PDST Digital Tools – Tutorials
The PDST Digital Technollogies Team have their own YouTube channel which contains advice and many tutorials that are of use to teachers.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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.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
MFL Department Training Materials
Are you and your MFL colleagues looking to come together as an MFL Department? Are you already an established MFL Department but looking for new ways to enhance your work practices?
The MFL Department Training Course is a suite of resources that can be used by MFL teachers in any school context to help you establish or enhance an MFL Department. Designed to be completed in 40 minute blocks, they are perfectly designed for meetings or contact us and ask one of our Education Officers to come and assist you with your training for a whole day of in-service training.
Not sure where to start? Try our Needs Analysis tool which will automatically direct you to the resources you need to get started.
Culturethèque is a paid facility which gives you access to French speaking magazines, books, comic books, short videos and much more. It costs €20 a year. There is also the option of whole class access. If you are interested in this, please contact the Alliance Française for this. It is a great resources for personal reading or to use in the classroom.Read More
Using flashcards in the MFL classroom
Do you want to know how to use Flashcards in the MFL classroom to create a more active and engaging learning environment? This presentation was delivered at the CPD day for Heritage and Lesser-taught Language teachers in June 2019 but can be used by any languages teacher.
To download the presentation, click the following link: Using flashcards in the MFL classroomRead More
WebQuest – A trip to (French)
Designed for Transition Year students, this WebQuest will take your students on a journey. They will learn to plan and undertake research while using the target language.Read More
Learn with Lingolia the main rules of French grammar, widen your vocabulary and practice written and oral comprehension. In the part of this website dedicated to the French language, you’ll find simple, clear explanations with exercises that will allow you to make rapid progress.
Furthermore, this site is fantastic for your gifted and talented students because everything is displayed and explained through the target language.
Access it here.Read More
Linguee is online dictionary composed of parallel texts from many different sources including the European Union. This is a fantastic resource to use with your brightest students that want to use idiomatic language. simply type in the phrase you want to translate and Linguee will give you actual examples in context.
Available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian
Access it here.Read More