In 2023 we were delighted to team up with some great partners who offered an assortment of activities that schools could include in their #ThinkLanguages festival lineup, letting students see languages come alive beyond the school gates!
#ThinkLanguages at the movies...
The Irish Film Institute (IFI) is the national cultural institute for film. Through their various programmes in cinema and online they present audiences of all ages with the best new national and international cinema.
During #ThinkLanguages week, the IFI cinemas nationwide showed foreign languages films offering students the opportunity to see some of the best movies in the language they are learning. Films were shown at the IFI Dublin and a network of venues across the country. They were also streamed directly into classrooms.
For more information click on the leaflet below or visit the IFI website.
Movies which were available during #ThinkLanguages week included:
- Sixteen/16 ans – Leaving Cert French
- The Little Gang/La Petite Bande -Junior Cert French
- Run Lola Run/Lola Rennt – Leaving Cert German (25th Anniversary)
- Too Far Away/ Zu Weit Weg – Junior Cert German
- Schoolgirls/Las Ninas – Leaving Cert Spanish
- Uno para todos/One for All – Junior Cert Spanish
- A mystery film was also available to view!
#ThinkLanguages at work...
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is a movement for sustainable change in business. They have a suite of education programmes which build partnerships between schools and business in Ireland.
BITCI along with their friends in companies nationwide celebrated #ThinkLanguages by helping students discover the many benefits of languages when it comes to a career with some of their member businesses opening their doors for visits during #ThinkLanguages week.
For more information visit the BITCI website.
#ThinkLanguages at Third Level...
There are many options available for studying languages at third level. During #ThinkLanguages week 2023, third level institutions across the country gave schools the opportunity to get an insight into life on campus when studying a language.
Schools could organise a visit from a student ambassador during #ThinkLanguages week, or a trip to campus to discover more about life as a language student. This gave students the opportunity to explore college and career paths through languages.
Find out what was available from the third level institutions in your region!
#ThinkLanguages as a Career in the EU...
The Department of Foreign Affairs kindly funded the Champion Team prize, in conjunction with their ‘A Career for EU’ strategy. The prize included an exclusive trip to the multicultural heart of Europe and home of the European Commission – Brussels. Find out more about the Champion Team competition here
For more information on the ‘A Career for EU’ strategy and how a career in the EU may interest you, click here.