Aims of the MLPSI

As agreed at its launch in 1998, the MLPSI aims to introduce and support modern languages at primary level in Ireland. It hopes to create a positive attitude towards language learning, to include a wide variety of schools and to facilitate and support a diversified range of languages – Italian, Spanish, German and French. We also aim to create links between primary and post-primary.

The MLPSI aims to provide:

  • a targeted, professional support programme for all MLPSI schools
  • quality teacher induction and CPD
  • a comprehensive range of appropriate language-specific and generic language learning resources

The MLPSI is also committed to working with all our partners in education and to informing policy makers at national and international levels.

Please click to download an Information Leaflet for Parents which may be distributed at Induction and other school events to ensure that they understand and appreciate the value of the modern language learning taking place in your school. This leaflet can also be uploaded to your school website. Irish version available here .