#ThinkLanguages Save the Date!
18 - 22 November 2024
#ThinkLanguages TY Event
#ThinkLanguages has grown and evolved continuously since the inaugural event in 2018. Over 15,000 TY students from 180 schools nationwide were involved last year!
Last year, #ThinkLanguages expanded to become a week-long event for the first time, taking place across the week of Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December. In 2024, we will be celebrating the festival of languages and cultures from 18 – 22 November.
In 2023, we teamed up with some exciting new partners too – bringing #ThinkLanguages on tour to the cinema, on campus and to workplaces nationwide. There was also a fantastic prize to be won by our Champion Team of the Year 2023!
National TY Celebration of Languages
TY students from right across Ireland come together in a national celebration of languages and cultures, enjoying inspirational talks, fun language-filled workshops and competing against schools nationwide in an interactive #ThinkLanguages Quiz.
TY Students, TY Coordinators and MFL teachers get to run the show and put on a festival of languages in their own school – with lots of support from us at the #ThinkLanguages support team!
Free Supports & Resources provided
Once registered, which opens at the beginning of the school year, you receive a confirmation email with advice and inspiration for your event. A handy Starter Kit is sent to the school to help you get planning. The full Event Kit is sent closer to the time of the event to help bring the festival vibe to your school!
In 2023, we teamed up with some great partners who offered an assortment of activities to schools participating in #ThinkLanguages.
Higher Educations Institutions across Ireland, the Irish Film Institute and Business in the Community gave students the chance to see languages come alive beyond the school gates.
We also teamed up with the Department of Foreign Affairs who sponsored this years Champion Team Prize – a trip to Brussels!
Read more about our partners here.
Opening Ceremony & Workshops
We also provide a pre-recorded Opening Ceremony and online workshops, as well as the opportunity to have a live in-school workshops .
Live workshops are allocated to some registered schools. These are a great bonus and are limited
Check out our Previous Years section to see some of the many #ThinkLanguages highlights from the past.
Lots more info available…
Our social channels are a hive of activity so be sure to follow us on social media and join our dedicated Facebook Group. Get inspiration from, and share ideas with, other schools celebrating #ThinkLanguages!
Want to know more?
- More information can be found in our information leaflet.
- There was lots of ideas and info shared on the #ThinkLanguages Facebook Group – if you’re not already a member, you should join! You can find it by searching #ThinkLanguages on Facebook or scanning the QR code.
- Check out our FAQ section here
- For Top Tips, check out our videos here
- If you have any further queries, please contact us.