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    September 2022 Newsletter now available

    Our latest email Newsletter has just been issued to subscribers. Have you already subscribed?

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    Say ‘Yes’ to Languages Open Night Toolkit

    This toolkit is designed to help encourage incoming students to Say ‘Yes’ to Languages when choosing their subjects for Junior Cycle.

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    Transition Year (TY) Linguistics Module now available

    In collaboration with the ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO), we have developed a Transition Year (TY) module on Linguistics. The module consists of 10 topics covering linguistics topics such as sounds, writing systems, language acquisition and machine translation.

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    Foreign Language Assistant and Co-operating Teacher Support Sessions

    PPLI will again offer support for Foreign Language Assistants (FLAs) and their cooperating Teachers this year! We will be facilitating two rounds of support sessions, as well as offering bespoke assistance through our network of associates to individual FLAs throughout the year.  

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    Annual Report 2021 now available

    Our Annual Report 2021 is now available online.  In another year of change and growth for PPLI, our annual report shares details, photos and media clippings from our projects nationwide.

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    Summer 2022 Newsletter now available

    Our latest email Newsletter has just been issued to subscribers. Have you already subscribed?

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    Job Opportunities: Operations and Project Officer & Operations and Finance Officer

    Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) is pleased to announce two exciting roles in the PPLI team.

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    Ukrainian Languages Classes completed

    Two experienced Ukrainian teachers have completed 12 fifteen-minute-long sessions of the Ukrainian language used in the classroom aimed at the Irish teachers and SNAs.

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    Formative Tutorial: now available

    Formative assessment is often used to assess students’ needs and performances in order to help them to learn more effectively. A tutorial is now available.

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    Request for feedback on MFL Communities of Practice 2021-2022

    We would love to have your feedback on our MFL Communities of Practice as we plan the CoPs for the coming year.

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    Recruitment: PPLI is expanding its team of associates

    Post-Primary Languages Ireland is expanding its team of associates. PPLI would like to recruit from the following areas in particular:  

    • Clare 
    • Longford 
    • Roscommon 
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    CPD 2022 for New and Lesser Taught Leaving Certificate Curricular Languages

    In 2020, the new specifications for Chinese, Polish, Lithuanian and Portuguese were published by the NCCA. PPLI is responsible for the training and deployment of teachers for these new languages along with the lesser taught languages.

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  • FLA Activities 2022

    Information session for schools who have been allocated a FLA for 2022/2023

    An online information session for schools who have been allocated a foreign language assistant for the next academic year will take place on Wednesday 25th May, 2022 from 5.30pm to 7pm.

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    2022 School Library Home Languages Funding Scheme now open

    The scheme gives primary and post-primary schools an opportunity to acquire books and other relevant home language resources for students who speak home languages other than English or Irish.

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    Primary Language Sampler Module extended for 2022/2023

    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced the extension of the primary languages sampler module for a further year and invited primary schools to apply to participate.

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