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World of Work resources for TY students

This is the first resource of a new “World of Work” (WOW) series. This first resource is the “Great Language Apprentice Challenge” and is aimed at TY students who have studied French, German, Italian, or Spanish at Junior Cycle level. Also available since 2023 in Chinese, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese.

The aim of this series is to develop an awareness of the importance of languages for the world of work, as well as to learn skills in the target language related to the world of work. The resource includes:.


  • The “Great Language Apprentice Challenge” in French, German, Italian and Spanish versions, and since February 2023, in Chinese, Japanese, Lithuanian and Polish
  • Teachers’ notes
  • Self-assessment and reflection documents
  • Peer-assessment

Access these via the sections below.