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Using the Primary Language Curriculum (2019) (Spring)



This Primary Language Curriculum (2019) course explores the language curriculum, and its rationale and aims. The key features of the language curriculum are examined in detail and participants are given the opportunity to navigate the curriculum for teaching, learning and planning purposes. The course also examines how best to engage with the curriculum to support the teaching and learning of Irish and employ a range of methodologies for the teaching of Irish. Finally, this course examines the use of the language curriculum to support children with Special Educational Needs and the idea of a language curriculum which supports inclusion – a language curriculum for all.

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  • Teresa McHale

    Teresa McHale

    The Hibernia College Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team is headed up by Teresa Mc Hale, Director of CPD. A primary school teacher, specialising in teaching pupils with ASD, Teresa taught in mainstream and special education settings for over twenty five years before taking up her position at Hibernia College in 2007. Our team also consists of CPD administration, a highly-dedicated IT Support team, a team of experienced online tutors and our Learning and Design team.


The key topics of this course are:

  • An Introduction to the Primary Language Curriculum
  • Key Features of the new Primary Language Curriculum
  • Using the Primary Language Curriculum
  • Cur i bhfeidhm na Gaeilge i gCuraclam Teanga na Bunscoile
  • Special Needs and the Language Curriculum


The objectives of the course are to:

  • Understand the aims and rationale of the Primary Language Curriculum 2015.
  • Recognise and understand the purpose of the key features of the language curriculum.
  • Navigate the interaction of the four components of the language curriculum.
  • Begin to use and explore the language curriculum for planning and supporting SSE.
  • Understand and employ a range of methodologies for the teaching of Irish.
  • Recognise how the language curriculum supports all children including those with SEN.
  • Using the Language Curriculum to support assessment, planning and teaching.
  • QQI Accredited

    Hibernia College is a QQI accredited online college offering quality assured blended and online education programmes.

  • Technical Support

    A dedicated Technical Support team is available to answer all your queries, either by telephone on (098) 28382 or by e-mailing

  • Course Commencement

    Courses commence on Monday, 1 February 2021 and must be completed by Friday, 21 May 2021 at 17:00. You can study your course anytime between these dates.

  • College Faculty

    Expert tutors available to lead your learning, stimulate & guide discussion and answer your questions.

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New Course Rates

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2 Course Bundle

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3 Course Bundle

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