Say Yes to Languages – the Primary Languages Sampler Module

The Department of Education’s “Say Yes to Languages” sampler module aims to facilitate schools to offer a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) of their choice or Irish Sign Language (ISL). Over 500 schools have been involved in a sampler module introducing nearly 40,000 primary pupils to a new language.

This FREE webinar will report on the experience of the module this first year and discuss plans for a continuation of the module into the next school year. It will also present resources created by PPLI in line with the publication “Language and Languages in the Primary School”, by Dr D. Little and Dr D. Kirwan, and with the work of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML).

The context for the Sampler Module is the NCCA Background Paper “Integrating modern foreign languages in a redeveloped primary curriculum” published in 2019, and the NCCA Draft Primary Curriculum Framework, which offers scope for including foreign languages education in a revised Curriculum.
You can find more information on the Primary School Sampler Module website.

This free webinar is designed for primary school teachers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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24 May 2022


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




  • Salvo Cacciato
    Salvo Cacciato

    Salvo Cacciato joined PPLI as an education officer in 2021. He is currently working as project leader in the context of the Say Yes to Languages Sampler Module for primary schools. He is a secondary school teacher of French and Italian, on secondment to PPLI after working for three years as an Advisor for Modern Foreign Languages with JCT. He has a passion for exploring the role of digital technologies in language learning and is an advocate for plurilingual education and early language learning. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Mother Tongues and the Chairperson of the Association of Teachers of Italian in Ireland (ATI).

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