Language Curriculum

Welcome to the Primary Language Curriculum (2019) for stages 1 to 4. This curriculum is for teachers of all children. It applies in all school contexts—English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools. The curriculum has been developed with teachers and responds to their experiences with the Primary Language Curriculum (2015) for stages 1 and 2.

You can find the related circular supporting the introduction of the curriculum here.

You can view the launch video for the curriculum here.

Learn more about the key messages of the curriculum, how it will be supported through professional development and expectations for its enactment by viewing the inter-agency video here.

You can access further supports in the Primary Language Toolkit by clicking here.

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

Find out more about the research that informs the Primary Language Curriculum here.

To begin working with the Primary Language Curriculum, filter by school type and strand by using the menu on the right. 


Click the image to view the full specification Click here to view the Interagency video