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Free online Leaving Cert essay writing support for 6th year students of Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese.
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.
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.
The Say ‘Yes’ to Languages campaign is running all summer and there are some great prizes up for grabs!
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.
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.
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.
Read about Ronan Miyachi’s experience studying in Japan as part of his undergraduate degree.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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 2020 – Applications now open for Primary and Secondary Schools
Registration for Leaving Cert Language Classes starting in September 2020 are now open!
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.
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 was a roaring success, with 130 students participating in Dublin City University (DCU), Coláiste Daibhéid Cork, Gorey Community School Wexford and Coláiste Mhuire Limerick.