Results of the 2020 Cork FTA Francophonie Poster Competition

Despite Covid-19-related school closures, 14 Cork schools participated in our competition this year. Many thanks to all the teachers and students who took part. The entries we received by post and email were fabulous and it was very difficult to choose three winners.

The Cork FTA Francophonie Poster Competition, which was launched in 2017, is the first of its kind for second-level students in Ireland.

It has several objectives:

– To promote the diversity of French-speaking contexts and motivate Junior Cycle students to continue learning French;
– To spark Junior Cycle learners’ curiosity about other cultures and foster intercultural awareness;
– To offer an occasion to acknowledge the linguistic and cultural experiences of Junior Cycle students for whom French is a Foreign Language and those who have French as a First or Heritage Language;
– To provide an opportunity for less academic Junior Cycle students with artistic abilities to take part in a language competition.

This year, entries had to mention at least five francophone countries.

The jury consisted of members of the Committee of the Cork FTA and of the Board of Alliance Française de Cork.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:
1st prize: Liam Murphy, Clonakilty Community School (Teacher: Ms Deasy)
2nd prize: Grace Scanlan, Coláiste an Chraoibhín (Teacher: Ms O’Callaghan)
3rd prize: Emma Fleming, Boherbue Comprehensive School (Teacher: Ms Lane Garel)

We are very grateful to the Belgian, Canadian, French and Swiss Embassies in Ireland, to Josselin Le Gall, Honorary Consul of France in Cork, and to Alliance Française de Cork for providing prizes for the winners again this year.

Next year, we will be extending our Cork FTA Francophonie Poster Competition to include Junior Cycle students from all over the Republic of Ireland.

Valérie David-McGonnell, Cork FTA Chairperson / AF de Cork Board Member

Laura Cronin, Cork FTA Treasurer


1st place
2nd place
3rd place

Cork FTA Francophonie Poster Competition APRIL 2020 UPDATE

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Francophonie competition open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Year students in Co. Cork.

Posters must mention at least 5 different francophone countries.

Entries must be sent by email to by 14th May and include the following information: student’s name, school, class, and French teacher’s name.

Part of the prizes have been kindly provided by the Belgian, Canadian, French and Swiss Embassies in Ireland, the Consular Agency of France in Cork and Alliance Française de Cork.


Cork FTA 2020 Inter-school Quiz

19 teams of Senior Cycle students from 14 different schools in County Cork took part in the French quiz organised in Presentation Brothers College Cork by the Cork branch of the French Teachers’ Association on Monday 10th February 2020.

Well done to Ms Merrick, Ms O’Brien and Ms Broderick whose students won this year.

In this year’s edition, one of the rounds of questions concerned French-speaking countries in Africa, which echoed the upcoming Africa 2020 Season initiative in France.

We are very grateful to Ms Solène Vilchien (Attachée de coopération pour le français, French Embassy in Ireland), Mr Josselin Le Gall (Honorary Consul of France in Cork), Ms Catherine Gagneux (Honorary Consul of France in Galway), Dr Patrick Crowley and Dr Dónal Hassett (UCC Department of French), Ms Elise Busson (Exam Service Manager, Alliance Française Dublin) and Alliance Française de Cork for providing part of the prizes, and to Mr David Barry, Principal of Presentation Brothers College Cork, for hosting our quiz.

Valérie David-McGonnell, Cork FTA Chairperson

Laura Cronin, Cork FTA Treasurer


Congrès 2020 de l’Association des Professeurs de français

La francophonie-langue et cultures

Appel à communication

Le congrès national de la FTA La francophonie – langue et cultures – aura lieu le 09-10 octobre 2020 à Galway.

La FTA nationale lance un appel à communication auprès des enseignants de français désirant effectuer un atelier pédagogique dans le cadre de ce congrès.

Ces ateliers devront s’adresser aux enseignants de français du secondaire en République d’Irlande, concerneront l’enseignement du français et le thème du congrès et seront réalisés en français. Chaque atelier aura lieu samedi 10 octobre 2020 au matin (11h30-12h30).


  • Biographie : 200 mots maximum
  • Détails de la proposition d’atelier : 750 mots maximum
  • Langue : français
  • Type de fichier : PDF

Les propositions d’ateliers doivent être transmises avant le 31 mars 2020 à l’adresse électronique suivante: ftaireland [arobase]

Les honoraires, frais de voyage seront pris en charge et remboursés selon les critères du Department of Education and Skills.

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)