The Irish Language Assistants programme aims to promote and support the teaching and learning of Irish in schools throughout Northern Ireland.
The Irish Language Assistants programme is open to all schools in Northern Ireland where Irish is taught.
1.) Register your School on Schools Online
2.) Apply online here
Registration with Schools Online will also enable you to access a range of free services, including grants and projects to develop your international partnerships, classroom materials, professional development opportunities and a partner searching tool for international partners.
Every year, we seek to recruit fluent, and preferably native speakers of Irish to work in schools throughout Northern Ireland to help support the teaching and learning of Irish.
Successful applicants are matched to placements offered by schools for one academic year only, after which they may re-apply to the programme for a further year. Hours of work per week depend upon the requests we receive from schools and upon your own availability and mobility.
A year as an Irish Language Assistant is an ideal opportunity to:
-Gain teaching experience
-Enhance your career
-Develop essential transferable skills
-Contribute to your own personal development
Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are now open.
Notes for applicants 2013-2014
Application form 2013-2014
Reference template 2013-2014
Deadline for applications will be Friday 12 April 2013
For further information on the programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org