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Representing Teachers of Italian in Ireland

The ATI is the Association of Teachers of Italian in secondary schools and third level education in Ireland. In this site you will find information about the Association and its representatives, information about Italy and the teaching of Italian as a foreign language, links to websites and downloadable resources useful for teachers of Italian in Ireland.

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News for Italian Teachers.

James Ward
October 19, 2021

Erasmus+ collaboration opportunity

James Ward
October 19, 2021

AGM Venue and Change of Date

James Ward
October 19, 2021

ATI Membership

James Ward
January 20, 2021

Free Online Evening Course

Why Learn Italian

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Read what students think about learning Italian

Watch real Irish people’s success stories

I love that it sounds like they’re singing when they talk. I like that my teacher speaks only Italian in class so we know in the classroom it’s as if we were in some Italian town“.

Erin, 1st year secondary school student

An Irish rugby player’s story of success in Italy through learning the language:  Ian McKinley

Watch his story on Vimeo here


“You can certainly fully enjoy a holiday when you can speak the language, that’s what separates a great holiday from an unforgettable one”

David, evening classes student

An Irish solicitor using her fluency in Italian as an added skill when dealing with clients and an extra asset to her firm:

Niamh Cacciato

Watch her story on Vimeo here

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#ThinkLanguages 2022 Registration is now open!

Join TY Students nationwide in a celebration of languages on Thursday 17 November and host #ThinkLanguages in your school!

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Applications are now open for School Foreign Language Exchange Funding. Once-off grants of up to €5,000 available to a limited number of schools for exchanges during the 2022/23 academic year. Deadline is 15 June.
For more info or to apply, see

#SayYestoLanguages - primary languages sampler module for 2022/23 is now open for applications with the application deadline extended to 5pm on 25 May 2022.

Further details on the module and how to apply to participate in 2022/23 are on #LanguagesConnect

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