Leaving Cert: 5th and 6th Year
Studying Foreign Languages for Leaving Cert outside of school
If you are interested in these languages, but cannot access them within your own school, check out our free Saturday classes. These classes are fully funded by the Department of Education and cover the whole Leaving Cert course over 2 years.
Non-curricular EU languages
You can sit the Leaving Cert in what is referred to as the non-curricular EU languages. These are languages that are not part of the normal school curriculum but students may opt to take if they meet certain criteria. These languages included Latvian, Romanian, Slovenian, Modern Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Slovakian, Swedish, Czech, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Danish, Dutch, Croatian, Maltese. There are a number of conditions attached to these exams. Take a look at the State Exams Commission website for more information.
Working with Languages
Whether you plan to go to college or straight into the workforce, foreign languages can continue to play an important role for you. Hear from people who work in many different industries talk about how they use languages every day in our At Work section. For even more insights and real-life stories from Irish people with foreign language skills, check out our Youtube channel.