Language Learning at City of Dublin Education and Training Board
The Refugee Access Programme (RAP) prepares those young people who have recently arrived for school: they study English, Maths, Life Skills, and IT. They stay on the course until they are ready to move on into mainstream secondary school. For some this may be just a few short weeks, for others who have had very little or no formal education this may take up to a year. When they start secondary school many come back to the Service to get help with their studies. Our Homework Club runs twice a week and volunteer ‘Study Buddies’ help the young people with their homework and assignments. But there is more to integration than learning English: Making friends, socialising, understanding the ‘Irish way of life’ are equally important in order to make Ireland feel like home. The City of Dublin Education and Training Board also offer other courses that are relevant to English learning.