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Language Assistants Scheme

The Language Helpers Scheme outside the Gaeltacht is run by Glór na nGael on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and the Media, as a specific measure from the Action Plan 2018 – 2022 for the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030 .

Depending on the school, the Language Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Contribute to the richness of speech of students who are fluent in the language
  • Children who need extra help with the language
  • Children whose native language is Irish

The assistant will have to do vocabulary, sentences and expressions, games, storytelling, etc. with the children. The person appointed will work under the direction of the principal / class teacher and as a member of the school team.

It is essential that the person appointed has a good will for the Irish language as well as speaking accuracy. It would be an advantage for candidates to have a qualification in Irish or childcare, together with experience of working with children/teenagers and working as a member of a team, but this is not essential. A vetting will be carried out on a person who is appointed.

More information is available from Glór na n’Gael. If you are interested in the position, please complete this expression of interest form :

This post is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.
Glór na n’Gael is an equal opportunity employer