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Language Exchange meeting for UL and international students

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!

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Profile: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas

"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

Students, Undergraduates

Choosing Arts subjects

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

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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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Languages Week at UL

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

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Enhancing Digital Literacies for Language Teaching and Learning

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

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UL linguists partner in European digital literacy project

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

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The Basics of Japanese Writing: For Beginners, By A Beginner

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

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Study tips for languages students

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

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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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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