On November 12th in Navan Maria Harney is, through the Modern Languages Support Service, leading an illustrated workshop highlighting approaches to learning and teaching Modern Languages. Applications to attend are channelled through Modern Languages Support Services.
Accordingly, Sandrine Pac-Kenny's presentation in Dundalk on writing skills at Junior Cycle has been postponed until November 26th.
Marie-Thérèse has kindly provided the content of her presentation to the FTA Conference in Maynooth entitled ‘Banaliser la producation orale en classe de langue’.
Marie-Thérèse’s original presentation was in PowerPoint format. It is redistributed here in YouTube format to facilitate a wider range of viewing options. ‘Slides’ advance every 5 seconds. To stop the video at a particular slide, click the pause button.
The University of the Littoral Opal Coast in Boulogne-Sur-Mer France has several Masters in FLE students available to work as language assistants from the middle of February until the remainder of the academic year.
These students are available to work unpaid, however it would be requested to help assist them with finding accommodation, things to do, etc in the local area. For further information please contact Kieran Phipps at Kieran.Phipps@nulluniv-littoral.fr.
A city centre school in Cork is seeking a full-time teacher of French, 21 hours per week.
Bruce College Cork is seeking a Full Time Contract teacher (21hrs per week, Senior Cycle). Past Experience essential. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Micheal Landers – Principal – Tel 0214504122
At today’s meeting we decided to emphasise to French teachers that the Inspectorate expects teachers to be members of their subject associations. Accordingly, we encourage French teachers to bring this to the attention of their schools and request that schools pay for teachers to become members of the FTA. (PME: no charge; Part-Time (or not currently working): €10; Whole-Time: €20. The funds are used by branches to support local activities.)
Likewise, the October Conference can be seen as Continuous Professional Development, and is recognised as such in some schools. We encourage French teachers attending the conference to request their schools to cover the cost of enrollment.
Update regarding our online payment system for FTA Membership: we have encountered a delay in the implementation of our new system which is very close to completion although not yet ready for launch. We’re hoping it’ll be functioning during the week beginning 24th September. There are several permutations within membership options, plus follow-on possibilities, and we can’t launch this until every line of code covering every eventuality has been written, then tested. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
As an association, our priority at the moment is the organisation of the national conference. We’re volunteers, and the two small mountains of copybooks at my side at 7.20pm need attention also. Please don’t hesitate though to email any queries; they’re all replied to.