The MFL Teacher Upskilling Scheme was developed under ‘Languages Connect’ strategy to develop existing, unused ‘dormant’ language capacity in our schools.
The scheme is aimed at languages teachers qualified in a language they are not teaching or are not teaching to full capacity.
Teachers can upskill to teach a language again after a period of not teaching it, or expand their teaching of the new language, perhaps moving from junior cycle teaching to senior cycle teaching.
With upskilling, schools are able to expand their capacity in languages provision or add new languages that are available on the curriculum.
MFL teachers in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian languages are currently availing of the upskilling scheme.