samedi 30 octobre 2010

CHANGE IN BILINGUAL FORUM IRELAND

As coordinator of our group in Cork, I have to inform you about major changes which occured in the Association : "Bilingual Forum Ireland".

On 16 October 2011, Francesca La Morgia, who was chairperson, resigned officially from the position and left the Association.

She divided "Bilingual Forum Ireland" into two separate groups : one in Dublin with Natalia Kublova and one in Cork with myself.

Each group would organise meetings with members, such as talks, fundraising, parents' clinics, teachers' training, etc...
Each group would create a yearly schedule of events
Each group would keep members informed (here in Cork - I would send emails and use this blog)
Each group can collaborate with the other group.

I hope everybody is still interested and we can work on a programme of events together. If you have been as inquisitive as I have been on the web, you would have seen a huge number of similar groups / associations around the world. They organise many different types of activities.
So please, let me know what you are awaiting from the group.
I have planned a few activities / events and hope you will all be present.

lundi 4 octobre 2010

WHAT DO FOREIGN LANGUAGES MEAN TO YOU ?

Hello,

PICCOLINGO organizes a competition on the theme : "What do foreign languages mean to you ?"


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The idea is to make a picture, a sculpture or a scale model.
Then take a photo or scan your drawing and send it to them.
Add an explanation to the picture with the name of the child and contact details (email, phone number, full name, city and country)

The contests in open to European citizens and residents of the European Union (for children, parents need to register in this contest on their behalf)

Maximum 5 pictures per participants in JPG or JPEG format. The file should not exceed 2MB and should not be larger then 70x70 pixels

Prizes :
3 prizes of 3 vouchers and 3 "Piccolingo in Action" books. The vouchers are a set of language books valued at  € 50, € 70 and € 100 (in the language of your choice)

DEADLINE : 31 October 2010

Send your photo(s) to "Bilingual Forum Ireland" at cork.group@bilingualforumireland.com and we will forward them to Piccolingo in Action   http://piccolingo.europa.eu/images/piccolingo-supporter63.gif

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