Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (218)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

218. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide a comprehensive standard curriculum and recommendations for State-funded English language providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5075/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Department does not fund English Language Schools and therefore there are no plans to introduce a standard curriculum or recommendations. However, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), through its ACELS function, does provide recognition to ELTOs (English Language Training Organisations) which comply with its standards. Those ELTOs are subject to ongoing monitoring and review by QQI to ensure their ongoing compliance.