Message from judges to Italian Scholarship Applicants

Cari ragazzi, prima di tutto complimenti a tutti voi: siete stati bravissimi! Scegliere i due vincitori della borsa di studio è stato veramente difficile. Avete tutti dimostrato una forte motivazione e un grandissimo entusiasmo. Come sapete i vincitori sono Branka Tvrda (Ratoath Community College) e Marian Ivanov (Larkin Community College). I criteri di cui abbiamo […]

Announcing the winners of the Italian Scholarship

This was an AWFUL decision and I can assure you it took a long time to reach it because the judges felt that there were more than two students they would like to have been able to send… so many presentations were so creative and so many of you so enthusiastic with so many valid […]

Announcing the winners of the 5th year Spanish scholarships!

Tras una difícil deliberación del jurado, os anunciamosÂ?que Â?los ganadores de la beca 5º Curso de Español son: Harvey FitzgibbonÂ?de Ashton Comprehensive en Cork,Â?y Jana HokszováÂ?de Colaiste EindeÂ?en Galway.Â?Nos gustaría agradecer a laÂ?Consejería de Educación su colaboración en el concurso, así como a los patrocinadores: Oficina de Turismo de España en Dublín, Turismo de la […]

Art and Literature Competition “The World Around Me” For native Russian speakers and students of the Russian language including adopted Russian children, children with one or both parents who are native Russian speakers The competition is supported by the Russian Embassy in Ireland. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: “Best drawing or painting” and […]

Italian Scholarships for 5th years

The Post-Primary Languages Initiative in collaboration with EIL Ireland is delighted to announce two scholarships to attend an Italian course in Lignano during the summer of 2011, sponsored by the Post-Primary Languages Initiative. This will include flights, transfers, and accommodation. The scholarships are open to all 5th year students of Italian in Ireland. Application Guidelines: […]

Spanish Scholarships for 5th years

In collaboration with the Consejería de Educación, Post-Primary Languages Initiative are delighted to announce two Spanish scholarships for 5th year students sponsored by the Valencia City Tourist Board and the Association of Spanish Schools in the Valencian Region (AMEELE). See here for more information. In collaboration with the Consejería de Educación, we are delighted to […]

All you need to know about ICT conference

If you could travel to the UK, and are interested in using more ICT in the classroom ICT Links into Languages weekend event will showcase all you need to know about ICT in the MFL classroom. Whether you want to find out how to use blogs and wikis to trying out digital voice recorders, you?ll […]

Great new website for students of Japanese

New website Discover Japanese Studies – Great interviews with students of Japanese on what it’s like to learn Japanese, students performing sketches in Japanese, and the challenges and rewards of learning Japanese – click here to enter. There are also interviews with graduates of Japanese about what they did with their Japanese in terms of […]

News from Russia

Dr Sarah Smyth, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies (TCD), was awarded the Pushkin Medal Â?by President Medvedev for her contribution to the promotion of Russian language and culture in the world. This medal is awarded annually by Presidential decree to ten people from the fields of culture or education. The award ceremony was held […]

What can we do to promote Russian?

I know that some of you have mentioned in the past the need to do more promotion in relation to the importance and value for students of learning Russian and maybe we could do this next year. We would really welcome any ideas you may have in relation to possibilities for such a project. I […]

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