Congratulations to our four SLCL students who have been awarded the Languages Connect prize for the best student performance in their final undergraduate language modules of French, German, Italian and Spanish.
From March to May, eight language support workshops are being run in UCD, for Leaving Cert and 5th year students. These are tutored by final-year language students, across French, German, Spanish and Italian, and are on-campus and online.
The European Study Trip involving UCD students of Modern Languages took place in March. Students stayed in the Irish College in Leuven, visiting from this base the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Permanent Representation of Ireland.
Today we celebrate all languages. We celebrate their diversity and recognise the host of different cultures that spring from them, with a special thought for the languages and cultures of minority communities and indigenous peoples.
Our Languages for Life student ambassadors Rebecca Duffy, Eve Moore, Alex Brown, Claudine McGovern, Anna Baker, Ella Doran and Anna Webs visited Mount Temple, Clontarf and Alexandra College to give presentations on the importance and joy of languages.
We celebrated #europeandayoflanguages with a stand in Newman Building, supported by our Language Societies giving away sponsored items from Leargas Ireland and our brand-new Languages for Life brochure.
In cooperation with the German Embassy Dublin and the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce, UCD Applied Language Centre hosted a very successful information and networking event on job opportunities with German language skills in Ireland.