Foreign Languages

Languages Week in Desmond College

October 2, 2019

Well done to all those who took part in Desmond College’s Languages Week!
Languages Week 2019 in Desmond College

Languages Week 2019 in Desmond College

Languages Week 2019 in Desmond College

Languages Week 2019 in Desmond College

Languages Week 2019 in Desmond College

Languages Week 2019 in Desmond College

French Spelling Bee (Languages Week)

September 27, 2019

3rd Year students took part in a French spelling bee today as part of Languages’ Week.
#mfl #literacy #ipad

Modern Foreign Languages in Desmond College

September 5, 2019

French Breakfast Morning

​2nd Year students learning how to order a typical French breakfast.

2nd year french breakfast

 


French Detective Competition

Students battled it out as budding detectives to be the first to solve the mystery of the missing Easter eggs in our French CSI competition. Félicitations to our winners in the Junior and Senior Categories!

French CSI Part 1

French CSI Part 2: Winners

French CSI Part 2: Winners

 


TY / 1st Years-Peer teaching

TY students organised a screening of Le Petit Nicolas, then designed and taught French lessons based on the film to our 1st Year students, who said, “They made slide shows and made up games so we could learn new words easily. We really enjoyed doing it and we had great fun.”

French : TY Photos

French : TY Photos

French : TY Photos

French : TY Photos

 


French Play

Our junior and senior students enjoyed a dramatic and entertaining play staged by the French Theatre for Schools company.

french theatre

 


French Assistante

We were delighted to welcome our French Assistante, Madame Cécile Bertrand, to our school.

A native of Alsace, a multilingual region near the German border, Cécile brought the French language and culture to life in our classrooms.

 


2nd Year French Students

May 17, 2019

2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.

European Erasmus Programme

March 6, 2019

The Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board hosted a number of teachers from other European Countries as part of the European Erasmus Programme. As part of the teachers’ visit, they were invited to Desmond College to get an insight into the positive atmosphere and the excellent teaching and learning environment that our students and staff are part of.

Mr José Goterris Carratalá (music teacher from Spain) playing some Irish trad music with students from Desmond College on his visit to the school as part of a European Erasmus Programme.
Mr José Goterris Carratalá (music teacher from Spain) playing some Irish trad music with students from Desmond College on his visit to the school as part of a European Erasmus Programme.

Desmond College Trad Group entertain visiting teachers on European Erasmus Programme
Desmond College Trad Group entertain visiting teachers on European Erasmus Programme

Visiting teachers to Desmond College as part of Erasmus European Project
Visiting teachers to Desmond College as part of Erasmus European Project

5th Year French Poetry Writing Workshop

May 30, 2018

5th Year students participated in a French poetry writing workshop, and wrote poems on the thème du jour – “Mon Quartier”.

May 2018: 5th year students participate in a French poetry writing workshop


May 2018: Poems that the 5th Year French students wrote about their "quartier"

Desmond College Students’ French Dinner

May 30, 2018

French dinner dégustation – Students tasted different types of French cheese, a traditional ratatouille dish, and une tarte aux fraises.


May 2018: Desmond College Students have a French dinner dégustation!


May 2018: Desmond College Students have a French dinner dégustation!


May 2018: Desmond College Students have a French dinner dégustation!


May 2018: Desmond College Students have a French dinner dégustation!

French Culture

May 18, 2018


First Year students participating in French Culture game this week!


14th May 2018: First Year students participating in French Culture games today


14th May 2018: First Year students participating in French Culture games today


14th May 2018: First Year students participating in French Culture games today

French Cookery Class

May 11, 2018


May 2018: French Cookery Class


May 2018: French Cookery Class


May 2018: French Cookery Class

2nd year Spanish Poster Competition

October 17, 2016

Students were challenged to design a poster to promote awareness of language learning for European language day.


2016: Mr Russell (Spanish Teacher in Desmond College Post Primary School) with his Second Year Spanish Students after completing their posters
Mr Russell with his Spanish students, Chloe Ahern, Joanne Lai, Shane Baguio, Megan Roma and Ciara Brouder after completing their posters.


2016: A selection of Posters by the Desmond College Post Primary School Second Year Spanish Students
A selection of the posters designed by the Second Year Spanish students.

German Breakfast Morning

June 4, 2016


May 2016: Desmond College First year students enjoying a German breakfast as part of their German studies in Desmond College


May 2016: Desmond College First year students enjoying a German breakfast as part of their German studies in Desmond College


May 2016: Desmond College First year students enjoying a German breakfast as part of their German studies in Desmond College


May 2016: Desmond College First year students enjoying a German breakfast as part of their German studies in Desmond College


May 2016: Desmond College First year students enjoying a German breakfast as part of their German studies in Desmond College

Spanish Breakfast

May 18, 2016

May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College enjoying a Spanish breakfast as part of their ‘Introduction to Spanish language and culture’ course.

May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College enjoying a Spanish breakfast as part of their ‘Introduction to Spanish language and culture’ course.

Transition year students from Desmond College enjoying a Spanish breakfast as part of their ‘Introduction to Spanish language and culture’ course.

First Year Spanish Students Enjoyed Tasting Some Traditional Spanish Food

May 18, 2015

Desmond College First Year Students : Tasting Spanish Food : Brian Mortell and Konrad Papierowski

Desmond College Students AJ Donovan and Konrad Papierowski are part of the Desmond College first year students who are learning about Spanish Culture

Desmond College First Year Spanish Class Enjoying Spanish Food as part of their Spanish Studies: Genevive Collins, Cloadagh McNamee, Latina Massey

Le Petit Déjeuner Francais

May 7, 2015

Sean O'Ceallaigh, Michael Murphy and Brandon Nash enjoy some breakfast by the Eiffel Tower

Our junior cycle students enjoyed our annual Petit Déjeuner on April 30th.
Croissants & crêpes disappeared faster than the speed of light!

Leona Ní Mhaolalaidh and Rachel Sheahan second year Gaelcholáiste enjoy the French Breakfast Jack Corkery enjoys some French Breakfast

5th Year German Students Enjoy Trip to Listowel
Cinema to Watch German Film

February 16, 2015

5th Year German students enjoy trip to Listowel cinema to watch German film Aliaksei Pishchyk, Tanya Sheehan, Chloe O Mahony , Risa Sato, Eileen Ennulat

5th Year German students enjoy trip to Listowel cinema to watch German film.