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’.


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…


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.

EPSO Competition – AD5 Graduate Administrator

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) has opened applications for the position of Graduate Administrator (AD5) in the EU institutions.

In order to provide you with the most up to date information possible, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will hold an information session on 4 April 2017 at 13:00 in The Italian Room, Government Buildings, Dublin 2. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Darragh Higgins at darragh.higgins@nulldfa.ie.

Summer scholarships for French teachers 2017

Closing date for applications: April 09th, 2017

In the interests of supporting continuing professional development for post-primary teachers of French, the Department of Education and Skills and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy offer this year again a number of scholarships to attend an in-service course during the summer.

 The in-service courses offered have enabled teachers to up-skill themselves both linguistically and pedagogically in addition to affording them opportunities to engage with other Irish teachers of French.

 There are 2 types of scholarships offered:

  • Scholarships for a 2 weeks in-service course in France (July or August)
  • Scholarship for a 5 days in-service course at The Alliance Française de Dublin (June 26th – 30th)

 For more information and details on how to apply, click here. 

Leaving Certificate French – Written Production

French Teachers’ Association, Carrick-on-Shannon Branch, in association with The Education Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon

Presenter: Ann Gillen

Presentation and workshop to help teachers maximise their students’ success in written French

Venue: Education Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon

Date: Tues, February 28th, 2017, 19:00 – 21.00

Please phone/email Carrick FTA Branch Secretrary, to confirm your place by Thurs, Nov 23rd

Carrick-on-Shannon Branch Secretary, Ms Phil Earley, philearley7@nullgmail.com

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