Áine Furlong

Áine Furlong
Surname                                Furlong
First name                              Áine 

Address for correspondence     E-mail

Nationality                               French/Irish
Affiliation with educational networks



- IRAAL (Irish Association for Aplied Linguistics), member.
- IAM (International Association for Multilingualism), member.
- AFA (Association du Français Appliqué), member.
- CLIL@WIT research and development group. Co-founder and team leader.
Work information

Occupation or position currently held


Lecturer in language education, intercultural communication and French.

Name of employer


Waterford Institute of Technology

Country of employment


Education and training
Relevant qualifications or training
Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Trinity College, Dublin
Languages of communication

Mother tongues


French, English

Other languages of communication


German, Irish, Spanish
Contribution to the project
Professional expertise:
- Project leader with the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative where teacher training and materials development focused on plurilingual and content-based activities (1998-2002).
- Course leader for MA in Second Language Learning and Teaching.
- Partner the LICI project(Language in Content Instruction - Lingua 2- 229850-CP-1-2006-1FI-LINGUA-L2 ).
- LEA project participant with additional contribution on the relationship between creativity and plurilingualism/culturalism (ECML).
- CLIL Matrix project participant with special contribution on the central role of language teaching/learning methodologies in CLIL (ECML).
Additional expertise in Waterford Institute of Technology: online Portfolio development with an Intercultural dimension; LOLIPOP Lingua 2 project, 116998-CP-1-2004-1-IE-LINGUA_L2.
Role in the project team:
- Dissemination of the results of the project through IRAAL, IAM, AFA, Education/Teachers' Centres, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and other professional networks in Ireland.
- Teacher training expertise at primary, secondary and third level for content-based teaching, language awareness and technology in language education.
- Expertise in the development of content-based and plurilingual didactic materials for French and English speaking teachers and learners ( see article in http://www.ecml.at/mtp2/CLILmatrix/pdf/wsrepD3E2005_6.pdf).
- Expertise in applied linguistics.
- Experience with other European projects: LEA, CLIL Matrix, LICI.
- Team work and team management experience.


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