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 […]

Win a Week in Spain!

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Spanish Competition Time! Spanish Competition Time! Win a week in Spain!  Calling all 5th year students of Spanish. You could win a week in Spain for you, your friend, and your teacher! Flights, accommodation and Spanish course all included! We are delighted to have teamed up with the Consejería de Educación de la Embajada de […]

CareerSkills Competition

The Languages Connect Award for Careers with Foreign Languages

Career Skills Competition CareerSkills Competition New Language Category for 2023  This year, Languages Connect is delighted to be supporting the CareersPortal Career Skills Competition with the introduction of a new specialist award for language skills. The competition, developed by CareersPortal, has been running for over ten years and promotes the importance of Career Skills, while […]

#ThinkLanguages Save the Date

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#ThinkLanguages Save the Date #ThinkLanguages Save the Date #ThinkLanguages Week 2023 – Save the Date We are delighted to announce that #ThinkLanguages will return in 2023 so be sure to save the date!  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever running for a week from 27th November to 1st December, making it […]

Euro Languages College Prize

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Euro Languages College Prize Euro Languages College Prize The Prize Languages Connect have teamed up with ELC again this year to offer TY students the chance to win an amazing prize! The winner will be awarded an 18-day summer residential course in French, German or Spanish. To get a fully immersive experience you will be […]

School Library Funding

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School Library Funding Scheme 2022 biggest yet School Library Funding Scheme 2022 biggest yet Schools embrace scheme supporting heritage languages  2022 saw the largest ever number of approved applications for the Languages Connect School Library Funding Scheme, with 770 schools signed up. The initiative, now in its fourth year, has proven to be a huge […]

Event Coordinator Role

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We’re Hiring! Event Coordinator We are now hiring an Event Coordinator for the Languages Connect Awareness Raising Campaign. Languages Connect is facilitated by Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) and funded by the Department of Education. Join an enthusiastic and hard-working team of education and marketing professionals who manage a wide-range of events, campaigns and resources […]