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School Exchanges: News from St. Colman's, Co. Cork

Posted at: 7 March, 2019

As part of raising awareness of the value of learning foreign languages and of the value of spending time abroad, schools are being offered the opportunity to apply for funding as part of a new Funding for School Scheme. Read the stories of students from St. Coleman’s Community College, Co. Cork here.

We will be giving funding of €15,000 per school to a further 10 schools. Get your applications in asap, as the deadline for applications is Friday 12th April 2019.

Languages Connect @ the Transition Year Teacher Professional Network Conference

Posted at: 4 March, 2019

Transition Year Teacher Professional Network Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Saturday 2nd March 2019

Article: 'Speaking the language of success in the Eurozone' from

Posted at: 19 February, 2019

Reporter Helen McMahon (Senior Executive Client Skills, Enterprise Ireland) says that whilst Irish companies enjoy free and unfettered access to markets across Europe, challenges still remain. One of these is language. Find out how using a foreign language can give you the edge in the Eurozone.

Video: Ian McKinley reflect on how languages have helped his rugby career

Posted at: 13 February, 2019

Former Leinster player, Ian McKinley talks about how a life changing injury to his eye meant that he could no longer play rugby professionally. However, a coaching opportunity in Italy presented him with a new challenge.


CAO - Follow your heart and languages for more options

Posted at: 17 January, 2019

It is thinking time ahead of the CAO application deadline. Before you make up your mind, read our article about the importance of keeping on or choosing languages as part of your future course(s).

Article: How to support the teaching and learning of Modern Foreign Languages in Post-Primary Schools

Posted at: 10 January, 2019

“New supports to promote the teaching and learning of modern foreign languages” by Karen Ruddock (Guidance Matters, Issue 50)

Get creative with Languages! My World of Languages Art Competition

Posted at: 10 January, 2019

If you’re between the ages of 4 and 18, help us celebrate International Mother Language Day by submitting a piece of art that explores the role of language in your life.

Guidance counsellor resources

Posted at: 17 December, 2018

Languages Connect is developing resources for the guidance department in schools.

#ThinkLanguages event held to promote learning foreign languages to TY students held 20 November

Event date: 20 November, 2018

#ThinkLanguages, an event for TY students, was held in Dublin Castle on Tuesday 20th November. It was organised by the Post-Primary Languages Initiative as part of the Languages Connect camp..

Languages Connect at Zeminar

Event dates: 13,14 & 15 November, 2017

Come meet Languages Connect at Zeminar! We’ll be in the CEO Boss It! section. We’d love to chat with you about all things relating to learning languages! On Wednesday, language learner and lover, Paul Mannion, will tell us all about studying Mandar..