We are Hiring!

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We are Hiring! We are Hiring! PPLI is now hiring for the role of Project Assistant to support the implementation of the Say Yes to Languages module in line with the Languages Connect – Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026, diversifying, enhancing and expanding the teaching of foreign languages. Join an enthusiastic and hard-working […]

Upskilling Summer Courses

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EPV days-approved courses for upskilling in modern foreign languages EPV days-approved courses for upskilling in modern foreign languages EPV days-approved courses in modern foreign languages are available for the first time this summer, with primary school teachers having the opportunity to chose from a range of languages and locations.  There are 13 new courses available […]

Career Skills Competition Winner

Careers Skills Competition Winner 2024 Careers Skills Competition Winner 2024 The Languages Connect Award for Careers with Foreign Languages Congratulations to Aoife McCann from Sacred Heart School, Drogheda, Co. Louth who has won the Languages Connect Award for Careers with Foreign Languages at this year’s careersportal.ie Career Skills Competition. Aoife is a fifth year student […]

Say Yes to Languages 2024-2025

Say Yes to Languages Say Yes to Languages Module extended for fourth year! April 2024: Primary schools are invited to apply to participate in the Say Yes to Languages module in the 2024/25 school year. The Say Yes to Languages module introduces primary pupils to a new language by facilitating schools to introduce either a […]

Language Summer Camps

Group Polish summer camp

Heritage and lesser-taught language summer camps Heritage and lesser-taught language summer camps This summer we are delighted to be funding seven heritage and lesser-taught language camps across the country. Summer Camps are targeted at post primary students and provide an opportunity for heritage language speakers to learn more about their language and culture, or for […]

Spanish Competition Winner

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Spanish Competition Winners 2024 Spanish Competition Winners 2024 A week in Spain! Congratulations to Erin Shoenmaker and Olunor Dede Ubogu and their Spanish teacher Olan Geaney from Ashton Comprehensive School, Cork who were awarded first place in this year’s Spanish video competition. The lucky team have won a one-week language scholarship in Castilla y León, […]

New Language Mat added

Arabic Language Mat

New Arabic Language Mat Added New Arabic Language Mat Added Arabic in the classroom We are delighted to be adding Arabic to the existing range of foreign language mats that we have developed. The mats aim to help students learn everyday phrases used in the classroom.  Arabic is the newest addition to the long list […]

HEI Funding Applications now open

HEI Event

HEI Funding Applications now open HEI Funding Applications now open HEI Funding for the 2024/2025 academic year was officially launched on Thursday 11th April at the annual Languages Connect and HEI gathering. The day looked to celebrate the achievements of the partnership,  as well as discuss goals for the year ahead. Attendees had the opportunity […]

Leaving Cert Language Classes 2024/2025

Leaving Cert Language Saturday Classes

Leaving Certificate Language Classes Leaving Certificate Language Classes Saturday Classes 2024/2025 Registration is now open for Leaving Certificate Language Saturday Classes, starting this September. This registration is for incoming 5th year students who will sit the Leaving Certificate exams in 2026. The Leaving Certificate course will be covered over a two-year period, meaning students should […]

Japanese Culture Exchange

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Japanese Culture Exchange Japanese Culture Exchange Ten secondary school students from Tokyo were warmly welcomed to the Languages Connect office in the Digital Hub, Dublin 8 on Thursday, 28 March, where they had a cultural exchange with Irish students learning Japanese. The exchange meeting was just one item on the busy schedule of the Tokyo […]