The benefits of creating and fostering language links between the local primary and post primary school in your community are manifold.
In this section you will find information and ideas on how best to develop links between schools in your area.
The MLPSI, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, launched a German competition 'An Early Experience in German' in November, 2007 at the GDI National Conference. The project aimed to foster language links between the local primary and secondary schools.
The winning entry for 2012 was :
Read this account of how Scoil Bhríde & St. Mary's High School of Midleton, Co. Cork joined forces to forge language links to great success between their schools - PrimarySecondaryLinksMidleton.pdf
Click on the following general guidelines for post primary teachers who wish to visit their primary schools - some examples refer to German language and German culture, these can be replaced with examples from your own modern language - HintsforPrimarySchoolVisits.pdf
Click below for possible ideas and suggestions as to how to set up links between your local primary and post primary school - TipsforCreatingLinks.pdf
Transition year students often apply do work experience in their local primary school. This is an excellent opportunity to include secondary school students in the teaching of the modern language in the class. Click on the icon below to view some ideas which your secondary school student/s can prepare and use in the primary ML classroom - ty_activities.pdf
General language resources:
Click on the icon to find a list of useful websites which will help you to source flashcards, songs, games and much more which will help your senior cycle pupils when preparing activities for primary schools pupils - UsefulWebLinks
Please also note that Language-specific websites can be found on the individual language pages of this website.
Language Teachers' Associations
Spanish Teachers' Association 2009