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 be-spoke 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.
The deadline to register for a live online workshop has now passed, but you can still register for access to our Languages for Employability lesson pack, which includes bespoke videos, worksheets and activities to allow teachers to deliver their own workshops in-house.