19 March, 2020 – Minister McHugh Announces Cancellation of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Oral and Practical Performance Tests
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.
FIAPE Bi-Annual Conference – Español para Todos
The Español para Todos event is taking place at the end of June. For more information please click here.
NCCA Draft Specifications for Leaving Certificate Languages
The NCCA is currently holding a public consultation about the four new draft specifications for Leaving Certificate languages (Polish, Lithuanian, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese). The first three languages listed are pitched at A2/ B1 level of the CEFR, which is the same level as LC French, German, Spanish and Italian.
In addition, those three specifications are written using a framework approach and learning outcomes that are broad in nature. The framework could be applied to many languages and for that reason the NCCA think that the draft specifications will be of interest to all language teachers in Ireland and hope to get their feedback during the consultation process. Anybody who wishes to contribute to the consultation process can look at the specification documents and find a link to our online survey by going to:
¡Bienvenidos a la Asociación de Profesores de Español en Irlanda!
We are a voluntary organisation run by Secondary School Spanish teachers whose purpose is to support our members in both networking and CPD opportunities. As well as the events for teachers, we also run some student-focused events.
Our events are open to everyone but you can avail of discounted rates if you are a member – click here to become a member.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
September – January: Senior Schools Spanish Debate
Early October: AGM, Conference (and Teachmeet)
February-April: Spring Workshops
Late April: Senior Student Table Quiz (for Transition Year upwards)
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
ATS on Twitter: @atsirlanda
You can message us through our contact form or use the email us: email@example.com
The Association of Teachers of Spanish in Ireland is a member of FIAPE, la Federación Internacional de Profesores de Español. Visit their site to learn more about them and like them on Facebook here to find out about courses and conferences, read articles of interest and connect with Spanish teachers around the world.