To view recent events that have occurred at Our Lady’s Secondary School in the area of Modern Foreign languages , type “French” or “German” into the Search box to the right hand side of this page below the school logo. You will be redirected to a Gallery of Recent Events.
In learning a modern language, either French or German, you will begin to understand what you read and hear, and to talk and write in the target language.
What it is like to study a Modern Foreign language for Junior Cycle?:
Some of the things you will learn include:
- how to speak in the language about yourself, your family and friends, your hobbies, your school, etc. This will help you to talk to people who speak the target language.
- the skills of listening to, reading and writing in the language.
- the grammar of the language.
- information about the countries where people speak the language, and their way of life.
What changes will Junior Cycle Reform have on studying Modern Foreign Languages ?
10% of the overall result will be awarded for classroom based assessment.
The remaining 90% will be awarded by State Examinations Commission.
What it is like to study a Modern Foreign Language for Leaving Cert ?:
At senior level, students will continue to develop receptive skills (reading and listening) and productive skills (written and oral) in the target language. In addition to this, opportunities may be provided to experience the culture and civilisation of France/ Germany. In the past students have enjoyed and benefitted from MFL breakfasts, fashion shows, quizzes, films, cinema, penpals, Easter egg hunts and trips to France/ Germany.
Providing support for students with learning disabilities:
Differentiation is employed within the classroom in order to be mindful of those with special educational needs and various learning styles. LCA students study French or German. Various teaching and learning strategies are employed in the classroom such as group work, pair work, word searches, songs, posters, individual and class oral work, project work.
School Tours and other events:
Second Years enjoy their trip to Bundoran Language and Adventure centre
Pictured in Bundoran Co. Donegal are 55 2nd Year French students from Our Lady’s Castleblayney who, accompanied by their teachers, enjoyed a 3 day French Language & Adventure trip
Fifty-five 2nd Year French students and three teachers, from Our Lady’s Secondary School, recently spent three days in Bundoran, Co Donegal, participating in a French Language and Adventure tour.
The students attended French classes, covering relevant revision topics for their summer tests, taught in a fun way through the medium of games, songs and puzzles.
Afternoon activities consisted of Adventure Challenges and everyone’s favourite, Surf Lessons. Despite the wild Atlantic waves this experience was described by the students as “amazing”, “awesome” and even “life-changing”.
Night time activities required students to conquer their fears and take to the High Ropes. Their resilience was also tested when doing the Nightline, blindfolded.
A group of exhausted but very happy students arrived back in Our Lady’s, on Wednesday 26th April, with only one request, “Can we please go back again!!”
FASHION SHOW 2015
Once again this year the Ty Language students delved into their imagination and dressed up for fun and frolics with French and German explanations of the daring costumes on the catwalk much to the delight of the 1st and 2nd Years.