Category Archives: Foreign Languages

Japanese Cultural Food Day

Enjoying diversity of culture through food at Desmond College Risa Sato (exchange student from Sendai in North East Japan) brings some Japanese culture to Desmond College. Risa cooked some Japanese dishes for first year students with the help of her … Continue reading

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Two West Limerick Schools Embrace Chinese Language & Culture

[portfolio_slideshow id=6745] _ _ Vourneen Gavin Barry, Principal of Desmond College, Newcastle West and Norma O’Brien, Principal of Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, travelled to China during the midterm break as part of an educational delegation organised by the Confucius Institute in … Continue reading

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Language Fun at Open Night! (2014)

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European Language Day Competition 2014

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Second Year German Breakfast

   The Second Year German class organised and hosted a german breakfast with German Teacher, Ms Carol McCarthy and German Language Assistant, Hanna Herlitzius.

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German Language Assistant

_ _ _ Hanna Herlitzius, a newly qualified English teacher from Munster in the Northwest of Germany is here with us in Desmond College for five months. She is meeting each class group once a week, which provides a great … Continue reading

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French Theatre

A French Theatre Group came to Desmond College. The play was very successful and was enjoyed by all students. The students had the opportunity to actively participate in the play and each student that did take part did a fantastic … Continue reading

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French Buddy System

The French Buddy System is now set up in the school to promote speaking French. Miss Higgins’ 1st year group (1GC) and Ms Enright’s Transition Year group are involved in this programme. Each week the 1st year students work on … Continue reading

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Winners of French Language Day Events

Second Year Quiz _ First Year Poster Competition _ All the Winners from the French Language Day Events

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The German Breakfast Morning

The German Breakfast Morning Frühstuck Von Deutschland On the 18th January 2013, the students took part in the first ever German Breakfast morning in the school. The breakfast consisted of anything and everything from Schinken (Ham), Eier (eggs) to Schokoladen … Continue reading

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Journée Européenne des Langues 2011

[portfolio_slideshow id=1663] First year students celebrating the European Day of Languages, Journée européenne des langues, 2011, on September 26th by setting up a “Boulangerie” in class and enjoying some delicious croissants and baked French delights!

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Modern Languages

Ms. Delaney, who recently joined our French Department, carried out a French initiative with her second year group. A class set of French magazines was bought and time was allocated each week for students to read and study the magazines. … Continue reading

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European Day of Languages 2011

This year for “The European Day of Languages” 2nd Year German students from Rang Bronna, Brendain & Barra took part in two competitions run by Leargas. They worked together to create two projects; a calendar that details the different languages … Continue reading

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