Here We Grow!Expanded language options within the IB Diploma Programme at Villiers School!
Since Villiers’ authorisation as an IB World School in March 2017, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) has continued to grow and we now have 27 students studying the DP, and 14 nationalities represented within the cohort. We are very proud to have a 100% graduation rate, and our average DP results are consistent with global IB average results.
Recent graduates of the DP in Villiers School are currently studying at universities in Spain, Germany, Poland, Malta, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK.
Villiers School is fortunate to have growing numbers of students joining our DP class from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, all of which adds to the intrinsic diversity that we value and foster within our school community. We are committed to continuing to grow the IB Diploma Programme as an international alternative to the traditional Irish Leaving Certificate within our school and within Ireland, and are delighted to complement this continued growth with an expansion of our IB subject offering.
In-house DP Languages
We are delighted to welcome Maggie Glaab and Rachael Mooney to the Villiers School IB team, teaching German and Japanese respectively. We are also delighted to continue to offer English B, French B, French ab initio, Spanish B, and Spanish ab initio within our list of Group 2: Language Acquisition subjects. We are also delighted to continue to offer Group 1: Language A: Language and Literature for native English speaking students, as well as in-house supervision for native Spanish speaking students in the self-taught Group 1: Language A: Literature programme.
- Group 1: Language A: Language and Literature – English.
- Group 1: Language A: Literature – Spanish, German.
- Group 2: Language Acquisition – English B, French B, French ab initio, German B, German ab initio, Spanish B, Spanish ab initio, Japanese ab initio.
Meet The Team
Maggie Glaab was born and grew up in Germany. She studied German and English language and literature, as well as Philosophy, at the University of Bamberg with the aim to teach the subjects at academic secondary schools (Gymnasium). During her teaching degree, she visited Ireland to study abroad and then returned to Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, two years later as a language assistant with the German department. After completing her teaching course in Bamberg, she decided to move to Ireland permanently and passed her Professional Masters of Education course at the University of Limerick with a first class honours degree. Since 2019, she has been teaching German and English as additional language in Irish secondary schools and is now also teaching German B and German ab initio as part of our Group 2: Language Acquisition offering as well as supervising the self-taught Group 1: Language A: Literature programme for our native German language students.
Rachael Mooney is a teacher of English and Japanese. She graduated with a first class honours degree in Japanese and English from the University of Limerick, before going on to complete her Professional Masters of Education in Dublin City University. During her time in UL, she spent six months living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Since leaving university she has taught English for the Junior and Leaving Certificate courses. In addition, she has taught Japanese for Leaving Certificate with the Post Primary Languages Ireland, a subsidiary of the Department of Education. She has recently joined the IB programme, teaching English A as part of our Group 1: Language A: Language and Literature offering, as well as Japanese ab initio as part of our Group 2: Language Acquisition offering.
Fandy Diney Rosero is a proactive international educator with 18 years of work experience facilitating linguistic and intercultural competence around the world. She is an International Baccalaureate Workshop Leader and School Visit Team Member for the IB Educators Network. Fandy has worked in Korea, Italy, Uganda, and China, supporting pupils and teachers of multiple nationalities, diverse social identities and cultural backgrounds. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and is currently working towards an MA in Education. Fandy is committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging through a holistic approach to learning. Fandy’s approach to iDEIJ is based in the Holistic Learning Inquiry Cycle to explore language, bias, intercultural competence, racial literacy, anti-racism, and global citizenship education. Fandy is a member of the Race Advisory Council of the DUC Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion. As a founding member of the DEIJ committee of the Association of Educators and Leaders of Color. She is currently working on AEILOC’s iDEIJ Continuum for International Schools. Fandy is teaching teaching Spanish B and Spanish ab initio as part of our Group 2: Language Acquisition offering as well as supervising the self-taught Group 1: Language A: Literature programme for our native Spanish language students.
After completing a Postgraduate in English Literature, Language and History from the University of Nantes, France, Julia Nicolas decided to move to Ireland, where she worked as a French language assistant for a number of years. Julia completed a Masters Degree in Information and Library Studies from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, in order to take the position of librarian in Villiers School in 2013. Since then, Julia has accomplished IB training workshops for the Extended Essay, French ab initio and French B courses. Julia is now teaching French B and French ab initio as part of our Group 2: Language Acquisition offering as well as coordinating the Extended Essay (EE) for our DP students.