#ThinkLanguages 2023

#ThinkLanguages Week Kicks off!

#ThinkLanguages Week Kicks off!

Over 15,000 students across 180 schools are celebrating #ThinkLanguages this week as they take part in their very own festival of languages and culture. The national TY event, now in its sixth year has evolved into a festival style event and has expanded from a day to a week-long celebration, allowing schools to create a festival that best suits their schools setting and schedule. Schools have been busy preparing for weeks preparing a jam packed schedule of  interactive workshops, inspirational speakers, insightful Opening Ceremony and more!

Two students holding ThinkLanguages signs outside at #ThinkLanguages 2021

Partners

#TL Partners

This year Languages Connect have teamed up with several partners including the Irish Film Institute, Business in the Community Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Higher Education Institutes across the country. 

Our new partners are now set to take languages out of the textbooks and into the wider world by providing interactive workshops, films and speakers, each providing an insight on where language skills can take students. Over 5000 students are set to take in a foreign language film either streaming from the IFI or visiting their local cinema whilst HEIs have 1000+ students visiting their campus’ for an insight into studying languages at third level

Planning Packs & Event Resources

To support schools with their preparations, registered schools have been sent event kit packs. A Champion Team Handbook has helped guide students and teachers through what can be done before, during and after the event. Posters to promote the day in the school and beyond are also included in the pack. A mix of supports including a pre-recorded opening ceremony with inspirational speakers, online language workshops, and a selection of live workshops have also been made available for the events nationwide. For more info on what happened in previous years, click here.

Live workshops have been allocated and full event packs have been delivered to registered schools.

Social Media Competition

All schools have been encouraged to document their planning by uploading videos and pictures in the lead up to their event and posting throughout the big day – using #ThinkLanguages so everyone can follow along!

All schools actively posting on social media will be in with a chance to win a €250 book voucher. Don’t forget to tag our social media accounts and use the hashtag #ThinkLanguages.