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/
Link leading to RTE Brainstorm website, which is based on a partnership between RTE and third level institutions in Ireland.
The article also includes a link to the RTÉ Radio One's Today With Sean O'Rourke Show, with a discussion on Ireland's foreign language deficit with Paul Gillespie (former Foreign Policy Editor, Irish Times), Lynn Ruane (former president, Student Union, Trinity College Dublin) and Anna Ni Challachair (director, Language Centre, Maynooth).
One Voice for Languages, the inclusive and representative body for all languages across all education sectors, and IRAAL, the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, wish to bring to your attention the current under-representation by language practitioners from Institutes of Technology and Universities on the Foreign Language Advisory Group.
We appreciate that currently the Teacher Training Sector is representing third level at FLAG. However, representation from other strands of third level education would be logical, especially since the Foreign Language Strategy envisages a substantial increase of students studying a modern language at third level. This increase is only feasible, if a broader spectrum of viewpoints from across third level language education is represented.
Hence, we would welcome the addition of colleagues from third level institutions to join FLAG and help make the 10-year-plan become reality.
Results of the @OVFLanguages Focus group on the 200 hours for Junior cycle MFL #edchatie #mflire Please RT
Following the meeting of the OVFL members last Saturday where Sandrine Pac-Kenny presented and explained the results (see document below), it was decided to follow up with a meeting of interested teachers in September. Any teacher interested in participating in the focus group to propose solutions and work on a document to be eventually passed on to the NCCA, JCT and the DES, please get in touch to be added to the focus group. Just fill in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScN9jalzN9DmLo0Gigw9y1QRadRBM031l3sxrLMHLslujCDHA/viewform
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Differentiation in the #French classroom - Free CPD for #French #teachers June 2018 - several locations @ACPF_Irlande #edchatie #mflire @languages_ie @LangTeachersIreland
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Book Launch: "Designing for Socialist Need" Dr. Katharina Pfützner14 June 2018, National College of Art and Design @germaninIreland #edchatie #mflire
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Agenda for the meeting can be accessed here.
A Foreign Language Advisory Group (FLAG) was set up to bring together key stakeholders to provide advice from a range of perspectives in order to support the implementation of Languages Connect - Ireland’s strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017 - 2022. The group is chaired by the Department of Education and Skills and membership includes representatives nominated by relevant stakeholders.
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