Resources for non-English-speaking pupils
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) provides additional educational
resources for pupils who are learning English as an additional language (EAL)
in primary and post-primary schools.
Levels of EAL support
Full details of the resources available for EAL support are set out in DES circular 0010/2018 (pdf).
Where at least 20% of the total enrolment of the school is made up of pupils
that require EAL support, the Board of Management can lodge an appeal for a
review of the proposed allocation for pupils requiring EAL support.
Assessment of language proficiency
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has published the following guidelines for schools: Intercultural Education in the Primary School (pdf).
The website of the English Language Support Programme has activities related to the Junior Certificate curriculum.