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All the latest news on upcoming events, competitions and lots more!

Sitting Language Exams Outside School

Posted at: 2 June, 2021

Student Language Ambassador John Kirwan talks about what Language exam options are available outside of school.

Two New Roles Available at PPLI

Posted at: 2 June, 2021

PPLI is happy to announce that applications are being accepted for the roles of Executive Officer and Education Officer!

Primary School Sampler Module

Posted at: 31 May, 2021

Is your primary school interested in introducing new languages? Expressions of interest are now being accepted from schools for a six-week sampler module in a modern foreign language or Irish Sign Language.

DCU SALIS Competition Winners!

Posted at: 28 May, 2021

Hundreds of Transition Year students across the country embraced the opportunity to ‘Express yourself in COVID times’ through a foreign language as part of a new competition launched by DCU’s School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.

DCU SALIS Competition - Expressing Yourself in COVID Times

Posted at: 12 April, 2021

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at DCU is giving TYs the chance to win an iPad and some other great prizes for showcasing their language skills!

Accredited Grades for Non-Curricular Languages

Posted at: 6 April, 2021

Important Advice for your students sitting non-curricular languages for Leaving Cert 2021

Language Mats for the Classroom

Posted at: 30 March, 2021

Our language mats have got you covered on the basics in 11 languages!

Top 5 Spanish Social Media Accounts to Follow When Learning Spanish

Posted at: 26 March, 2021

Whether you’re a gamer, a future MUA or a foodie, there’s an account on this list for you! 

Top 5 French TV Shows to Watch If You're Learning French

Posted at: 19 March, 2021

Whether you’re searching for a new comedy series or looking to delve into another detective show, this list has something for you to try! 

Top 5 Family Movies to Watch Together in Different Languages

Posted at: 12 March, 2021

Why not turn studying languages into a fun family activity? We have compiled a list of family friendly movies in different languages that you can add to your movie night schedule! 

Leaving Cert Language Information Sessions for Parents and Students

Posted at: 10 March, 2021

Post-Primary Languages Ireland has organised four information sessions on Leaving Certificate languages for parents of heritage speakers in Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese and Lithuanian.

Top 5 Language Learning Apps

Posted at: 5 March, 2021

It doesn’t matter if you learn through games or traditional written tests, there’s an app out there that will suit your needs.

School Libraries Funding for Home Language Books

Posted at: 3 March, 2021

Applications for School Library funding now open for Primary and Secondary Schools!

Top 5 Polish Songs to Listen to If You're Learning Polish

Posted at: 26 February, 2021

Listening to music is a proven way to improve your language skills. Singing along with the words can both help your pronunciation and your long term memory!

NCGE Euroguidance Careers with Languages Competition Winners

Posted at: 26 February, 2021

Congratulations to the NCGE Euroguidance Competition winners!

#ThinkLanguages Champion Teams 2020

Posted at: 26 February, 2021

It was great to see so many different #ThinkLanguages happening across the country and after looking at all the events, preparation and social media content we chose our Champion Teams for 2020.

#IrelandReads Day!

Posted at: 25 February, 2021

In honour of #IrelandReads Day we have put together a list of reading recommendations in a variety of foreign languages for all different age groups.

Opportunities for English Language Assistants across Europe

Posted at: 19 February, 2021

Have you ever thought about teaching English abroad? The English Language Assistant Scheme could send you to Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Germany or Belgium!

New Social Media & Events Co-ordinator Role

Posted at: 18 February, 2021

We’re hiring! If you love languages and have experience in social media and events – then check this out – it could be the perfect role for you.

Top 5 Chinese Movies to Watch While Learning Mandarin

Posted at: 12 February, 2021

Watching movies can help you to understand how native speakers build sentences and also show you things you might not get from a book like hand gestures. 

Top 5 Italian TV Shows to Watch While Learning Italian

Posted at: 5 February, 2021

In 2021 binge-watching is the new studying and whether you’re a true crime buff or a sitcom fan we have something in this list for you!  

Languages at Third Level

Posted at: 29 January, 2021

Thinking of studying languages at third level? We have compiled all the possible course combinations for a variety of languages here!

New Year New Language: Asian Languages Edition!

Posted at: 22 January, 2021

This week we wanted to create some tips for people interested in Asian languages because so many of you have gotten in touch with us over social media to tell us about your interest in studying Chinese, Japanese and Korean!  

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.