Languages Connect & JCSP Library Project Digital Library Collaboration
JCSP Libraries are delighted to introduce our new collaborative project with Languages Connect under which we have added a new Home Languages collection to our Digital Library on Sora. The aim of this collection is to encourage students, with home languages other than English or Irish, to access books in their home language.
The collection contains titles, in eBook and eAudiobook format, across 25 different European and Asian languages. There are currently over 630 titles in the collection and new titles and new languages will be added on a continual basis.
The aim is to encourage students to maintain their home language skills. Those students with Polish, Lithuanian, Mandarin Chinese or Portuguese as their home language have the added advantage of these languages now being curricular languages available for the Leaving Certificate exam in 2022.
The collection is also beneficial to students of MFL languages who wish to read or listen to books in order to enhance their studies. In addition, it can be used by students who may want to access a language independently.
Having another language is an asset. Maintaining your home language can make you truly bilingual or multilingual, an advantage in all areas of life. Language skills are relevant in today’s global world where people, ideas and trade move between countries all the time.
This collaboration is contributing to Action 2.E.4 ‘Schools and libraries should have books, digital resources etc. available in a variety of relevant home languages’ in Lan21guages Connect – Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026.
About Languages Connect
Languages Connect is the awareness-raising campaign of Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI). PPLI is funded by the Department of Education.
Membership of the JCSP Library Project Digital Library is free for all JCSP and DEIS (2nd Level) schools. Members can access the collection via the Sora app or at https://soraapp.com
View full Home Languages Collection here
Kathleen Moran | Senior Librarian | JCSP Demonstration Library Project