Friday, 18 April 2014

10 years of teaching Polish in Ireland

This year we celebrate 10 years of teaching Polish language at Trinity College Dublin. Mariusz Czech, Polish language lector at TCD, reflects on the anniversary.
10 years of programmes with Polish language in Trinity College Dublin
When I tell people that I teach Polish in Dublin, I usually encounter the following reaction: “But who would study Polish in Dublin?” Exactly! Who wants to learn Polish in Dublin? It turns out that there may be a small, but a very ambitious and eager group of students. Read more.

This item was published on the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

2014 Russian Certification Examinations and Intensive Preparatory Course

The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, in collaboration with Moscow State University, is an official test centre for Certification Examinations in Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL/ТРКИ), which are fully integrated into the Common European Framework of Reference. The six examinations that students may take are:
·        (Elementary Certification Level (ТЭУ) – A1)
·        Basic Certification Level (ТБУ) – A2
·        First Certification Level (ТРКИ-1) – B1
·        Second Certification Level (ТРКИ-2) – B2
·        Third Certification Level (ТРКИ-3) – C1
·        Fourth Certification Level (ТРКИ-4) – C2
The 2014 examination diet will take place on Monday, 14th April 2014, and Tuesday, 15th April 2014, in Trinity College.
Persons wishing to undergo focused examination preparation for the Certification Examinations are invited to enroll on our special preparatory programme. This intensive course will take place over five evenings from Monday, 7th April 2014 to Friday, 11th April 2014, in Trinity College. Students of all levels may apply. 
Each evening, two slots each lasting 60 minutes are available – 6:30-7:30, and 7:45-8:45. Two sessions each are provisionally earmarked for basic level (ТБУ/A2) and for ТРКИ-1 (B1), while four are scheduled for ТРКИ-2 (B2). The two Friday slots are optionally available against additional payment. There must be a minimum of two students per slot; where numbers are lower, sessions may be merged (ТБУ/A2 with ТРКИ-1/B1, and ТРКИ-2/B2 with ТРКИ-3/C1). The final schedule will be made available once registration is complete. 
For enquiries about times and fees, and to register, please contact Natasha Kulachkovskaya, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Arts Building, Room 5020, Trinity College, Dublin 2. The application deadline is Thursday, 3rd April 2014; payment must accompany application.