We have collected a playlist of videos, mostly short, to help inform families on the features and benefits of the immersion education approach that helps produce well educated, successful bilinguals.
Irish medium education follows the internationally successful immersion model and offers pre-school (naíonra), primary / national school (Gaelscoil) and seconday school (Gaelcholáiste) levels. Over recent years research both here and around the world has highlighted the many benefits for pupils who have the chance to spend their school years in such immersion systems, in addition to the well known above average grades performance.
The linked playlist on Youtube features a selection of videos from experts, teachers and parents offering insights and knowledge from Ireland and internationally.
Some of the nations covered include:
- Catalunya (Catalan) – Spain
- Cymru (Welsh) – UK
- Euskadi (Basque) – Spain
- Lakota (Sioux) – USA
- Maori – New Zealand
- USA (French, Spanish…)
We provide a selection of multilingual information leaflets on the benefits of the Irish immersion educaion system:
- Argumente pentru a alege o școală cu predare în limba Irlandeză
- Kodel Verta Rinktis Gaelscoil?
- Motivos para elegir una Gaelscoil
- Pourcoui choisir une Gaelscoil?
- Powody, dla których warto wybrać Gaelscoil
- Reasons to choose a Gaelcoil
- Причини для вибору ірландськомовної початкової школи (Gaelscoil)
Why choose a Gaelscoil from the Advertiser newspapers website.
What to expect if you’re sending your child to a Gaelscoil from the RTÉ website.
What to expect when sending your child to a Gaelscoil from the RollerCoaster.ie parenting website.
Pupils being educated via Irish at primary climbs to record high from the Irish Times.
My daughter loves learning languages. What are her best career options? from The Irish Times.
The Benefits of Learning a Second Language as a Child from the Parents website.
Benefits of a bilingual education for children with special needs from Trinity College Dublin.