Cork FTA Francophonie Poster Competition APRIL 2020 UPDATE

Update_ Cork FTA Francophonie Poster Competition 2020(2)

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)

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 ( 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.