Výučba írskeho jazyka na primárnom a sekundárnom stupni škôl v Írskej republike

Anna Slatinská

Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici, Slovensko



Irish language education in the context of primary and secondary schools is one of the preconditions how to achieve societal bilingualism in the long-term horizon. One of the aims of the article is to analyze the main reasons leading to the adoption of Irish language as one of the compulsory subjects in Irish schools. The attention is being paid to identification and analysis of weaknesses and strengths of Irish language education in the context of mainstream schools as well as gaelscoileanna schools. Future challenges connected with Irish language primary and secondary education are also being addressed.

Key words: Irish language, revitalization of Irish language, primary and secondary education