NEWS

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    NEW opportunity! Education Officer

    PPLI is happy to announce that applications are being accepted for the role of an additional Education Officer to support the implementation of Languages Connect – Ireland’s Foreign Languages in Education strategy.

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    Survey: Digital tools for MFL teaching and learning

    PPLI is planning to add to its range of tutorials on digital tools. We would like MFL teachers to tell us which tools they are using at the moment and finding the most useful.

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    Charlala Tutorial now available

    A tutorial for MFL teachers is now available for Charlala.com, a free web tool which is designed to encourage students to speak in the target language through personalised drawings.

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    Seesaw Tutorial now available

    A tutorial is now available for Seesaw, a free web service and cross platform app which allows language teachers to create multimedia activities for learners to access in class or at home.

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    EdPuzzle Tutorial now available

    EdPuzzle is a free web service and cross platform app which allows language teachers to test students’ listening comprehension skills in and out of the classroom. A new tutorial is available to download.

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    CLIL experts: in conversation [video]

    We are delighted to announce the publication of our new CLIL experts: in conversation video with our guests Richard Tallaron (Languages for Education Europe), Dr Roland Kemsies (University of Vienna) and Gemma Kelly (PPLI Associate and teacher of French and German at Manor House School, Dublin 5). In this video we answer questions submitted by members of the CLIL 4 MFL Facebook group on all aspects of CLIL. We hope that you find this useful.

    If you are interested in knowing more about the supports that PPLI has for CLIL, please visit our page on this website and join our Newsletter to hear about any updates.

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    Classroomscreen.com Tutorial

    Classroomscreen is a free online resource that places a suite of interactive instructional tools on your desktop which can be utilised when using a projector or when teaching online.

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    New upskilling programme for post-primary teachers in Spanish

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    Foreign Language Assistant Scheme Support

    This academic year, PPLI is offering support to the Foreign Language Assistant scheme run by the Department of Education and Skills. Two online sessions are offered to all FLA and their cooperating teachers.

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    TY Modules for Beginners: Russian now available!

    We have a number of modules designed for TY students who are beginning to learn either Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, or Spanish.  Our Russian section has now been added.

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    Latest Poll Results – October 2020

    We are looking for your views again! Our latest poll question is “Have you used more MFL digital technology/online tools since returning to school in September?

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    UCD Japan Fair

    UCD Japan have released details of their upcoming Fair.

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    Let’s build a playlist for the classroom! Competition for FLA

    Languages Connect has created language specific playlists on Spotify.  We are looking to add to these lists!

     

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    Spotlight on Schools: Blended Learning Competition

    WIN a license to participate in a course on Blended Learning!

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    Creative Ideas To Promote Languages In Your School

    On European Day of Languages this year we called on teachers to tell us what they were doing to celebrate languages in their classrooms. Almost 40 teachers came back to us on Facebook and Twitter to share their ideas with us and we loved your ideas so much we decided to compile them together!

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