English and Communication for Leaving Certificate Applied is designed on the premise that improving communication involves raising students’ awareness about their own use of language and the language of others.

This is achieved through the study of language in use in real communicative contexts – oral, written or visual.

Letters, reports, newspaper articles, speeches, advertisements, films, songs, poems, novels can all be described as texts and are used

The course aims:

  • to equip students to meet the literacy demands of everyday life
  • to empower students to communicate effectively
  • to develop students’ aesthetic appreciation of literature
  • to encourage students to express themselves creatively.