Primary Language Welcome Packs
Primary schools ready to say 'Yes' to Languages as Welcome Packs arrive for first term
The first term of the new Primary Sampler Module will begin on Monday 1 November. Over 170 schools will be the first to participate in this new initiative to bring more languages to primary schools across the country. Primary pupils will partake in the six week module in a variety of modern foreign languages and Irish Sign Language. Around 40,000 pupils in over 500 primary schools nationwide will participate in the module during the 2021/22 school year.
Packs have been developed by Languages Connect to help support the teachers, tutors, pupils and school community to get the best out of the module. These packs include teaching resources, as well as fun items like Langauge Passports, posters, stickers and fun language fold-outs to help engage the pupils. All participating schools in the Primary Sampler Module term one will receive welcome packs this week.
A suite of resources for teachers and tutors has also been developed. These include lesson plans, vocabulary-building activities and helpful links to websites. All of these resources and the welcome pack guide can be downloaded here.
Aims of the Primary Module:
– Generate awareness among pupils of the range of languages used by their peers, including Irish Sign Language, in their schools and communities which may help support greater inclusion and appreciation of diversity in society.
–Encourage uptake of languages at post-primary level.
–Provide opportunities for increased levels of collaboration among the school community with regards to the celebration of languages and cultures.
–Support Implementation of Languages Connect: Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education.
For more information about the Primary Sampler Module click here