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We have announced the winners for this year's competition!  #PPLIdepelicula

Thank you so much to all of you who entered this year's #PPLIdepelicula competition. We received many entries and it has been really hard to chose 3 winners. We really enjoyed all the videos. You all certainly are very enthusiastic and creative. We hope you also had a good time preparing them.  Many thanks also to our sponsors and Junta de Castilla y León #CastillayLeoesvida and to the Consejería de Educación  for their support. 

Visit our Facebook page to see the all the entries.

Cick here to see this year's winning video Los increíbles




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This is what last year's winners have to say about their trip

¡Nos lo pasamos fenomenal en nuestro viaje a Salamanca!

The trip was a fantastic experience for all, from the moment we landed in Madrid: the sun and blue skies, the beautiful landscapes on our way to Castilla y León and the very impressive sight of the city of Salamanca as we were coming in.

For us teachers, it was very interesting to watch the development of our students' language skills throughout the week: they had difficulty understanding the driver that took us from the airport to Salamanca on the the first day. However, on the way back to the airport, they had no problem talking to the same driver with confidence. We would have loved to stay for a full month!

Our students' opinions speak for themselves:

KIN: "We had an awesome time in Salamanca. It was a beautiful historic city, the locals were really nice and friendly and the foods were delicious (specially from the "tapas" places. And they were cheap too). My Spanish also improved and I made a lot of friends. I would love to go back there one day!"

¡Qué bien!

JACOB: "In my opinion, Salamanca was great. It was not only a great opportunity to improve our language skills but it also offered a fantastic insight to a typical Spanish city. Beside the glorious cathedral there were typical Roman style houses with their old red roofs. The people in Salamanca were very lively and there were many young people about. All in all the trip was fantastic and I hope to go back there some day."




 Loreto Secondary School play Mystery Skype with a school in Nebraska

Click here to watch the video and Click here to read about how they did it

mistery skype


 Semana de las lenguas en Domincan College, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9

Profesora: Faustina Moran

Domincan Languages Week Modern Languages Post-Primary school




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ummer Scholarships for Teachers!


          CBS Roscommon Spanish Exchange 

               PPLI Spanish school exchange
 The School Exchange organised by CBS Roscommon was a huge success. You can read more about it here:

Spanish teaching learning post primary resoucesSocial Media for teachers of Spanish! Click here if you want to find out who to follow on Twitter, who to like on Facebook, who writes amazings blogs, as well as our top websites for teachers of Spanish



Salesian Secondary College in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick celebrate European Day of Languages 


tagxedo paises


                                 Would you like to raise the profile of languages in

                      your school? Click on the link below for suggestions.


                                 Please, send us photos of any events taking place in your school.  


Discover Spanish with Hector


"The Video with hector has made me more eager to try and learn the language"
Transition Year Student, Monaghan Collegiate School




For other great reasons why learning Spanish is important click here

I wrote my own reasons for why learning Spanish is worthwhile and then pasted those into Wordle - isn't it cool?


You can create your own wordles from prescribed texts, from student essays, or from newspaper articles, and then use them for many different activities. For example,

  • let students write their own article before showing them the orginal one.
  • Cut and paste student essays and compare the results to discuss what has and hasn't been included
  • Find out what ideas and vocabulary is most important

For more ideas on how to use Wordle go to ICT Resources

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