Not having a second language hurts job opportunities, experts warn

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Concerns are being raised that job-hunters don’t have a second language. Jobs.ie says it is proving a challenge for recruiters and it is warning of a potential skill shortage. It says companies are looking for workers who speak German, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 16 September]

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Modern languages strategy offers exciting blueprint

Posted in Teaching on December 11th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – One of the most important and far-reaching documents in late-modern Ireland was launched on December 4th, 2017 (News, December 4th). To almost universal indifference. This is an immense pity as Languages Connect: Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education offers an exciting blueprint for the repositioning of Ireland in the wider world …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 11 December]

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Modern Language Teaching

Posted in Teaching on February 24th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an estimated cost of the re-establishment of the modern languages in primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 23 February]

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