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Post Date: 06 July 2020

FCÁT (Foghlaim Chomhtháite Ábhar agus Teanga/CLIL) is a Department of Education led pilot project aimed at supporting the teaching of Irish and other curricular subjects through Irish in English-medium Early-Years settings, primary and post-primary schools. This project is one of the actions the Department of Education has committed to in the context of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030. The development and implementation of the project is advised by experts from the Technology University Dublin, Institute of Technology Tralee, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick, Dublin City University and An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta. Professional development, including ongoing advice and resources to support practitioners and teachers adopt a CLIL approach to lessons, is provided by Better Start, the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT). This site is a dedicated repository of resources and other information for setting and school communities about the FCÁT pilot project.