Statements of Learning The learning at the core of Junior Cycle is described in twenty-four statements of learning. These statements of learning are central to the students' experience of the junior cycle programme. The most significant statements of learning supported by this specification are outlined below. The statement Examples of relevant learning SOL 2: The student listens, speaks, reads and writes in L2 and one other language at a level of proficiency that is appropriate to her or his ability. Students will develop their communicative language competence by actively engaging in language activities and tasks in the integrated language skills of listening, reading, spoken production, spoken interaction and writing. SOL 6: The student appreciates and respects how diverse values, beliefs and traditions have contributed to the communities and culture in which she/he lives. Students will reflect on the values, beliefs and traditions of another culture. By doing this, they will gain deeper insights into their own culture and develop a positive attitude towards as well as respect and curiosity for diversity. They will also develop an awareness and appreciation of the multilingual and multicultural society in which they live. SOL 16: The student describes, illustrates, interprets, predicts and explains patterns and relationships. Students will learn how the target language works; they will explore, describe and explain patterns such as word order, word endings, sentence construction, and the verb system. By comparing the target language with other languages they know, students will look at the relationships between languages and will gain deeper insights into how their own language works. SOL 24: The student uses technology and digital media tools to learn, communicate, work and think collaboratively and creatively in a responsible and ethical manner. Students will use digital technologies to access information related to the target language and culture, to engage with a range of formats (written, audio, video) and to communicate with speakers of the target language using appropriate tools in a responsible and ethical manner.