Leaving Cert Language Classes

Leaving Cert Language Classes

Who are Saturday language classes for?

Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) run classes in lesser-taught languages to support students around Ireland to prepare for the Leaving Certificate exams. These classes are funded by the Department of Education and are free of charge for students. Classes are run on Saturdays during school term time. 

The classes cover the Leaving Cert course over a two-year period, meaning students should register before they begin 5th year. 

Language Teacher at the top of class
Language Class

New Leaving Cert Languages

There are four new curricular Leaving Certificate languages. Click on the language below that interests you to access the FAQs.

For the school year 2021/22 PPLI offered classes in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Lithuanian, Romanian, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. Details for 2022/23 classes starting in September are listed below.

Chinese

Chinese Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th year students in Dublin and Cork, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2024. 

To register, click on your relevant county below: 

Japanese

Japanese Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th year students in Dublin and Cork, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2024. 

To register, click on your relevant county below: 

Lithuanian

Lithuanian Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th year students in Dublin, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2024. 

To register, click on the button below: 

Romanian

Romanian Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th and 6th year students in Dublin, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2023 and 2024. 

To register, click on the button below: 

Polish

Polish Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th year students in Dublin, Cork and Galway, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2024. 

To register, click on your relevant county below: 

Portuguese

Our Portuguese Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th year students around Ireland, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2024. This class will take place online.

Russian

Russian Leaving Cert classes are available to 5th year students in Dublin, Galway and Limerick, who will sit their Leaving Cert exams in 2024. 

To register, click on your relevant county below: