Modern Foreign Languages and Key Skills
In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. There are opportunities to support all key skills in this course, but some are particularly significant.
||Key skill element
||Student learning activity
||Developing my spoken language
||Students will engage in meaningful communicative activities and tasks across all strands. They will learn to communicate effectively and confidently in the target language in familiar contexts.
||Being able to reflect on my own learning
||In all strands, students will monitor, reflect on and evaluate their progress by considering feedback from others and from self-assessment.
||Being positive about learning
||In all strands, students will develop a positive attitude towards language learning as they engage with diversity and reflect on their successes.
|Managing information and thinking
||Using digital technology to access, manage and share content
||In all strands, students will use a range of digital technologies to research and manage content as well as to communicate.
||Seeing patterns, trends and relationships
||In all strands, participation in language activities will offer students many opportunities to reinforce concepts such as number recognition, sequencing, date, time, value, measurement, and percentage. They will also notice linguistic and cultural patterns and trends as they develop their language and intercultural awareness.
||Exploring options and alternatives
||In all strands, students will have opportunities to explore options and make choices as they engage in communicative activities and become increasingly more autonomous learners.
|Working with others
||Learning with others
||In all strands, students will engage in pair and group work, as well as in peer-assessment
||In all strands, students will become familiar with the language of routine classroom interactions. The target language will be the principal medium of teaching and learning.