Junior Cycle: The study of Modern Foreign Languages (including German) aims to develop students’ communicative language skills and to explore the interdependence between language and culture enabling students to derive enjoyment from language learning. Modern Foreign Language skills are developed across three interrelated strands: communicative competence; language awareness; and socio-cultural knowledge and intercultural awareness.

There are two Classroom-Based Assessments in Modern Foreign Languages. They are assessed at a common level. They relate to specific learning outcomes and are scheduled to be undertaken by students in a defined time period within class contact time to a national timetable (as advised by the NCCA) in the school calendar. Following the second of these assessments, students will complete an Assessment Task which is marked by the State Examinations Commission as part of the state-certified examination in Modern Foreign Languages