#ThinkLanguages Opening Ceremony

#ThinkLanguages Opening Ceremony 2022

Kick Start your day with the Opening Ceremony! 

We hope that you enjoy the video and it gets everyone ready for the day ahead! It’s 30 minutes long, and has lots of bite-sized interviews to inspire every student. 
Just click on the video to preview or click on the button to stream or download to kick off your #ThinkLanguages event.
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The Opening Ceremony for #ThinkLanguages 2022 is better than ever! We have jam-packed it full of inspiring pieces from people in all walks of life who have reaped the benefits of languages skills. Our presenter Maria Schäler chats to them all about their experiences and their tips for success!

Peter Sherrard, CEO of the Olympic Council of Ireland tells us how his French and Italian language skills have proven to be a catalyst for opportunities within his career, including roles with Ryanair and Tourism Ireland in Italy, as well the FAI and the Olympic Council of Ireland. 

Comedian Killian Sundermann gives us insights into his life growing up in a bi-lingual household and how that has influenced his life and career.

Fashion Influencer Mandy Cherie chats about the confidence she gained from learning French and moving to Paris where she works as an online content creator and social media influencer.

Gaming Translator Ethan O’Brien tells us all about life in Japan and how he now uses his skills to combine a personal passion for gaming and a translation career based in Moate, Co. Westmeath.

DCU Erasmus Student Gintare Gedmintaite also provides a window what life is like for a third level student  on her year abroad studying at university in Spain.