MFL Teacher Upskilling Scheme
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The Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI) works to implement the policy of the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland of diversifying, enhancing and expanding the teaching of foreign languages in post-primary schools and has a lead role in implementing Languages Connect - Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026 and Implementation Plan 2017-2022 (links to the strategy documents are available here) and to the web portal for the awareness raising campaign here. The PPLI wishes to appoint a Marketing Development and Implementation Manager to support the implementation of this strategy. Further details about the PPLI and its work is available at www.languagesinitiative.ie.
The post is a full time position on a one year fixed-term contract, with potential to extend.
Information booklet with full details can be downloaded here
Closing date for application is 29th March. Application via irishjobs.ie. Click here to apply.
This exciting opportunity is for a generalist marketer with strong project management and communication skills to support the Post Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI). The ideal candidate will be responsible for partnering with key stakeholders (both internally and externally) to execute PPLI’s marketing, brand and communication strategies at a national level.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying the marketing needs of PPLI, prioritising project timelines, effectively communicating internally during each phase, scheduling post project follow-ups, reviewing market data and analytics and delegating and co-ordinating activities to other team members and / or third-party vendors where appropriate.
This role is for a confident and experienced marketer who can bring a hands-on, results driven approach to the role. They should be a team player who can work independently when required and who will assist PPLI in carrying out its brief which is to diversify, enhance and expand the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the post primary curriculum.
Expectations and Tasks:
Skills and Competencies:
Applicants must have (on the latest date for receipt of completed applications):
The above listed expectations and tasks are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties required.
We would like to survey parents/guardians and children/ students of home language speakers to find out what suggestions you have for your home language materials in public libraries.
To complete the survey, please click here.
Would you like to attend a workshop to learn how the CEFR relates to teaching and learning in Junior Cycle?
We are delighted that our application has been successful for another round of RELANG workshops. The RELANG initiative offers training to stakeholders in the Member States of the European Union and the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in exploring relationships between foreign language curricula and the CEFR and relating language tests and examinations to the CEFR.
On this occasion we are inviting teachers to attend on the 21st and 22nd of February. The event will take place in Marino Institute of Education.
During the 2 day workshop dedicated to teachers we will have the opportunity to
There are 25 places available. Please note that standard subsistence and travel rates apply for attendance to the event. Attendees are expected to submit all receipts and use public transport when possible.
This audit was carried out in the context of Languages Connect, Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026 and Implementation Plan 2017-2022. The audit sought to identify the range of languages schools offer, the languages schools wish to offer, and the range of language teachers employed in schools. It was also intended to identify teachers who are qualified to teach a foreign language but who may not currently have the opportunity to teach that language in their schools, with a view to providing opportunities and incentives for these teachers to upskill by means of CPD or post-graduate courses. Finally, it sought to identify locations where there is a level of interest and demand for mother tongue support to inform further provision. The results of the audit will be used to inform future actions which will be taken as part of the foreign languages strategy. Data is presented on the breakdown of languages taken throughout the different stages of school, including in junior cycle, transition year, and Leaving Certificate. This data highlights the dominance of French, and the various factors that influence how many languages a school is likely to offer. Data is presented on foreign language teachers in schools and spare capacity, or lack thereof, and the demand for upskilling. The languages that schools would like to be able to offer is also presented. The languages spoken in schools in addition to English and Irish are presented, as well as data on the provision of non-curricular languages as part of the Leaving Certificate, and support classes for these languages.
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Attention all German teachers!
Methodisch-didaktische Fortbildung zu Kurzfilmen und Filmszenen im Unterricht
In unserem praktischen Seminar lernen Sie neue methodisch-didaktische Ansätze, sowie aktuelle Kurzfilme und Filmszenen kennen, die sie produktiv in Ihrem Deutschunterricht einsetzen können.
Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an Deutschlehrkräfte an Sekundarschulen und Hochschulen.
Ort: Goethe-Institut Dublin, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Zeit: Freitag, 09.11.2018, 10:00-16:00 Uhr (Für ein leichtes Mittagessen wird gesorgt.)
Referent: Péter Kulcsár
37 Merrion Square
Education Officer (Foreign Languages) at Post-Primary Languages Initiative
This is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EducationOfficerPPLI or by clicking here
One year temporary contract
Secondment arrangements can be made for teachers
Expected interview date: Late November
Expected start date: January 2019
Closing date for application: Friday 16th November noon
Salary and additional information: See Information Booklet here
As part of raising awareness of the value of learning foreign languages and of the value of spending time abroad, schools are being offered the opportunity to apply for funding as part of a new Funding for School Exchanges Scheme. Ten schools will be awarded €15,000 each to contribute towards exchange costs such as flights, to offer scholarships to students who would not otherwise be able to participate, or for other needs that the school identifies as contributing towards language learning on the exchange. Skills developed through taking part in language exchanges which include adaptability, problem-solving, networking and communication skills as well as actual language skills, are necessary in order for students to develop and thrive in the future as well as to find employment.
Funding for School Exchanges Scheme: Guidelines and Application – click here
Languages Connect: How-to Manual and Toolkit for School Exchanges – click here
MFL Teacher Upskilling Scheme
The MFL Teacher Upskilling Scheme was developed under 'Languages Connect' strategy to draw out the existing, unused 'dormant' language capacity in our schools. The scheme was aimed at languages teachers qualified in a language they are not teaching or are not teaching to full capacity. The idea was that with upskilling these teachers could get equipped to teach a language again after a period of not teaching it, or that they would be able to expand their teaching of the new language, perhaps moving from junior cycle teaching to senior cycle teaching. With upskilling, schools are able to expand their capacity in languages provision or add new languages that are available on the curriculum. MFL teachers in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian languages are currently availing of the upskilling scheme.
MFL Teacher Upskilling scheme is now closed for applications.
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