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Vitall Project

Videoing Ideas for Teaching and Learning Languages (VITALL) is an NDLR supported project promoting the professional development of language teachers. The partnership of the Education Department, NUIM, the Post-Primary Languages Initiativeand the Professional Development Service for Teachersseeks to address the practicalities of encouraging innovative practice, team work and collegiality among Modern Language teachers.

The video resources portray the implementation and discussion of innovative methodologies for teaching a range of languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish) and are accessible now at this linkThe videos have primarily been used in conjunction with face-to-face professional development seminars for teachers at pre-service and in-service level.

A new language - Chinese

 A New Lanugage - (Chinese) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. Exposure to Chinese culture is used to ge ...
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Authentic language & culture in the classroom

Authentic language and culture in the classroom: Slam Poetry (French) from Vitall Project on Vimeo ...
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Engagement, relevance & enjoyment in the communicative language classroom (Spanish)

Engagement, relevance & enjoyment in the communicative language classroom (Spanish) from Vital ...
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Exploring 'Success Criteria'

Assessment for Learning: Exploring 'Success Criteria' (French) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. This i ...
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Informal seating & movement in the classroom

Breaking with tradition: informal seating & movement in the classroom (Spanish) from Vitall Pr ...
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Interactive Language Activities

Interactive Language Activities at Senior and Junior level (Spanish) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. ...
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Interactive pair work

Interactive pair work activity to promote learner use of the target language (French) from Vitall ...
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Learners teaching learners

Learners teaching learners: student directed videos (Italian) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. This ...
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Promoting autonomous learning

  Beyond the classroom: Using YouTube for homework. This is a fifth year class using song fro ...
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Using contemporary music

      Using contemporary music for authentic language learning (German) from Vitall Project on ...
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Using digital storytelling in the classroom

Using digital storytelling in the language classroom (German) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. This ...
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Using drama in education and assessment

Using drama in education and assessment for learning (Italian) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. This ...
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Using familiar images to promote vocab building

Using familiar images to promote vocabulary building (Italian) from Vitall Project on Vimeo. This i ...
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Using Tablet to Support Language Learning (French)

In this video, teacher Sandrine Pac-Kenny from Presentation Secondary School, Wexford describes so ...
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Using Tablets to Support Language Learning (German)

Using Tablets to support language learning (German) from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo. I ...
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