Irish Gaelic 2: module 1

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 07/12/21
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Building on foundations set in Irish beginners, students will explore a variety of topics, using a variety of tenses, with a continuing emphasis on the spoken language.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Started Tue, eve, 21 Sep - 07 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course is intended for learners who have studied Irish for a year, or who have an equivalent level.

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?

- Talking about the future
- Making plans and arrangements for daily life and travel.
- Clothes & Shopping.

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

- Feel comfortable using future tense to make plans and arrange travel.

- Use an identify words and phrases around the topic of clothing and shopping.

- Feel more confident in everyday casual conversation.


Please note that outcomes may change depending on pace and particular interests of class.

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

This course is intended for those who have completed Irish Beginners: Module 3 or who have studied Irish for a year. If you are a speaker of Irish who is coming back to the language after a while it may also be suitable. Contact the languages department for more information if you are unsure of your level.

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

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

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

The course book used will be: Gaeilge Gan Stró- Beginners (ISBN: 978-0-9563614-4-8).

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

Irish 2: Module 2.

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.