NewsIILT Celebrates World Refugee Day June 20th
15th June 2006June 20th has been designated World Refugee Day by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and to celebrate this year's theme of hope IILT are holding an Intercultural Celebration and Open Day. The event will be attended by all our students, their families and friends, IILT staff and members of the press and public. It will include music, food, art and poetry from the different cultures represented by our students. It promises to be a very enjoyable day and a memorable event for our clients.
IILT classes in Balbriggan in partnership with Cooperation Fingal and Department of Social and Family Affairs
22nd August 2006IILT has partnered with Cooperation Fingal and the Department of Social and Family Affairs to provide general English classes in Balbriggan. This partnership approach means that the participants are supported throughout their progression to sustainable employment. Support is provided by the DSFA to assist childcare, and Cooperation Fingal have secured funding for Prevocational training and are also a strong link to the wider community. The R2 class Students will complete their FETAC Language Levels 3 and 4, prior to beginning prevocational training. Cooperation Fingal have had a great response to the classes and have a long waiting list for classes in January.
IILT students take part in traditional costume show at Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures.
31st August 2006IILT proudly supported and took part in the traditional costume festival this on Saturday 26th August, as part of the Dun Laoghaire festival of world cultures.
European Language Award for IILT's In-service programme for Language Support Teachers
17th November 2006IILT has received a European Award for Languages for our In-service programme for Language Support Teachers in Primary Schools throughout Ireland. The award was presented to Dr Barbara Lazenby Simpson (IILT) by Rónán Mac Con Iomaire from TG4, at a ceremony in Galway attended by the City's Mayor, Niall Ó Brolacháin. In the words of the jury: "The project is deeply rooted in the research pertaining to second language acquisition and shows the depth of knowledge of its developers.Therefore it brings to bear all the aspects of second language learning that are pertinent to the target group. Will it contribute to building citizenship? Very definitely! Again because schools are being enabled to develop complete parity of esteem for all their pupils the consequences for building citizenship are obvious.".
Intercultural and Anti-Racism Week
23rd March 2007IILT centres around the country participated in activities for Intercultural and Anti-Racism Week 07.
Galway FETAC Awards Ceremony
23rd March 2007On Wednesday 14th March, the Mayor of Galway, Cllr Niall Ó Brolcháin, presented IILT students with FETAC Language, Computer Literacy, and Preparation for Work Records of Achievement.
English Language Support Teachers Association
27th April 2007The aims of ELSTA (English Language Support Teachers Association ) are: 1. To support TESOL (Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language) in their new challenges in the classroom. 2. To provide intercultural support for all – teachers and students (both Irish and International) The Association hopes to achieve these aims through self-education (seminars/conferences, etc.) and also intends becoming a lobby group for the improvement of services in this area.
Clondalkin Local Training Initiative Graduation
21st June 2007Local Training Initiative Success
World Refugee Day Celebrations 20th June
21st June 2007World Refugee Day Celebrated in IILT Centres Nationwide
IILT students past and present make the news!
7th September 2007Learners from IILT's current Pre-vocational English class and former IILT students now in mainstream further and higher education featured in today's Irish Times. Nuta, Seada, Ali, Natalia, Elena, and Gamal from IILT's Pre-Vocational English class , took a break from their FETAC Language Level 5 assessments to be interviewed by the Irish Times on their current studies and future plans. Former students Kira, Francisco and Igor reported on their current situations.
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