Richard Bruton, the Minister for Education and Skills today (04 December 2017) launched Languages Connect – Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026 and Implementation Plan 2017-2022. Click here to download strategy.
This Strategy has been developed in the context of Action 1.6 of the Department’s Action Plan for Education 2016-2019 which aims to enable learners communicate effectively and improve their standards of competence in languages and so fulfil our ambition to make Ireland’s education system the best in Europe within the next decade. Click here to download report.
The vision of the strategy is that Ireland’s education system will promote a society where the ability to learn and use at least one foreign language is taken for granted, because of its inherent value for individuals, society and the economy.
There are many supports available to you as a parent or guardian to help and encourage your child to learn foreign languages. Please discuss with your child’s school or contact us.
For more information:
Why study a language – click here
GradIreland Languages Career Booklet – click here