Teaching Languages Competitions and Events



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Winning entries from the Italian Art Competition organised in conjunction with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura - we are delighted to announce the following winners: 1. St. Joseph's NS, Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon ; 2. Bunscoil Mhuire, Youghal, Co. Cork ; 3. Scoil Chaitriona Cailini, Artane, Dublin 5 . Click on the schools' names to see the beautiful winning entries. A special acknowledgement will also be presented to Inchiclough NS, Co. Cork for their very original entry. Auguri a tutti!

News of upcoming Competitions and Competition Winners will be here soon!

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Competition to celebrate 2008 as European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

We would firstly like to thank all pupils and teachers who took part in our recent competition to celebrate 2008 as European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The main criteria for our competition this year was quite specific and demanding as it required the combination of ICT and language skills, originality and visible celebration of cultural and ethnic diversity in the class/school/wider school community.  Pupils chose to present their projects using a variety of media including PowerPoint, collage, video and interviews.

We were truly overwhelmed by both the number and the standard of the entries received which made the adjudication process very challenging for the jury members. The jury, which consisted of personnel from the MLPSI and from the competition sponsors IBM, were very impressed once again with the high standard of the entries. Our 7 winning schools (listed below) combined excellent presentations with evidence of engaging and celebrating ethnic diversity in their schools. Winning entries received a laptop kindly sponsored by IBM.


St. Philips Senior NS Clonsilla, Mountview, Clonsilla, Teachers: Ms Brady, Ms O Toole, Mr Brenann


Ratoath Senior NS Fairyhouse Rd, Ratoath, Co. MeathTeacher: Claire DonnellanClass: 6thTitle: ‘Imagine’ 

St. Josephs Boys NS,Kilcock, Co. KildareTeacher: Ms Lucy Travers  

Click here  ppt kilcock_prizegiving to see some photos from the prizegiving in Kilcock

Scoil an Fhirtearaigh, Baile an Fheirtearaigh, Tra Li, Ciarrai Teacher: Lucia Atencia Fernandez

Click here to see some photos from the prizegiving in Ballyferreter on March 11th wmv ballyferreter_prizegiving

Holly Park Girls NS Foxrock,Dublin 18Teacher: Rachel CoppingerTitle: Language and Cultural Diversity in Our Class 

Click here to see photos from the prizegiving in Hollypark GNS on March 11th ppt Hollypark GNS

Kilglass NS Ahascragh,Co. GalwayML Teacher: Siobhan FitzgeraldTitle: Le Monde est si petit 

Scoil Naisiunta Realt na Mara, Rosses Point, Co. SligoTeacher: Catherine MurphyTitle’ Vive la Difference