your students to reflect more? The new Junior Cycle curriculum requires students to reflect more on their language learning processes. This document produced by the PPLI gives you 20 quick ways in which you can get reflection into your classroom. Accompanied by photocopiable sheets, these will help you and your students to become increasingly familiar with the language of reflection.

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