Irish Examiner



English-language school reform welcomed Coalition introduces tighter language school controls to protect students


Having three languages enriches life of students Clampdown on rogue language schools Students hit by language school closures get new offers Courses in languages bid to aid job creation Language study is good, economically and socially Languages gain student popularity in Leaving Cert


Shift in language choices Calls to assist children of ‘new Irish’ to learn their heritage


Kids tune in to new languages Leaving cert results Students get a taste for the orient with Chinese classes School toasts Viva España with embassy award Pupils pit wits against language puzzles Letter: Rethink on teaching foreign languages needed


Modern languages initiative vital Teacher turned up for work to learn she was losing job Languages at primary level ‘key to job prospects’ Eastern European girls outperform male counterparts Non-curricular EU languages witness surge


Ireland bottom of class in languages(Sept)">/a> UL €6m centre focal point for language


English language supports ‘haphazard’ Pupils face having support with learning English halved Minister all ears as pupils show off German skills Leaving Cert changes: Oral to be worth 40% in Irish


White boards revolutionise school’s teaching 300 schools to lose language support teachers Cutbacks threaten basic right of immigrant children to learn English Learn no English, speak no English Language barrier in schools could create ‘dangerous’ society divide Language lessons vital for immigrant students Schools act promptly to meet English language needs of new pupils Leaving Cert numbers and languages Time to ‘accept’ sphelling errors? Language centre closure challenged Almost 25% of primary teachers deficient in Irish Most Junior Cert students not taught enough Gaeilge Lack of male primary teachers: Irish language rule not to blame Thumbs up for German and tech drawing Classes for non-English speaking students cut Students taught as gaeilge enjoy the advantage 53,000 students to sit redesigned Leaving Cert FG needs to review Irish language policy Gaelscoil pupils ‘do better at English reading tests’


Gaelscoileanna are top of the class Hanafin will not reconsider Gaelscoil decision Gaelscoileanna granted injunction against minister Hanafin intercedes in school’s controversial language policy Principals call for oral exams to be held during Easter holidays Hanafin: Gaelscoileanna must teach juniors English Hundreds prepare for exams in native tongues English in gaelscoileanna directive delay Parents and teachers divided over Hanafin directive for all-Irish schools Gaelscoil’s timetable for English ‘insufficient’ Hanafin stung by lack of interest in Irish teaching jobs Language support system in schools racist, says union ‘Not enough training in languages’