Discover Irish Gaelic

Course Dates: 20/07/20 - 23/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Online

Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Irish Gaelic language. You will have a chance to learn some everyday expressions and get a taste of the grammar and pronunciation of Irish Gaelic.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Greet people

Say your name and ask others for their name

Order food and drink

Gain an insight into Irish Gaelic language and culture.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Irish Gaelic necessary.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classroom activities will include: repetition of words and sentences, individual work, pair work, group work, role-plays and mingling activities.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on the tutor's own materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Welsh 1: module 1 in September.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Niall O'Siadhail

Niall is a language teacher and activist from County Tyrone. He first studied Irish at secondary school, and went on to study Modern Irish, Old Irish and Irish Folklore at University College Dublin. Since moving to London in 2008 he has worked as an English and Irish teacher, teaching adults from around the world. The cultural context of the Irish language is always a key element in his classes. Niall is also a founder member and current Chair and Education Officer of Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain, the local branch of an organisation which has been at the heart of the Gaelic Revival and Irish cultural movements in general since 1893. With CnaG LDN he is involved in various projects which aim to help the Irish language community in London grow, including the Saturday school for children and parents, the Gaelic Voices Choir and regular meet-ups for all who wish to learn, practise or socialise with Irish.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: LBTRS1

Mon+Thu, eve, 20 Jul - 23 Jul '20

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £49.00
Concession: £49.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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