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Languages Connect Prize: Best Undergraduate Degree Performance in a Language 2022-23

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.

Language Support Workshops

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.

13th - 15th March 2023: European Study Trip to Leuven

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.

21st February 2023: Mother Language Day 2023

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.

Languages for Life Ambassadors

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.

26th September 2022: European Day 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.

11th June 2022: UCD Festival - Literary Treasure Hunt

Languages for Life sponsored the event 'Literary treasure hunt: (Re)discovering your childhood heroes' at the UCD Festival on 11th June 2022.

Competition Winners: International Mother Languages Day 2022

For 'International Mother Languages Day' on 21st February we asked the question: 'Why do you love learning languages?' Here are our three winning entries.

9th May 2022: Power2Progress

Stephen Lucek and Gillian Pye (UCD SLCL) spoke to ca.600 visiting second-level students who were attending the Power2Progress shared learning day hosted by UCD and opened by Minister Simon Harris.

3rd March 2022: Job Opportunities in Ireland with German Language Skills: Information and Networking Event

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.

21st February 2022: Happy International Mother Languages Day

The 21st February marks International Mother Languages Day celebrating multilingualism and linguistic diversity as a cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable societies.

29th March 2022: School Visit to UCD

UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics welcomed 4 teachers and 100 students from St Mary's New Ross to the campus on for a presentation on Languages and Linguistics.

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