Content and Language Integrated Learning as Continuous Professional Development for Teachers (CLIL as CPD)

Content and Language Integrated Learning as Contineous Professional Development for Teachers (CLIL as CPD) (SNG) (2016 – 2020), is funded by COGG (€9,000) and takes a two-step approach.

The Líofa (Leibhéal Iontrála agus Fágála) stage investigates entry, midway and exit level competency in Irish in the 2016-18 cohort of students on the MGO and PME, to analyse trends and contribute to policy regarding assessment of minimum language competency requirements for registration with the Teaching Council.  Preliminary results indicate that up to 40% of student teachers fall below the language competency standard required by the Teaching Council.

Based on stage one, a course in CLIL will be developed for CPD teachers, meeting the needs of teachers teaching through a second language, while fulfilling the demands placed on Schools by the school self-assessment process and the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy.