At sixteen, Bláithín Macken Smith was determined to leave school and become a tattoo artist. Discovering her love of languages set her on a different path, and in September 2016 she’ll receive a European Language Label award in the category Language Learner of the Year!
Applications for the 2016 European Language Label award close on Friday 26 September. Here Edel Ní Arrachtáin, one of last year’s winners, explains how her award-winning project came about. The Language Label jury commented that her Irish language learning application ‘Lingua-App’ was ‘innovative and well developed’, and that the pupils who used it were well
The European Day of Languages is held on 26 September every year to celebrate the diversity of languages in Europe. To mark the day, Léargas runs an annual competition encouraging learners and teachers to engage with languages in different ways. This year we asked language teachers to work with history teachers to help pupils produce