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Professional Development Courses

Please refer to language-specific areas of the website to access the material developed and delivered by the MLPSI team as part of the CPD programme and during the national training conferences.

3rd National Training Conference - Modern Languages – the bigger picture, Literacy, Numeracy and Assessment,

Marino Institute of Education, April 2011: 

Please click on the links below to download video footage, powerpoints and additional resources from the conference.  

Plenary Sessions:

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Muiris O'Laoire -"Modern Languages in the Curriculum: Exploring the Bigger Picture"; Abstract , Powerpoint

Click here to view to view Muiris' keynote address:

Keynote Address by Muiris O'Laoire, National Training Conference, April 2011. from Tanya Flanagan on Vimeo.

Afternoon Plenary - Brendan Duignan - "ICT: Opening more than just Windows®" , Abstract , Powerpoint

Workshop Programme: Available Powerpoints & Additional Resources.

1A The benefits of Resource & EAL teaching in the ML classroom

Part 1(Yvonne MacNamara) -Resource

Additional Documents

Part 2 (Lorraine Stapleton) - EAL

Additional Documents

1B Poetry? You must be joking! - Peter Hennessy.

Support Documents

1C Bringing Language to Life in Differing School Environments - Catherine Clancy.

Additional Documents

1D Windows and Mirrors - Developing Oracy and Literacy through cultural/intercultural activities in the primary ML classroom - Pascaline Horan.

Additional Documents

2A Working in a Multilingual Environment: a Principal's Perspective

Part 1(Deirdre Kirwan) - Admin. Principal 

Part 2 (Katherine Kennedy-White) - Teaching Principal

2B - Marcella Natale & Annamaria Ardito -  Storytelling, Art & Drama in the ML Classroom 

Additional Documents

2C - Roisin Ni Cheallaigh & Lucia Atencia -  Trí Theanga gan Dua

Additional Videos:

Martha - a student discussing the advantages of primary lang. learning

Sean O'Beaglaoi - a class teacher explaining the benefits of teaching Spanish at primary level

Roibeard Mac Gearailt - a class teacher speaking about the positive impact of primary language learning.

2D :ML& Numeracy it all adds up  - Gina Reilly

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3A Bringing Literacy to life - Ailis McDermott

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3B - Lisa Terzic & Sally Hayes -  Language Awareness in the ML Classroom and its use as an aid to increasing pupils' literacy and numeracy skills

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3C - Catherine Coveney-  A Whole School Policy for a European Language

3D - Frederique Rantz -  I can...My ELP - a step at a time.

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