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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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    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.

     

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    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 classroom

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    “Wąż Ogrodowy” 2005

    Test “Waż ogrodowy” był pierwszym arkuszem, zaprezentowanym studentom polskim uczącycym się w systemie edukacji irlandzkiej i zdajacym egzamin dojrzałości z jezyka polskiego w Irlandii.

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    Frazeologia

    FRAZEOLOGIA – co to jest?
    trwałe połączenia dwóch lub więcej wyrazów,
    które w zasadzie zachowują się tak, jak wyrazy pojedyncze.
    Takie trwałe połączenia to związki frazeologiczne (frazeologizmy). Związki frazeologiczne nazywamy łączną nazwą frazeologia. Frazeologia to zatem zbiór trwałych połączeń wyrazowych, takich jak Wyszło szydło z worka, Dzień dobry, Moja chata z kraja, Mimo że…, Ojciec dzieciom, W tym coś jest, Biały kruk, O mój Boże, Daj spokój, Twardy orzech do zgryzienia…
    KARTA PRACY

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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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    The Mixxer

    The Mixxer is a free virtual language exchange site using Skype by Dickinson College, USA. The Mixxer is designed to connect language learners around the world so that everyone is both student and teacher. This is something that you might choose to use in the classroom as a group.

    Signup for free to find a language partner.

     

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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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    WebQuests

    Advantages, structure and design of a webquest.

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    Using Postcards and Photographs in the Languages Classroom

    Postcards and photographs can be included in the general ‘culture box’ relating to the target culture/s. They can be collected by students as well as by teachers in the school. Although tourist postcards can give an unbalanced ‘pretty and touristy’ view of a country or location, they often contain the images of the target country/ies with which students are most familiar and as such are a good starting point.

    If the use of postcards is complemented by photographs the portrayal of the target country will potentially be more interesting.The advantage of using photographs is that you can select the aspects of the place and people that you wish to focus on and get behind the tourist ‘façade’. Pictures and photographs are a powerful means of arousing interest in the target countries.

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