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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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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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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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Introduction to Assessment for Learning

 Listen to Dr. Michael O'Leary introducing Assessment for Learning. Michael describes some key differences between Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning. He focuses in particular on Assessment for Learning and uses examples from the classroom ...
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VITALL - Exploring criteria for success

One of the VITALL videos for Modern Language teachers focuses on one of the AfL strategies: peer-assessment. The class and the teacher collaborate to generate success criteria for oral production around the topic. Working in pairs, and using digital micro ...
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TTV- MFL Assessment for Learning

Teachers TV video (14.00') on Assessment for Learning which explores new ideas on how to introduce effective AfL techniques into the classroom. AfL works on the principle that students achieve more when they know where they are in their learning, where th ...
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TTV - MFL Peer-assessment

This video (14.00')looks at effective ways of developing and using peer assessment in the classroom, as demonstrated by the modern foreign languages (MFL) department at a UK School. Watch here.

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AfL in the MFL classroom- Jane Jones

Developing Effective Formative Practices in the MFL classroom. In this article by Jane Jones the emphasis is on formative assessment and assessment for learning and its principles. Case studies highlight assessments in all four skills and show how assessm ...
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World Language Assessment

World Language Assessment: Get in the Mode!supports and empowers world language educators to improve student proficiency through a variety of assessment strategies. Focusing on the three modes of communication (interpretive, presentational, and interperso ...
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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.