Teaching jobs exist for Irish speakers in mainstream primary and secondary schools, as well as in Irish-medium and Gaeltacht schools throughout Ireland, in addition to Gaelscoileanna, Gaelcholáistí and schools located in Gaeltacht areas.
There are abundant opportunities for qualified teachers with a high level of Irish. Having a high standard of spoken Irish has become more important than ever at second level since the oral Irish Leaving Certificate exam now accounts for 40 percent of the final grade.
Subject teachers with Irish language skills are in demand too, particularly for the maths and science.
Did you know …
Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier was a remarkable French mathematician and physicist. The modern field of digital signal processing has emerged from his work and original ideas. Mathematical techniques are used to analyse and model signals in computer language processing systems that generate computer speech.
A screen reading system for the Irish language is one such product.
Until recently, there were no means of converting Irish text into speech. The Phonetics and Speech Laboratory in Trinity College Dublin has now developed an Irish language speech synthesis system. You can try it out at http://www.abair.tcd.ie/ (it gives output in any of three regional dialects).