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.
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