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MFL

The Specification for Junior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages aims to develop communicative language skills broadly aligned with the A band (A1 to A2, basic user) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)[1] and its descriptors. It also aims to enable students to explore the interdependence between language and culture, to develop their appreciation of the relevance of languages to their lives for personal, social, educational, vocational and leisure purposes, and to derive enjoyment from language learning.

More specifically it encourages all students to

  • actively engage in language activities and tasks, developing the capacity to understand written and spoken language
  • communicate effectively and confidently in the target language in familiar contexts through a range of media
  • develop their capacity to use appropriate structures and vocabulary for the purposes of communication, both written and oral
  • enjoy a language-learning experience that will facilitate and encourage them to continue learning languages in future
  • be reflective and autonomous in their language learning, and become actively involved in monitoring and assessing their progress
  • appreciate their own and other cultures
  • develop skills that they can apply to other areas of study and to their lives.

See https://www.curriculumonline.ie/Junior-cycle/Junior-Cycle-Subjects/ for more information.


[1] Council of Europe. (2001). Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The full text is available on the Council of Europe website: https://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Source/Framework_EN.pdf.

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28-May-2024

Friday, 24th May, saw our annual Prize Day ceremony take place in the school. The occasion was a wonderful mix of performances, speeches, celebrations, and more! We thank all of our contributors and participants for ensuring the day was a

23-May-2024

The Photography Club enjoyed their final session with a trip to Herbert Park. We congratulate them on helping with the various newsletters and sports updates this year.

23-May-2024

Best of luck to Ben, Tim, and Beau, as they compete in the Irish Open Championships and Olympic Trials. They represent themselves and the school with pride each time they dive into the pool, let's hope they make a splash today in the arena!

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