Mother Tongue (LI) provision at the CES in the Secondary School

(in accordance with Type II Accreditation to Year 5)




CES students follow mainstream education at both primary and secondary levels and attend First Language classes at the following times:

Secondary School:            Irish (Mainstream time)


  • We provide five LI classes per week.
  • LI subjects are taught through the mother tongue while all mainstream subjects are taught through English.


Programmes and Examinations

  • European Schools’ syllabi are used for LI and the Centre undergoes regular European School Inspections
  • The Centre is accredited until Year 5 at secondary level.
  • The students sit Irish State Examinations, with the option of one non-curricular LI exam, at the end of Sixth Year


Currently, the following mother tongue languages are taught:

 Secondary level:

    • Dutch
    • German
    • Greek
    • Polish
    • Spanish


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Contact Details

School:   Centre For European Schooling Ireland
Address: Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.
Director: Ms Nollaig Gavin
Director's Email: [email protected]
Phone: +353 1 8259679
Fax: +353 1 8259137

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