Foreign Languages Strategy

The Department of Education and Skills has committed itself to develop and publish a foreign languages strategy in 2015. The intention is to develop a foreign languages strategy which covers post-primary, further and higher education. Following a consultation phase almost 80 submissions have been received. Copies of these submissions, divided up by category, are available at the links below:

A forum was held on Friday 27 February, 2015, in which some of those who made submissions were given an opportunity to discuss their views.  The following presentations were made:

A Stakeholder's forum was held on Thursday 18th June, 2015, to discuss the findings of the submissions on the foreign languages in education strategy. The focus of the forum was on the teaching and learning of foreign languages at third level, further education and training and the links between education and business. The following presentations were made: