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New Year New Language!

Posted at: 15 January, 2021

If you have been thinking about picking up a new language or improving on a language you already know, there’s no time to start like the present.

Top 5 TV Shows to Watch If You’re Learning Portuguese

Posted at: 18 December, 2020

This week we decided to focus on our favourite TV shows to watch in Portuguese from comedies and thrillers to documentaries! 

UCDictionary Competition!

Posted at: 14 December, 2020

The UCDictionary Project celebrates multilingualism and empowers students and teachers to embrace and share their language skills whatever they may be. 

#ThinkLanguages 2020 Champion Team Award Submissions - now open!

Posted at: 11 December, 2020

Calling all schools who took part in #ThinkLanguages 2020 – it’s now time to submit your entries for the #ThinkLanguages Champion Team Awards! We also have a survey for all students who took part – so everyone has a chance to win!

TU Languages Pathways

Posted at: 10 December, 2020

Languages Pathways is a new platform for learning languages at TU Dublin for students in Transition Year, Fifth and Sixth years!

#ThinkLanguages 2020 National Celebration

Posted at: 7 December, 2020

#ThinkLanguages 2020 is here! We want to wish all the TY students, TY coordinators and MFL Teachers the best of luck with their event today! You’re joining 70 schools and almost 5,000 students all over Ireland to celebrate #ThinkLanguages!

#ThinkLanguages 2020 - One week to go!

Posted at: 30 November, 2020

We’ve just one week to go before #ThinkLanguages 2020 – with nearly 5,000 students registered, it’s going to be the biggest one ever! We hope all the preparation in your school is going well. We’ve been working hard to prepare lots of supports that will be available to all 70 registered schools in the coming days.

Top 5 Russian Movies to Watch When Learning Russian

Posted at: 27 November, 2020

By watching movies from the country of your target language you can gain a valuable insight into the culture, the history and the colloquialisms. 

Top 5 German Social Media Accounts to Follow

Posted at: 20 November, 2020

Immersing yourself in a language has gotten a lot more accessible because of social media. You no longer have to travel to a German speaking country to meet native speakers or come into contact with the language.

Top 5 Japanese TV Shows to Watch While Learning Japanese

Posted at: 13 November, 2020

Have you ever started watching a show that hooks you in so completely that you watch an entire season in a day? Now, what if you found a show like that in another language? You wouldn’t just be binge-watching, technically you’d be studying!

Top 5 Arabic Songs to Listen to If You’re Learning Arabic! 

Posted at: 6 November, 2020

Music is a fun and creative way to learn new vocabulary and improve your pronunciation. The next time you go out for a walk why not try some new music that will help you progress on your language learning journey. 

Top 5 Social Media Accounts to Follow While Learning French

Posted at: 29 October, 2020

How many times a day do you use Social Media? It can be really useful for learning a language. Whether you’re a gamer, aspiring MUA, TikTok fanatic or more, here’s our top 5 social media accounts to follow when learning French.

Spooky Traditions From Around the World

Posted at: 27 October, 2020

From sugar skulls to garlic and hungry ghosts, it is time to celebrate Halloween and explore some of the many other fascinating and spooky traditions to be found from cultures around the globe.

Top 5 Movies to Watch While Learning Spanish

Posted at: 23 October, 2020

What if sitting down to relax and enjoy a film could count as studying? Check out our top five Spanish movie recommendations to add some fun to your language learning! 

Top 5 Dramas To Watch If You're Learning Korean!

Posted at: 16 October, 2020

Why not combine your love of Netflix with your love of Korean? To give you a push in the right direction we’ve compiled our top 5 favourite Korean dramas, so make sure you check them out!

#ThinkLanguages 2020 Registrations Now Open!

Posted at: 25 September, 2020

We’re very happy to announce that registrations for #ThinkLanguages 2020 are now open! This year we’re going to help TY students bring languages to life in schools all over Ireland on 7th December!

Euroguidance Competition

Posted at: 24 September, 2020

As part of our celebrations of European Day of Languages, we have teamed up with NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland to launch a competiton for Senior Cycle students. Prizes include an iPad for the lucky winner and an Interpreting Session their whole class!

European Day of Languages

Posted at: 22 September, 2020

We’re celebrating European Day of Languages on Saturday 26th SeptemberEurope enjoys a rich diversity of languages and cultures with 24 official EU languages, along with 200 other European languages. So, there’s lots to celebrate!  

Say 'Yes' to Korean

Posted at: 7 September, 2020

Say ‘Ne 예’ to Korean and explore the vibrant and eclectic culture, from k-pop to kimchi and the tech industry, there is much to discover. Learn some useful phrases, win prizes and lots more.

#ThinkLanguages 2020 - Request for Information Survey

Posted at: 2 September, 2020

Calling all MFL Teachers and TY Coordinators – we need your help to make #ThinkLanguages 2020 happen! Please fill out our survey so we can understand how best to do so.