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Transition Year Linguistics Module

Here you can find all relevant information for the new TY Linguistics Module

A Quick Overview of the Module 

In collaboration with the ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO), we have developed a Transition Year (TY) module on Linguistics. The module consists of 10 topics covering linguistics topics such as sounds, writing systems, language acquisition and machine translation. This TY Linguistics Module offers a set of teacher resources for use in the classroom. Teachers can complete all the topics or focus on those more relevant to their context. Certificates are also available on completion. 

To receive information on the module (and be able to receive completion certs etc.) register your interest in the module by adding your school details at this link.

Each topic takes approximately two to three classes to complete (depending on 1-hour or 40 min classes).

Each topic area contains: 

  • An Introduction to the topic
  • A short student-led task with teacher guidance
  • Links into their language subject classes
  • Linguistics puzzle (also via AILO Online for instant results)

An information session was held on 23rd May  2022. (recording available) and future sessions will be announced.

Teacher’s Notes (PDF): TY Linguistics Module Overview


Collaborated with Post- Primary Languages Ireland 


TY Linguistics Module Resources