Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 25/09/23 - 11/12/23
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Keeley Street
Note that we are running a taster in September if you would like to experience learning Irish, the course code is LRGT2.

Suitable for complete beginners wanting to learn this beautiful language.
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  • Course Code: LRG11
  • Dates: 25/09/23 - 11/12/23
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:30
  • Taught: Mon, Daytime
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Niall Culligan

Course Code: LRG11

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Started Mon, day, 25 Sep - 11 Dec '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of the Irish language, enabling students to begin communicating in practical situations with an insight into Irish culture.

What will we cover?

The course will give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills. It will cover Irish elementary grammar, spelling system, vocabulary and socio-cultural elements of the language. Topics include: greetings, introducing yourself, talking about the weather.

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

- Greet others
- Introduce yourself
- Talk about the weather
- Pronounce words based on the Irish spelling system.

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

This course is for complete beginners.

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?

This course is based on the tutor's own materials; learners needn't purchase any additional materials in advance of the class.

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

Irish Gaelic beginners: module 2.

Niall Culligan

Niall is a literature and Irish language teacher, originally from Co. Clare, Ireland. He has recently received a PhD in English Literature from University College London and has published and presented his research across Europe. His work primarily focuses on Irish literature, rural life, and modernism. He is an active member of Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain, which promotes and organizes events relating to the Irish language in London. He is also a contributor to the Nuacht Mhall podcast, which provides the news through Irish at a gentler pace for learners of the language. He also speaks French and (some!) Italian.

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.