Foreign Language Assistant Scheme

This page is dedicated to information for school management, MFL teachers and language assistants coming to work in Irish schools.

For detailed information, click on the section relevant to your interests.

View the location of the various FLAs in the school year 2023-2024 in the map on the right.

Use the drop-down menu at the top of the map to filter FLAs by language.

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FLA and CT Activities

Competitions promoted by PPLI and Languages Connect amongst the FLAs and CTs are very popular. View recent ones here.

Annual Plan Of Support 2023/2024:

FLA induction, Convention Centre Dublin

Cooperating Teacher (CT)-FLA support session one

You will be notified of registration for this event in September and these support sessions are held nationwide.

FLA Community of Practice (CoP)

We will offer dedicated online CoPs for FLAs. These CoPs are meetings of participants who share a common interest in languages and language teaching who come together to share best practice, create new knowledge, and exchange ideas. The activities depend on the participants and are based on mutual respect and trust, which encourages a willingness to share ideas, expose one’s knowledge gaps, ask questions, and listen to others.

CT-FLA Annual Competition will take place during November and December, with closing date for entries: Friday 15 December 2023. More details to be provided at support session one.

CT-FLA support session two

School Management Information

Details of the role of the school and school management when hosting a language assistant.
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MFL Department Information

MFL Department Information
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Language Assistant Information

More details about what a language assistant is expected to do and the support available.
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FLA Documents and Forms

In this section you will find documents and forms relevant to the Foreign Language Assistant Scheme.
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