The Post-Primary Languages Initiative is in place since September 2000 with the purpose of implementing the policy of the Department of Education & Science Ireland of enhancing and expanding the teaching of languages in second-level schools. The initiative is also engaged in research on teaching materials, the planning networking days for teachers and the dissemination of information on the many opportunities for language development. Link to material collections at the linguistic institute Ireland (Irish). Search engine for information on the following languages: Spanish, Russian, Italian and Japanese. List of schools participating in the initative listing their language offers. Application form. Bulletin Board for teachers and links to language organisations and related information in this field.