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.
Further information on how to register for NICILT Languages for Employability Workshops for 2021/22 will be available in due course.
Schools can now deliver their own in-house workshops by availing of the materials available in our resources section.