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 […]

ELC Competition Winners

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ELC Competition Winners ELC Competition Winners Congratulations to the two winners of our Euro Languages College competition, An Dinh and Eve Wall, who have each won an amazing prize of an 18-day summer residential course at the ELC this Summer. Choosing either French, German or Spanish, the prize offers a fantastic opportunity to make new […]

Languages Connect Interim Review Report


Languages Connect Interim Review Report Languages Connect Interim Review Report Minister Foley publishes Languages Connect Interim Review Report and Implementation Plan to 2026 Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has published the Interim Review Report and Implementation Plan to 2026 for Languages Connect – Ireland’s National Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017 – 2026. […]

Language Summer Camps 2024

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Language Summer Camps 2024 Language Summer Camps 2024 This summer we are funding heritage language as well as lesser-taught language camps. This will be the sixth year of summer camps funded by Languages Connect. The two-week camps are for post-primary students attending school in Ireland. Summer Camps are an opportunity for heritage language speakers to […]

Career Skills Competition

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Career Skills Competition CareerSkills Competition Language Category for 2024 This year, Languages Connect is delighted to be supporting the CareersPortal Career Skills Competition with the second year of the 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 also […]

Summer Courses for Primary Teachers

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New Summer Language Courses for Primary Teachers Summer Courses for Primary Teachers The Summer Course Programme overview (EPV days-approved courses) for primary teachers has just been published and in an exciting development for language upskilling, a brand new category of course has been added for 2024:    Language upskilling (including French / German / Spanish […]

#ThinkLanguages Save the Date

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#ThinkLanguages Save the Date #ThinkLanguages Save the Date #ThinkLanguages Week 2024 – Save the Date We are delighted to announce that the festival of languages and cultures for TY students, #ThinkLanguages will return in 2024 so be sure to save the date!  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever running for a […]

Japan Quiz Night 2024

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Japan Quiz Night 2024 Japan Quiz Night 2024 The ever popular Japan Quiz Night took place last night, Thursday 1st February, with roughly 100 students participating across five locations including Dublin City University, University Limerick, University College Cork, Gorey Community School, and CBS Roscommon. The event supported by the Embassy of Japan in Ireland and the […]

#ThinkLanguages Winners

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#ThinkLanguages Champion Team of the Year Announced #ThinkLanguages Prizegiving Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School are #ThinkLanguages Champion Team of the Year! The national final of the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team of the Year competition took place today at The Clock Tower in the Department of Education, where transition year students of Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, […]

Mandarin Chinese Language Upskilling Course

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Mandarin Chinese Upskilling Course Mandarin Chinese Upskilling Course In the context of the Department of Education pilot for the language upskilling of primary school teachers, a new Mandarin Chinese language course is now available to registered primary school teachers. The course is funded by the Department of Education and supported by Post-Primary Languages Ireland. A […]