Seminaire: 5 secrets de la mémoire pour enseigner la communication orale

Dans le cadre du mois de la francophonie 2021 la FTA a le plaisir de vous annoncer son séminaire en ligne du printemps, jeudi 11 mars de 19h – 20h15.

Ce webinaire est offert (sans frais) par la FTA aux professeurs de français. L’enregistrement préalable est exigé.

Conférencier : M. Steve Smith, professeur du secondaire, formateur, auteur (The Language Teacher Toolkit, Breaking the Sound Barrier, Becoming an outstanding languages teacher, Memory – what every language teacher should know) et bloggeur (

Publication of the Intercultural Guidelines to Primary Education

I am delighted to let you know that the primary intercultural guidelines to be implemented as part of the FLS are now complete.

The guidelines were put together by Professor David Little and Dr Déirdre Kirwan and draw on classroom practice and work led by Déirdre, when she was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown. The idea of putting together the guidelines (in the context of Action 2.E.6) arose because their work generated significant international interest but was relatively unknown in Ireland.

The guidelines explain how within the approach of the integrated primary languages curriculum, it is possible to provide for the full inclusion of pupils from immigrant families by encouraging them to make active use of their home languages in the classroom. They demonstrate how all language learning, including the learning of Irish at primary school, is interrelated and contributes to the development of communicative competence and there are plenty of practical examples of how this integrated approach can be implemented.

The main benefit of the intercultural guidelines is that they show how significant advances can be made in primary language education without a requirement to invest special funding or additional resources.

The guidelines are available for viewing or download at the link here.

Many thanks,

Karen Ruddock


Post-Primary Languages Ireland

Appel à contribution – Journée internationale des professeurs de français en Irlande 2020

#JIPF #témoignages #contributions

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale des professeurs de français en Irlande qui aura lieu le 26 novembre prochain, l’Ambassade de France en Irlande, la FTA, le réseau des Alliances Françaises en Irlande, l’ADEFFI et le Lycée Français d’Irlande lancent un appel à contribution sur le thème des outils numériques utilisés en cours de français.

Les professeurs de français d’Irlande sont invités à partager leur expérience de l’utilisation de leurs outils numériques préférés en remplissant le formulaire suivant en ligne :

Les contributions retenues feront l’objet, après accord, d’une publication en ligne et des prix seront décernés par l’Ambassade de France en Irlande.

Date limite de participation : le 18 octobre 2020.

Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades

The FTA has been in touch with the Minister of Education, the DES, Inspectorate and other relevant stake holders voicing the concerns of many of our members regarding calculated grading (indemnification from legal action, issuing of clear guidelines, students’ ability to change level, etc). Individual members may wish to contact their own public representatives on these issues.

Annulation des épreuves orales, 2020

As you will all have heard this morning, Minister McHugh has cancelled the 2020 oral examinations for languages.

Although expected, it is important to show students that all their oral preparation work has not been in vain.

Those teachers assigning student work online this and next week might like to choose assignments which target the same vocabulary and structures as those prioritised during oral preparation.

Bon courage à tous!