Japanese for Students´s archives ↓

Clara O’Connor’s entry

This is Clara O’Connor’s entry – Clara is from St Flannan’s in Ennis.


Eleanor McSweeney Application

Eleanor is from St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School, Killiney. This is her application. http://youtu.be/qARGnnyHyEI

My Entry Video!

Here’s my entry, had fun making it!

Really enjoyed all of the videos so far, best of luck to everyone else!


My photo story entry for the 3 week scholarship to Japan

Konnichiwa! Here is my entry for the 3 week scholarship. Doumo arigato gozaimasu.


EIL travel award for Japan 2012

This my application for the EIL travel award to Japan for 3 weeks in the summer of 2012, hope you like it!


Travel Award

I will be applying for an awesome travel award from EIL soon, if i actually manage to get it I will be going to Suwa,Japan for 6 weeks! Any advice from anybody who has connections with EIL Ireland? I just thought that since Language Initiative and EIL have similar goals someone might be able to help!






I finally got Hiragana on my computer. It was so simple, it’s actually ridiculous. All I needed was the little keyboard sign on my taskbar. Everything was there.

Why Learn More Languages?

Hello. Dia dhuit. Bonjour. こんにちは

To learn another language unlocks hidden parts of the world to us.  Connects us with new people, challenges us, and broadens our knowledge of multiple cultures.  We can travel with ease not trying to mime which terminal or nearest shop we are looking for.  Learning another language allows us to communicate with another nation!

Tá dhá teanga agam, Gaeilge agus Béarla! Táim ag foghlaim  Seapáinis agus Francais ar scoil comh maith!

Language is always evolving. Ag tógaint focail ó tírthe eile agus á chuir isteach ina bhfóclóir féin thar ama. When learning French, many English speakers are tricked by faux amis!

Learning how to greet another person in their languages is a sign of respect to them, resulting in unforgettable bonds.

Don’t be afraid to learn another language, sure, to your friends it might sound funny or strange but it will only add to your choices in life, where you live, your job and the style of your life, taking from cultures and putting your own spin on it.

Learning a language is hard, but if you push yourself it becomes fun.  There are only advantages to learning a language. Studies have shown that people who have a second language are less likely to develop a mental disease. It allows you to express yourself in maybe a few words instead of a paragraph!

Be Tough – Learn a Language… click to view link!

The only question I have left is;

Why not learn another language?


Why Learn A New Language? Why Not!

Nowadays, in a time of globalisation, it is vital that we communicate correctly, that’s why learning new languages is so important. However, learning a language should not only encompass the monotonous repetition of hour-long grammar and syntax study sessions, but be a more natural approach to the socio- and cultural application in every day life, eg. In many work places nowadays, people will have to deal with international investors and colleagues, knowing how to speak and behave as to not upset or insult them unknowingly is a fantastic advantage.

Learning a new language not only enables you not only to speak in that language, but depending on the language at hand can also increase the eloquence and fluency of how you speak in other languages, eg. I have always found an interest in Latin and Greek  Pre- & Suffixes, now I know so many that with some specific words I can guess what it means because of the  Pre-& suffixes, without previously hearing the word before.

If you assume more languages and cultural aspects into yourself, you will become a less narrow-minded person, this will also make you a more socially acceptable person, as people who can speak more than one language are classified as more intelligent to people that only speak one language.

I myself am fluent in German and English, I also apart from the previous two, study French, Japanese and Irish and have found these to be great as references in many aspects of my life.

and because Languages are just so beautiful when spoken fluently!

Find out Where they speak what!

Click Below to see My video on Why you should learn more languages

Why learn more Languages? Why Not!

In case my Video doesn’t work, you can look at it on my YouTube page at

here are a few links I find interesting









and a quote or two

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” ~Nelson Mandela

“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” ~Jane Wagner

“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

I really hope I have convinced at least one person to learn a new language,

Thank you for reading my post.

P.S:  Sorry its a bit long, but I felt I couldn’t put it any shorter.



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