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Summer Teacher Festival 2022

UCC Language Centre Summer Teacher Festival 

A workshop series for English language practitioners.  Delivery will be fully online via Zoom.

Back by popular demand

Building on the success of our inaugural Summer Teacher Festival last year which drew participants from all over the world, this year we will be joined by teaching colleagues from UCC's School of Languages and Centre for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning who will contribute to our series of workshops for not only English language practitioners but all those who teach languages, thus providing the festival with a broader scope for all participants. 

The fully online workshops will cover such topics as Bringing Language to Life, Increasing Engagement in the Modern Foreign Language Classroom, and Learning from our Learners as we Integrate Technology in our Classrooms.  

The sessions will reawaken your passion for language teaching or using English as a medium of instruction in your particular context. 

The sessions will be delivered via Zoom on Mondays between 11 July and 15 August unless otherwise stated*. 

STF Topic Description


13:30 – 15:30 



Mon 11 July

Sally Orren

Bringing language to life - Student-centred approaches to engaging grammar and vocabulary lessons that build student confidence

Mon 18 July

Brendan Ó Sé

Increasing engagement in the modern foreign language classroom and getting our students to talk

Mon 25 July

Rob McCaul

Content and language integrated learning (CLIL).  Materials Development: Using authentic Irish culture materials in English language classes

*Tues 02 August

Siobhán Mortell

Learning from our learners and integrating technology into the classroom 

Mon 08 August

Julie Butters

Reflective practice - To allow for an empowering and enriching experience for teachers and learners 

Mon 15 August

Aoife Ní Mhurchú 

Tools and techniques for effective and engaging pronunciation lessons

*Please note that the 4th workshop, due to a national holiday in Ireland, will be on Tuesday 02 August and not on Monday 01 August.

Summer Teacher Festival  (Each workshop is 2 hours)


1   workshop

2  workshops

3  workshops

4  workshops

5 workshops

6 workshops

Cost     (€)







How to Apply

IT requirements: a computer, tablet or smartphone with audio and video.  A reliable internet connection.  You will need to be able to access MS Teams, Zoom or Canvas for your classes, depending on the course applied for.  

Register by filling out this Application form 

(Please note: Courses are dependent on sufficient numbers to run, and it may be that we need to cancel a session if number of participants is not reached.)

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What participants from last year’s festival said:

"The teachers were knowledgeable, open-minded, and on top of that, always open to discuss things that were key".  

Juana Vega, Spain


"The tutors were very knowledgeable and had an obvious interest in the subjects"

Takaaki Hiratsuka, Japan


"I think it was great having it online. We had more freedom and access to materials and resources"

Claire McCarthy, Ireland


"It was fantastic to share ideas with a teacher from different backgrounds"

Frédéric Perrier, France


"To sum it up: It was fun, insightful, and motivating". 

Takaaki Hiratsuka, Japan

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