Senior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages



A sincere thank you to all teachers, coordinators, local facilitators, associates and advisors who have designed workshops for Modern Foreign Languages and contributed to all our resources on the PDST site.


Register for Updates - MFL Teachers


Register for Updates - MFL Teachers   


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Now enrolling!


A PDST Technology in Education online course on ICT in the Post Primary MFL Classroom. Places are limited on this free, e-tutor supported course, with enrolment closing on September 25th (or as soon as all places are taken).


Course start and end dates: 05-10-2020 to 27-11-2020. 


Study time: 5 hours. 


Certificate available on completion. 


All necessary information and the link for enrolment is available via



Modern Foreign Languages Alive Conference 2020


Thank you to all MFL teachers who attended the MFL Alive Conference 2020.


MFL Alive 2020 Presentations

Simon Green's Presentation 

Inspectorate Presentation - Learner experiences & wellbeing in the MFL classroom 

Differentiation in the MFL classroom presentation

Differentiation in the MFL Classroom Participant Booklet

Flipgrid and Edpuzzle presentation

Highlights of Grammar Workshop presentation

MFL Digital Technologies presentation

Highlights of Let's Talk worskhop presentation



School Based Support

All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for modern foreign languages follow this link.



Additional Supports





The Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI) offers a wonderful range of supports  and resources for language(s) teachers. Their website is and it endeavours to provide:


  • a place where language teachers can share resources and materials that are relevant to language teaching methodology in general, the teaching of the lesser taught modern foreign languages (Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) on the Irish curriculum in Irish post-primary schools, and the new languages that are spoken as home languages in Ireland
  • information and opportunities in relation to language learning and teaching at post-primary level
  • a platform for CPD and languages upskilling for modern foreign language teachers
  • information and links to relevant research on foreign languages policy in Ireland, foreign languages needs in Ireland, and other relevant materials.



Take a look at their first online tutorial on the use of the target language in the classroom!


The following Subject Associations also offer great support for language teachers:


Association of Teachers of Italian

Association of Teachers of Spanish    


French Teachers Association of Ireland

German Teachers Assocation of Ireland  





Esther Herlihy is the Administrator for Modern Foreign Languages.  The e-mail address for Modern Foreign Languages  is