Senior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages

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Welcome 

 

A sincere thank you to all teachers, coordinators, local facilitators, associates and advisors who have designed workshops for Modern Foreign Languages and contributed to all our resources on the PDST site.


 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

   
   

Online ICT and MFL course - PDST Technology in Education

The ICT in the Post Primary MFL Classroom online course from PDST Technology in Education is now available for self-enrolment via TeacherCPD.ie for a limited time only. 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. The course is developed by PDST Technology in Education in collaboration with the Post Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI). It starts on January 8th,  2018.

 

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

 


Modern Foreign Languages Alive Seminar 

 

Please find link to presentations.  http://www.pdst.ie/sc/mfl/alive

 

 


 

 

Registration for MFL Teachers  

 

Register your details with the PDST MFL so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information by emailing languages@pdst.ie

 


 
For School Based Support
 

All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for modern foreign languages follow this link.

 


 

Additional Supports

 

 

The Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI) offers a wonderful range of supports  and resources for language(s) teachers. Their website is www.languagesinitiative.ie and it endeavours to provide:

 

  • a place where language teachers can share resources and materials that are relevant to language teaching methodology in general, the teaching of the lesser taught modern foreign languages (Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) on the Irish curriculum in Irish post-primary schools, and the new languages that are spoken as home languages in Ireland

  • information and opportunities in relation to language learning and teaching at post-primary level

  • a platform for CPD and languages upskilling for modern foreign language teachers

  • information and links to relevant research on foreign languages policy in Ireland, foreign languages needs in Ireland, and other relevant materials.

 

Take a look at their first online tutorial on the use of the target language in the classroom!

 

 

The following Subject Associations also offer great support for language teachers:

 

Association of Teachers of Italian

 www.atiireland.com

Association of Teachers of Spanish    

               www.atsirlanda.com

French Teachers Association of Ireland

            www.ncte.ie/ftai

German Teachers Assocation of Ireland

http://www.germanteachers.ie  

 

PDST Contact

Esther Herlihy is the Administrator for Modern Foreign Languages and is  based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Co Navan.  Esther can be contacted by phone on 046 9078382. The e-mail address for Modern Foreign Languages  is languages@pdst.ie