The introduction of the Junior Cycle Key Skills puts languages at the front of education. Learning languages addresses the eight key skills and enables learners to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to face today’s world. Language teachers are key to building these skills.
How can we help you to promote the importance of languages in your school?
- Inspire your students with real-life career stories
- Set up an exchange programme with a school abroad
- Hear what the Industry Experts have to say
- Bring your TY class to #ThinkLanguages
Further support for teaching and learning of foreign languages in your school is available at PPLI.ie
Language teacher upskilling programmes
The MFL Teacher Upskilling Scheme was developed under the Languages Connect Strategy to draw out the existing, unused ‘dormant’ language capacity in our schools. The scheme was aimed at language teachers qualified in a language they are not teaching or are not teaching to full capacity. MFL teachers in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian languages are currently availing of the upskilling scheme.
Language Teacher exchange programmes
If you are a French or German teacher have you applied to go on one of the DES teacher exchange programmes? Information is available – click here