GMIT Languages Competition 2022

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ATU Languages Competition 2022

The Department of Languages and Humanities, ATU Galway City, with the support of Languages Connect, recently hosted a Languages Competition for Secondary Schools.  Schools were asked to enter a short video showcasing why they love to learn languages. The competition was open to all years and classes studying the French, German, Spanish, and Gaeilge.

We had 24 entries from all over the country and the Languages Lecturing team in ATU Galway City acted as the judging panel to choose the finalists in each category. 

All the finalists were invited to the Award Ceremony on campus in ATU Galway City on Friday April 8th, 2022.  There were over 170 students and teachers in attendance as each finalist entry was showcased to the audience before the winners were announced.

We would like to thank all the teachers and pupils of each class and school that entered the competition, and for all the time and work they put into each video entry. 

The following are the finalists and winners of each category:



French - 1st Place - Convent of Mercy Roscommon

French - 2nd Place - St Louis CS Kiltimagh, Mayo

French - 3rd Place - St Mary’s Academy CBS, Carlow

German - 1st Place - Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles

German - 2nd Place - Coláiste Muire Máthair, Galway

German - 3rd Place - Coláiste Chiaráin, Limerick

Spanish - 1st Place - Galway Educate Together SS

Spanish - 2nd Place - Coláiste Éinde, Salthill

Spanish - 3rd Place - Scoil Pól, Kilfinane, Limerick

Best Overall: Coláiste Naomh Seosamh "The Bish"


The winners in each category received the following prizes:

(French, German, Spanish, Best Overall)

1st prize - €500 for the school, plus lunch for the winning class in the Connemara Training Restaurant, plus GMIT/ATU goodies bag for each student.

2nd prize - lunch for the class in the Connemara Training Restaurant, plus ATU goodies bag for each student.

3rd prize - ATU goodies bag for each student.

Winning entries will be used for the promotion of language education at second and third level in Ireland by ATU and Languages Connect using various digital platforms.

ATU Languages Competition 2023

We hope to announce next years competition in September 2022 so stay tuned…