To contextualise the need for support for languages in schools, according to the Language Trends N.I 2019 report, between 2010 and 2018, entries for GCSE modern languages in N. Ireland fell by 19%.
Furthermore, 'more than one-third of schools...have seen fewer pupils studying a language in Key Stage 4 over the last three years, while only seven per cent say they have more pupils doing so.' 'Selective schools are most likely to report stable numbers for languages, whereas non-selective schools are most likely to report declining numbers.'
NICILT can support schools by providing complimentary Languages for Employability Workshops for Year 10 pupils for your school. We create bespoke materials for your pupils to raise awareness of the importance of studying languages beyond Key Stage 3 to increase skills for employability and much more.
In 2021-22, NICILT will deliver 2 Languages for Employability live webinars. During these sessions, pupils will discover how learning a language at GCSE helps to build a range of hard and soft skills that are invaluable in the workplace, as well as learning about the benefits that a second language can bring to both their personal and professional lives.
Session 1: Wednesday 15th November 2021, 2pm-3pm
Session 2: Friday 14th January 2022, 11am-12pm
Registration for these sessions has now closed. If you would like further information on this year's Languages for Employability workshops, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.