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Modern Foreign Languages



Our aim in all years is to develop skills in all four competencies; Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

We wish to foster a love of the Modern Foreign Languges and culture and hope that all our students will be able to communicate to a high standard.

Click here for an information leaflet on MFL

Select a link below to a sample of our gallery of past MFL weeks

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Link to JCT MFL website:

Link to students talking about MFL:


General Information on MFL:

1. Junior Certificate exam in MFL

2. Assessment at Senior Level:

The leaving Certificate student is being assessed at three levels :

  1. Oral (25 % for honours and 20 % for ordinary level). The following criteria is used to assess oral competence:
  • Range of vocabulary.
  • Range of expression.
  • Awareness and use of grammar.
  • Independence from examiner support.
  • Appropriateness.
  • Fluency.
  • Pronunciation.
  1. Aural (20% for honours and 25% for ordinary level)
  2. Comprehension and Written sections. The following criteria is used to assess the written production:

At higher level :

  • Range and appropriateness of vocabulary
  • Range and accuracy in use of structures
  • Development and/or manipulation of stimulus
  • Organisation of content

At ordinary level:

  • Intelligibility of message.
  • Development and/or manipulation of stimulus.
  • Awareness and use of grammar.
  • Range of vocabulary.

For further information on Leaving Certificate  see:

Useful websites and links


Easy site with great videos.

Great practice for oral work.

An online certification Spanish programme for schools

A virtual Spanish classroom

Planning courses to improve MFL competency 


European Language Colleges run highly reputable courses at schools in Dublin, Clane, Roscrea and Limerick for students looking to have a fantastic time while improving their French.

Guaranteed to improve your French!

Ideally located in Dublin City Centre, the Allicance   runs courses for French speakers at all levels, all year round.

This organisation offers residential courses/stays in France, Germany and Spain.

Innovative teaching in Co.Cork for Senior Students running mid-term and summer curriculum focussed courses.

The French Institute in Galway runs exam preparation courses for L.C. students, and exam focussed summer courses.

These courses are aimed at children aged between 3 and 12, and young learners aged between 13 and 18. Open to pupils with previous knowledge of German and to beginners.

Escuela International,Madrid/Salamanca/Malaga (Learn Spanish abroad).

Spanish summer camp in Galicia.

Instituto Cervantes, 54 Northhumberland Rd.,Dublin 4

This institute hosts spanish courses to students throughout the year.

A site to   facilitate exchanges between Irish students and students from France, Germany and Spain.

Arranges   placements in French schools for TY and 5th Year students, and organises summer camps for Irish students to study abroad.

Similar to Living Language, experienced at organising TY exchanges to partner schools in France.

The UK's largest foreign-language bookseller.