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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    Lesson Plan: Japanese Food

    Use this lesson plan to teach your TYs about Japanese cuisine

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    Japanese TY module: Clothes and Colours

    Practice clothing and colour vocabulary with this worksheet

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    Japanese Katakana for TY

    Teach your class the katakana alphabet!

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    Names in Katakana

    Teach your students to write their names in Japanese

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    Japanese Lesson Plan: Newspapers

    Use this lesson plan to help you teach reading and writing skills in Japanese

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    TY Project: Trip to Japan

    Get your TYs working together with this project topic “A trip to Japan”

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    Japanese festivals

    Use this powerpoint to help you teach your TYs about Japanese festivals

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    Junior Cycle Short Course in Japanese Language and Culture: Specification

    This 100-hour course is based on the Generic Short Course in Modern Languages.

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    Japanese Food and Drink Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to help you teach your TYs about Japanese cuisine

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