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Yesterday, we were looking at the Digital Learning Framework in the context of MFL with Joe Dale. This is the summary presentation here. Lots of ideas for MFL teachers in there on how to use some of the tools out there to support the framework domains as they relate to teaching and learning including learner outcomes, learner experiences, teachers' individual practice, and teachers' collaborative practice. We will be providing more detailed notes on this to support MFL teachers soon, watch this space!
Meet and share with other language teachers
Venues and dates
Wexford Education Centre
25th April 2017 18:00h - 20:00h
To register click here: https://wexfordmflcop.eventbrite.ie
Cork Education Centre
Thursday 27th April
19:00h - 21:00h
To register click here: https://corkmflcop.eventbrite.ie
*POSTER COMPETITION* Why are you studying a foreign language? Could you come up with a snappy motto all language learners could relate to? The entry with the combined best content, most creative composition and most imaginative visual effect will win a €50 One4all voucher and their creation will be displayed on all our social media sites as well as languagesinitiative.ie. To enter post your creation on our Facebook timeline. Canva is a great online design tool that allows you to use your own photos and create beautiful results! A tutorial is attached here. Good luck!
Spanish 5th year competition
¡Castilla y León es de película!
The Post-Primary Languages Initiative in collaboration with the Consejería de Educación de la Embajada de España en Dublin is delighted to announce its annual competition for 5th year students of Spanish. La Junta de Castilla y León and the Spanish Tourist Office in Dublin are sponsoring the competition
Create a 1 to 2 minute long film set in Castilla y León. The short film should be your own adaptation of any existing movie or TV series. The film should include both narration and dialogue in Spanish
1st prize: 3 scholarships to cover the cost of flights, accommodation and language school for a week in Castilla y León during the summer of 2017 for 2 students and their teacher
2nd and 3rd prize: 3 scholarships each to cover the cost of a one week language course and accommodation for 2 students and their teacher during the summer of 2017
Guidelines and resources
It is important that your production has the feeling of a real short film. Here you will find some tips to help you: We suggest these easy steps to produce your video:
1. Get your partner and have a planning session.
2. Do your research
3. Decide who will do what
4. Prepare the storyboard
5. These are some sites that will help you: http://www.storyboardthat.com/ Tutorial on Movie Maker : or iMovie . You will find some general advice here. Do have a look because you will find tips and ideas that will enhance your video. You can use images from the Junta de Castilla Y León website for your video
6. Shoot the video using a camera, a smartphone or a webcam. Take lots of footage, you can always cut later
7. Consider using a microphone for better sound quality and be mindful of background noise
8. You can insert videos and audio files into your own clip
9. Edit the video (cut the parts you do not like, add the sound, include credits)
10. Once you are happy with the results, upload the video to the Post-Primary Languages Initiative Facebook page www.facebook.com/LanguagesInitiative and Like the Spanish Tourist Office in Dublin Page www.facebook.com/spaininireland
Your film will be assessed according to the following criteria:
By entering the competition the entrants agree to abide by the rules. The entrant retains copyright over their original work, but by uploading a video, the entrant grants permission to the Post-Primary Languages Initiative to use for mash-ups, instructional purposes, promotional material or as examples of exemplary learning. Users who abuse the messaging system as a way to request “likes” for their video will be disqualified. This is against Post-Primary Languages Initiative policy.
Use of the Target Language in the Modern Language Classroom
We are delighted to be able to share our full set of tutorials on Use of Target Language in the Modern Language classroom with you.
After completing this set of modules you will be able to:
Please feel free to dip in and out of it in your own time. No need to register, just click on any of the tutorials
This ICT and Languages event is now in its 6th year. This year #ILILC6 was hosted by @joedale and @helenmyers at Ashcombe School Language College. About 60 teachers from the UK and Ireland attended. ILIL conferences have become a favorite among many MFL teachers. It combines longer hands-on sessions with a teach-meet. There is a great peer-sharing atmosphere and the sessions cater for all levels. Read more
The old Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) website is now live again here or at http://mlpsi.pdst.ie/ This is an archive of valuable resources and materials that has usefulness beyond the primary context but as the MLPSI is no longer in operation, this site is an archive and as such it is as it was when the work finished in 2012.