Ireland

  • A Framework For Consultation on a Foreign Languages in Education Strategy in Ireland

    The first tentative steps towards Languages Connect in 2015.

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  • Foreign Languages Strategy

    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.

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  • Ireland’s Strategy For Foreign Languages In Education 2017-2026

    Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026 has been developed in the context of the Action Plan for Education 2016-2019, which aims to make Ireland’s education system the best in Europe within the next decade. One of the objectives of the Action Plan is to enable learners to communicate effectively and improve their standards of competence in languages.

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  • Ireland’s Strategy For Foreign Languages In Education Implementation Plan 2017-2022

    The 2008 Language Policy Profile, Ireland, published jointly by the Council of Europe and the then Department of Education and Science challenged Ireland “to move away from ‘an official but lame bilingualism’ to become a truly multilingual society, where the ability to learn and use two and more languages is taken for granted and fostered at every stage of the education system and throughout lifelong education.” Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education will address that challenge.

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    Modern Foreign Languages – Inspectorate Report

    A new report from the Inspectorate about Modern Foreign Languages is now available.

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    Presentation: Towards an integrated languages curriculum

    The curriculum for Ireland’s primary and post-primary schools is determined by the Minister for Education and Skills who is advised by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The curriculum sets out, not only what is to be taught, but how learning in the particular subject area is to be assessed.

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