Student Center, UCC – 5th-6th Oct.
The Conference will will be held in the Student Centre at UCC. If you are arriving at UCC by car, parking is available in Áras na Laoi. (Please note that there is a €2 exit charge when leaving the car park.) If you don’t know where the Student Centre and Áras na Laoi are located, please click the ‘Directions’ button above to see a 1min video of directions.
For those of you who are registered to attend the Film this evening (Friday 5th) at 8pm, click on the picture to get directions to the venue.
Languages Connect is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of foreign languages which was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. on the 17th September. The campaign is aimed at school principals, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents, students and higher level institutions. Embassies, cultural services and bodies such as IBEC and Enterprise Ireland (EI) are also involved in supporting the campaign to raise awareness of the importance of learning foreign languages.
The campaign is supported by a new website (www.languagesconnect.ie) which will act as a one stop shop for schools, parents and students on language learning.
Have you looked at any of the Languages for Work videos?
Our new exhibition Rare Times by Gabriel Rosenstock and Jason Symes celebrates the interface between words and images and examines how the fusion of haiku and photography can bring us back in touch with our deepest selves.
The exhibition will be launched by by Daniel Py, co-founder of the Association Francophone de Haïku and the Centre Renku de Paris, and in presence of the artists. Gabriel Rosenstock is a celebrated Irish poet, tankaist, haikuist, playwright, essayist, novelist and the author-translator of over 180 books. Jason Symesis a self-taught photographer from Dublin whose works are part of The Irish State Art Collection. All of the presented photography is taken around Dublin at the start and end of the day and concentrates on the beauty of our natural surroundings.
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.
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]
We are waiting to receive release forms from the winning schools, then you can view the winning films on our ‘Concours Vidéo’ page.
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.