On the 16th of January, I was given the opportunity to speak at a meeting held by One Voice for Languages in Dublin. This organisation constantly raises awareness in relation to the importance of language learning and it was amazing to see people who have a passion for language learning.
The meeting consisted of teachers, lecturers, language representatives and representation from the Department of Education. During my presentation, I spoke about my role as a Hibernia College Post Primary student and how this has helped me learn about Leargas and the advantages of eTwinning in the classroom. Moreover, I spoke to them about using eTwinning in the classroom and how to get the most out of it through the use of ICT. Thankfully, it was received well. I was asked plenty of questions from the other attendees at the meeting who had an interest in finding out more about eTwinning and how it can be used in a Modern Foreign Languages classroom.
Other topics discussed at the meeting included; a language fair, languages in primary schools and TY programmes in relation to language learning. At the end of the meeting, I was told by one of the attendees that they were delighted with my input and that I am setting a great example for other PME students to become researchers as well as teachers in the classroom. This would have not been possible without the support from Hibernia College.
I am presenting at another conference on the 21st of April at Maynooth University. Looking forward to filling you in on it!
Very exciting times ahead!