National Framework for Languages: Plurilingualism and Pluriliteracies

The National Framework for Languages (NFfL) aims to support all students and teachers throughout ITE and CLPL to develop an understanding of the role of languages in and for education.

The short video below provides an overview of the NFfL and the tools available on our website:

Who is the NFfL for?

  • Teacher educators designing ITE programmes
  • Student teachers
  • Teachers

NFfL overview


Details of  individual NFfL components can be accessed below:




Policy & Legislation

Transformative practices


Professional Values & Personal Commitment
  • Social Justice
  • Integrity
  • Trust and Respect
  • Personal Commitment


Professional Knowledge and Understanding
  • Curriculum
  • Education systems and professional responsibilities
  • Pedagogical theories and practice


Professional Skills and Abilities
  • Teaching & learning
  • Classroom organisation & management
  • Pupil Assessment
  • Personal reflection & communication