Welcome to the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (MLAL)

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The School of MLAL is part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. It engages in teaching and research across a wide range of subjects whose common concern is the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of a range of languages and their associated cultures. MLAL is committed to University of Limerick’s internationalisation strategy by enhancing and promoting our approaches to collaborative and multilingual teaching and research.

We seek to develop language graduates who are proficient language users, knowledgeable about world literatures and cultures, highly competent plurilingual communicators, interculturally aware and ethically responsible global citizens.

With our students, we aim to build a strong community which will:

  • Promote language learning and awareness across society

  • Shape language and (multi) cultural attitudes/policies

  • Contribute to the growth of a multilingual community

  • Collaborate in a team environment

  • Help strengthen local and global partnerships

  • Continue independent life-long language learning

Latest News

Latest News
Calling all budding artists for the National Culture Shocked! illustration competition for Transition Year students
23 Nov 2023

National Culture Shocked! illustration competition for Transition Year students

Calling all budding artists!
Let's celebrate languages and cultures
Have you ever been in a situation where you don’t know how to react? Have you ever been offered snails for lunch? Have you ever been considered rude because you are 5 minutes late or 2 minutes early?  
Share a story of a culture shock. It can be a funny or embarrassing anecdote of a cultural misunderstanding.
Tell your story with a comic-style hand-drawn or digital illustration. 
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#ThinkLanguages: The University of Limerick experience with special guest Killian Sundermann
21 Nov 2023

#ThinkLanguages: The University of Limerick experience

This #ThinkLanguages event funded by Languages Connect provides a chance for Transition Year students to explore language learning opportunities and meet Irish comedian Killian Sundermann. Lots of activities including a language and culture escape room, a music and dance workshop and a big quiz. The national illustration Culture Shocked! competition will also be launched.
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