Exchanges Funding Application 2023

Exchanges Funding Exchanges Funding Applications now open Foreign Language Exchange funding applications are now open. Schools can apply for grants of up to €15,000 for three years, beginning from the 2023/2024 school year.  Schools organising a new or continuing school exchange are eligible for this once-off one year grant. This grant will be awarded to […]

Leaving Cert Language Classes 2023/2024

Leaving Cert Language Classes Leaving Cert Language Classes Saturday Classes 2023/2024 Registration is now open for Leaving Cert Language Saturday Classes starting this September. We are delighted to be offering two new online classes in Polish and Japanese. June 2022 saw approximately 1450 students sit four new curricular language leaving certificate exams: Chinese, Lithuanian, Polish […]

Leaving Cert Information Sessions

Leaving Cert Information Sessions Need more information deciding on Leaving Cert Languages? Are you a student or parent who would like to know more about studying Chinese, Lithuanian, Polish or Portuguese for the Leaving Cert?  Languages Connect is organising a series of online information sessions to help students and parents become familiar with the new […]

School Library Funding Scheme 2023

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School Library Funding Scheme School Library Funding Scheme Applications now open for 2023 This 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. Students can benefit from books in their own language as this supports their […]

MS Readathon 2022

MS Readathon 2022 MS Readathon 2022 Try reading in another language! The MS Readathon is here again and Languages Connect is delighted to be a partner once more, bringing a foreign language element to Ireland’s biggest sponsored reading initiative. While inspiring kids to read, the MS Readathon has also been raising much needed funds for […]

#ThinkLanguages 2022 to be biggest yet

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#ThinkLanguages 2022 to be biggest yet #ThinkLanguages 2022 to be biggest yet School planning for #Thinklanguages gets underway Around 175 schools across Ireland have started their planning for #Thinklanguages 2022, the national TY event now in its fifth year. The celebration of languages and cultures is set to be the biggest yet, with over 14,000 […]

Young Translators Competition 2022

Young Translators Competition 2022 Young Translators Competition 2022 Juvenes Translatores A contest to reward the best young translators in the European Union Who can take part?  Secondary school students born in 2005. What is this about? Each year since 2007, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation has run the Juvenes Translatores contest in schools across […]

Say Yes to Languages Kicks off for Second Year

Say Yes to Languages kicks off for Second Year Say Yes to Languages Kicks off for Second Year Term One of Primary Module Set to Begin The first term of primary module ‘Say Yes to Languages’ is set to kick off next week with over 50,000 pupils expected to take part throughout the year. The […]

Languages Connect at Higher Options

Higher Options 2022 Higher Options 2022 Languages Connect at Higher Options Languages Connect are delighted to be attending this year’s Higher Options Exhibition which will be returning to a full in-person event this September. Thousands of students from around the country will be attending over the three days. Live at RDS Simmonscourt from September 21st- […]

Try a New Language this Culture Night

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Culture Night 2022 Culture Night 2022 Try a New Language this Culture Night Languages Connect and the European Commission invite you to try out their language taster classes which are being offered as part of both Culture Night on Friday 23rd September and European Day of Languages on Monday 26th September.  With 19 different languages […]