Language Curriculum

Welcome to the new Primary Language Curriculum. This curriculum is for teachers of children in junior and senior infants and in first and second class. It applies in all school contexts—English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools. The curriculum for junior and senior infants is aligned with the principles and methodologies of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.

Watch a short video on three schools’ experiences of working with the new Primary Language Curriculum.

Information leaflets for parents on the new Primary Language Curriculum are available to download:

A one-page leaflet answers key questions from parents about the curriculum.

A two-page leaflet gives more detail on these key questions parents have about the curriculum.

Watch a short video on why there's a new language curriculum and when it will be implemented.

Take a look at draft planning frameworks for working with the Primary Language Curriculum.

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Introduction to the Language Curriculum

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  • English-medium schools
  • Scoileanna Gaeltachta agus lán-Ghaeilge

= Primary Language Curriculum

= Primary Language Toolkit