The new specification for French, Italian, Spanish and German is available here. Its implementation will begin for First Year students in post-primary schools in September 2017.
A framework for the four Junior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages is being developed which will have exponents relating to French, German, Spanish and Italian that will be introduced to first years in September 2017.
Junior Cycle MFL Consultation
Following an initial consultation on a Background Paper in 2015 (click here to access a report on the consultation), a draft specification for Junior Cycle MFL has been developed. It is presented as a framework for all four modern foreign languages - Italian, Spanish, French and German. Consultation on the draft specification is now open and it will run until April 22nd 2016. The NCCA would greatly appreciate your feedback on this specification.
The draft specification for Junior Cycle MFL can be accessed here
The online survey can be accessed here
The development of the new Modern Foreign Languages specification began in April 2015 with the generation of a background paper and brief.