Goût de France

The FTA was delighted to attend the recent Goût de France event in Athlone jointly hosted by the Ambassade de France en Irlande and Athlone IT (March 11th 2019)

Languages Connect:

The Awareness Raising Campaign

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?

Any more suggestions?  We’d love to hear them!

Rare Times by Jason Symes & Gabriel Rosenstock

Alliance Française Dublin – Exhibition Opening

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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 Symes is 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.

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.

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.