Our Modern Languages Department offers students from First Year to Leaving Certificate the opportunity to study French and German and we are very proud of our high standards in teaching and learning in these subjects (please view the Department of Education and Science Inspection Reports in the French and German pages below). We also offer excellent co-curriculur supports, which include active exchange programmes with schools in France and Germany and language scholarships to Euro Languages summer courses.
Transition Year students follow a course in European Studies, in which they further their skills in the European languages and learn about the institutions of the European Union. Since 2008, Transition Year students have also been studying Russian.
Leaving Certificate Applied students take a modern languages module as part of their studies.
Students in all languages focus on the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language.
Foreign language assistants provide additional language support and cultural insight into the specific target language.