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NCCA Modern Languages - Junior Cycle Fact Sheet

Student-friendly Questions and Answers fact-sheer on learning Modern Languages at Junior Cycle level in school and outside school, produced by the NCCA, read here. Only refers to French, German, Spanish and Italian but useful for those languages. For othe ...
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Review of Languages in Post-Primary Education

The current phase of the review of post-primary languages involves work in the areas of Irish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. This is the Report of the First Phase of the Review published in April 2005 by the NCCA. Read more

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The Language Education Policy Profile

In 2008, the Department of Education and Science and the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe jointly published a 'Language Education Policy Profile' for Ireland. The Profile is the result of a process of reflection by the Department on its l ...
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Literacy and Numeracy National Strategy

Literacy and Numeracy National Strategy. In 2011, the Department of Education and Skills launched "Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life- The National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020". Click here ...
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Language in the Post Primary Curriculum - Time for a new approach?

This paper by David Little published in the English Support Service website (2006) can be found here.

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The Language Education Policy Profile

In 2008, the Department of Education and Science and the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe jointly published a 'Language Education Policy Profile' for Ireland. The Profile is the result of a process of reflection by the Department on its l ...
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Review of Languages in Post-Primary Education

The current phase of the review of post-primary languages involves work in the areas of Irish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. This is the Report of the First Phase of the Review published in April 2005 by the NCCA. Read more

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NCCA Modern Languages Junior Cycle Fact Sheet

Student friendly Questions and answers fact-sheet on learning Modern Languages at Junior Cycle level in school and outside school, produced by the NCCA. Read here. Only refers to French, German, Spanish and Italian but useful for those languages. For othe ...
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Forfas (2012) Key Skills for Enterprise...

... to Trade Internationally: In June 2012, the Forfas Expert Group on Future Skills published its report on key skills required to trade internationally. The report outlines the essential skill sets that individuals should look to develop to avail of emp ...
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Languages for Jobs report (2011)

Languages for Jobs - Providing Multilingual Communication Skills for the Labour Market Report (2011). Report produced by the thematic working group 'Languages for Jobs' set up by the EU Commission under the European Strategic Framework for Education and T ...
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1. Languages Connect

Languages Connect is Ireland's strategy for foreign languages in education. Along with the implementation plan it is available for download here

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3. Language Self-Assessment Grid

The language self assessment grid is one of the key tools provided by the Council of Europe in the CEFR. It is a combination of the 'can-do descriptors', the five language skills and six competence levels. See here.

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5. Online Language Passport  (Europass)

The Europass website gives you the opportunity to complete (and amend) a Language Passport online. This is not the full ELP but can provide language teachers and other adult language learners with a first contact with this ELP component. See here.

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4. Video on the ELP (ECML)

You can see a European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) video on the ELP (13 min) here.

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7. My ELP

Irish Junior ELP developed for senior primary school pupils (English or Irish medium schools) by the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI). Includes four target languages -Italian, Spanish, German and French-, a topic-based Language Biogr ...
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8. Post Primary ELP - Learning the Language of the Host Community

This model of ELP was designed by Integrate Ireland Language and Training (IILT) to serve the needs of teenage students learning English to integrate in the Irish post-primary school system. See here.

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6. Benefits of using the European Language Portfolio

This section of the ELP site describes the benefits of using the ELP for both learners and teachers. Read here.

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1. I can... MFL Short Courses and the ELP

I can… Benchmarking the Junior Cycle Framework and Short Courses in Modern Languages with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP). Read more

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Foreign Languages Strategy in Education

All submissions received in response to A Framework for Consultation on a Foreign Languages in Education Strategy for Ireland are available on the DES website here. A summary presentation of the content of the submissions as they related to primary a ...
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