Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has launched its official Irish language scheme, which sets out a range of areas in which the institute has committed to improving bilingual services over the next three years.
The GMIT Irish Language Scheme 2013-2016 was formally launched in the Galway campus by GMIT President Michael Carmody and members of the GMIT Governing Body and is the institute’s second Irish language scheme.
The new scheme continues to adhere to the institute’s obligations under the Official Languages Act 2003 and commits to ensuring the inclusion of Irish content in GMIT publications, the GMIT website and learning management systems, and an extension of bilingual customer services.
The institute has also committed to raising staff competency in Irish through training and development. Engagement with Irish language organisations, for example Gaillimh le Gaeilge, will also be strengthened.
In addition, GMIT offers two programmes exclusively through Irish including the Ard-Dioplóma i nGaeilge Fheidhmeach agus Aistriúchán and M.Sc. in Gaeilge Fheidhmeach agus Aistriúchán. Both of these programmes are run in partnership with Europus Teo and supported by Údarás na Gaeltachta.
GMIT’s Irish Language Scheme 2013-2016 can be viewed at www.gmit.ie/presidents-office/publications.