The FTA would like to thank…

Phil Earley, our long-serving colleague and officer of the Carrick-on-Shannon branch, for her years of service to the FTA and to the teachers of French in Leitrim, Longford, Sligo, Roscommon and Westmeath.

La FIPF  ( la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français) has also expressed its recognition of the contribution that Phil has made on the FIPF website and and in its next lettre d’information. See their post HERE.

Et voici les gagnants !…

FTA Concours Courts Métrages 2017/2018 

Félicitations to all those schools who successfully completed their short films “en français” on the theme “Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent”.  The external judges were very impressed with the great work and fun which was evident in each of the finished productions. Students and teachers alike should be proud of what they have achieved.

Difficult decisions had to be made and, in the end, the following 4 schools were chosen as the overall winners.


Best Senior Film – TY class, Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Gleann Maghair, Cork
(Teacher: Aoife Ni Riordain.)

Best Junior Film – 2nd year class. Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Roscommon
(Teacher: Ann Brudell)

Most Imaginative Film – TY class, Ard Scoil Na nDeise, Dungarvan, Waterford. (Teacher: Siobhan Cashin)

Film with Most Creative Use of language–  2nd year class, Holy Child, Killiney, Dublin. [Film de : Holly, Sophie, Laura, Sive, Ava and Keela] (Teacher: Robert McDermott)


We are waiting to receive release forms from the winning schools, then you can view the winning films on our ‘Concours Vidéo’ page. 

Poetry competition for second-level students

Dear Friends,
The public talk given by our special guest Ms Marie Anne Isler Béguin yesterday at Trinity College Dublin was the occasion for us to launch our 2018 secondary-school competition inspired by President Emmanuel Macron’s slogan “Make our planet great again“. Full details of the competition have now been posted on our website AMOPA Irlande under “Concours”.

Spread the word! The deadline to join the competition is 15 April 2018.

Please find additional info HERE

Best wishes,
Loïc Guyon
President of AMOPA Irlande

FTA Concours Vidéo 2017/18

Online submissions for our Concours Vidéo, 2017-2018 is now open. The closing date for submissions is February 8th, 2018.

The theme of our competition this year is:

Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent’.

Guidelines…

Click guidelines to see the requirements for the film competition, download the consent form and find out how to submit your film online.

Check out previous winners and see previous videos.

Congrès national de la FTA, 2017

For the first time in 14 years the French Teachers’ Association of Ireland (FTA) is returning to Cork for its National Conference which this year will be on the theme of using media in the classroom.

The 2 day conference in UCC on October 6th/7th will be opened by the Swiss Ambassador to Ireland, Mme. Marie-Claude Meylan, and will include speakers from national and international agencies promoting the use of media in the French classroom. Supported by the French Embassy in Ireland, the International Federation of French Teachers, the Alliance Française and many other bodies this Conference promises to be a very enjoyable and profitable experience for French teachers in Ireland. For more information and to attend the conference…

More…

Video Competition Results

Best Overall film for junior years…

2nd yrs, Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon:
Watch their film – Here

Winners of the Junior Section of the FTA national French film competition. “Bonjour bonheur”. 2nd Yr. French students (Ms. Brudell’s class) receive their winners’s plaque and prize.

 

Best Overall Film for Senior Years…

Colaiste na Coirbe, Gaillimh: Watch their film – “Ils cherchent l’amour”

Colaiste na Coirbe, Gaillimh receive their winners’s plaque and prize.
Most imaginative film…

Sacred Heart School Tullamore: Watch their film – Bonjour Bonheur

Most creative winners with language…

St David’s Greystones: Watch their film Here

St David’s Greystones – winners of the “Best use of Language” prize.