La FTA remercie Claire Greene

La FTA tient à exprimer sa reconnaissance et ses félicitations à Claire Greene qui a quitté le bureau national à la fin de 2018 après presque 20 ans de service. Depuis son arrivée au bureau en tant que déléguée du comité de Cavan, Claire s’est vite intégrée au niveau national. Secrétaire nationale, déléguée au SARG(Subject Association Representative Group), au Franco-Irish Pedagogical Committee et organisatrice de multiples congrès et conférences nationaux, Claire a été pendant très longtemps une des personnes les plus connues de la FTA. Pendant tout ce temps elle a mis son esprit de travail, de créativité, d’organisation et de soutien au service de l’association et de ses membres. En reconnaissance de son travail assidü pour le congrès national de la FTA Claire a été décorée des Palmès Academiques par le ministère de l’éducation en France. Claire a aussi représenté la FTA au niveau européen et international ayant été pendant 9 ans notre déléguée à la CEO/FIPF.

Française de nationalité mais Irlandaise “d’adoption” elle était toujours prête à venir en aide aux membres et aux officiers de l’association. Sa bonne humeur a beaucoup contribué au plaisir de ce travail commun et bénévole qu’on fait ensemble au sein de la FTA. Grace à Claire Greene, et à d’autres comme elle, la FTA a assuré et continue d’assurer une voix aux professeurs de français en Irlande et un congrès national qui est le premier lieu de formation et d’échanges pour les professeurs de fle chaque année. La FTA félicite et remercie Claire du rôle gigantesque qu’elle a joué pour la promotion du français en Irlande et espère qu’elle restera toujours au bout du fil pour ses collègues, ses amis, du bureau.

Online ICT and MFL course

The ICT in the Post Primary MFL Classroom online course from PDST Technology in Education is available for self-enrolment via This e-tutor supported five hour course provides an overview of a range of technologies and how they can be used to support post primary teaching, learning and assessment of modern foreign languages. Developed by PDST Technology in Education in collaboration with the Post Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI). The course starts on January 30th, 2017.

To self-enrol, teachers use their Scoilnet account (get your account here). With that Scoilnet account username and password, login to and go to the link for PDST Technology in Education courses….ENROL HERE. (You will find enrolment FAQs and a video guide on if experiencing difficulty.) Places are limited. Enrolment closes once all places are taken.

PDST Technology in Education
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Réunion de la CEO

Elle s’est déroulée le vendredi 30 et samedi 31 octobre à Copenhague.

18 personnes étaient présentes et les pays représentés: la France, l’Espagne, l’Allemagne, la Turquie, la Norvège, la Belgique, les Pays Bas, le Danemark, l’Autriche, l’Islande, la Grèce, Le Royaume Uni et bien sur l’Irlande.

Les thèmes abordés: la situation du français dans les pays impliqués, le congrès de Liège de 2016, le livre blanc, les différents concours.

Bourse pour les professeurs de français en Irlande été 2015

Application Form for scholarships to France

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 have over the years offered a number of scholarships each year to attend an in-service course in France. 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.

This year we have introduced some changes to our initiative for the purpose of affording professional development opportunities to teachers who are unable to travel to France, but who wish to upskill linguistically and pedagogically.  We are offering 15 scholarships for in-service training in France and 10 scholarships for in-service training in Ireland.

In-service training in France will take place in

–       CAVILAM-Alliance-Française, Vichy, France

From 6th to 17th July or from 3rd to 14th August 2015

In-service training in Dublin:

–        Alliance française de Dublin, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

        From 29th June 2015 to Thursday 2nd July 2015 (4 days of training – 5hrs per day)

In order to maximise the benefits of a limited resource through the subsequent delivery of the French curriculum by the teacher in the classroom and the dissemination of best practice with subject colleagues, the criteria for selection are in the following order:

The applicant has a primary degree in French and is fully registered with the Teaching Council.
The applicant has a permanent whole-time position or a contract of indefinite duration (CID) for eighteen hours or more in his/her school or is on secondment from such a position.
The teacher has been teaching for a minimum of four years.
The applicant in a temporary whole-time or regular part-time position has a definite contract of employment for the following year. (Applicants in temporary whole-time or regular part-time positions who do not have a definite contract of employment at the time of application can also apply and be considered once they inform the committee that such a contract has been issued. In the event of the selection already been completed they can be considered for the waiting list).
A significant proportion of the applicant’s timetable is devoted to the teaching of French.
The applicant for a course in France has not benefited from a scholarship to France in the last four years.
The quality of the personal statement.

To apply, please fill in the application form below and return on or before the Monday 27 April 2015 

Christopher Pingeon
Cultural Service
French Embassy
66 Fitzwilliam lane,
Dublin 2

Costs and Expenses for France

To be shared by the Department of Education and Skills and the French Embassy:

  • Registration fees
  • Social and medical insurance
  • Each teacher will receive an allowance to pay for all or part of his/her accommodation, as well as for all or part of his/her meals.

To be paid by the teacher:

  • Trip from Ireland
  • Optional cultural activities
  • Personal expenses
Costs and Expenses for Ireland

To be shared by the Department of Education and Skills and the French Embassy:

  • Registration fees
  • Teachers living more than 50 K away from Dublin will receive an allowance towards accommodation expenses in Dublin.

You can download the application form by clicking on this link

Adapter une démarche communic-actionnelle en classe de français

Chers collégues,

L‘Alliance Française de Dublin organise sa 3e session intensive de formation á destination des enseignants de langue.

Cette année, la formation portera sur Adapter une démarche communic-actionnelle en classe de français (ci-joint (PDF) le programme indicatif).

Pour votre information, l‘Alliance accepte la prise en charge (totale ou partielle) par votre établissement. Contactez-nous pour plus d‘informations quant á la démarche.

La formation se déroulera en français.


Mickael Lenglet

Pedagogical Adviser

Direct line: (+353) 1 638 14 49

Alliance Française in Dublin, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

IFI Education French Film Project

Each year, IFI Education, in collaboration with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, selects a French film, programmes screenings for second-level students in IFI and venues around the country and creates an accompanying study guide. So far this school year, 1,338 students have watched Intouchables at IFI and a further 2,629 attended regional screenings.

This year we want you to tell us how you use our study guides, which activities you would like to see more or less off and suggest ways we can develop these guides.

Your feedback as language teachers is really important to help us continue with this project.

You can complete our short survey and download the Intouchables study guide online at

For more information about IFI Education’s French Film Project and our French screenings for schools contact Elaine Mac Ginty on (01) 6795744 or email

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FTA Review of French State Examinations

FTA branches around the country will be meeting this week to review the Junior and Leaving Certificate papers. Branches make their own arrangements to meet, whether on Wednesday or Thursday. There’ll be a National Executive meeting in Dublin on Friday to collate the feedback and prepare a composite report which will be sent to the SEC for consideration at the marking conference.

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