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)
Our first National MFL Seminar - MFL Alive 2015 in Maynooth University was a wonderful success. Many thanks to so many of you who attended and made it such a wonderful day for language teachers!
Please see www.pdst.ie/mfl2015 for all information and resources pertaining to the seminar.
Autumn and Spring courses are provided in MFL each year. See events calendar for further details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Association of Teachers of Spanish
French Teachers Association of Ireland
Gernan Teachers Association of Ireland
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 email@example.com