About Us

About us

French.ie is a portal site created by and for French teachers in Ireland and is part of the broader Scoilnet portal.

The site aims to provide resource material for teachers and the opportunity to consult pedagogical material online. It offers an ideal opportunity to expand and extend the use of ICT in language teaching.

The development of the site was initiated by the French Embassy in Ireland and is a product of collaboration between the French Embassy and The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).

An initial consultative committee involved representatives from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), DES Post Primary Inspectorate, French Teachers Association, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, and Waterford Institute of Technology. The original website was launched in October 2005 with the current format released in summer 2014.

Scoilnet Sites

Our Other Websites

Scoilnet actively promotes the integration of ICT in teaching and learning and as a result has been involved in developing a number of independent websites with specific relevance to the Irish curriculum. This has been done in conjunction with professional development and curriculum support services, and other relevant organisations.

It includes the following sites:

  • German.ie Providing support for the German Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle curricula.
  • Scoilnet Maps Interactive mapping tool featuring detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland maps, world maps and GIS data.
  • Webwise Internet safety awareness resources for teachers, students and parents.
  • CensusAtSchool An international project where post-primary students collect and work with real data as part of the Statistics and Probability strand of the Maths curriculum.
  • Science Hooks An initiative of NUI Galway that presents a collection of videos that capture novel and engaging aspects of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • Imagebank A photo library featuring photos with Creative Commons licences that teachers and students can use and share.
  • I Am An Artist Supporting Visual Arts in the primary curriculum.
  • Sci-Spy A Science initiative aimed at primary students in 5th and 6th class.
  • Science Unleashed Videos, games, weblinks and quizzes mapped to the Junior Cycle Science curriculum.
  • Fón Foghlaim ón Nuatheicneoleolaíocht Supporting learning, teaching and assessment of Irish at Junior Cycle.

Scoilnet Webhosting/Blogging

Scoilnet Webhosting/Blogs

Scoilnet is also engaged in the provision of a webhosting/blogs service to all schools. This makes it easier for schools  to develop and host their school website or blog on the Schools Broadband Network. Moreover, it's free. Read more about Scoilnet Webhosting/Blogs here

Scoilnet Accounts

Any teacher registered with the Teaching Council can register with us for a Scoilnet Account. Apart from uploading links or resources to Scoilnet.ie, a Scoilnet Account also provides you with access to content and services such as Scoilnet Maps, CensusAtSchool, Teachercpd,.ie and Scoilnet Webhosting. One log-in, many services. Complete the Scoilnet Teacher Registration Form now.

All personal data provided on this form is confidential and secure and will be used solely for the purpose of authenticating access to online services provided by Scoilnet.

Scoilnet Registration

Getting in touch

Your feedback is important to us. If you would like to contact us on any issue relating to the French.ie website please use the form on Contact Us page.

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Scoilnet and its constituent sites are part of PDST Technology in Education which is located at Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

The page was last updated on 23 July 2014.