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UL students win French-language intervarsity debating competition

Congratulations to Déarbhla Hennessy (a third-year student on the BA in Applied Languages) and Mario Sánchez-Cortés Macías (a UL Erasmus student from the University of Granada) who were the overall winners of the 2019 Joutes Oratoires Interuniversitaires. This event is a French-language intervarsity debating competition organised by the Service Culturel of the French Embassy in… Continue reading UL students win French-language intervarsity debating competition

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French lecturer at UL made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, in recognition of her service to French-language education

We are delighted to congratulate  our colleague Dr Marie-Thérèse Batardière (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) on being made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, in recognition of outstanding service to French-language education. This is a fantastic and very well deserved achievement. The Ordre des Palmes académiques is a national order of France… Continue reading French lecturer at UL made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, in recognition of her service to French-language education

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My jolie co-op

By Cassandra Murphy At age 12 I stepped foot in Paris and knew I would return. I was sure that the next time would be for more than 72 hours. Fast forward 8 years and I’m sitting in my Parisian office in front of my Mac emailing well established bloggers. Typical start to a Hollywood… Continue reading My jolie co-op

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Studying Languages: The social degree

By Elle Walsh I chose to study languages at third level mostly because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and I knew for that I enjoyed French in secondary school, well I enjoyed talking... to anyone, in any language. I have been "blessed" with the gift of the gab. From the moment I… Continue reading Studying Languages: The social degree

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Profile: Dr Florence Le Baron-Earle

Dr Florence Le Baron-Earle, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics "After completing a Degree in English Language, Literature and Culture in my native France, I came to UL as a Lingua in 2002. In brief, I taught pronunciation and various oral skills to first year students of French. Following this very positive experience, I completed… Continue reading Profile: Dr Florence Le Baron-Earle

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What’s it like to study languages at university?

By Aoife Martyn So you enjoy studying languages at school, but how do you know if you'd like to study them at third level? What is studying an advanced language at college like in comparison to the leaving cert? An Applied Languages student is here to give you the answers. Studying languages at university is… Continue reading What’s it like to study languages at university?

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Choose a subject you love, and choose UL!

By Colleen O'Brien Hello! For any of you who don’t know me (which could be a lot), my name is Colleen O’Brien and I’m a first year studying English & History in University of Limerick. I’m one of the lucky few who post on this blog so hopefully you can get through this post without… Continue reading Choose a subject you love, and choose UL!

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My adventure of a lifetime

By Muireann Murtagh Despite the long journey that divides my two homes (I'm from Longford), I am so happy to study in UL. I really enjoy my course, in which I focus on French and Spanish, because it is everything I ever hoped it would be. It has given me the chance to work in… Continue reading My adventure of a lifetime

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Applied Languages at UL

By Aoife Martyn There's a lot of choice within the Applied Languages course but after careful consideration at the start of first year, I now find myself studying French, Irish and Politics along with Linguistics and two French Literature modules. Although, if time was no object, I'd probably choose to do everything. Possibly the best… Continue reading Applied Languages at UL

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My time at UL

By Fay Langley Well, hello there! My name is Fay and I come from a little Gaeltacht island , the most southern part of Ireland called Cape Clear (Oileáin Chléire) in Co.Cork and THANKFULLY I survived the leaving cert blues last year and made it to UL to study my dream course: Applied Languages! I’m studying Irish, French… Continue reading My time at UL

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Choosing languages at UL

By Róisín Leo It's hard to believe that two years ago I was wondering the same questions as many sixth years are wondering now, 'Where to go to college?’, ‘What course to study?’, ‘What points do I need?’ and most importantly ‘When’s the next night out?’. When I was filling in my CAO from the… Continue reading Choosing languages at UL