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Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese Online written support

Posted at: 7 July, 2020

Free online Leaving Cert essay writing support for 6th year students of Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese.  

Say 'Yes' to Portuguese

Posted at: 6 July, 2020

Say ‘Sim’ to Portuguese this week and follow in the footsteps of 260 million speakers worldwide.

Take part in some fun activities online to connect with the rich Portuguese culture, learn some greetings, grow your vocabulary and more.

It started in Siberia...

Posted at: 3 July, 2020

Sorcha tells us how she became interested in learning Russian and shares some fascinating insights into the many opportunities that learning Russian can bring. These include some Siberian adventures, returning to study at Trinity and volunteering with homeless migrants.

Say 'Yes' to Languages Summer Quiz - First iPad Winner announced!

Posted at: 3 July, 2020

The Say ‘Yes’ to Languages campaign is running all summer and there are some great prizes up for grabs!

Say 'Yes' to Russian

Posted at: 29 June, 2020

It’s time to Say ‘Da’ to Russian. Celebrate the biggest and one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Dumplings, video games and traditional dress are just some of the highlights that await online this week.

¡Hola! Me llamo Gráinne

Posted at: 26 June, 2020

From studying languages at University of Limerick, going on Erasmus near Barcelona, to working in Madrid, Gráinne Gill tells us all about her Spanish language learning experience.

Say 'Yes' to Spanish

Posted at: 22 June, 2020

Celebrate the world’s second most spoken language and Say ‘Sí’ to Spanish.

An official language in 20 countries across four continents.  A fiesta of colourful activities awaits, boost your vocabulary, enter competitions, get study tips and much more.

Ronan Miyachi - Studying in Japan

Posted at: 21 June, 2020

Read about Ronan Miyachi’s experience studying in Japan as part of his undergraduate degree.

Say 'Yes' to Japanese

Posted at: 15 June, 2020

Say ‘Hai’ to Japanese!  Take a virtual holiday to one of the most exciting places on the planet.

Whether you’re new to Japanese or already learning, take part in online activities to connect with the rich culture, build your vocabulary and more.

An Italian Journey

Posted at: 12 June, 2020

Aisling Sullivan shares her story on how enrolling in Italian classes in Dublin led to an exciting adventure and a new career and life in Italy.

‘Una lingua diversa è una diversa visione della vita’ – ‘A different language is a different vision of life’.

Say 'Yes' to Italian

Posted at: 8 June, 2020

It’s time to Say ‘Yes’ to Italian! In our first week of this year’s summer campaign, you can take part in online activities to connect with Italian culture, build your vocabulary and lots more.

Say 'Yes' to Languages All Summer Long

Posted at: 5 June, 2020
This summer you can get to know a new language every week with Say ‘Yes’ to Languages. Learn key vocabulary, win prizes in online quizzes and much more.

Trinity College TY Modern Language Competition

Posted at: 28 May, 2020

TY Students from around the country took part in a Poster and Podcast competition, ‘Why we would love to be fluent in …’. The competition was run and judged by Trinity College Dublin’s School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies and was supported by Languages Connect.

Change of Mind

Posted at: 14 May, 2020

Changing minds and opening doors

Choosing a course with a foreign language component now will keep your options open throughout your life and future career.

Virtual Open Days

Posted at: 6 May, 2020

Many colleges are now holding Virtual Open Days or Live Q&A Sessions so you can ask professors and students about the courses you are interested in – from the comfort of your couch!

School Libraries Home Language Book Funding

Posted at: 23 April, 2020

School Libraries Home Language Book Funding 2020 – Applications now open for Primary and Secondary Schools

Leaving Cert Class Registrations Now Open

Posted at: 14 April, 2020

Registration for Leaving Cert Language Classes starting in September 2020 are now open!

Get inspired with the Languages Connect YouTube Channel!

Posted at: 26 March, 2020

Our Youtube channel is jam-packed full of stories from inspirational foreign language speakers and learners talking about the cultural, career and personal benefits their language skills have brought them.

Call for Summer Camp Organisers

Posted at: 20 February, 2020

Would you like to run a summer camp in a heritage or lesser taught language?

Applications for funding for 2020 are now open. Apply now! Deadline is Tuesday 31 March.

Japan Quiz Night 2020

Posted at: 13 February, 2020

Japan Quiz Night 2020 was a roaring success, with 130 students participating in Dublin City University (DCU), Coláiste Daibhéid Cork, Gorey Community School Wexford and Coláiste Mhuire Limerick.