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Now a curricular language for Leaving Certiﬁcate
To read the curriculum specification, go to: http://bit.ly/LeavingCertPortuguese
What does this mean?
Students can sit the Portuguese Leaving Cert exam at Higher or Ordinary
The specification is designed to be inclusive of all varieties of Portuguese
The new specification is aimed at the same level as existing foreign
languages e.g. French, German, Spanish*
Assessment will now also include oral and listening skills
It will be examined for the first time in 2022.
Portuguese will be treated the same as other Leaving Certificate subjects for
CAO and matriculation
Support for schools introducing the new Portuguese subject will be available
from PPLI, a Department of Education and Skills unit supporting foreign
languages e.g. teachers can be provided
Students who do not have access to a teacher may have the option of
attending a Saturday class or they may choose to study it independently
Learners will develop a Language Portfolio over the two years in which they
will record and reflect on their language learning**.
Supports will be developed to guide students and teachers on the
development of the Language Portfolio
Have you asked if classes will be available in your school? You can let them know
that PPLI will support them in offering Portuguese as a Leaving Cert subject.
* This is broadly aligned with A2/ B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for
** While the Portfolio itself will not be assessed, during the oral examination learners will engage in
conversation about their Language Portfolio
Any questions or for further information, please email: email@example.com