Project ID - TIS000947
Leitheoireacht Gaeilge Bearla le R3/4. Reading in English begins formally in the end of P3 in Irish medium schools. This transition from Irish to Irish and English is an important phase in the child’s development.


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Project offered at

Bunscoil An Tsleibhe Dhuibh
BELFAST
BT12 7JL

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Maire Ni Fhlannagain

Student Skills

Irish

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Additional learning in the Irish Language

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Experience of working in a school environment

Extra Information

The pace and skill involved is different in that the material for the children is not age appropriate and must be navigated quickly whilst ensuring a broadening sight vocabulary. This is quite labour intensive, and a reading assistant during this period would be very useful to the teacher. The assistant would primarily be involved in reading with groups of children to broaden their experience to English books, whilst developing their overall bi-literacy skills. It is essential therefore that the assistant would be proficient in Irish, and have a good aptitude towards children.

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