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#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why not tell careersportal.ie 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.
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
When you learn and speak a foreign language you also develop listening skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and cultural awareness skills.
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.