The GCHQ National Language Competition 2024

Published: 29/04/2024, 12:00pm

We are pleased to confirm the date of the 2024 GCHQ National Language Competition, which will run from Monday 18th November - Friday 22nd November.

The National Language Competition (NLC) is a virtual competition where teams from schools around the UK compete against each other to solve language-based puzzles and score points. The overall winners are then invited to GCHQ’s headquarters in Cheltenham to receive their trophy!

With the NLC, GCHQ aims to inspire language learning by encouraging students to discover their aptitude for learning languages. Some sample challenges are provided below- why not encourage your pupils to have a go?

Teachers can register their interest in the NLC 2024 by contacting [email protected]

Please contact us on [email protected] if you have any other issues or queries.

Upcoming events hosted by the British Council

Published: 19/01/2024, 12:45pm

Check out upcoming events hosted by the British Council.

Irish Language Broadcast Fund | An Ciste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge

Published: 05/12/2023, 5:00pm

Worthwhile for teachers to explore this digital archive of films in Irish provided by An Ciste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge.

International Education Week - Languages

Published: 14/11/2023, 11:30am

This is International Education Week. Please check out all the resources available from the British Council.

The Languages Gateway

Published: 08/11/2023, 2:30pm

A very useful source for resources and information for languages has recently been launched - The Languages Gateway.

New examination paper layout

Published: 10/11/2022, 11:30am

In Summer 2023, examinations papers for AS and A2 Extended Writing will move to on-line marking. This has entailed some minor changes to the layout of the papers.

Exemplars of the new layout can be found below, and on the GCE Irish (2016) Support page under the General tab.

Suitable for Year 14 Irish students perhaps? Seminar: Jobs in the EU

Published: 27/09/2022, 3:00pm

CCEA Education Team (Languages) want to inform you of an invitation by An Coimisiún to:

Literature News

Published: 24/05/2021, 11:00am

Here is a link to the BBC Gaeilge series of programmes Céim In Airde which cover the literature element at A2 Level.

NICILT Teacher Professional Learning Webinars with Joe Dale

Published: 05/01/2021, 4:55pm

CCEA Education Team (Languages) would like to inform languages teachers of three twilight professional learning webinars offered by NICILT in collaboration with Joe Dale:

Quizzing tools and retrieval practice in MFL
Monday 11th January, 8pm – 9pm:

Hybrid teaching for Roomies and Zoomies
Monday 18th January, 8pm – 9pm:

Harnessing the power of Bitmojis and Jamboard to engage learners in and out of the MFL classroom
Monday 25th January, 8pm – 9pm