"Publication of " Engaging with Linguistic Diversity A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School
Congratulations to Dr Déirdre Kirwan for her ground-breaking book "Engaging with Linguistic Diversity. A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School", co-authored with Dr David Little.
The volume, published by Bloomsbury Academic, in the series Multilingualisms and Diversities in Education, describes the innovative and highly successful approach to inclusive plurilingual education adopted in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown. The experience, born out of the Irish context, is framed in educational theories and presented as a great example of plurilingual and multicultural education that can be replicated in other contexts.
UCC currently invites applications for the position of Professor in German. Feel free to circulate to experienced academics who may be interested in applying. Deadline is 2nd April.
Using this link and searching for the keyword 'German' should get you to the vacancy details:
Document can be found in September NAPD Leader Journal on Leaving Certificate 2018. It mentions languages and suggests an initiative on the universal availability of Level 6 language courses for those who succeed in a language at school to enable full fluency.
International employers find that Irish graduates lack foreign language skills. Irish Independent article, 27th January 2019
Can anyone help Maria Neumann Larsen with the following request:
Examples of local language policies /strategies for primary schools (in Denmark that is age 5-16), describing the school’s practice in the areas: language choice in everyday communication and in class, use of /instruction in minority language, language pedagogy /supporting student language development across the curriculum, language testing, strategies for including NNS newcomers, and so on.
Her email address is email@example.com
Insightful and thought-provoking report on language provision in IoTs by Dr Sarah Berthaud (GMIT), Dr Riana Walsh (IT Tallaght) and Dr Kristin Brogan (IT Tralee). We welcome your comments and thoughts.
The English Language Support Teachers Association (ELSTA, established 2006) asks for your support in their effort to revive the association.
The revival of ELSTA is necessary as teachers of general subjects have expressed frustration at the lack of training in English as an Additional Language (EAL). The suspicions that EAL students are not reaching their potential in Irish schools were copper fastened in recent days, when the results of Unicef’s Report Card 15 were published.
Please read more in the letter from ELSTA below and sign it by November 23rd if you are in favour of a revival of the group.
The French Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Stéphane Crouzat, conferred the prestigious title of 'Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques' on Tanya Flanagan and Marie-Thérèse Batardière at a ceremony at the French Residence in Dublin on Friday, October 19th.
This award was in recognition of their contribution to language education and the promotion of French language and culture in Ireland.
Both are members of the One Voice for Languages Committee.
Article looks at research on students’ year abroad experiences and the programme Erasmus+. The authors highlight courses run at UCC to prepare students going on an Erasmus year abroad and to help them throughout their stay. The article also features an analysis by Liam Geraghty (RTÉ Radio One's The Business) who looks back at 30 years of the Erasmus+ project. www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/1017/1004733-how-students-can-make-the-best-of-a-year-abroad/