Congratulations to OLB 2nd Year student Aya Qaiyas who has won 1st prize in the French Teachers Association of Ireland Reading Competition 2022.

The competition was open to non-native speakers of French throughout the Republic of Ireland and tasked Aya with selecting an extract from a French novel and submitting a recorded reading of the piece. The FTA see the competition as a means to encourage students to discover, to interact and to appreciate the diversity and the richness of the langue de Molière and of the francophone literary world.

The judging panel comprised French language specialists who placed keen emphasis on pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm when selecting this year’s winners. Aya is looking forward to receiving her prize of a winner’s plaque, certificate of participation and gift voucher. Well done, Aya and Modern Foreign Language teacher, Ms Quilty.