Jennifer Ess, from Kilkenny, is a 4th year student studying BA in European Studies at the University of Limerick. Jennifer discusses her time at UL in this blog post: ESN Bochum What interested you about the course initially? What I liked most about European Studies was the variety of subjects to study, as well as… Continue reading Our students: Jennifer Ess, European Studies
Starting in September 2018, the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick is offering evening language courses in: French German Japanese Spanish Chinese (new for 2018) Available to UL students and UL staff members as well as to members of the general public. These courses are designed for adult learners interested in… Continue reading Evening Language Courses at the University of Limerick
Each semester the Language Learning Hub at the University of Limerick organises a Language Exchange Meeting, which give UL students and international students the chance to meet, improve their languages and learn about each others' cultures. More photos can be found on Languages@UL's Facebook page. Well done to Catherine Jeanneau, who organises the meeting!
"I have loved languages as far back as I can remember. In fact, my mother often likes to remind me that I used to try and teach our cat how to speak English—not surprisingly, to little avail. It wasn’t until I had the privilege of taking a class with Peter Mülhäusler at the University of… Continue reading Profile: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas
By Cassandra Murphy An arts degree can be a scary thing. Your options are endless and every class looks as tempting as the next. You go in knowing exactly what you want from your degree and come out after the four years with a completely different outlook. For me, all of the above is true… Continue reading Choosing Arts subjects
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
The 26th September marks the European Day of Languages. To mark the event, UL is holding a series of events for the week of 26-30 September on campus. The UL Languages Week 2016 website is now live: http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/mlal/ul-languages-week-2016. Everyone is encouraged to take part. Events include a Language Photobooth in the main Plaza, themed meals across… Continue reading Languages Week at UL
Enhancing Digital Literacies for Language Teaching and Learning is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning. The project aims to develop a national framework of digital literacies for language learning and teaching in higher education. The languages emphasis for the project extends to French, Italian, German, Spanish, Irish… Continue reading Enhancing Digital Literacies for Language Teaching and Learning
The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics is a partner in a new initiative run by European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML). This new project called “Digital literacy for the teaching and learning of languages” (e-lang) started in January 2016 and will run until December 2018. It is integrated within… Continue reading UL linguists partner in European digital literacy project
By Sinead Cryan So, you're thinking about learning Japanese, either by yourself, or in UL as part of your course. Or maybe you're just a bit curious about it, because it looks like a bunch of nonsensical squiggles when you see it around. Either way, you've probably heard that Japanese is one of the most… Continue reading The Basics of Japanese Writing: For Beginners, By A Beginner
By Ross O'Connor My name is Ross O’Connor and I come from the lovely fields of Athenry, and yes that song hurts my soul a little every time I hear it :p I am now a 4th year student of Applied Languages, yes that’s right I’ve made it to final year with no bumps in… Continue reading Study tips for languages students
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?