Languages at Primary

Primary

FAQs

Yes, but PPLI can help if schools can’t source one. 

Yes. In this case, the funding provided can be used to purchase additional resources to support the module if desired.

Please also see answer to Q.8 below

Yes. For this sampler module, it is not a requirement that tutors/ teachers have specific language or teaching qualifications. However, all language tutors will work under the supervision of the class teacher in terms of advice provided in Circular 0042/2018 around Garda vetting and other child protection requirements. CPD will be provided to all participating teachers / tutors. 

No. Tutors can be parents. (Please also see answer to question 4 above).  

CPD will be provided to all participating teachers/ tutors 

Yes. (Please also see answer to question 4 above). For this sampler module, it is not a requirement that tutors/ teachers have specific language or teaching qualifications. However, all language tutors will work under the supervision of the class teacher in terms of the advice provided in Circular 0042/2018 around Garda vetting and other child protection requirements. CPD will be provided to all participating teachers / tutors.

Yes. (Please also see answer to question 4 above). 

Where the tutor is a member of the teaching staff of the school and the classroom teacher is required to swap duties with him/her for the duration of the sampler module classes, the classroom teacher is not required to stay in the classroom with that teacher. 

-Where the tutor is not a member of the teaching staff of the school they will work  under the guidance of the class teacher in terms of advice provided in Circular 0042/2018 around Garda vetting and other child protection requirements. 

No specific course will be provided but a range of resources will be made available which tutors can use to support the module. CPD will also be provided to all participating teachers / tutors.  

Schools will receive payment of the grant via PPLI, in the bank account they provided in the acceptance form. They pay the tutor from these funds.

Yes. The grant should be used to pay the tutor and buy resources if desired. PPLI will also provide resources.

Tutors should work with PPLI by taking part in the CPD, the evaluation process and facilitating classroom observation by PPLI  if requested 

Schools should commit to providing feedback by completing surveys and facilitating school visits by PPLI if requested. Schools can also collaborate in disseminating their participation in the sampler module to the school community, by means of local press/ radio etc.

For the purposes of the primary sampler module, it’s Irish Sign Language (ISL) only. 

In the application form, on point 7, please use the “Other” box and describe the classes you intend to apply for. We will look at these on a case-by-case basis. 

6 weeks, and up to one hour per week. 

Schools have been selected to participate in Term 1, 2 or 3.

In order to facilitate evaluation and classroom observation, the module should be completed over 6 weeks, within the relevant timeframe:

Term 1: 01/11/2021 to 10/12/2021

Term 2: 07/02/2021 to 01/04/2022

Term 3: 02/05/2022 to 17/06/2022.

No. Classes should take place during the timetabled school day. 

Schools are invited to choose one language. However, where there are staff members available to work as tutors for different languages, this could be an option.

In this phase of the sampler module, schools will receive a once off grant based on the number of participating classrooms. The maximum payment is €1000 for four participating classrooms. 

Schools could decide themselves to extend the module beyond the scope of this project if they so wish. 

Interested tutors can register by filling out this formand PPLI will put them in contact with schools should the need arise. 

Yes. It is to be noted, however, that the module will be delivered during the regular primary school timetable. 

The terms were organised to allow availability of tutors and ensure manageability. We cannot guarantee changes anymore. Please contact us in cases of force majeure.

Please check with your tutor if an interpreter is required. Funding will be made available to pay ISL interpreters.

No. The module will cover 6 weeks and 6 hours, but it is up to the tutor and hosting teacher to decide how to best divide the classes (ie: two half-hour long classes weekly or other combinations).