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Monday, 03 March 2014 00:00

My Ireland: My Area

mainbottom 03Learning another language in school? Speak another language at home? Secondary student or know one? My Ireland: My Area is a new competition this month - post an instagram video about your area in any language other than English or Gaeilge - the 10 videos with the most votes will be shortlisted for iPad minis and iTunes vouchers. Click link to enter: http://on.fb.me/1lun7iw

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:48

European Day of Languages

EDL13Message from Léargas:

Léargas, as the national agency for EU Language initiatives, has materials available (posters, stickers, lanyards and pens) which can be used at a local level to promote the day.

The  materials can be ordered through the Léargas website  here

It’s first come first served  and the deadline is the 11th September !

Competition In addition Léargas will be holding a competition to mark the European Day of Languages.  Organisations are invited to create and submit a comedy film/video clip which highlights the value of language development and diversity.  This can be done in conjunction with your activities planned for the 26th September.

The deadline for submission  is  Oct  11th.

Activities When you have carried out activities celebrating languages on 26th September please let us know  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will include information/pics on our website.

Attached is a flyer provided by the EU which can be used to promote the day and your events.

 

Friday, 17 May 2013 12:18

Ireland: Many people, many languages

MPMLImageCongratulations to Sean Power, Noelie Neylon, and Michael Matthews, from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle who are the winners of our competition Ireland: Many people, many languages.  We liked the fact that they showcased so many langua...ges spoken around them in such a creative and effective way, and also that they added an element of reflection. Their presentation was also good quality and they fulfilled the competition criteria.
 

 

Friday, 10 May 2013 09:24

Spanish scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Post-Primary Languages Initiative in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación is delighted to announce the winners of the competition for two scholarships for students and one for their teacher to study in Spain sponsored by the Junta de Castilla y León. The scholarships cover the cost of flights, home-stays, and language school for one week in Castilla y León during the summer of 2013 and were awarded to Joel Nixon and Stefani Dmitrova and their teacher Olan Geaney from Ashton Comprehensive in Cork. CONGRATULATIONS!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:09

Francophone Online Quiz

ConcoursThe Cultural Service of the Embassy of France and the Alliance Française in Dublin are delighted to offer the Francophone Online Quiz for primary (grades 5th and 6th) and secondary (1st and 2nd years) schools. The theme of the contest is Discover Francophonie and test your skills in French language

The quiz will be online only on February 27th from 9.30 am to 4 pm

An award ceremony and a price giving will be organized for the winners at the Irish Film Institute Dublin on March 20th. The winning teams will be invited for a special screening and a luncheon with French pastries. 

The deadline for application is February 26th. Join us now on http://www.francophonieirlande.net/ 

Friday, 01 February 2013 12:36

Ireland: Many people many languages

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A competition to celebrate Ireland's presidency of the EU for ALL second-level students.

The idea of this competition is to show and celebrate the many languages that are spoken by young people in Ireland today.

Competition guidelines:

Investigate, reflect, and show the languages spoken by young people in Ireland today.

Entries should be:

  • original, creative and inspirational
  • multilingual
  • prepared by a maximum of 3 students
  • in digital format

Keep audio/ video/ presentations less than 2 minutes, written text less than 250 words. Use any digital media of your choice e.g. photo story/ videos/ podcasts/ voki/ glogster/ storybird/ ppt/ anything you like! 

  • A maximum of 3 entries per school will be accepted

 

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The Post-Primary Languages Initiative in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación is delighted to announce a competition for two scholarships for students and one for their teacher to study in Spain sponsored by the Junta de Castilla y León.

The scholarships are available to cover the cost of flights, home-stays, and language school for one week in Castilla y León during the summer of 2013.

Application Guidelines

  • The competition entry should introduce Ireland IN SPANISH to Spanish second level students in the context of the Irish Presidency of the European Union
  • The competition entry should be produced using digital media.  For example video, podcast, digital presentation or any other digital media of your choice
  • The competition entry should be a maximum of 2 minutes long
  • Post links to your entries  on the Post-Primary Languages Initiative Facebook page by Monday 8th Aprilhttp://www.facebook.com/LanguagesInitiative
  • Entries should be prepared in pairs

If you have any more questions don't hesitate to let us know and we look forward to seeing your entries!

 

Thursday, 17 January 2013 16:11

Concurso Teacher Ambassador

concurso teacher ambassador

Concurso para elegir el mejor proyecto pedagógico para el aula de español como lengua extranjera organizado por la Consejería de Cultura y Turismo de la Junta de Castilla y León con la finalidad de potenciar y fomentar la iniciativa emprendedora y la creación y desarrollo de elementos innovadores en la enseñanza del español como Lengua extranjera. Se limita el concurso a profesores de español como lengua extranjera en activo y que ejerzan su labor en un país no hispanohablante.  Leer más...

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:51

Message in a Bottle 2012 Competition

MessageinabottleMessage in a Bottle 2012 Competition

Are you multilingual? Do you think that 'English isn't enough'? How much do languages matter? Are languages fun? Are you  passionate about languages? How can you spread this message?

EUCA (European university college association) are calling onto all creative types to send them a video, photograph, poem or essay to spread this 'languages matter' message.

Prize: an i-Pad for the best entry in each category.

Get on it quick though, deadline is Dec. 16th 2012. See here for application forms and all details.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:44

Spanish competition

consejeria The Post-Primary Languages Initiative in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación are finalising the details for this year´s competition for Spanish schools.  Details will be published shortly.