Language Trends Northern Ireland

Language Trends, which surveys schools anonymously on their languages provision, has run in England since 2003 and in Wales since 2015, but this is the first time that the British Council will conduct research in Northern Ireland.

The research aims to provide an in-depth, qualitative look at the current landscape of language teaching and learning in Northern Ireland, seeking to better understand current issues surrounding the field as well as identifying opportunities for improvement. 

The findings of the research will be presented to the Department of Education, following publication in May 2019.

The survey link, which has been sent to all Primary and Post Primary Schools in Northern Ireland, should only take 10 minutes to complete and these anonymous responses will help us to build an accurate, up-to-date picture of the views of teaching professionals and to assess the impact of policy developments which affect language education in schools.

For more information, please contact our Education & Society Manager, Naomi McAteer.


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