#ThinkLanguages Announcements

#ThinkLanguages 2022 - Save the Date!

We’re very happy to announce that #ThinkLanguages will be back again in 2022 for its fifth year – so save the date! This year the fun and celebrations will happen on Thursday 17 November 2022. Details will be announced in the coming months – so keep your eyes on Languages Connect social media for more!

Thanks again to all those who took part in #ThinkLanguages 2021. There were brilliant events nationwide! This year we had a variety of competitions for schools & individuals.

We’re happy to announce the winners are…

#ThinkLanguages National Champion Team Award 2021

Saint Conleth’s Community College in Newbridge, Co Kildare have been chosen as the overall #ThinkLanguages Champion Team 2021. The team put on a brilliant event, led by their Champion Team Leader Elmira Murat. Well done to all involved!

Prize: The Champion Team will have the opportunity to enjoy a full day of live workshops in their school for everyone in TY. 

Social Media Competition

Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk in Tralee, Co Kerry win the Social Media Competition 2021. There was a lot of competition for this prize due to the massive amount of social media content created by so many schools – so well done to Mercy Mounthawk!

Prize: iPad for the MFL Department in the school.


Mural Competition

TY student Isobel Murphy from Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan, Co Dublin has won the first ever #ThinkLanguages Mural Competition. We’re looking forward to seeing Isobel’s artistic impression of what #ThinkLanguages means painted on a wall in her school!

Prize: Languages Connect will send a professional artist to your school and make your mural design a reality.


Euro Languages College - Individual Competition

The first of our new individual competitions gave you the opportunity to share a video in your favourite foreign language of how you spend a typical day. We have two lucky winners of this competition. Well done Gagik and Eva – some great creativity and film-making skills used! Click on the links below to watch the prize-winning entries.

Gagik Avetisyan from St. Benildus College, Dublin

Eva McParland from Malahide Community College, Dublin.

Prize: A 3-week summer residential course in French, German or Spanish. You’ll stay in a boarding school and be fully immersed in your chosen language. There are 5 different locations to choose from – Kildare, Clare, Westmeath, Limerick and Cork. For more info on Euro Languages College courses click here

EIL - Individual Competition

Congratulations to Mihaela Mosnegau from Swords Community College who has won the 3 month scholarship and will be going to study in Spain.

Prize: A fully funded 3-month scholarship to a country where the language you are learning is spoken. You will stay with a host family and attend a local school. Emphasis is on full language and cultural immersion.

For more information about EIL Intercultural Learning Experiences click here