Lithuanian to be taught in Monaghan schools from this week

Lithuanian is being introduced as a language in Monaghan schools from this week.

In an attempt to diversify the number of languages on the curriculum in Irish schools , Lithuanian will now be a short course for junior cycle in Dublin and Monaghan.

These areas were chosen as they have the highest concentration of the country’s natives in Ireland.

The introduction of the course is part of the foreign language strategy which hopes to support immigrant communities.

Speaking on The Wider View, Laura Vaitkaityte from the local Lithuanian centre says that there are many reasons why students should choose it over other languages…

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