Insightful and thought-provoking report on language provision in IoTs by Dr Sarah Berthaud (GMIT), Dr Riana Walsh (IT Tallaght) and Dr Kristin Brogan (IT Tralee). We welcome your comments and thoughts.
The English Language Support Teachers Association (ELSTA, established 2006) asks for your support in their effort to revive the association.
The revival of ELSTA is necessary as teachers of general subjects have expressed frustration at the lack of training in English as an Additional Language (EAL). The suspicions that EAL students are not reaching their potential in Irish schools were copper fastened in recent days, when the results of Unicef’s Report Card 15 were published.
Please read more in the letter from ELSTA below and sign it by November 23rd if you are in favour of a revival of the group.