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

Online Support in Essay Writing

Posted at: 1 October, 2019

Free online essay writing support for Leaving Certificate students of Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese.  Deadline 18th of October 2019.


Cheer on Ireland in Japanese!

Posted at: 27 September, 2019

Try out some new Japanese phrases and cheer on the Irish Rugby team in Japan with our new Japanese Survival Guide and online games.

#ThinkLanguages - Registration now open!

Posted at: 6 September, 2019

#ThinkLanguages and 3,000 Transition Year students are taking over the Convention Centre Dublin on Friday, 6 December. Come here to discover what learning a language can do for you.

Try a new language on Culture Night

Posted at: 30 August, 2019

Autumn Student Events

Posted at: 30 August, 2019

We can’t make the sun stick around any longer. But, we can tell you about some events we will be at that might make your future a little brighter!

Thinking about how to set yourself up for an exciting future and an interesting career? Wondering what you should study in college? Or just up for some fun? Then come and chat to us at these events over the next few weeks.

Tech Week - 'Game On' with Language Skills and Gaming

Posted at: 18 April, 2019

Remember Super Mario? Don’t worry if you don’t, the world has moved onto Fortnite and saving the virtual world.  Video games have become massive, as Netflix has discovered when it noted that gaming industry products are more of a competitor than TV or TV streaming are.


5th Year Spanish Competition

Posted at: 9 April, 2019

The Post-Primary Languages Initiative (delivering Languages Connect) in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación de la Embajada de España en Dublin is delighted to announce its annual competition for 5th year students of Spanish. La Junta de Castilla y León and the Spanish Tourist Office in Dublin are sponsoring the competition. First prize is 3 scholarships to cover the cost of flights, accommodation and language school for one week in Castilla y León.

Additional Funding for Language Upskilling for MFL Teachers

Posted at: 1 April, 2019

The MFL Teacher Upskilling Scheme was developed under ‘Languages Connect’ strategy to draw out the existing, unused ‘dormant’ language capacity in our schools. The scheme was aimed at languages teachers qualified in a language they are not teaching or are not teaching to full capacity.

Career Skills: National Competition 2019 (Careers Portal)

Event date: 12 April, 2019

Why not tell how you have used languages in your Work Experience module and win a GoPro and €1,000 for your school as well as other prizes.

7,111 Languages are spoken today (Ethnologue)

Posted at: 25 March, 2019

Ethnologue, an online journal dedicated to data surrounding language use, has recently published new data on the number of languages spoken in the world.

In total, there are 7,111 different languages spoken in the world. These are mapped onto this interactive map allowing the user to see where these languages are spoken. However, it is probably worth noting also that