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Mother of Divine Grace Primary School, Ballygall, Dublin 11

Mother of Divine Grace says ‘Yes’ to Languages

22nd Mar 2023

MDG school joins 50,000 Primary pupils as they take part in

Language Sampler Module for the first time.

Over 240 students from third to sixth class pupils from Mother of Divine Grace are set to take part in the Primary Language Sampler module, ‘Say Yes to Languages’ this year starting in April. The module, which is being made available for the second year following its extension by the Department of Education, was met with overwhelming enthusiasm last year and this interest looks set to continue with 700 schools having registered to take part.

‘Say Yes To Languages’ offers an introduction into a variety of languages and Irish Sign Language (ISL) while also looking to raise awareness among pupils of the diversity of languages being used by their peers in their schools and community. 

Over 500 schools took part in the module last year, which saw French, Spanish, ISL, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Romanian, Arabic, Lithuanian, Polish, Tamil and Portuguese being taught across the country.

This year, pupils will be saying TAK, OUI, JA, SÍ to Polish, French, German and Spanish which will be delivered over an extended eight-week period during the normal school timetable by teachers and school staff who speak those languages.

Mr Drew, Ms Leow, Mr Cogan and Martha Mann will be delivering the module this year in MDG and they are excited to have the opportunity to share their knowledge. In Martha’s case she will be teaching the children her own home language of Polish. The other teachers have gained the language skills while living, studying, travelling, and working in Spain, Germany and France.

We cant wait to get started!



About Languages Connect

Languages Connect promotes the personal, social, professional and economic benefits of foreign language skills to principals, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents and students. Funded by the Department of Education and facilitated by Post Primary Languages Ireland, as a key objective of the Languages Connect – Ireland’s for Foreign Languages in Education 2017 – 2026. For all the latest updates check out or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram