Transition Year Linguistics Module

The ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is preparing a linguistics Transition Year (TY) module which will be ready for the classroom for September 2022. The module, developed with Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) and AILO teachers, will be designed as teacher-led online resources, hosted on the ppli.ie website.

The module will consist of 10 topics covering linguistics topics such as sounds, writing systems and language acquisition. The module will use AILO puzzles so that students can get hands-on experience of linguistic problem-solving. ADAPT researchers from Dublin City University and NUI Galway will provide their expertise in Machine Translation and Historical Linguistics.

We will run a Professional Learning Experience on this module in May / June 2022. All materials will be ready to run in Transition Year from September 2022.

To register your interest in running the the module in your school, teachers / principals can add their schools details at this link.

Depending on evaluation, future phases of this project may lead to a student-directed online module.