Details of the scholarships in Ireland and in France can now be found here.
For full details including scholarships etc... please click here.
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8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona (Spain). 4th - 6th of July, 2016.
EDULEARN is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. After 8 years, it has become a reference event where more than 700 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and educational innovations. The 2016 edition of EDULEARN is sure to be among the most successful education conferences in Europe.
EDULEARN is more than a conference. It is an ideal platform for strategic international networking, the best place to present your innovations and projects about education and technology.
Click here to read the guidelines for submission. Click here to submit abstract.
Please, remember the following important dates:
Chers professeurs de français,
This year again the DES and the French Embassy will offer a number of scholarships for in-service in France and in Ireland during the summer. (read the full article here : http://www.ambafrance-ie.org/Summer-scholarship-for-French-Teachers-2016 ).
This year’s In-service in Ireland will take place at the Alliance Française de Dublin from Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st .
This training will include:
- 2 workshops to be chosen among 4 to develop teaching strategies
- 1 language course for personal linguistic development
- 1 round table with specialists
- 1 welcome lunch & 1 closing dinner party at La Cocotte café
Check the detailed programme and module description here : http://www.alliance-francaise.ie/bootcamp16.pdf
This training is open to 30 teachers – Cost is 250€ - Registration is open here until May 15th : http://goo.gl/forms/31IMcXOZd6
15 scholarships will be granted for this training by the DES and the Embassy – You can apply for the scholarship by filling following form before April 15th : http://goo.gl/forms/Ri1O1uKjjl
(If you apply for the scholarship, make sure you filled both forms Registration by the Alliance and Application for scholarship by the DES/Embassy)
Information and application for the In-service scholarships in France will be published soon.
The GSAI is happy to announce a call for applications under its Postgraduate Bursary Scheme. All information pertaining to the bursary and the application process can be found here:
Please highlight this call to all students currently registered for Masters and PhDs at universities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who are members of the GSAI. All applicants must be a member of the GSAI for at least 3 months prior to application.
The committee of the GSAI looks forward to receiving applications by the call deadline: 15th April 2016.
Extract from the NCCA website:
A framework for the four Junior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages is being developed which will have exponents relating to French, German, Spanish and Italian that will be introduced to first years in September 2017.
Junior Cycle MFL ConsultationFollowing an initial consultation on a Background Paper in 2015 (click here to access a report on the consultation), a draft specification for Junior Cycle MFL has been developed. It is presented as a framework for all four modern foreign languages - Italian, Spanish, French and German. Consultation on the draft specification is now open and it will run until April 22nd 2016. The NCCA would greatly appreciate your feedback on this specification.
The draft specification for Junior Cycle MFL can be accessed here
The online survey can be accessed here
Subject reviewTo provide a strong, representative and responsive basis for its curriculum and development work the NCCA has established development groups to undertake specific tasks in subjects. The Modern Foreign Languages Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, representatives of the four MFL teachers' associations, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. Reports of development group meetings can be accessed below.Development Group Meetings 01 and 02 May and September 2015
Development Group Meeting 03 October 2015
Development Group Meeting 04 November 4th 2015
Development Group Meeting 05 November 27th 2015
Development Group Meeting 06 December 15th 2015
The development of the new Modern Foreign Languages specification began in April 2015 with the generation of a background paper and brief.
Read the background paper and brief for Modern Foreign Languages here.
Article published in the Irish Times on March 7th: Efforts to build world economy limited by lack of languages.
Click here to access it.
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