If you are interested in becoming part of a regional link to the ATS and setting up hubs in your area, please get in touch. Prior to the Pandemic, we had active groups which organised teacher and student events, and we are looking for more people who would be interested in doing the same in their area, so that we can further support the teaching and learning of Spanish throughout the country.
We have previously had active groups in Roscommon, Limerick and Kerry. Would you like to help organise a local group of Spanish teachers in your area? If so, get in touch with us at atsirlanda@gmail,com!
Margaret Monaghan and Yésica Jiménez-Godoy organised a quiz for students in this region, prior to Covid. They organised sponsorship and prizes with the help of their schools and local businesses and the event was a great success. They also created a database of all schools teaching Spanish in Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim.
A group of ATS teachers in Limerick, under the guidance of John McCrohan, had previously organised a salsa night and a quiz for students in the area. They also met to prepare a submission for the Exam Review document.
In previous years, Bríd ni Chonchuir facilitated a meeting which heard from a teacher who works with the PDST about ideas for recording students, and about the modern language resources available on the PDST website. Another teacher shared feedback on the subject inspection process, having recently gone through it in her school. There was also a general discussion on the Leaving Cert paper.
As you can see, there are different levels of activity in different area, and a different focus in each area. We would love to have you on board as a regional link who would consider organising or facilitating student or teacher events in your area. As mentioned above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to become involved.